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News
Jun 5, 2015
U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman announced last week that the WTO’s appellate body has ruled India is discriminating against U.S. poultry, eggs and live pigs to protect its own domestic products. India had argued an outright ban on U.S. poultry meat, eggs and swine was needed to protect the country from avian influenza.


News
Jun 5, 2015
The vaccines currently available aren’t effective enough, the department stated. The one vaccine currently tested offers 60 percent effectiveness in chickens, leaving four in 10 birds unprotected. That would translate into having to euthanize a flock regardless of the vaccine usage.


News
May 29, 2015
State officials see a crown jewel of research that will draw world-class scientists to Kansas State University (K-State), while federal officials say the new diagnostic lab under construction in Manhattan will provide a first line of defense against foreign animal diseases globally.


News
May 1, 2015
That technology on a tractor deals with safety, performance and standards such as meeting emission requirements. “We do try to make sure through our dealers and customers to read diagnostics and do anything they need to do for repairs that need to happen,” Nelson said.


News
Mar 27, 2015
Jeff Zients, Director of the White House National Economic Council, said last Monday that more American jobs depend on “access to the tools of the digital economy.” Faster broadband fuels the next generation business start-ups, he added. The U.S. needs to ensure it is keeping up with the global economy when it comes to digital technology.
News
Mar 27, 2015
In an announcement last Tuesday, USDA stated that farm managers who are in non-family joint ventures or general partnerships must now prove they are contributing at least 500 hours of farm management work per year, or at least 25 percent of the time necessary for the farm to operate.
News
Mar 27, 2015
Jeff Zients, Director of the White House National Economic Council, said last Monday that more American jobs depend on “access to the tools of the digital economy.” Faster broadband fuels the next generation business start-ups, he added. The U.S. needs to ensure it is keeping up with the global economy when it comes to digital technology.
News
Mar 27, 2015
In an announcement last Tuesday, USDA stated that farm managers who are in non-family joint ventures or general partnerships must now prove they are contributing at least 500 hours of farm management work per year, or at least 25 percent of the time necessary for the farm to operate.
News
Mar 20, 2015
Yet, cutting the premium subsidies for the largest farmers also doesn’t appear to generate significant savings for the crop insurance program. If premium subsides had been cut by 15 percentage points for the largest farmers from 2009- 13, the federal government would have saved about $70 million over those five years, or about $14 million a year.
News
Mar 20, 2015
Yet, cutting the premium subsidies for the largest farmers also doesn’t appear to generate significant savings for the crop insurance program. If premium subsides had been cut by 15 percentage points for the largest farmers from 2009- 13, the federal government would have saved about $70 million over those five years, or about $14 million a year.
News
Mar 13, 2015
The H5N2 strain might not be considered as virulent as other strains of avian influenza, but the virus has been a surprising world traveler. H5N2 is a Eurasian strain that is considered the first avian influenza to cross from Asian flyways to North American ones.
News
Mar 13, 2015
The H5N2 strain might not be considered as virulent as other strains of avian influenza, but the virus has been a surprising world traveler. H5N2 is a Eurasian strain that is considered the first avian influenza to cross from Asian flyways to North American ones.
News
Mar 3, 2015
Brown spoke last Wednesday morning at the Ag Issues Forum hosted by Bayer CropScience, an event that coincides with Commodity Classic. Brown told a packed ballroom of journalists, bloggers and public-affairs people he believes farming is one of the better ways to reach youth and show them the importance of helping others with life’s necessities.
News
Mar 3, 2015
Brown spoke last Wednesday morning at the Ag Issues Forum hosted by Bayer CropScience, an event that coincides with Commodity Classic. Brown told a packed ballroom of journalists, bloggers and public-affairs people he believes farming is one of the better ways to reach youth and show them the importance of helping others with life’s necessities.
News
Feb 20, 2015
At a hearing last week, Schilz told fellow state senators that Nebraska lags behind neighboring states in hog finishing units. Nebraska hog farmers are generally farrowing pigs then sending a large share of those feeders out of state for other farmers to grow to market weight.
News
Feb 20, 2015
The former top enforcer of USDA’s livestock marketing rules wanted to investigate whether U.S. meatpackers were illegally discriminating against Canadian and Mexican livestock because of country-of-origin labeling six years ago, but advisers to the Agriculture Secretary told Dudley Butler not to pursue such a case.
News
Feb 20, 2015
At a hearing last week, Schilz told fellow state senators that Nebraska lags behind neighboring states in hog finishing units. Nebraska hog farmers are generally farrowing pigs then sending a large share of those feeders out of state for other farmers to grow to market weight.
News
Feb 20, 2015
The former top enforcer of USDA’s livestock marketing rules wanted to investigate whether U.S. meatpackers were illegally discriminating against Canadian and Mexican livestock because of country-of-origin labeling six years ago, but advisers to the Agriculture Secretary told Dudley Butler not to pursue such a case.
Markets
Jan 30, 2015
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Chicken Council (NCC), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and National Turkey Federation all issued statements Monday in a concerted effort to draw attention to TPA and their interest in getting a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership deal completed.
Markets
Jan 30, 2015
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Chicken Council (NCC), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and National Turkey Federation all issued statements Monday in a concerted effort to draw attention to TPA and their interest in getting a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership deal completed.


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