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Beef industry success can continue if segments work together

By Holly Martin

There’s a great story going on in the agriculture world. It’s one of an industry that faced some pretty tough challenges but began to turn its focus in a different direction, and thereby turning the story into a success story.


The beef industry could be what you called weighed-down by a variety of factors 30 years ago, says Nevil Speer. Speer is vice president of U.S. operations for Agri-Clear and holds a PhD in animal science.


Speer was a part of a day-long Angus University at the American Angus Association National Convention and Trade Show held recently in Kansas City, Missouri. The program was modeled after High Plains Journal’s Story of a Steak series, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, that also aired as a television series on the Angus Report.


“What a great story that we have to tell about entrepreneurialism,” Speer said. “It’s business success and grit.” [Read More]



Coverage selection for new 2014 farm bill safety net programs begins

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds farm owners and producers the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 farm bill established progra [Read More]

Oklahoma Farm Bureau submits comments on proposed WOTUS rule

Oklahoma Farm Bureau submitted comments recently in response to the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed rule to define “wa [Read More]

Missouri AgrAbility funded for four more years

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Missouri AgrAbility Project a grant to continue its services for another four years, according to University of Missouri Extension state [Read More]

Burn permits open within the Black Hills Fire Protection District

Burn permits are now being issued for the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District for the winter burning season. Permits are valid from the day t [Read More]

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance names winners in Faces of Farming and Ranching program

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance recently announced the winners of its second class of the Faces o [Read More]

FSA Microloan Cap grows to $50,000

Colorado Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Leland Swenson reminds farmers and ranchers that the FSA borrowing limit for microloans increased from $35,000 to $50,000. Microloans offer borrowers simplifi [Read More]

Ken Root

Ken Root

Hello 'Starlink,' here we go again!

By Ken Root America is a grain exporting country. That is the basis for any business decision made by farmers, seed companies, grain merchants

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Sara Wyant

Sara Wyant

Roberts headed back to Senate Ag Committee, no plans to reopen farm bill

By Sara Wyant In a series of hard-fought midterm election battles, Republicans won control of the Senate by securing major re-election

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Jennifer M Latzke

Jennifer M Latzke

Beyond 'Flanders Fields'

By Jennifer M. Latzke I grew up surrounded by military veterans who had left the wheat fields of Kansas to fight on the battlefields

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Kylene Scott

Kylene Scott

BQA event gives producers tips on raising healthy cattle

By Kylene Scott There are numerous steps to get a healthy calf from conception to consumption. Programs like Beef Quality Assurance can help producers, veterinarians

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Holly Martin

Holly Martin

Beef industry success can continue if segments work together

By Holly Martin There’s a great story going on in the agriculture world. It’s one of an industry that faced some pretty tough challenges

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Larry Dreiling

Larry Dreiling

Nebraska Community Foundation celebrates 20 years

By Larry Dreiling The collective achievement of thousands of Nebraskans was celebrated recently in Lincoln as the Nebraska Community Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary

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Jennifer Carrico

Jennifer Carrico

Growing bigger

By Jennifer Carrico The demand for locally grown food and source-verified food has led to a growing number of farmers markets across the United

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Doug Rich

Doug Rich

Governor unveils Draft II of Water Vision Plan

By Doug Rich Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Water Office released the second draft of the long-term Vision for the Future of Water

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Trent Loos

Trent Loos

Better living through chemistry

By Trent Loos Honestly I fail to understand the movement that appears to be gaining steam against chemicals. In particular, I am talking about

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Jerry Nine

Jerry Nine

Interesting challenges of life

By Jerry Nine (Nov. 19)—It is interesting raising kids. My son is 14 years old and, of course, he wants to drive the pickup.

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