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The National Bison Association recently held their annual Summer Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. During the conference, two individuals were inducted into the National Buffalo Foundation’s Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is housed at the National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown, North Dakot…

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The American Indians have considered the bison a sacred animal for centuries and the bison has continued to support the tribes in the modern era, even with modest numbers. The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes in Oklahoma are now working to better market the animal most commonly associated with th…

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The Census of Agriculture data recently released illustrates the important and positive role that the American public is playing in helping ranchers to restore bison to its native rangelands and pastures across the country, according to National Bison Association Executive Director Dave Carter.

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If Santa has a breakdown delivering toys this year, he need only stop at Reindeer Club in Bristow, Oklahoma, to call in reinforcements. Nick Ledbetter and his family got the idea to start a reindeer operation years ago at a Christmas event.

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Livestock production in New Mexico is valued at $2.2 billion, according to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. To maintain and improve this sector of the state’s $3.2 billion agricultural income, producers are encouraged to adopt sustainable production practices.

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The National Bison Association today commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to increase in the Livestock Indemnity Program compensation rates offered to producers suffering losses in 2017 and thanked two U.S. Senators for their assistance in facilitating that decision.

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U.S. Sens. Michael Rounds, R-SD, and Michael Bennet, D-CO, recently sent a letter to USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey requesting an increase in the Livestock Indemnity Program compensation rates offered to producers suffering losses in 2017.

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Increasing profitability of farmers market booths, on-farm stores and agritourism enterprises will be the focus of a special training workshop for bison producers and other growers at 2 p.m. on April 13 at the Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington, Indiana. 

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Responding to a request filed by the National Bison Association, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has implemented a revised compensation level for 2018 bison claims filed under the Livestock Indemnity Program, with some rates more than double the previous levels.

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With a record year of profitability and stability coming to a close, bison producers are mapping out plans for continued growth in 2018 by expanding efforts to connect with consumers and bringing new producers into the fold, according to Dave Carter, executive director of the National Bison …

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Herds of 550 bison make their home on the rangeland at Beaver Creek Buffalo ranch near Goodland, Kansas, a site where pioneers following a branch of the Great Western Cattle Trail once visited the first post office north of Dodge City.

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Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. invites you to visit its member farms and ranches during National Alpaca Farm Days. On Sept. 23 and 24, alpaca owners from across the United States and Canada will invite the public to come to their farm or ranch to meet their alpacas and learn more about the …

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The largest gathering of the bison community in the past five years, scheduled July 4 to 8 in Big Sky, Montana, is being slated as one-part celebration of the growth of the bison business, one part planning for future expansion, and one part rest and relaxation for the estimated 500 particip…

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U.S. Alpaca Fiber Council announced the formation of their industry-centric organization focusing on processing activities associated with U.S. produced alpaca fleece. Their mission is to assist U.S. manufacturers in production, promotion, profitability and marketability of U.S. alpaca fiber.

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Bison producers looking to build their herds-and prospective producers interested in entering the growing business-will have an opportunity to bid on  100 head of the world's top bison breeding stock at the National Bison Association Gold Trophy Sale at the National Western Stock Show Jan. 21.

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Fresh off a very successful 20th anniversary event, the Dakota Territory Buffalo Association is preparing for its 21st annual winter conference and live animal auction in Rapid City, South Dakota in early February. The conference is slated for Feb. 3 and 4 at the Ramkota Hotel. The Black Hil…

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Riding a wave of stability and optimism, an estimated 400 bison ranchers, marketers and enthusiasts are headed to Denver Jan. 18 to 20 to discuss economic and policy issues, and to map plans for continued growth in the bison business during the National Bison Association's 22nd annual winter…

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The National Bison Association was recently awarded a $213,272 three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Promotion Program to strengthen bison producers’ ability to connect with their local community at farmers markets, through agritourism activities and with …

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“Bold Plans for a Bright Future” is the theme for the 64th Annual Convention and Trade Show of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association. The event will take place on July 21 to 23 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

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As the popularity of raising goats continues to increase, those who choose to enter the business need accurate information on nutrition needs and diet formulation for their animals. Garland Dahlke with the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University has developed new software that uses guideli…

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China’s rising pork prices are again the center of attention in the global pork market. China’s pork prices skyrocketed at the start of 2016, reaching an all-time high of over RMB 20 per kilogram. A combination of farmers’ losses and government measures to close down unsuitable farms led to …

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The National Sheep Industry Improvement Center board of directors is accepting grant proposals designed to improve the U.S. sheep industry. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 15.

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River Valley Extension District has changed county fair requirements for poultry testing. Previously, River Valley has invited Kansas Division of Animal Health and USDA personnel to conduct avian influenza and pullorum testing at the county fair. With elevated concerns, we can no longer cont…

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The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, the University of Arkansas, the Department of Poultry Science and the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, partnered with several organizations to provide a sustainable farming workshop from the poultry and swine perspective.

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You’ve researched your city rules and set-up your brooder. Now it’s time for the fun part: picking up new chicks! When visiting a feed store or ordering chicks from a breeder or hatchery, it’s important to also pick-up the correct corresponding information.

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When 12-year-old Ashlyn Bradford comes home from school, she drops her books on the kitchen table, changes clothes and gets down to business. Her very own business.

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Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, professor and director for the Center for Food Animal Wellbeing, a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, was honored at the International Poultry and Processing Expo and inducted into the Americ…