Agricultural News


Beef Pattie Recall

WASHINGTON – Holten Meat Inc., a Sauget, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 501,509 pounds of Extra Value Meats Quarter Pound Beef Patties products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

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Allan Vyhnalek

Land Lease Reminders

It is that time of year to remind our landowners and tenants about verbal or hand shake farmland lease agreements.  Some farm leases are not written, but are verbal “handshake” agreements. Because nothing is in writing, the

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Securing the beef supply

By John Maday, Editor, Bovine Veterinarian June 29, 2015 If foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) ever reaches the shores of the United States, initial priorities will be to contain and eradicate the disease. At the same time though, the livestock industry

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Allan Vyhnalek

Bt Corn Refuge Compliance

Refuges are an important component of resistance management efforts to prevent or delay pest resistance to biotechnology. When planting transgenic Bt corn hybrids on your farm, following refuge requirements is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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H5N2 Confirmed in Nebraska

WASHINGTON— The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial layer flock in Dixon County, Nebraska in the far northeastern part

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LRP-Lamb Sales Available May 4

Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb (LRP-Lamb) insurance sales will resume on Monday, May 4. Preliminary rates will be available on the American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) website – – after 3 p.m. MDT on Friday, May 1. Producers

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NE Soybean Board

Following a Single Bean

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 15, 2015) – With half of Nebraska’s soybean crop exported annually, international markets are vital to Nebraska farmers and the state’s economic infrastructure. The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) recently hosted 24 farmers on a

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Governor Pete Ricketts visits Ottomanelli and Sons Meat Market, which features Nebraska beef in New York City. Photo credit: Carnsmedia

NY Trip A Sucess

Lincoln – On Thursday and Friday of last week, Governor Pete Ricketts visited New York City along with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Nebraska commodity group leaders, and Nebraska beef producers to promote Nebraska beef. As a

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H5N2 Spreading

Meatingplace reports USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the 9th outbreak of H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Minnesota. This outbreak involves a flock of 310,000 turkeys. All of the birds

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Trade Talk: TPA

As corn farmers look to increase demand in the face of abundant supply, the importance of Trade Promotion Authority to U.S. farmers has grown. Today, NCGA Director of Public Policy Zach Kinne sat down to explain why

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