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Farm bill clears first hurdle in Senate
A five-year farm and food bill that would revamp the federal safety net for farmers and eliminate direct government payments for idle crop fields took its first step toward passage last week in the Senate.
DeGeer earns foundation scholarship
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Foundation (BCIF) recently awarded a graduate fellowship to an outstanding young person at the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association Annual Meeting and Awards Program. The 2012 Alabama BCIF Graduate Fellowship was awarded to Staci L. DeGeer, a native of Erie, Kan.
Youth farm labor law withdrawn by DOL
American farmers and ranchers received welcome news this evening: the Department of Labor finally listened to them and withdrew its proposed youth farm labor rule.
USDA veterinarian comments on BSE
As part of our targeted surveillance system, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the nation's fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow from central California.
Beef futures markets bounce back after BSE reports
Rumors of an animal with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) started circulating throughout the markets before the U.S. Department of Agriculture made an official announcement of the discovery.
DocTalk to feature K-State veterinarian
A Kansas State University veterinarian is taking his expertise to a national television audience as host of his own weekly show.
Trade agreement gives Kan. wheat farmers opportunities
The long-awaited U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement will be implemented May 15, giving Kansas wheat farmers an opportunity to rebuild market share in one of the largest markets for U.S. wheat in South America, just in time for harvest of the 2012 wheat crop.
Wilson Co. holds Spring Beef Show
Forty-nine entries from 12 counties participated recently at the annual Wilson County Spring Beef Show.
Study shows potential for increase in U.S. food bills
Paying more for food may not be out of the question for consumers if regulations on the U.S. poultry and livestock sectors increase
Warm winters affect management
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently revised its Plant Hardiness Zone Map northward. Extreme low temperatures during the winter in Kansas and most of the rest of the country aren’t quite as cold now as they were about 20 to 30 years ago.
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