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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.
Texas cattle inventory lowest since 1960
Historic drought conditions took a toll on the Texas cow herd in 2011 as more than 150,000 head left the state for greener pastures—three times more than the 45,000 recorded in 2010.
USDA announces CRP signup
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup, beginning on March 12 and ending on April 6.
Experts predict tighter cattle supplies in 2012
As cattle supplies remain tight and global demand intensifies profitability for cattle ranchers will continue in the year ahead, CattleFax analysts told cattlemen during remarks delivered at the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn.
Record farm profits could stumble in ‘12
Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, U.S. agriculture last year stood as a shining example of growth.
K-State teams up to cut E. coli risk
Seventeen Kansas State University scientists will join researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and other universities and government agencies in a coordinated, multi-pronged approach to improve the safety of beef.
Sjeklocha honored as Beef Cattle Veterinarian of the Year
Dave Sjeklocha, DVM, is the 2011 recipient of the Beef Cattle Veterinarian of the Year Award from the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Interest in meat goats is on the rise
It seems everyone in the world eats goat meat but Americans. However, the preference for goat meat in the U.S. is rapidly increasing, as reflected in the record high prices of the last two years.
Gauging the farm’s financial success for 2011
The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service has recently forecast 2011 total net farm income for US farms at $100.9 billion. This number represents an increase of 28 percent from the 2010 net farm income level. These nation-wide numbers are impressive, but they do not tell a farmer much about his or her farm’s individual financial success.
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