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July 18, 2017

 

Cattle feed at a Nebraska feedlot.

Mad Cow Disease Detected In Alabama

The animal “at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States,” according to the USDA.

July 10, 2017

 

charred trees

Great Plains Sees Massive Increase In Wildfires

Wildfires can be started by neglected campfires or cigarette butts. They can ignite from prescribed burns run amok or launch from lightning strikes.

June 7, 2017

 

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Fairness Rule Divides Cattle Country On Role Of Government

Ranchers worry that a move to delay federal rules that would make it easier for them lodge complaints about unfair treatment may spell the end of the new rules.

March 13, 2017

 

A sign on the western edge of the fire evacuation zone in Kansas

Wildfires Threaten Ranchers In Cattle Country

The largest of the fires spread from the Oklahoma Panhandle into southwest Kansas, and has consumed more than 800,000 acres of prime grassland.

February 20, 2017

 

Jeanne Crumly

Nebraska Landowners Revive Fight Against Keystone XL

When Keystone XL was last up for approval, Jeanne Crumly and a group of other local landowners sued to block TransCanada from seizing land by eminent domain.

February 13, 2017

 

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To Save The Planet, Give Cows Better Pasture

What's the single most important thing that the world's farmers could do to reduce global warming? Give cattle faster-growing, more nutritious pasture.

January 5, 2017

 

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New Rules for Antibiotics On The Farm May Not Reduce Usage

In the past, farmers could buy feed containing antibiotics at a local feed store without consulting a vet. Now, they need to obtain a Veterinary Feed Directive.

December 9, 2016

 

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Colorado-Based Meat Industry Giant JBS To Go Public

JBS is a giant in the meatpacking industry, churning out beef, pork, chicken, lamb and leather in factories across the country and around the world.

April 27, 2016

 

cows in rotary parlor

How A Cheese Factory Can Change A Landscape

When a big food company builds a factory, it doesn’t just bring in new industry. Farmers change what they grow, expand their herds and buy new land.

April 18, 2016

 

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Farmers Back TPP Deal To Stay Competitive

Free trade agreements open the door to get more American beef, soybeans and rice into other countries at more competitive prices.

April 13, 2016

 

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Are Farmers Doing Enough To Control Antibiotic Resistance?

Federal agencies are changing some of the rules for how antibiotics are used on farms, which is raising questions about when antibiotics are really necessary.

March 15, 2016

 

Cattle on an organic farm graze on silage.

Meat Giant Pledges To Cut Antibiotics On Four Farms

Global agriculture behemoth Cargill has announced plans to reduce the use of key antibiotics on farms in Texas, Kansas and Colorado.

March 4, 2016

 

french breakfast radishes

Dissecting GMO Debate, Radish Snack, Earth-Friendly Cattle?

Nicolette Hahn-Niman wants ranchers to change their practices to meet consumer demand. Radishes and kale on the plate. And, the GMO debate in Colorado.

February 9, 2016

 

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America’s Cows Are Churning Out More Milk Than Ever

Like nearly everything in agriculture, the increase in milk production doesn’t come without a few trade-offs.

November 10, 2015

 

mealworms

Meat Alternatives Want A Part Of Your Dinner Plate

The people pushing insect cuisine make compelling arguments. They say insects are high in protein and calcium, and they’re easier on the environment.

October 13, 2015

 

slicing meat

Choice Cuts: Making Room For More Meat

By the time 2050 comes around, the meat on your plate may not be that different, but the story of how it got there could be.

September 12, 2015

 

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After Idaho Ruling, More Ag-Gag Challenges To Come

In the last decade ag gag laws have proliferated. Now, with Idaho’s law declared unconstitutional, seven states have some form of an ag gag law on the books.

August 24, 2015

 

JBS sign

Why Aren’t Robots Slicing And Dicing Our Beef?

Many manufacturers have gone to automated machines to process food. Yet it still takes thousands of workers to keep a modern beef plant up and running.

May 11, 2015

 

Phanaeus vindex, a common dung beetle

Midwest Farmers Look To Dung Beetles For Help

Healthy dung beetle populations can make a cow pie disappear in a matter of hours, but dung beetle populations have been declining for decades.

April 20, 2015

 

Research technician, Bradley Boyd

Beef Industry Not Sold On E. Coli Vaccine

An E. coli vaccine has been on the market for years that could reduce the risk of getting sick. It’s a vaccine for cows, but not many cows are getting it.

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