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April 10, 2019

 

How Some In The Beef Industry Are Bucking Antibiotics

Most beef cattle receive antibiotics in their feed to prevent liver abscesses while eating a high-energy diet. There's growing pressure on feedlots to stop this — and some have. But it's costly.

January 4, 2019

 

Cargill’s New Robot Herds Cattle So Workers Don’t Have To

Working with cattle is dangerous, sometimes even fatal. Are robotic cattle drivers the answer for worker safety?

August 22, 2018

 

Where’s The Beef? Wyoming Ranchers Bet On Blockchain To Track It

By tagging cattle and updating their data about their free-range, grass-fed quality of life using blockchain, some ranchers are hoping to solve paper tracking pitfalls and sell their beef for more.

April 20, 2018

 

Study Says Savvy Farmers Could Raise Carbon-Neutral Beef

Researchers say better management of cattle grazing can make beef carbon-neutral over the long term.

August 17, 2017

 

How Will Eclipse Affect Crops And Livestock, Researchers Ask

Researcher Tim Reinbott says he’s eager to see how drought-stressed corn and soybean plants react to the change in light and temperature brought by the eclipse.

July 18, 2017

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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