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Mo. executes convicted killer in 1993 cattle-stealing plot

Missouri officials on Wednesday executed a man who had been convicted in 1993 of murdering a farming couple in their 60s in a plot to steal their cattle, a state official said.

Minn. woman charged with animal neglect appears in court

A Worthington, Minn., woman facing 11 felony counts of animal neglect resulting in death and nine misdemeanor charges of mistreatment of animals appeared Tuesday in Nobles County District Court.

USDA will require reporting of PEDv

In an expected move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on April 18 announced new measures to combat the spread of disease in the U.S. pig population.

US dairy insurance plan a template for reluctant livestock farmers

A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices could become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance.

VIDEO: Marbling and functional cows

Scott Greiner, Virginia Tech Extension animal scientist, recently co-authored a research review that looked at the relationship between marbling and maternal function.

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SD farm loses 600 hogs to smoke inhalation, Titan Machinery downsizes and Hoeven urges halt of livestock emissions regulations

Southeast ND couple in the bison business

Southeast ND couple in the  bison business

CHRISTINE, N.D. — North Dakota State University does not have the only “thundering herd” in the area. Just 25 miles south of Fargo is the Eagle Valley Bison Ranch, where Randy and Sharri Lacher tend a herd of 100 bison.

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Do the cows fit the operation?

Generally, facts do not change, and the application of facts to life determines success. In other words, life is more than luck. One needs to plan, implement, evaluate and replan to stay in touch. That was the essence of the integrated resource management program that was very successful with the help of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the cooperative efforts of the land-grant universities across the U.S.

Farmers, ranchers needed on new board

Based on current projections, the proposed amendment would funnel almost $150 million of the oil extraction tax per biennium to fund “Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks.” The fund will be managed by an appointed 13-member board.

Strong SD response to start of livestock disaster aid sign-up

The head of Farm Service Agency’s South Dakota office is optimistic that hard-hit ranchers will soon begin receiving federal disaster assistance.

Hoeven urges agencies to halt livestock emissions regulations

Hoeven urges agencies to halt livestock emissions regulations

In a letter also signed by 15 other Republican senators, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., pressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency not to impose policies that he said could cost cattle producers thousands of dollars.

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USDA considers mandatory reports of deadly pig virus outbreaks

The U.S. is considering rules that would require outbreaks of a deadly pig virus to be reported to the government in an effort to improve tracking of the disease, which has already spread to 30 states, an industry group said on Monday.

Nev. cattle rancher calls on local sheriffs to join his cause

Nev. cattle rancher calls on local sheriffs to join his cause

A Nevada rancher who succeeded in reclaiming his seized cattle from federal land managers over the weekend by rallying armed supporters called on local sheriffs across the country on Monday to join his crusade against government overreach.

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SD Hutterite colony loses 600 hogs to smoke inhalation

A fire started in a hog barn on the Golden View Hutterite Colony Saturday afternoon. McCook County (S.D.) Emergency Manager Brad Stiefvater said embers from a nearby burn pit likely were sucked into a vent and started the fire in the ceiling of the building.

Lawsuit claims CME gave high-frequency traders special access

Lawsuit claims CME gave high-frequency traders special access

A group of traders has sued CME Group Inc., accusing the operator of the world’s largest derivatives exchange of selling market data to high-frequency traders, cheating other investors who lacked such access.

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