December 12, 2018

Senate-Approved Farm Bill Contains NCBA Priority

The U.S. Senate approved the conference report on the 2018 Farm Bill yesterday (12/11) by an 87 to 13 margin. Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts said the bill brings the nation’s farmers and ranchers one step closer to certainty and predictability.    &nbs...

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December 11, 2018

Farm Bill Conference Report Goes To Congress

Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees signed the 2018 Farm Bill conference report yesterday. This is the final product of negotiations between the committees. The report now must be voted on by both chambers of Congress. The report does include authorization o...

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December 10, 2018

KLA Affiliates Benefit From Convention Auctions

The benefit auction held during the banquet at the KLA Convention raised $35,325 for three organizations. More than 500 KLA members and guests attended the banquet and auction. Items sold to benefit KLA PAC brought $30,125, with the money to be used to help elect candidates fo...

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December 7, 2018

Ranchers Invited To Learn More About CattleTrace At Manhattan Meeting

Collaborators with the CattleTrace pilot project for animal disease traceability will host an information session December 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Commission Company. The program will provide details of how cow-calf producers can get involved in the project. In early ...

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December 6, 2018

KLA Membership Approves Policy On A Wide Range Of Issues

KLA members approved policy addressing school finance, wildfire suppression, animal traceability and other issues during the group’s annual business meeting November 30 in Wichita. KLA members drive the policy process, starting with regional roundtable discussions around the s...

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December 5, 2018

Reeve Shares Experiences With Membership

Lee Reeve Outgoing KLA President Lee Reeve, who once operated a fish hatchery utilizing warm water produced by his family’s ethanol plant, used that experience to draw analogies during his parting remarks last week at the KLA Convention. He talked of lessons learned in seeking...

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December 4, 2018

Miami County Committee Earns Top Recruiter Award

Miami County KLA Chairman Joe Atwood The Miami County KLA Committee signed up 36 new members this year to take recruiter of the year honors. Recognized during the KLA Convention in Wichita, the committee received a 30-30 rifle and a Greeley Hat Works hat for their efforts.&nbs...

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December 3, 2018

Ranchers elected to lead KLA

KLA President Elect Harry Moser and KLA President Barb Downey Wabaunsee County rancher Barb Downey of Wamego moved up to KLA president during the group’s annual business meeting November 30 in Wichita. Members chose Harry Moser, a cow-calf producer from Wheaton, as the new KLA...

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November 30, 2018

Researchers Recommend U.S. Traceability System

As the need to develop a U.S. cattle identification and traceability system continues to gain traction among all sectors of the beef industry, David Gregg and his team at World Perspectives recently conducted a feasibility study examining how a nationally significant system co...

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November 29, 2018

Congratulations To KLF Scholarship Winners

Twenty-two students who received scholarships from the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF) for the current school year were recognized during last night’s banquet. This group earned a total of $23,500 from KLF and its partners. Funds for the scholarships were raised through the ...

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November 28, 2018

Voice Of The Chiefs To Highlight This Evening’s KLA Convention Banquet

Registration is available on-site for the KLA Convention, which starts today (11/28) and runs through Friday at the Wichita Hyatt and Century II Convention Center. The opening banquet speaker will be Kansas City Chief’s play-by-play announcer Mitch Holthus. The Smith Center na...

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November 27, 2018

Now Live On Alexa, Chuck Knows Beef

The new Chuck Knows Beef function now is live on Amazon Alexa. Users can enable Chuck directly through the Alexa app. Powered by Google Artificial Intelligence, Chuck is the consumer’s guide to all things beef. It can help answer consumer questions with customized responses ba...

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November 26, 2018

Undersecretary Ibach Hears CattleTrace Update In Great Bend

USDA Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach was in Great Bend last week for a meeting with collaborators and stakeholders of the CattleTrace pilot project for disease traceability. USDA is a partner in the project, which will test an end-to-end cattle ...

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November 21, 2018

Kansas Leopold Award Presented To Hoeme Family

Hoeme Family Farm and Ranch of Scott City has been named the winner of the 2018 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award. Presented November 19 during the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) Convention in Wichita, the $10,000 award recognizes landowner achievement in ...

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November 20, 2018

Kansan Is Finalist For National Anthem Singing Contest At Cattle Convention

Four finalists have been named in the 5 th annual NCBA National Anthem Singing Contest. One of the finalists, Prairie Rose Robbins, is a Kansan. The 15-year-old from Brookville is competing for a chance to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at the opening general session and the ...

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November 19, 2018

Jansonius To Be Honored For 100 Years Of Membership During KLA Convention

One of the highlights of the upcoming KLA Convention in Wichita will come during the November 28 banquet when Jansonius Farms of Prairie View is recognized for 100 years of consecutive membership. Jansonius is KLA’s longest-standing member, having joined in 1918. Glenn Jansoni...

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November 16, 2018

Beachner Bros. Livestock Wins World Championship Ranch Rodeo

Beachner Bros. cowboys in the wild cow milking. (Photo provided by Working Ranch Cowboys Association.) Kansas teams won three of the top four holes and most of the individual events at the World Championship Ranch Rodeo (WCRR), November 8-11 in Amarillo. Beachner Bros. Livesto...

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November 15, 2018

Beef Value Ideas Shared With Culinarians

The Kansas Beef Council recently hosted area chefs and culinary students for a beef merchandising workshop at L’Ecole Culinary School in the heart of Kansas City. Chicago-based Master Butcher and James Beard-nominated author of The Art of Cutting Beef , Kari Underly, led the w...

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November 14, 2018

Bid On Items In Benefit Auctions During KLA Convention

The November 28 live benefit auction at the KLA Convention in Wichita will sell livestock equipment, western art, bull sale credits and a stem cell therapy procedure. Proceeds from these items will help fund programs and initiatives for the KLA Political Action Council (PAC), ...

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November 13, 2018

R-CALF Lawsuit Threatens Producer Control Of State Checkoff Programs

A federal district court in Montana issued an order last week that expands the scope of an ongoing lawsuit over the beef checkoff. The action last week adds Kansas and 13 other states to a case previously involving the checkoff in Montana. R-CALF filed suit against USDA to sto...

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November 12, 2018

Cow-Calf Producers Invited To Attend CattleTrace Meeting At Dodge City

Collaborators with the CattleTrace pilot project for animal disease traceability will host an information session November 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Winter Livestock in Dodge City. The program will provide details of how cow-calf producers can get involved in the project. In early 20...

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November 9, 2018

KLA-Endorsed Candidates Have High Success Rate In General Election

A high percentage of candidates supported by KLA was elected in the November 6 general election. However, a number of races involving KLA-supported candidates for the Kansas House of Representatives remained too close to call, with provisional and mail-in ballots still being c...

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November 8, 2018

Checkoff Workshop Helps Digital Influencers Tell Beef Story

The Kansas Beef Council hosted 14 digital influencers from the Kansas City area October 23 for their second “Meat Up, Kansas City” event. NCBA Executive Chef Dave Zino led participants through a checkoff-funded workshop discovering umami flavors in cooking beef. In addition, d...

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November 7, 2018

KLA Member Input Needed On Policy Issues Discussed At The Convention

Members can have a voice in the policy process by providing input during business meetings at the KLA Convention, November 28-30 in Wichita. Committees and councils will discuss issues important to the livestock industry. The KLA Stockgrowers Council will consider a report pro...

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November 6, 2018

Winter Livestock In Pratt To Host CattleTrace Meeting For Cow-Calf Producers

Collaborators with the CattleTrace pilot project for animal disease traceability will host an information session November 7 at 6:00 p.m. at Winter Livestock in Pratt. The program will provide details of how cow-calf producers can get involved in the project. In early 2018, KL...

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November 5, 2018

KLA Members Encouraged To Vote In This Week’s Election

KLA has endorsed candidates for Congress, statewide offices and the Kansas House of Representatives who have demonstrated support for the state’s livestock industry. The full list of KLA endorsements can be found here . KLA members are encouraged to stand up for the livestock ...

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November 2, 2018

EPA Proposal to Exempt Livestock from Emissions Reporting

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, accompanied by U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, signed a proposed rule this week that would, if finalized, exempt livestock operations from reporting manure emissions under the Emergency Planning and Community Ri...

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November 1, 2018

KLA Endorses Watkins In 2nd Congressional District

The KLA Board of Directors voted last week to support a recommendation from the KLA Political Action Council to endorse Steve Watkins for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District.  Watkins, a U.S. Army veteran, is the Republican nominee in the November 6 general electio...

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October 31, 2018

Apply Now For 2019 Young Stockmen’s Academy

KLA currently is accepting applications for the 2019 Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA) class. This will be the 14 th class since the program began in 2006. YSA consists of four seminars throughout the year designed to educate young members about KLA, the legislative process, advo...

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October 30, 2018

BQA Training And Certification Sessions Scheduled For November

KLA, the Kansas Beef Council (KBC) and the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine will host two advanced beef cattle care and health training sessions in November. Each session also will be webcast to an additional location. K-State veterinarians Dan Thomson an...

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October 29, 2018

Speakers To Address Traceability, Sustainability At KLA Convention

Beef Industry University (BIU) at the KLA Convention will focus on cattle traceability and industry sustainability. The convention will take place November 28-30 at the Hyatt Hotel and Century II Convention Center in Wichita, with BIU scheduled for Thursday afternoon. World Pe...

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October 26, 2018

Dividend Pending For KLA Workers’ Compensation Program Members

The KLA workers’ compensation program has applied for approval to issue a $1.26 million dividend. If approved by the Kansas Insurance Department, this will bring total dividends issued during the 25-year history of the program to more than $13 million. Dividends received by pr...

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October 25, 2018

Mankato Livestock To Host Ranchers For CattleTrace Information Session

Collaborators with the CattleTrace animal disease traceability project and Kansas State University Research and Extension are hosting an information session November 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Mankato Livestock. Presenters will provide details of how cow-calf producers can get involved...

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October 24, 2018

Meet Chuck Knows Beef

The newest addition to the “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner” brand family, Chuck Knows Beef, will be on display November 29 at the KLA Convention in Wichita. Season Solorio, senior executive director of brand marketing for NCBA, a contractor to the beef checkoff, will demonstrate...

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October 23, 2018

Member Input Requested At Six KLA Leadership Roundtables

Six KLA leadership roundtables will be held this fall. Those attending will be updated on state and national issues, have the opportunity to provide input on topics of concern to producers and be asked for feedback on KLA programs and services. Dates and locations include are ...

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October 22, 2018

Chute Stolen In Wilson County

KLA member Russ Walker has reported the theft of a portable squeeze chute from a pasture northeast of Altoona. The chute was manufactured by WW Livestock Systems, has a self-catching head gate and is gray with a red handle on the left side. It was stolen sometime October 21.&n...

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October 19, 2018

Industry Responds To Negative Report About Antibiotic Use

NCBA and KLA provided accurate information about antibiotic use in cattle production to media covering a negative report this week. The report, issued by a number of anti-meat activist groups, graded the 25 largest fast food and fast casual restaurants on their meat sourcing a...

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October 18, 2018

Cattle Industry Recommends Names For Next Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

NCBA recently nominated eight individuals from the health and dietary fields for USDA to consider as it appoints the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. According to NCBA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall, these individuals have the objectivity ...

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October 17, 2018

KLA To Submit Comments Opposing Use Of Dairy Nomenclature On Imitation Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting comments on the labeling of plant-based products with names that include those of dairy foods. Dairy industry groups have tried, unsuccessfully, to get FDA to take enforcement action against mislabeled, imitation dairy produ...

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October 16, 2018

Blach Returns To Present Cattle And Beef Outlook At KLA Convention

Randy Blach CattleFax Chief Executive Officer Randy Blach will talk about what predicted larger beef supplies in 2019, combined with expected record pork and poultry production, will mean for cattle prices during his presentation November 30 at the KLA Convention. His appearan...

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October 15, 2018

Gubernatorial Candidates Hear KLA Priorities During Special Forum

KLA leaders and staff met with the three major candidates for Kansas governor October 9 in Topeka to discuss key issues affecting the livestock industry. Members of the KLA Board of Directors, KLA Political Action Council (PAC) and KLA PAC 500 shared the association’s prioriti...

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October 12, 2018

Dietetic Interns Participate In Workshops Funded By Beef Checkoff

The Kansas Beef Council (KBC) recently hosted beef education and media training workshops for students enrolled in dietetic internship programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City and Kansas State University in Manhattan. More than 40 dietetic interns and...

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October 11, 2018

Corpstein Named Recruiter Of The Month

Atchison County KLA Chair Clint Corpstein of Atchison earned KLA recruiter of the month honors in September. Members recruited by Corpstein came as a result of the annual county meeting where producers heard from KLA Vice President of Legal & Government Affairs Aaron Popel...

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October 10, 2018

Kansas Livestock Foundation Awards Hampel Oil/Mobil Delvac Scholarships

Two Kansas State University students have been awarded $1,000 Hampel Oil/Mobil Delvac scholarships by the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF). Both are in their junior year. Ashley Swaim of Delia is the daughter of Larry and Tammy Swaim and is studying agronomy. Karrie Van Winkl...

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October 9, 2018

Haywire Ranch Hands Emerge Victorious At Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo

Cowboys and cowgirls from Haywire Cattle Company of El Dorado won the Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo (KCRR), held September 28-29 at Medicine Lodge. Haywire won the stray gathering and team penning on the way to the title. Team members were Andy, Callie and Randy Jones; Justi...

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October 8, 2018

Champions Chosen At Kansas Junior Livestock Show

In the grand champion steer drive at the 2018 Kansas Junior Livestock Show, a 1,337 lb. crossbred led by Cooper Henson of Holcomb captured top honors. Lauren Aust of La Cygne owned the reserve grand, a 1,362 lb. Charolais. Ashley Kennedy of Satanta showed the supreme champion ...

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October 5, 2018

Show To Feature Young Exhibitors From Across Kansas

The largest youth livestock show in Kansas gets underway today (10/5) at the state fairgrounds in Hutchinson. More than 2,000 head of livestock, including cattle, swine, sheep and goats will be shown by 806 exhibitors throughout the weekend at the Kansas Junior Livestock Show ...

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October 4, 2018

USDA Traceability Goals Aligned With KLA Policy And CattleTrace Structure

USDA announced four overarching goals for advancing animal disease traceability last week. Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach said USDA has a responsibility to producers to implement a modern system that tracks livestock from birth to harvest using...

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October 3, 2018

Services Friday For Former KLA Executive

Former KLA Executive Vice President John E. Meetz of Wichita passed away October 2 at the age of 73. A native of Newton, Meetz was employed at KLA from June 1970 to February 1984. Under his leadership, KLA membership grew from under 3,000 to more than 9,000; the KLA Cattle Fee...

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October 2, 2018

Holthus To Highlight Wednesday Evening At KLA Convention

Registration is open for the KLA Convention, November 28-30 in Wichita. Those attending the convention will hear from Kansas City Chief’s play-by-play announcer Mitch Holthus at the opening banquet. The Smith Center native and eight-time Kansas Sportscaster of the Year will sh...

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October 1, 2018

NCBA Continues To Push For FMD Vaccine Bank In Farm Bill As Negotiations Continue

  U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts and his conference committee colleagues announced last week the new Farm Bill would not be completed before the current bill expired September 30, 2018. The group released a statement on progress of the new Farm Bill.     &...

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September 28, 2018

Revised Trade Agreement With Korea Good For U.S. Red Meat Producers

Meat industry organizations praised the Trump administration following an announcement earlier this week that a revised free trade agreement with Korea had been signed. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Halstrom called it “reassuring news fo...

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September 27, 2018

Kansans Headed To Regional Qualifier For Livestock Auction Championships

Six Kansans will compete in an upcoming regional qualifying event for the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). Neil Bouray of Webber, Andrew Finley from Carbondale, Jase Hubert of Emporia, Tanner Jessup from Hillsboro, Dakota Davis of Caldwell and Ethan Schuette fro...

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September 26, 2018

CattleFax To Be Honored During K-State Family And Friends Reunion

CattleFax will be presented the Don L. Good Impact Award during the Kansas State University Animal Sciences & Industry (AS&I) Family and Friends Reunion, October 12 in Manhattan. The award, named in honor of the former K-State AS&I Department head, recognizes indiv...

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September 25, 2018

Winners Recognized From KLA PAC Golf Tournament

KLA hosted 147 players September 14 in Manhattan for the annual KLA Political Action Council (PAC) Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament help fund KLA PAC contributions to candidates who support and appreciate livestock production in Kansas.    &nbs...

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September 24, 2018

West Nile Diagnosed In Kansas Horses

The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of multiple confirmed cases of West Nile virus in horses across the state. These cases have been reported over the past few weeks in Lyon, Seward, Neosho, Marion and Wichita counties. All ...

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September 21, 2018

YSA Group Makes Beef, Dairy Stops On Kansas Tour

The 2018 KLA Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA) gathered September 17-19 for their third tour of the year. Young members spent three days touring various segments of the beef and dairy industries in central and western Kansas. Merck Animal Health is the exclusive sponsor of the YS...

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September 20, 2018

RTK Photography Contest Winners Named

Ten winners have been announced for the seventh annual Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK) photography contest. Crystal Socha of Augusta won the Fan Favorite category and was chosen by the judges as the grand prize winner. Her photo, titled “Keeping Watch,” received 378 votes on R...

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September 19, 2018

Houston To Open NIAA Traceability Forum In Kansas City

NCBA President Elect Jennifer Houston will be the opening speaker at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability this month in Kansas City. The forum will take place September 24-26 at the Westin Crown Center Hotel. Houston, a ...

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September 18, 2018

Ranch Teams Set To Compete At Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo

A dozen ranches from across the state will compete in the 30 th annual Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo (KCRR), September 28-29 at Medicine Lodge. The 12 teams were invited to participate after qualifying at various ranch rodeo events over the past year. Ranch teams entered in ...

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September 17, 2018

NCBA Encouraged By USDA Involvement In Fake Meat Public Meeting

The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service and Food and Drug Administration have announced a joint public meeting to discuss the potential hazards, regulatory oversight considerations and labeling of cell-cultured food products derived from livestock and poultry tissue. NCBA will...

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September 14, 2018

G3 Pair Wins Super Cow-Calf Show

G3 Cattle of Uniontown exhibited the winning pair in this week’s Super Cow-Calf Show at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The grand champion was a crossbred cow with a steer calf at side. This is the second year in a row a G3 pair has won the show, which is for commercial c...

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September 13, 2018

Beef Exports Show Continued Strength, While Pork Sales Tempered By Tariffs

Export volumes of U.S. beef and pork were higher in July than a year ago, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). The value of exports was mixed, with beef posting another near-record month, while pork reflected the negative ...

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September 12, 2018

Super Cow-Calf Show Today In Hutchinson

A special show featuring commercial cow-calf pairs will take place today (9/12) at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. No fitting is allowed for the Super Cow-Calf Show, with entries consisting of one cow and her natural calf in pasture condition. Cows and calves will be judg...

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September 11, 2018

Checkoff-Funded Beef Certificate Program Reaches Thousands Of Kansas Students

The Kansas Beef Council (KBC), in partnership with the Kansas Corn Commission, offers beef education resources and reimbursement to Kansas high school and middle school family and consumer science classrooms. Reimbursement funds provided through the checkoff-funded Beef Certif...

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September 10, 2018

Miami County KLA Committee Earns August Recruiter Of The Month

The Miami County KLA Committee continues to recruit new members and, as a result, has earned recruiter of the month honors for the fourth time this year. Since January, the group has signed up 24 new members and increased KLA membership in Miami County by 91%. In addition to r...

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September 7, 2018

Kansas Disease Traceability Pilot Project Moves Forward

Partners in the Kansas-based cattle traceability pilot project have officially established CattleTrace as a not-for-profit corporation. According to CattleTrace Board Chairman Brandon Depenbusch, who works for Innovative Livestock Services, this was an important step to provid...

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September 6, 2018

Agriland Exhibit Shows How Food Is Grown In Kansas

The Kansas Beef Council, along with other commodity groups, will again be hosting Agriland at the Kansas State Fair, September 7-16 in Hutchinson. Located in the Pride of Kansas Building, the interactive exhibit provides an opportunity for children and adults to see how food i...

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September 5, 2018

Rising Beef Demand Coincides With Increased Production

According to University of Georgia agricultural economist Levi Russell, beef demand is on the rise, which is good news considering the industry has seen an increase in beef production over the past few years. Russell reported in the third and fourth quarters of 2017, beef dema...

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September 4, 2018

KLF Club Calf Sale Entry Deadline Approaching

Entries for the 2018 Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF) Club Calf Sale are due in the KLA office September 14. Entry fees are $50.00 per animal. The sale is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. October 6 during the Kansas Junior Livestock Show in Hutchinson. Purebred and crossbred steer and...

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August 31, 2018

NAFTA Negotiations Half Way Home

The U.S. and Mexico reached a preliminary agreement this week to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. This was a bilateral deal, with hopes Canada would agree to the terms in the near future.            Although the ...

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August 30, 2018

KLA Members Invited To K-State Tailgates

KLA members attending Kansas State University home football games are invited to attend the pre-game tailgate function hosted by the K-State Department of Animal Sciences & Industry. KLA and KLA Environmental Services are co-sponsors of the events, which will be held befor...

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August 29, 2018

Kansas Stockman Wins Awards In National Contest

The Kansas Stockman received several awards during the Agricultural Media Summit earlier this month in Scottsdale, AZ. As part of the annual Livestock Publications Council (LPC) contest, an article from the November/December 2017 issue won third place in the production/managem...

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August 28, 2018

Additional Counties Eligible For Water Supply Assistance Due To Drought

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Division of Conservation has expanded the number of counties eligible for the Livestock Water Supply Financial Assistance Initiative. This program provides state funds, up to a maximum of $6,000, to landowners who drilled livestock wa...

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August 27, 2018

Loomis, Meats Entries Win Beef Fest Grand Awards

Heifers owned by Loomis Ranch of Council Grove and steers entered by Gary and Judy Meats of LeRoy earned grand awards at Flint Hills Beef Fest in Emporia. The awards were based on the best combined finish in the grass futurity and live stocker show. A total of 99 heifers and 1...

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August 24, 2018

Beck Tells Ranchers If FDA Wins Jurisdiction Battle Over Fake Meat, The Beef Industry Loses

NCBA has been driving efforts to determine which federal agency will regulate fake meat products, according to the organization’s Director of Government Affairs Danielle Beck. She told those attending the August 17 Flint Hills Beef Fest Producer Seminar in Emporia the only way...

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August 23, 2018

Ranch Tour To Include Stops Near Madison

The Greenwood County Cattlemen’s Association has organized a ranch tour in the Madison area for September 5. Those interested should gather at the Madison High School football field by 2:00 p.m. Tour stops will be at the Harold Engle backgrounding facility, Browning Ranch and ...

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August 22, 2018

Cow-Calf Producers Invited To Learn More About Pilot Project At Salina Meeting

Collaborators with the CattleTrace pilot project for animal disease traceability are hosting an informational session August 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Farmers & Ranchers Livestock in Salina. The program will provide details of how cow-calf producers can get involved. In early 201...

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August 21, 2018

Finalists Named For Kansas Leopold Conservation Award

Ranchland Trust of Kansas, the Sand County Foundation and the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) have named finalists for the 2018 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award. The award honors Kansas landowners for achievement in voluntary stewardship and dedication to ...

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August 20, 2018

Invasive Species Control Highlights Field Day Program at Loma Land & Cattle

A panel discussion on the best options for managing invasive plant species on rangeland topped the agenda at the final KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day in the 2018 series. During the August 16 event in Linn County, Natural Resources Conservation Service (...

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August 17, 2018

FSA Website Helps Match Up Those Who Need Forage Resources With Suppliers

Livestock owners in need of hay and/or grazing acres can list the resources needed on the Farm Service Agency website Hay Net. Likewise, landowners who have hay or pasture available can post an entry here . The site is designed to match up those in need of livestock feed and f...

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August 16, 2018

Loma Land & Cattle Hosting Today’s Ranch Field Day Near La Cygne

Today’s (8/16) KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day will be hosted by the Robert Thayer family of La Cygne. Located in Linn County, the Loma Land & Cattle Company cow-calf operation utilizes fescue and native grass pastures. It also includes a backgroundi...

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August 15, 2018

Quinter Field Day Audience Hears About Windbreak Benefits

The benefits of windbreaks and utilizing cover crops to improve soil health were highlighted at the August 13 KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day near Quinter. Nearly 100 ranchers attended the event, hosted by Tyler and Kassie Remington. Jami Seirer, northwe...

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August 14, 2018

Cartridges For Cash Program Benefits Students

The Merck Animal Health Cartridges for Cash program provided $7,000 in Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF) scholarships to six students for the 2018-19 school year. Funds for next year’s scholarships will be awarded based on the number of empty Ralgro and Revalor cartridges turn...

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August 13, 2018

Rokey Named Recruiter Of The Month

Rokey Named Recruiter Of The MonthNemaha County member Morris Rokey of Sabetha earned July KLA Recruiter of the Month honors by signing up three new members. His efforts earned him a $50 Cabela’s gift card and an entry in the grand prize drawing among all 12 monthly winners. N...

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August 9, 2018

Quinter Ranch To Host KLA/K-State Ranch Field Day Monday

Tyler and Kassie Remington will host Monday’s (8/13) KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day on their ranch near Quinter. The family grows feed for their cowherd on irrigated and dryland acreage, including cover crops and annual forages for grazing and silage. &...

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August 8, 2018

Ranch Field Day In Barber County Highlights Range Renovation

Principals in the Blew partnership explained to more than 100 ranchers attending Monday’s (8/6) KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day near Medicine Lodge how they’ve rehabilitated the Nichols Ranch in Barber County. The first year they leased the ranch, which ...

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August 6, 2018

KLA endorses candidates in primary election

The KLA Political Action Council (PAC) and KLA Board of Directors made candidate endorsements for this week's primary election, which will be held, Tuesday, August 7. Below is a list of candidates endorsed by KLA who have a contested primary race. Candidates with uncontested p...

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August 3, 2018

KLA Offering Reward In Osage County Stolen CAttle Case

KLA member Doug Huston has reported two purebred Angus cows stolen from a pasture three miles east of Overbrook. Huston said the fall-bred cows were stolen either July 26 or early July 27. The cows weigh about 1,500 lbs. and have blue identification tags in the right ear with ...

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August 2, 2018

Grassland And Cattle Improvement On Medicine Lodge Field Day Program

C.J. and Russell Blew will host the first KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day Monday (8/6) on the Nichols Ranch near Medicine Lodge, which they lease. Prior to the Anderson Creek Wildfire going through the ranch, the Blews and the landowner had begun clearin...

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August 1, 2018

Animal Ag Groups Call On Trump To Settle Fake Meat Regulation Debate

NCBA and other leading animal agriculture organizations sent a letter to President Donald Trump last week urging him to ensure USDA, not the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is the primary regulatory authority over lab-grown meat products. FDA has moved aggressively in rece...

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July 31, 2018

Checkoff Function Gives Digital Influencers Something To Blog About

     Kansas Beef Council (KBC) staff recently hosted nine of the top digital influencers in the Kansas City area for an evening of beef education. Titled “Meat Up,” the checkoff-funded event put influencers through a meat cutting class during which they fab...

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July 30, 2018

EQIP Funds Available For Water Projects In 50 Counties

EQIP Funds Available For Water Projects In 50 CountiesThe Kansas Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office announced last week the availability of special Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) cost-share funds for certain projects that address livestock wa...

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