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China detains employees of suspect meat seller

July 23 at 11:07 a.m.

— Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.

  • OSHA says overloaded bins caused collapse at Omaha feed plant

    Federal investigators say overloaded storage bins on the roof of an Omaha livestock feed manufacturer’s plant caused the building collapse that killed two people in January.

  • Cargill to stop using growth-promoting antibiotics in turkeys

    Cargill said Tuesday that it would remove growth-promoting antibiotics from all turkeys grown by the independent farms from which the company buys its birds.

  • WTO to rule on beef, pork labeling mandate

    The steaks you grill this weekend may read “Born in Mexico,” and that’s COOL.

  • Kansas wheat harvest looks to be poor one this year, ag experts say

    Kansas has about reached the halfway point in its wheat harvest, which was already going to be lousy because of a nine-month-long drought but now has farmers fighting mud and weeds.

  • Rains slow wheat harvest, help fall crops

    The wheat harvest was nearly two-thirds complete in south central Kansas, and 40 percent statewide, as of the weekend, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Kansas feedlot numbers down to 1999 levels

    The cattle herd continues to shrink, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Expectations low as Kansas wheat harvest begins

    Cutting has started, more or less, in southern Kansas for this year’s wheat harvest.

  • USDA again lowers expectations for Kansas wheat crop

    The latest forecast for the Kansas wheat crop quantified the pessimism that most in the industry have been feeling.

  • Kansas farmland values remain high

    The value of high quality Kansas farmland has generally held in 2014, despite expectations that it would fall as the drought affected farm profitability, according to national farm land broker Farmers National Company.

  • Cargill changing hog production facilities in face of pressure from animal welfare groups

    Pressure from animal-rights groups has pushed Cargill into eliminating individual stalls for sows that produce hogs for pork.

  • Drought sapping expectations for Kansas wheat harvest

    The Kansas wheat harvest is expected to start in about 10 days, and most farmers expect a fairly miserable crop.

  • Kansas feedlot numbers down from May 2013

    The number of cattle in large Kansas feedlots was down by 3 percent on May 1 compared to the same day of 2013.

  • Low supply of beef driving up prices

    Record high beef prices driven by low supply are steering some customers to other meat options at the grocery store.

  • State’s wheat crop forecast to yield 18% less

    The Kansas wheat crop is expected to produce 18 percent less than last year – down to at 260 million bushels – according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture annual May 1 forecast.

  • Wheat tour members find crop in worse shape than in 2013

    The drought has again badly damaged the state’s wheat crop, making it considerably worse than last year, according to the just-concluded Kansas Wheat Tour.

  • Outlook for wheat dims as rain falls short

    Winter wheat conditions continued to go down hill last week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Weekend moisture offers some help to wheat crop

    Moisture over the weekend in parts of Kansas helped improve growing conditions for some farmers, although the state remains below normal for rainfall.

  • USDA says winter wheat crop continues to deteriorate

    Winter wheat condition continued to deteriorate slowly as meaningful precipitation bypassed the state, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Dry spring takes toll on Kansas’ wheat fields

    Kansas soil is drying out as the spring rolls on, with subsoil moisture in south central Kansas falling from 66 percent adequate in early March to 44 percent adequate now, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The rest of the soil is considered short or very short of moisture.

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