Ranching http://www.kunc.org en Brazil Beef Imports Too Risky, Ranchers Worry http://www.kunc.org/post/brazil-beef-imports-too-risky-ranchers-worry <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to <a href="http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2009-0017-0010">greenlight a proposal</a> that would allow imports of fresh beef from certain sections of Brazil, despite the South American country’s history of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease, a highly contagious pathogen that cripples cattle.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56169 at http://www.kunc.org Brazil Beef Imports Too Risky, Ranchers Worry Federal Rule Could Dry Up Beer Brewer-Rancher Relationship http://www.kunc.org/post/federal-rule-could-dry-beer-brewer-rancher-relationship <p>Few people connect craft breweries with cattle feed. But passing along the spent grains from the brewing process, like barley and wheat, to livestock ranchers is a common practice. But that relationship could be in jeopardy.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:57:36 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 55122 at http://www.kunc.org Federal Rule Could Dry Up Beer Brewer-Rancher Relationship Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants http://www.kunc.org/post/climate-change-could-benefit-some-invasive-plants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most </span><a href="http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/publications/files/HighPlainsClimateChangeGuide-2013.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">climate models paint</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a bleak picture for the Great Plains a century from now: It will likely be warmer and the air will be richer with carbon dioxide. Though scientists don’t yet know how exactly the climate will change, new studies show it could be a boon to some invasive plant species. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 54316 at http://www.kunc.org Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants Retailers Look To Sell Sustainability Of Food http://www.kunc.org/post/retailers-look-sell-sustainability-food <p>Consumers are increasingly willing to pay more for foods they believe were sustainably produced, like free-range chicken, fair-trade coffee and pesticide-free wine. But what does “sustainable” actually mean?</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson & Harvest Public Media 53362 at http://www.kunc.org Retailers Look To Sell Sustainability Of Food New Direction For Beef Herd Could Ease Meat Prices http://www.kunc.org/post/new-direction-beef-herd-could-ease-meat-prices <p>For the first time in nearly 10 years, the nation’s beef herd may be poised for growth, which could mean relief from rising meat prices. But with the fewest cattle in the beef supply since the 1960s, slow growth won’t cut prices anytime soon.</p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 53231 at http://www.kunc.org New Direction For Beef Herd Could Ease Meat Prices