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19 January 2017
View news from United States Cattlemen Call on Senate to Confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association sent a letter to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works this week, expressing strong support for the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency...
18 January 2017
View news from United States NCBA/PLC Support Confirmation of Zinke for Secretary of Interior
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council have released statements supporting the confirmation of Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) for the Secretary of Interior....
17 January 2017
View news from United States BQA Producer Forum Open to All Cattle Producers
US - Attention all dairymen, cattle farmers and ranchers: The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Producer Forum will be held Thursday, 2 February 2017 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Nashville, Tennessee, during the Annual Cattle Industry Convention. The forum...
16 January 2017
View news from United States Groups Support Senate Bill Prompting FDA Enforcement of Milk Labeling Standards
US - New Senate legislation to enforce the proper labeling of imitation dairy products drew an endorsement last week (12 January) from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which together agreed...
13 January 2017
View news from United States Prospects for US Cattle, Beef Markets a Little Brighter
US - The USDA updated their World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) yesterday, a monthly proceeding that integrates new developments and data into the existing outlook for agriculture commodity markets. Prospects for the cattle and beef...
11 January 2017
View news from United States USDA Licenses Diagnostic Kit to Improve Management of Johne’s Disease in Cattle
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued Thermo Fisher Scientific a Veterinary Biological Product License for its Applied Biosystems VetMAX-Gold MAP Detection Kit, a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based solution designed...
View news from United States US Beef Exports Strong During November
US - US red meat exports continued to build momentum in November, highlighted by a new monthly volume record for pork exports. Both pork and beef exports exceeded year-ago levels by more than 20 per cent in both volume and value, according to statistics...
10 January 2017
View news from United States NCBA, PLC Praise Senate Effort to Curb Abuse of Antiquities Act
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council applaud the introduction of the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act, championed by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The...
09 January 2017
View news from United States Interactive 2016 Beef Board Annual Report Highlights Results
US - The 2016 Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) Annual Report now is available to provide results of Beef Checkoff Programs to the beef producers and importers who invest in this national self-help programme....
05 January 2017
View news from United States Livestock Industry Lays Out Federal Lands Priorities for Trump Administration
US - The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association issued federal land management priorities for the new administration to bring responsible management and economic viability back to the Western landscape....
04 January 2017
View news from United States Winter Ration Considerations for Beef Cows
US - Feed costs represent over half the total cost in a cow-calf production system. The majority of feed costs are from feeding cows during the winter season when most grasses are dormant....
03 January 2017
View news from United States WTO Rules in US's Favour Over Ag Exports to Indonesia
US - United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced shortly before Christmas that a World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute settlement panel has found in favour of the United States’ challenge to Indonesia’s wide-ranging restrictions and...
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Less Beef in Cold Storage During November
US - There were 531 million pounds of beef in cold storage at the end of November. That is 0.3 per cent less than the month before, but 4.1 per cent more than a year ago, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
29 December 2016
View news from United States Agricultural Industry Not Without Challenges, Says Rabobank Report
US - The Rabo Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group have released a report on the future of the agriculture sector, focusing on the pivotal next five years in the agribusiness industry....
View news from United States DBA Pledges Support for Agricultural Education Center
US - Recognising the opportunity to engage the non-farming public about how food is produced, the Dairy Business Association has announced it will contribute $50,000 to the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center (WAEC)....
28 December 2016
View news from United States NCBA Applauds USTR for Defending US Beef from European
US - Last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative announced it will start the process of reinstating retaliatory tariffs on goods and products from the European Union due to the EU's unfair treatment of US beef. ...
View news from United States Study Shows Beef Maintains Favorable Tenderness Ratings
US - Favorable tenderness ratings for beef steaks, which have improved significantly since 1990, have remained steady over the past five years, recent research shows. This quality retention has occurred despite environmental and financial challenges that...
27 December 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Report Reveals Fewer Cattle in Large Feedlots
US - USDA's December "Cattle on Feed" report said there were 1.4 per cent fewer cattle in large feedlots on 1 December than a year ago, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
21 December 2016
View news from United States NFU Board Urges Congress to Assist Struggling Dairy Producers
US - As US dairy producers continue to struggle with multi-year price lows and an inadequate safety net, National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on Congress to provide meaningful support for the nation’s dairy sector....
20 December 2016
View news from United States USDA Releases Destructive GIPSA Rules
US - Jeopardizing US livestock producers, USDA released their final rulemaking on the 2010 Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Act (GIPSA). ...
19 December 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Choice Beef Price Up During November
US - The average retail price of choice beef during November was $5.764 per pound, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
16 December 2016
View news from United States Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump Details Importance of Dairy Trade
US - The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) sent a joint letter last week to President-elect Donald Trump, outlining the importance of exports to the US dairy sector and seeking further dialogue on ways the...
15 December 2016
View news from United States New System Affords Greater Flexibility on Using Phosphorus from Manure
US - US Department of Agriculture scientists and their collaborators have developed a mobile system for removing phosphorus from cow manure that may offer dairy farmers greater flexibility in where, when, and how they use the nutrient to fertilize crops....
View news from United States US Ag Department Sued Over Animal Welfare Rules at Slaughter
US - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its unreasonable delay in responding to an AWI petition - filed in May 2013 - to amend the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA) to prevent...
View news from United States October Beef Exports Remain Strong
US - US pork and beef exports continued to build momentum in October, with both achieving double-digit increases from a year ago, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
View news from United States Why Beef Quality Grades are Improving
US - Prices have eased, but a 10-year uptrend in beef quality from US grain-fed cattle remains in place. That is partly because lower quality beef has sold at a widening discount to average quality, says a beef cattle specialist with the Certified Angus...
View news from United States USDA Announces $3.8 million for Organics Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of up to $3.8 million in funding to support research, education and extension to support organic farmers and ranchers as well...
14 December 2016
View news from United States Checkoff Logs Record 3,300 BQA Certifications
US - This fall, more than 3,300 producers from across the country became Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified, the largest number in the history of free-certifications supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI)....
 
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