Hyde-Smith Bill Would Codify Oversight, Regulation of Cell-based Meats

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Poultry

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi has introduced a bill that would give the Department of Agriculture responsibility to regulate, inspect, and label cell-cultured meat and poultry. The Cell-Cultured Meat and Poultry Regulation Act of 2019 introduced last week, would codify the responsibilities of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration over food products grown …

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Cattlemen Represented at White House Press Conference

Dan Cattle, Legislative

Last Friday, representatives from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) were at the White House for a press conference. President Trump announced his plans for nationwide 5G service, with an emphasis on rural America. One of those attending was NCBA President-Elect Marty Smith, a cattle producer from Wacahoota, Florida. He told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman it was a last minute trip. Along …

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Florida Beef Council Promoting Beefster Eggs

Abbey Taylor Beef, Florida

For the past year and a half, the Florida Beef Council has been working with Sarah Krieger, a registered dietician who has been helping promote the beef message to consumers across the state. With Easter coming up this weekend, Krieger has a great idea for a beef promotion … beefster eggs.

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Farm Bill Status Update: Dairy Programs to Open Soon

Dan Dairy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

In an update on the 2019 Farm Bill, the Department of Agriculture has provided target dates for dairy programs. In the announcement, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue stated, “we still have a lot of work ahead of us,” but added USDA is diligently working on completing the process. Specifically relating to dairy in Title One of the farm bill, USDA says …


Veterinary Association Applauds Bill to Address Vet Shortage

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

The American Veterinary Association is happy about the re-introduction in Congress of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act. It’s an important bill to the industry because if it’s passed, it will play a critical role in addressing shortages of food animal and public health veterinarians in rural and agricultural communities. “Veterinary shortages are one of the many significant …


Florida Cattleman Meets with President at White House 5G Announcement

Dan Cattle, Florida, Technology

by Gary Cooper National Cattlemen’s  Beef Association  President-Elect Marty Smith, a cattle producer from Wacahoota, Florida, represented the nation’s cattle industry at a Presidential press conference at the White House on Friday, April 12th. The purpose of the event was for the President to announce his plans for nationwide 5G service, with an emphasis on rural America. After the President …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 04-12-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended April 12, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended April 12, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 9,900 head compared to 13,712 last week and …