Florida Cattlemen’s Association Discusses Hurricane Damage in Tallahassee

Abbey Taylor Cattle, Florida, Weather

Jim Handley, executive vice president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, spoke in front of the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness on Nov. 16 about damage to the cattle industry following Hurricane Irma. Handley began his comments by telling the Florida representatives just how big the Florida cattle industry is. “We (Florida Cattlemen’s Association) represent approximately 90 percent …

food safety

USDA Audit Finds Problems in Brazil’s Food Safety System

Dan Beef, Industry News Release

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service found several problems in Brazil’s meat inspection system. FSIS conducted inspection audits on-site in Brazil from May 15 to June 2. The goal was to determine if Brazil’s food safety system is comparable to the one in America and capable of exporting safe, wholesome, and unadulterated foods that are labeled and packaged correctly. …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended November 17, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   **This report will not be issued next week due to markets in all three states being closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.** AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama …

dairy

Dairy Producers Look for Solutions in 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Dairy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release

2018 promises to be a big year for the dairy industry. An important part of the conversation will be managing volatility and how to improve current price support programs. Like all of agriculture, the dairy industry is eagerly awaiting the launch of a new Farm Bill in January 2019. Policies to improve the current economic climate for the nation’s milk …

antibiotics

NCBA Fighting WHO Stand Against Antibiotics in Animals

Dan Cattle

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued their statement against the use of all antibiotics in healthy food-producing animals, noting the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in both animals and humans is contributing to the buildup of antibiotic resistance. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, says they are doing everything they can …

wto

WTO Ruling an Important Win for U.S. Beef Exports to Indonesia

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute over Indonesia’s complex import requirements for a number of agricultural products, including U.S. beef. And according to a story from Joe Schuele with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), that ruling is expected to open up significant new export opportunities for U.S. beef in …

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New Reporting Rule Takes Effect, Will Impact Animal Agriculture

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Starting Nov. 15, Alabama farmers may be required to report the release of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide from their farms under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). This new requirement stems from an April 2017 court decision that struck down a rule exempting farms from reporting the releases. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of …