FMD Vaccine Bank Discussed during Farm Bill Listening Session

Back in March of this year, representatives from the beef, turkey, sheep and pork industries all testified in favor of a stronger program to protect animals from disease, especially foot-and-mouth disease. This all took place in Washington D.C. during a hearing before the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee. But this past Saturday, the House Agriculture Committee held their …

groups, Brazil

Groups React to Brazil Beef Announcement

Ag groups are weighing in on Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement that the U.S. has suspended all fresh beef imports from Brazil due to safety concerns. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden supports the move to suspend Brazilian imports because it’s a result of USDA’s science-based testing protocol of imported beef. “This proves our food safety system works …

cattle inventory livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Reports

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending June 23rd, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended June 23, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 9,400 head compared to 12,227 last week and 10,975 a year ago. …

cow

UF Scientists Work to Develop Heat-Resistant ‘ Cow of the Future ’

by Brad Buck, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences University of Florida scientists are working to breed the “ cow of the future ” by studying the more heat-tolerant Brangus cow — a cross between an Angus and a Brahman. Raluca Mateescu, an associate professor in the UF/IFAS department of animal sciences, is part of a team …

dairy court

NMPF Leaders Applaud European High Court Ruling Preventing Imitators from Using Dairy Names

The recent European Court of Justice ruling upholding European Union regulations that prevent plant-based dairy alternatives from using terms like “milk,” “cheese” and “yogurt” is a victory for the same battle occurring in the United States, leaders of the National Milk Producers Federation told their French dairy counterparts. During a visit, Friday with French dairy cooperative Sodiaal and the French …

conaway brazil beef

Conaway on U.S. Halt of Brazilian Beef

“U.S. consumers enjoy the safest food supply in the world…I am committed to keeping it that way.” Following U.S. Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement that the U.S. is indefinitely suspending all imports of fresh beef from Brazil, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the below remarks: “U.S. consumers enjoy the safest food supply in the world …

brazil beef importation

Perdue: USDA Halting Import of Fresh Brazilian Beef

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the suspension of all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market.  The suspension of shipments will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture takes corrective action which the USDA finds satisfactory. Since March, USDA’s Food Safety and …

dairy

Eastern Canada Dairy Producers Get Quota Increase

Canada’s dairy producers in the nation’s eastern provinces will receive a five percent quota increase July first. Five provinces in eastern Canada have approved the increase. The move follows a series of smaller increases that began last year. Dairy Farmers of Ontario says the increase is needed because there still isn’t enough milk produced to fill the market with butter. …