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NCBA Comments on “Fake Meat” Oversight

Dan Beef, Industry News Release

Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) advocated for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to oversee lab-grown fake-meat products. She spoke during a meeting hosted by the Food and Drug Administration. The goal of the meeting was to give interested parties and the public a chance to comment on the technology and regulations …

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Team Beef Florida Gets National Exposure

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida

We told you a couple of weeks ago that the Florida Beef Council (FBC) continues to promote the Team Beef program in the state. Dollars through the Beef Checkoff help support the efforts of Team Beef Florida. FBC CEO Jim Handley says the team recently received some national exposure. Team Beef Florida Gets National Exposure

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China Quickly Retaliating Against U.S.

Dan Beef, Corn, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

Following implementation day of President Trump’s tariffs on China, the nation responded quickly to retaliate with previously threatened penalties on U.S. pork, beef, soybeans and automobiles. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports China says Trump has “violated World Trade Organization rules and launched the largest trade war in economic history to date.” The first wave of tariffs was imposed Friday, which …

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Trade is Major Issue for Cattle Producers

Josh McGill Beef, Beef, Cattle, General, Industry

We told you last week that it has been just over one year since China reopened to U.S. beef after an absence of nearly 14 years. And while the our beef industry has made progress in establishing a customer base in China, it’s about to face an additional 25 percent retaliatory tariff, raising China’s total import duty rate on U.S. …

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U.S. Beef Faces New Challenge in China

Josh McGill Beef, Cattle, Trade

It has been just over one year since China reopened to U.S. beef after an absence of nearly 14 years. The U.S. beef industry has made progress in establishing a customer base in China, but is about to face a steep challenge – an additional 25 percent retaliatory tariff, which will raise China’s total import duty rate on U.S. beef …

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USDA Taking Comments on Product of USA Label

Jim Rogers Beef, Industry News Release

The Department of Agriculture is accepting public comment on a policy that allows foreign beef to be labeled as “Product of USA” if inspected in the United States. The comment period opened last week following a petition by the American Grassfed Association and the Organization for Competitive Markets. The petition demands the Food Safety Inspection Service policy be changed to …

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Team Beef Florida Growing

Abbey Taylor Beef, Beef, Florida, Industry

The Florida Beef Council continues to support the Team Beef program in the state. During last week’s Florida Cattlemen’s Convention, Erin Freel, ambassador for Team Beef Florida , provided members with an update on the program. AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper caught up with Erin to talk about how the program has grown.