The Georgia Beef Board was busy over the Fourth of July weekend participating in the annual Peachtree Road Race. And according to Georgia Beef Board’s Kaytlyn Malia, the board was pleased with how things went for its promotional efforts at this year’s event and how Team Beef is growing.
Late last night, various agriculture groups came out to thank the U.S. Senate for passing the Roberts-Stabenow food biotechnology labeling measure, otherwise known as the GMO labeling bill (S.764) by a vote of 63-30. And many of these groups are now encouraging the House to also pass this legislation: Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. Senate has invoked cloture on the GMO labeling bill (S.764) by a vote of 65-32, which now clears the way for a final vote. Various agriculture groups are encouraging the passage of this legislation: Read the rest of this entry »
Efforts to increase beef demand continue, and part of those efforts is providing consumers with the information they are seeking about the beef industry. And one Florida rancher knows consumers are wanting more information about where their food comes and how important it is for agriculture to tell its story.
USDA has proposed new animal welfare standards for the National Organic Program that, according to the National Pork Producers Council if enacted, would be the first time such standards are codified in federal law and would present serious challenges to livestock producers. NPPC opposes the new standards, and they point out there are a number of problems with the proposed new Read the rest of this entry »
International trade is of course a key factor, but trade restrictions resulting from an animal disease outbreak can have devastating economic effects. With this in mind, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service signed three international agreements on this topic during a recent meeting of the World Organization for Animal Health in Paris, France.
These agreements will make it easier to maintain safe and fair trade of animals and animal products if an Read the rest of this entry »