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NCBA Dealing with Various Issues

Dan Beef, Cattle, Farm Bill

The beef industry knows the importance of trade with other countries, but that is only one of the top issues for them this year. According to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, there are other issues of importance. That includes the Farm Bill. NCBA Dealing with Various Issues

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama and Georgia, for the week ended February 16, 2018, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: AL Livestock Market Report At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended-February 16, 2018 receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 7,500 head compared to 9,313 last …

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NCBA President Discusses Various Issues

Dan Cattle, Trade

During the recent Cattle Industry Convention, California rancher Kevin Kester officially took over as president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). He talks about the various issues they will continue to concentrate on, including trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NCBA President Discusses Various Issues

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Farm Thefts Could Draw Heftier Penalties

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Getting caught stealing a registered beehive would have a deeper sting under a measure advancing in the Senate. The Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday unanimously approved a proposal (SB 776) that would boost the criminal fine for theft of a commercially farmed animal or a bee colony from $5,000 to $10,000. Committee Chairwoman Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, said increased fines are …

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Seeking Ag Exemption to Emissions Reporting

Dan Cattle, Environment, Livestock

Livestock producers are pleased to know a bill has been introduced that would exempt them from reporting manure emissions. The legislation known the FARM Act, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act, is cosponsored by 20-senators. Livestock groups and the American Farm Bureau asked lawmakers for help last week, and the bipartisan response was quick. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President …

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U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Wants Beef Defined

Dan Beef, Industry News Release

The United States Cattlemen’s Association wants the Department of Agriculture to clarify the definition of beef. USCA late last week submitted a petition to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service asking the agency for rulemaking on beef labeling to clarify for consumers what is beef derived from cattle and “beef” products created in a laboratory. USCA Presidet Kenny Graner says: …

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USDA Helps Dairy and Beef Industries Reach More Domestic and Global Markets

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) made two announcements about its Animal Welfare Assessment Program (AWAP), which offers an independent assessment for industry animal welfare standards and programs.  AWAP is a voluntary service for industry organizations that evaluates animal welfare standards for conformance with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Specification (TS) 34700 – Animal Welfare …

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Legislation to Prevent Farms from Reporting Under CERCLA

Dan Cattle, Environment

Ten Republicans and ten Democrats in the U.S. Senate have introduced legislation that would prevent farms, ranches, and other agricultural operations from having to report livestock manure data under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Chief Environmental Counsel, Scott Yager, is pleased with this bipartisan legislation. Legislation to Prevent Farms from …