Livestock Exporting Discussed at Cattle Industry Convention

Dan Cattle, Exports/Imports

One of the speakers during last week’s cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix, Arizona was Renee Strickland, cattle producer and livestock exporter with Strickland Ranch and Exports in Myakka City, Florida. AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper talked with her about exporting livestock internationally. Livestock Exporting Discussed at Cattle Industry Convention Our coverage of the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention is brought to you …

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Livestock – Poultry Outlook Positive for 2018

Dan Cattle, Livestock, Poultry

Some attending the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee learned that 2017 ended on a good note for the livestock and poultry sectors, and the 2018 outlook is positive overall. That was according to James Robb, director and senior agricultural livestock economist for the Livestock Marketing Information Center. But, he said there …


NPPC Applauds Withdrawal Of Organic Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Organic, Pork, Poultry

Listening to the farmers it would have affected, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue announced that his agency will withdraw a proposed organic rule for livestock and poultry, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council. The Obama-era regulation – the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule – would have incorporated into the National Organic Program welfare standards that were not …


Livestock Producers Need a Fix to CERCLA and EPCRA Issue

Dan Cattle, Environment, Livestock

Three weeks ago a Washington, D.C. Circuit Court issued a stay regarding farm emissions reporting required under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The court-ordered stay, which is in effect until January 22, was welcome news to livestock producers across the country. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Chief …


Antibiotic Use in Livestock Drops

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

The Food and Drug Administration began keeping records on antibiotic use in livestock animals in 2009. For the first time since then, the agency says antibiotic usage dropped. Sales of medically important antimicrobials for livestock and poultry fell by ten percent in 2016. The decline actually took place ahead of new antibiotic usage requirements that became law in January. As …


LMA President Discusses SALE Act

Dan Cattle, Livestock

The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is applauding the introduction of the Securing All Livestock Equitably (SALE) Act, H.R. 4058, by Congressman Roger Marshall of Kansas. LMA President, Jerry Etheridge from Montgomery, Alabama, says the SALE Act would help provide sellers of livestock with payment protection during dealer payment defaults. LMA President Discusses SALE Act

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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 …


CERCLA Reporting Deadline for Livestock Producers is Wednesday

Dan Cattle, Environment, Industry News Release, Livestock

Back in 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule that exempted most farms from certain release reporting requirements in The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or CERCLA. Specifically, the rule exempted farms releasing hazardous substances from animal waste to the air above threshold levels from reporting under the Act. In short, all farms were relieved from …


USDA Chief Scientist Responds to WHO Antibiotic Recommendations

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued recommendations on the use of antibiotics in agriculture. Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Acting Chief Scientist with the USDA, says the WHO guidelines are not in alignment with U.S. policy and aren’t supported by sound science. “The recommendations incorrectly combine disease prevention with growth promotion in animals,” she says. “The WHO previously requested the standards for …