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by WLJ
2009 March 27
USDA has granted ?split status? to New Mexico in an effort to stem the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB). The result is that only Curry and Roosevelt counties in the eastern portion of the state will fall under the more stringent regulations for testing and moving cattle, said Sens.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
USDA?s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported that the number of cattle on feed in the U.S. was 11.2 million head at the start of March, down 5.3 percent from a year ago, with the largest declines coming in the Southwest. California on feed numbers were down 16 percent while Arizona dropped 9 percent.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
Russia imported 39,000 metric tons of beef in January and February, down 40 percent on the year, the Russian National Meat Association said recently. Pork imports during the period fell by 31 percent on the year to 53,000 metric tons, and poultry imports fell by 18 percent to 92,000 metric tons.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
The bill introduced by Rep. government data shows the Louise Slaughter, D-NY, and potential that it might occur in the Senate by Edward is declining.? Kennedy, D-MA, to ban the Bacteria survival through use of sub-therapeutic anti- food processing and handling biotics in livestock earlier is decreasing, food-borne ill- this month came under fire ness is down, development of again last week.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
The Senate Budget Committee chairman said last Tuesday he will not propose cuts in U.S. crop subsidies for fiscal 2010 despite White House proposals to pare down payments to big farmers.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
With key global markets experiencing sluggish consumer spending, volatile currencies and persistent economic uncertainty, many analysts have been predicting a downturn for U.S. beef and pork exports. The January export results, however, defied those expectations as beef muscle cut exports jumped 13 percent in volume (43,949 metric tons or 96.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
The U.S. is more than able to continue supplying global customers with necessary feed ingredients, according to the U.S Grains Council (USGC), the leading organization for export market development for barley, corn, sorghum and co-products.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
While recent congressional hearings on the subject of creating a mandatory National Animal Identification System (NAIS) might have been lopsided, reports from Capitol Hill indicate that there may still be a chance to stop the much-maligned program.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
The Environmental Defense Fund, National Association of Conservation Districts, Partnership of Rangeland Trusts, the Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund joined the Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen?s Beef Association, and...
by WLJ
2009 March 27
New Mexico?s plan for halting the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB) was recently approved by USDA. The plan allows much of the state to designate a Modified Accredited Advanced (MAA) zone that encompasses the entire area of Curry and Roosevelt counties.
by WLJ
2009 March 20
Efforts by the beef industry to keep Congress from making a National Animal Identification System (NAIS) mandatory may be futile as it seems the momentum is swinging in favor of creating such a database.
by WLJ
2009 March 20
Officials with the 27-member nation European Union (EU) said last week they will consider doubling the quota of U.S. beef imports allowed to receive preferential tariff rates in exchange for the U.S. dropping its plan to impose more stringent tariffs on EU goods.
by WLJ
2009 March 20
Officials in Mexico last Wednesday released the list of more than 90 products it imports from the U.S. which will be subject to increased tariffs. Fortunately for U.S. producers, protein products will not be included. The tariff increases, which range from 10 to 45 percent, include items such as fruit juice, toilet paper and home appliances.
by WLJ
2009 March 20
Strong U.S. beef and pork exports in January defied predictions that sluggish global economies and volatile currencies would dampen them, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. USDA data showed beef muscle cut exports jumped 13 percent in volume and 15 percent in value compared to January 2008.
by WLJ
2009 March 20
The use of antibiotics in animal agriculture came under attack last week as bills were introduced in Congress and the California Legislature to limit their use. The ?Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act? was introduced last week in the U.
by WLJ
2009 March 20
A webinar is scheduled for March 25 from 9 to 10 a.m. to explain what landowners, tax preparers, and local governments need to know about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reporting requirements and how to handle oil and gas payments.
by WLJ
2009 March 20
USDA has finalized the plan to ban cattle which become non-ambulatory after veterinary inspection from being reinspected and passed for slaughter for human consumption in the U.S. The regulations codify what has been a common practice for several months, according to industry sources.
by DTN
2009 March 20
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said last Wednesday that it will allow a 60-day delay on implementing more stringent feed ban regulations for livestock feed ingredients. The regulations, meant to help prevent any potential spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.


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