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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.
by WLJ
2009 March 20
In a story strikingly similar to the Hallmark/Westland downer cow scandal that beef producers know well, an undercover animal rights activist taped animal handling abuses at an Ohio hog farm and the footage is now the subject of an HBO documentary. The documentary, entitled ?Death on a Factory Farm,? first aired on the evening of March 16.
by WLJ
2009 March 20
This year, the U.S. Congress will address many legislative issues that directly affect cattlemen?s bottom line?including property rights and environmental regulations.
by WLJ
2009 March 20
The National Cattlem e n ? s Beef Association (NCBA) recently announced that as part of a restructured plan to work against government intervention in ethanol production, the group has decided to withdraw its membership from the Food Before Fuel Coalition (FBFC).
by DTN
2009 March 20
Legislation aimed at stopping the slaughter of wildlife that are munching on crops has passed the state Senate and now goes to the House. Under the bill, ranchers and farmers could no longer kill wildlife on private land unless the animals were predators threatening people, pets or livestock.
by WLJ
2009 March 20
An aggressive beef checkoff market response plan is in place to help protect beef demand in the meat case and on restaurant menus. This plan was quickly implemented in November 2008 when early economic signals indicated a need to proactively address channel and consumer purchasing decisions.