Meats offer many benefits, including some essential dietary fats. �They are an incredible source of protein, and all the amino acids that are needed for health,� says Dr. Betsy Booren, director of scientific affairs for the American Meat Institute Foundation.
Improvements and efficiencies in agricultural practices since the mid-1900s have helped to cut the volume of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to a study conducted by Stanford University researchers. In results released last week, researchers found that the amount of
The Senate failed to pass a measure earlier this month which would limit the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Senate Joint Resolution 26 (S.J. Res. 26), sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, would have stopped the agency’s plan
Public lands grazing fees are again being targeted in the courts, this time by a coalition of groups with a common anti-grazing agenda. In a press release dated June 10, the Center for Biological Diversity, along with other organizations, announced they had filed suit against the Department of the Interior
The California Beef Council announced recently that the Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538 in Santa Maria, CA, has been recognized as an Honorary California Beef Backer for its long-time support of the beef industry. The Elks were presented with the award by local rancher John Lacey at their annual Rodeo Banquet.
The job of markets is to seek out the highest value for products produced and encourage the most efficient use of resources to facilitate that production. Keeping this in mind helps explain current production and trade relationships in the U.S. beef industry.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) officials announced some significant changes to the proposed governance changes last week in an effort to address concerns raised by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and other outside organizations. The proposed changes
In the Shasta and Scott River valleys of northern California, flood irrigation has been a standard practice for the agricultural community, in some cases for generations. However, according to the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), irrigation practices on the two rivers have
In a press release dated June 3, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey revealed that the agency is taking the Federal Wild Horse and Burro Program "in an unprecedented new direction." More to the point, BLM is seeking in-depth
Japan will keep its traditional cautious stance on talks over deregulation of beef imports with the U.S., new Farm Minister Masahiko Yamada said last week. Yamada was not willing to relax existing curbs on U.S. beef imports, news agency Kyodo quoted the minister as telling a news conference.
A vote in the U.S. Senate to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from going it alone in battling carbon dioxide emissions was deemed destined to fail last week without new last-minute support, according to congressional and private-sector sources.
The second annual Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet will be held July 8, 2010, at 5 p.m. in Denver, CO. This years event will feature the announcement of the newest inductees of the Hall of Fame, as well as the first recipient of the Industry Leadership Award.
The National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) are calling on Congress to protect family farms and ranches from being taxed out of business by supporting H.R. 5475, the Family Farm Estate Tax Relief Act of 2010. H.R.
From brush control on the ranch, to cuts of beef sold to the consumer, the 2010 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course will provide a number of beef cattle-production demonstrations Aug. 2-4 in College Station, TX.
Future National Cattle Evaluations will break new ground for the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and American Simmental Association (ASA) as the two breeds combine resources for multi-breed genetic evaluation (MBGE) of their growth and carcass trait expected progeny differences (EPDs).
An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settlement with three environmental organizations may mean that operators of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) will be subject to increasing scrutiny in the years ahead. The court-ordered settlement states that the
Corn crop progress surged ahead last week with corn farmers in much of the country reporting progress well ahead of last year and the five-year average. According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), planting progress reached 97 percent