Those who pushed hardest for a well-defined claim are taking issue with the new standards, however. The text of the new standard does indeed outline a few things missing from the previous (very loose) standard, they say, but does little to close loopholes allowing companies to market the majority of the beef produced in the U.
Like many areas of the West, producers across California are looking at the skies and hoping for rain that they desperately need. Recent stories in the national news have highlighted the dire moisture situations in many areas of the High Plains where severe drought has been exacerbated by high winter winds, stripping the soil and carrying it away.
In 1998, the WTO found that the EUs ban on U.S. beef was not supported by science and was thus inconsistent with WTO rules and in 1999, the United States imposed additional duties on a list of EU products in accordance with a WTO authorization.
U.S. restaurant industry unit count was flat in 2008, compared to 2 percent growth in 2007, according to a census of U.S. commercial restaurant locations conducted each spring and fall by market research company the NPD Group. Major chain restaurant units (more than 500 units), were up 1 percent.
The site selection process for a $500 million livestock and zoonotic (diseases that can transfer between animals and humans) research center came to a close on Jan. 16 when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its official Record of Decision selecting the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, as the labs future site.
From spending a week working cattle on a ranch to getting lost in a corn maze, agritourism activities are popping up across the state. To help farmers and ranchers learn more about agritourism, a workshop is scheduled for Jan. 30, 2009, in Byers, CO.
In an effort to comply with the recently enacted Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), livestock producers, particularly feedlots and other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) went to work last week. However, compliance was found to be nearly impossible after the U.
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Shortly after President Barack Obama was sworn into office last Tuesday, his staff issued a memo halting any Bush administration regulations which had been working their way through the implementation process.
Feedlot managers, owners, employees and allied industry will learn the latest on feedlot management at the 2009 Nebraska Beef Feedlot Roundtable Feb. 10- 12 in Norfolk, Lexington or Bridgeport. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension meeting will be offered Feb.
Of the thousands of junior market animals that compete at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) each year, only 90 of the very best are at the exciting Auction of Junior Livestock Champions held Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Beef Palace Auction Arena.
As the rules were written in the interim stage, importing countries such as Canada and Mexico, who had filed complaints with the World Trade Organization (WTO), claimed the rule created exclusionary trade barriers to foreign livestock and other ag products.
For the time being, Canada has said that it plans to put on hold its complaint against Country-of- Origin Labeling (COOL) which had been filed with the World Trade Organization (WTO). The announcement comes in the wake of USDA?s release of the final COOL rules.
Last Monday, USDA released their final crop reports for last year?s growing season and the result added a great deal of downward price pressure to grains. USDA increased ending production numbers for corn and soybean prices. The economic slowdown in the U.
Mexican officials have proposed a change in meat import regulations that could have a significant impact on trade with U.S. packing plants. According to the proposal, after Jan. 30, Mexico will no longer allow meat shipments from the U.S. in so-called combo bins, large totes containing as much as 2,000 pounds of meat each.
With tax season just around the corner, a New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service publication has been revised to remind agriculture producers to be aware of various taxes that affect their operation.