Terry Stokes, chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA), announced Sept. 25 he will resign from his position following the 2009 Cattle Industry Convention, Jan. 31, 2009.
Californias central valley this year has resulted in the downgrade of the states TB status by USDA. The change in status, to Modified Accredited Advanced, is expected to cost producers millions of dollars in additional costs for testing and management of the disease.
The result of the New Jersey ruling could open the door to similar challenges of those regulations elsewhere by livestock interests. In the New Jersey case, the court upheld many of the livestock practices as legal despite the challengesn by animal rights groups.