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Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 19, 2017
Verde Farms, based in Boston, MA, and a provider of 100 percent grass-fed and free-range beef, recently announced it has acquired Estancia Beef, the import division of El Raigon Natural Beef based in Petaluma, CA. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 19, 2017
President Donald Trump nominated long-time Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to be the U.S. ambassador to China and it was expected that the Senate would vote to confirm him last week. According to reports, the Senate is likely to confirm Branstad due in part to his long-standing relationship with China and agricultural acumen.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 12, 2017
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced May 5 that the state will receive an additional $3.7 million from the USDA to fight the spread of cattle fever ticks in South Texas. The increased funding, which came at Abbott’s request, will be added to the existing budget of $8.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 12, 2017
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue tried to allay fears that a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will not negatively affect the nation’s farmers and ranchers.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 5, 2017
São Paulo, Brazil-based JBS SA received a shipment of imported fresh beef from the United States for the first time since the market was closed in 2003, according to a Reuters report. The product is a more marbled version of the cut known as “picanha,” which also is referred to as top sirloin cap.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 5, 2017
executive order regarding trade. The order could be seen as an official definition of what “fair” means in the context of trade agreements and their renegotiation.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
May 5, 2017
The NILE Merit Heifer Program is a “live animal” scholarship that strives to help youth get a start in the beef cattle business by awarding heifer calves to participants chosen based on merit, future goals, and ability to care for the animal. Any youth ages 12-16, who is a 4-H or FFA member, may apply.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
May 5, 2017
In its op-ed article, (WLJ, May 1) the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) tries to draw attention away from the growing outcry for checkoff program reform by making The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) a boogeyman.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Apr 21, 2017
Cattle and deer that share salt might also share tuberculosis, according to research by John Kaneene, DVM, MPH, Ph.D., the lead researcher of a study by Michigan State University’s Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Apr 21, 2017
executive order that, among other things, directed the executive branch to “maximize… the use of goods, products, and materials produced in the United States” when it comes to federal procurement. “Goods and materials” generally refer to manufactured goods, and materials including iron and steel.


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