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Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Aug 4, 2017
Though attention has recently been on the Senate’s “RAISE Act” just announced last week, the Senate recently introduced two other immigration-related bills as well. S. 1034, the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017, was introduced in May and seeks to protect active agricultural workers with a clean record from deportation.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jul 28, 2017
Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) based in Tokyo, Japan announced July 20 that it will acquire Kansasbased Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC (Creekstone) from private equity firm Sun Capital Partners. Creekstone supplies many of the U.S.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Jul 28, 2017
I’ve been the CEO of this largest producer-only cattle association for the past 17 years and we are as independent as they come. R-CALF USA has not made any alliance, nor is it aligned, with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Jul 28, 2017
Beginning in the 1980s, farmers and ranchers became increasingly concerned as more and more people began relocating to rural areas outside of cities and towns, subdividing lands, and reducing available farmland. These new rural residences began to issue nuisance lawsuits against their long-standing rural neighbors.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jul 21, 2017
Oklahoma beef producers will have the chance to vote on a state-specific beef checkoff in November. Oklahoma Commissioner of Agriculture Jim Reese authorized a referendum after verifying that enough signatures were gathered to hold the vote. The signature petitions were submitted on behalf of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association.
Livestock Industry Opinions
by WLJ
Jul 21, 2017
There are positive findings from the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) released in mid-July. Among those are data showing a significant increase in Choice and Prime carcasses, a high mobility score for cattle entering packing plants, and the...
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jul 14, 2017
Utah’s “ag gag” law was ruled unconstitutional in a July 7 ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby. The Utah law, which prohibits unauthorized filming of agricultural operations, violates free speech, according to Shelby’s decision, which sides with animal rights groups.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jul 14, 2017
Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) introduced H.R. 3131 at the end of June which would amend the Endangered Species Act. Specifically, it would amend the section (16 U.S. Code Section 1540 (g)) that deals with citizen suits.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jul 14, 2017
Last Monday, the Colorado and Nebraska Departments of Agriculture jointly announced that a livestock commuter agreement had been reached between the two states. Such agreements allow covered livestock herds to be moved between agreeing states “in the course of normal livestock management operations,” according to federal code.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
by WLJ
Jul 7, 2017
On the heels of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement that the Yellowstone Ecosystem population of grizzly bears will be removed from the endangered species list, the Western Watershed Project (WWP) announced its intent to sue the service.


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