4/9/2018 4:23:00 PM/Categories: Popular Posts, General News, Today's Top 5, People in Ag, Livestock
Many agriculture groups are ramping up efforts to promote beef to consumers as the fight against imitation meat and franken-foods mislead consumers. Exposing "fake meat" for what it is and encouraging consumers across the nation to eat real beef is a top priority for many ranchers.
On the promotion end of the beef industry, many in rural America have been watching R-CALF USA's lawsuit against the USDA and the Montana Beef Council (MBC). R-CALF claims that ranchers First Amendment Rights are compromised in how the MBC promotes beef.
Monday, in a two to one decision, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld R-CALF USA’s preliminary injunction that was handed down in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana last year. The preliminary injunction states that "Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the Montana Beef Council cannot compel Montana ranchers to subsidize the private speech of the Montana Beef Council without first obtaining the affirmative consent from the rancher-payees."
Northern Ag Network
India and the United States are currently in negotiations on a trade package. Washington and New Delhi are looking to remove some long-standing disagreements between the two countries that would strengthen ties.
Montana Farmers Union (MFU) members spent this past week in Washington D.C. for the National Farmers Union Fly-In. Farmers took to Capitol Hill to advocate for multiple issues including the Farm Bill, rural health care and to talk trade. 350 Farmers Union members from across the nation attended this year’s event. Sharing first hand their experiences and hardships in rural America.