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Meat Labeling Bill Could Reinstate COOL

2/6/2019 11:38:00 AM

A bill in the Montana Senate could reinstate COOL and address cell-cultured products.

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Sen. Roberts Tells Trump Administration to Forget About COOL

3/22/2017 5:59:00 AM

While the Trump administration prepares to renegotiate NAFTA, the chairman of the Senate Ag Committee is warning against any reconsideration of COOL

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South Dakota Considering Country-of-Origin Labeling

2/1/2017 1:31:00 PM
A group of South Dakota state congressmen has introduced a bill that would require retail beef products sold in the state to bear a country-of-origin label. >> Read More

Cattle Group Shares 100-Day Strategy with 1200 Ranchers in Dakotas

11/21/2016 3:06:00 PM
Speaking to about 1,200 ranchers, R-CALF USA gained support for a plan it wants President-elect Donald Trump to implement during his first 100 days in office.  >> Read More

Brazil, COOL, and Feeder Cattle Prices

11/3/2016 12:30:00 PM
MSU's Dr. Anton Bekkerman looks into the role that factors such as Brazilian beef imports and country-of-origin labeling may have had in the recent price decline. >> Read More

U.S. Wheat Group Continue to Press for Canada Grain Grading Changes

5/3/2016 3:16:00 PM

Continued efforts to press the Canadian government to reform its grain grading system, which unfairly minimizes the quality of U.S.-grown wheat.

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Canada Opposed Even to Voluntary Country-of-Origin Labeling

1/18/2016 10:42:00 AM
Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay said after meeting with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that Canada "does not support voluntary labeling."  >> Read More

USDA Halts Enforcing COOL Requirements

12/22/2015 11:23:00 AM

Effective immediately, USDA is not enforcing the COOL requirements for muscle cut and ground beef and pork.  

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Federal Appropriations Bill Passes; Holds Key Provisions for Cattle Producers

12/18/2015 10:33:00 AM

With bipartisan support, Congress passed the $1.15 trillion Omnibus Appropriations Bill today, and the bill contained several victories for cattlemen and women.

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NFU Praises Parts of the Omnibus-Tax Extenders Package, Voices Concern Over Others

12/18/2015 10:30:00 AM
National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson praised parts of the omnibus-tax extenders package offering tepid approval of Congress’ work to fund the government >> Read More

Recent Ag News

Enzi: States Deserve a Seat at the Table When Listing Endangered Species

2/15/2019 9:22:00 AM

New legislation by Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi would give states and local entities more of a say when federal agencies are proposing regulations that could have significant ramifications. 

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Coors Light to Host a Toast to Farmers

2/14/2019 10:27:00 AM
The celebration – hashtagged #ToastToFarmers – is a tribute to the men and women who harvest the ingredients that go into Coors Light.  >> Read More
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OPINION: Support the Working Animal Protection Act in Montana

2/14/2019 9:18:00 AM
The Working Animal Protection Act will be heard before Montana's Local Government Interim Committee on Thursday, February 14, 2019. >> Read More
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The Green New Deal: What is it and What Does it Mean for Agriculture?

2/13/2019 8:51:00 AM

Some pretty lofty goals in the Green New Deal, but what exactly are they proposing and how will they work “collaboratively with farmers and ranchers”?

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The Montana "Real Meat Act"

2/12/2019 1:21:00 PM

A bill introduced in the Montana House helps define "cell-cultured proteins."

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