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GIPSA Contracting Rules Create New Controversy

12/16/2016 10:16:00 AM
Earlier this week, GIPSA announced changes in contracting rules that are attracting a storm of controversy. >> Read More

Online Payment Now Available for Livestock Per Capita Fees

11/10/2015 9:06:00 AM
Online payment now available for livestock per capita fees due November 30, new law changes next year’s schedule >> Read More

Groups Call on Restaurant Chains to Serve Antibiotic-Free Meat

9/16/2015 10:09:00 AM
Groups are calling on fast food restaurants to publicly limit the use of antibiotics in the meat and poultry in items they sell on their menus. >> Read More

Subway Finally Caves on Meat Raised Without Antibiotics

8/31/2015 1:58:00 PM
After months of pressure, Subway officials said that they plan to switch their chicken supply to meat from animals raised without antibiotics by 2016. >> Read More

Resolution of COOL Likely to Drag On

5/21/2015 7:58:00 AM

The issue is not about imported meat coming from Canada, Mexico but the alleged discrimination of imported live animals that account for only 7.6% of U.S. beef slaughter.

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Mozart, mood lights may be the key to better chicken nuggets

5/18/2015 3:12:00 PM

The poultry industry is looking at alternative solutions to solve one of their biggest challenges: how to mass produce drug and hormone-free poultry at a reasonable price.  

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Iowa Dealing With Bird Deaths

5/11/2015 9:00:00 AM
Iowa is facing a crisis trying to destroy and dispose of roughly 23 million birds from poultry operations infected with highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. >> Read More

Nation's Largest Seller of Chickens Eliminating Antibiotics

4/28/2015 10:37:00 AM

Tyson Foods is announcing today that it plans to eliminate the use of medically important antibiotics in its flocks by September 2017.

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H5N2 Expected Death Toll Almost 7 Million Birds Since March

4/23/2015 1:15:00 PM

Federal officials are banking on higher temperatures to help knock down avian influenza even as they work to develop vaccines to counter the deadly virus.

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Ex-Farmer Charged with Killing Over 300,000 Chickens

4/10/2015 9:23:00 AM

According to local police, Lowery was a former farmer who was let go by Pilgrim’s Pride and had an “ax to grind” with the company.

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U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent

2/26/2017 10:47:00 AM
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for 
feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on 
February 1, 2017. The inventory was 1 percent above February 1, 2016.  >> Read More
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Pulse Growers Worried about Huge India Market

2/25/2017 5:15:00 PM

Is India changing its attitude on a 13-year policy?  If so, that could have a big impact on the Pulse market.

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Cheney Pushes for BLM 2.0 Rule Repeal

2/24/2017 10:49:00 AM
Wyoming Congressman Liz Cheney sponsored a resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Managements (BLM) Planning 2.0 Rule. Cheney said the rule that was finalized in the last days of “the Obama Administration would have gone even further than they already had in the last eight years in centralizing control and authority over decisions about how to manage our public lands in Washington.”  Essentially, taking away local authority and input with the new rule. >> Read More
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USCA Marketing Committee Chair Talks Markets and Reporting in D.C.

2/23/2017 4:02:00 PM
United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Marketing Committee Chair Allan Sents was in Washington, D.C. this week meeting with Members of Congress and Administration officials on market-based issues.  Sents specifically met with individuals regarding the 2020 re-authorization of Mandatory Price Reporting (MPR) and necessary changes and enhancements to the law’s current framework.

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American Sheep Industry Association Prepares Producers for New Veterinary Feed Directive

2/23/2017 3:34:00 PM
For livestock producers, the new year brought some big changes in that all medically important antibiotics to be used in feed or water for food animal species requires a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) or a prescription.  >> Read More
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