USDA seeks input on revisions to beef grading standards PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 13:05

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking public input on possible revisions to the U.S. Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef to adjust for recent improvements and trends in animal raising and feeding. AMS is also seeking input on a review of beef instrument grading.

Producers discuss policy priorities at NCBA summer conference PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 August 2014 08:20

Members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) addressed current policy priorities at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver this week, passing new resolutions and directives for the 2014 policy agenda.

Russia announces ban on trade items PDF Print E-mail
Written by Progressive Cattleman Editor David Cooper   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:35

Russia announced today that it is banning the purchase of food commodities from trade partners in the U.S., European Union and other nations. The trade ban is a result of sanctions that have been made against Russia in the wake of its conflict with Ukraine.

Cargill to close Milwaukee beef harvest facility PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:41

Cargill has announced it will close its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, beef harvest facility, which employs approximately 600 people, effective at the close of business, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

CSU: Ways to avoid infection at horse shows, events PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 July 2014 23:44

Summer is peak season for horse shows and events, and Colorado State University veterinarians remind riders that it’s important if traveling to take steps that will help prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.

Horse slaughter in the U.S.: Where are we now? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tiffany Dowell   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:21

Horse slaughter is one of the most hot-button agricultural policy issues today. In the past couple of years, there has been extensive news coverage and heated debates among those in the agricultural industry, animal rights activists, government officials and even Hollywood stars.



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