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.
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.
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.
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 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.