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Bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been diagnosed in a white-tailed deer in Franklin County, Indiana. This marks the first time the disease (more formally known as Mycobacterium bovis) has been found in a wild animal in Indiana. This finding means significant changes in disease monitoring requirements for cattle owners and deer hunters in the area.

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The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA), along with other industry partners, recently donated more than 1,600 pounds of beef to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, as part of TCA’s Second Harvest Initiative.

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U.S. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced the “Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016” (S. 3201), a bill they say will bring transparency and accountability to national commodity checkoff programs.

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For the first time in 13 years, the U.S. will be allowed access to export beef and beef products to the Brazilian market, according to a USDA press release issued on Aug. 1.

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After passing through Congress, the Roberts-Stabenow bill, also known as the GMO labeling bill, has been signed by President Obama.

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In a special summer barbecue/July 4 version of “The Farmer’s Share” report, the National Farmers Union (NFU) calculated U.S. farmers and ranchers received about $.45 from the total $2.45 spent to create an All-American favorite, the cheeseburger.

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