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The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced Dec. 5 that it is updating the voluntary U.S. Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef.

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As 2017 comes to a close, what better way to reflect on the year than to look back at some of the key developments in agricultural law? From water to pesticides, manure to undercover videos, there have been many legal developments impacting agricultural producers.

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The House of Representatives passed the Resilient Federal Forests Act in November, earning praise from the ag community. The bill, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., addresses the roadblocks to reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires and the budgetary problems caused by “fire borrowing,” or taking the budget allotted to forest management and other activities to fund fighting wildfires.

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Here’s a look back at which stories captured the most online attention from readers of Progressive Cattleman from December 2016 to November 2017.

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) informed industry representatives on Nov. 20 that it would allow a 90-day waiver from the electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandate for all transporters of agricultural commodities.

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The Red Angus breed – often heralded by commercial producers as a consistent provider of fertility, longevity and overall herd profitability – is increasing its market share across the U.S. beef industry and has experienced two consecutive years of rapid growth.

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