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How did the beef industry fare in news headlines in 2018? Many of the top stories related to ranching, beef production and agricultural land use had direct ties to the policies of President Donald Trump and his administration.

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Take another look at the stories that captured the most online attention from Progressive Cattleman readers from November 2017 to November 2018.

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What a year it has been for agricultural law. From emissions reporting to checkoff litigation, there are a number of important legal developments this year of which beef producers need to be aware.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced the approval of Experior (lubabegron Type A medicated article), a beta-adrenergic agonist/antagonist drug that, when fed to beef cattle under specific conditions, results in less ammonia gas released as a byproduct of their waste.

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A new case of brucellosis has been found in a northwestern Wyoming beef cattle herd. Serology test results from the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory showed reactor levels in five cattle from one herd. Further testing from both labs, including bacterial culture, will be conducted to confirm serology results.

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Zoetis recently announced its new data and testing agreement with Leachman Cattle of Colorado to provide a unique genomically enhanced genetic evaluation.

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