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For March 2022, the annual forecast for commercial beef production was raised 195 million pounds to 27.57 billion pounds from the previous month, on stronger expected non-fed and fed cattle slaughter.

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Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska), Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) released on March 28 an updated version of the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act, first introduced in November 2021.

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Following the April USDA report highlighting an increase in Brazilian beef imports, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) renewed its call for the immediate suspension of fresh beef imports from Brazil.

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The recent USDA Foreign Agricultural Service bulletin on Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade provides a current summary of the major beef-consuming and importing countries in the world.

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The 2019 “global burden of disease” (GBD) study published earlier this year in the influential scientific journal The Lancet is expected to make substantial revisions to claims linking red meat consumption to worldwide deaths.

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The Public Lands Council (PLC) and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) denounced March 31 the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed decision on the American Prairie Reserve’s (APR) request to graze bison on seven grazing allotments in Montana.

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