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This section carries the latest in industry news from our cattle associations, government agencies, and other sources as it pertains to the cattle industry and livestock industry as a whole. If it is news that relates to the beef cow or ranches in Texas and other states, then you will find it at southernlivestock.com.

In New NCBA Video, EPA Administrator Pruitt Urges Ranchers to Submit WOTUS Comments

published: August 18th 2017

WASHINGTON (August 16, 2017) - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association today released a video featuring Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, in which Pruitt urges farmers and ranchers to submit official comments on the repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule before the Agency's deadline of Monday, Aug....

Charolais Association to hold "Industry Session"

published: August 16th 2017

An "Industry Session" will be held to discuss the added value of utilizing Charolais genetics through the various phases of the beef industry, while developing more marketing options for producers using Charolais genetics....

Expert: Consumers need to know steps for addressing unwanted calls, texts

published: August 10th 2017 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – People who are annoyed by robocalls coming to their landline and unwanted calls or texts to their mobile phone should know the steps to stop them, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist....

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course attracts record 2,200 participants

published: August 9th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – A record 2,200 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course participants heard about potential export market opportunities and the outlook for cattle markets, as well as practical information to take to the ranch and become more profitable....

Workshop focuses on wildlife habitat, grazing management

published: August 7th 2017 source: Noble Research Institute

ARDMORE, Okla. — The Noble Research Institute will host a Fall Grazing Workshop  from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at the Addison Ranch, located at 7051 Pike Road in Burneyville, Oklahoma....

Take Action Now- Tell EPA to Kill WOTUS Today!

published: August 3rd 2017 source: NCBA

Submit Comments to Kill the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule TODAY! Last Thursday, July 27th, marked the start of the 30-day comment period on the EPA's proposal to withdraw the 2015 WOTUS rule....

Consumer concerns about food

published: August 2nd 2017 source: foodintegrity.org

In a survey, when asked about concerns on life and current events, rising health costs ranked highest, being cited by 71% of consumers. Another eight concerns ranked at 60% or above. Of those eight, six involved food....

Showcase Helps Expand Red Meat Exports to Rapidly-growing Latin American Region

published: August 1st 2017 source: USMEF

  The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) held its seventh annual Latin American Product Showcase July 26-27 in Cartagena, Colombia. This year’s event was the largest to date, with 56 exporting companies welcoming about 140 meat buyers from 18 countries throughout Central America, South America and the Caribbean....

Statement of Secretary Perdue Regarding Japan’s Planned Increase of Tariff on U.S. Frozen Beef

published: July 31st 2017 source: USDA

  WASHINGTON, July 28, 2017 – The government of Japan has announced that rising imports of frozen beef in the first quarter of the Japanese fiscal year (April-June) have triggered a safeguard, resulting in an automatic increase to Japan's tariff rate under the WTO on imports of frozen beef from the United States....

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course general session to focus on export markets

published: July 28th 2017 by: Blair Fannin

COLLEGE STATION – The 2017 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course general session on Aug. 7 will feature discussions on export markets and a general beef cattle market outlook for the remainder of the year, according to organizers....

Perdue to attend Farm Bill meeting in San Angelo

published: July 27th 2017

        Washington, D....

Atypical’ form of mad cow disease confirmed in Alabama cow

published: July 19th 2017 source: AL.com

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed an "atypical" case of bovine spongiform encephalopothy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, in an 11-year old beef cow in Alabama but emphasized that the animal never entered the slaughterhouse and "at no time presented a risk to food supply or to human health....

Agricultural leases to be covered by AgriLife Extension in four workshops

published: July 19th 2017 by: Kay Ledbetter

  AMARILLO – After such a positive response last year, four new Rancher Leasing Workshops covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases are scheduled across the state by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service....

Cattlemen Applaud Administration’s Stated Goals for Renegotiating NAFTA

published: July 18th 2017 source: NCBA

  WASHINGTON (July 17, 2017) -- The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today said the Trump Administration’s overall goals for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are beneficial to the U....

Agricultural leases to be covered by AgriLife Extension in four workshops

published: July 17th 2017 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  AMARILLO – After such a positive response last year, four new Rancher Leasing Workshops covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases are scheduled across the state by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service....

NCBA Applauds Bill That Would Delay New Electronic Logging Devices Mandate

published: July 14th 2017 source: NCBA

WASHINGTON (July 11, 2017) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today applauded inclusion of language in the U.S. House’s Transportation-HUD appropriations bill that will delay for one year a requirement mandating the use of the new Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for livestock and insect haulers....

Livestock and Global Warming information

published: July 13th 2017 source: Facts About Beef

  New research published by Dr. Jude Capper in the Journal of Animal Science shows that beef’s environmental footprint is shrinking. Each pound of beef raised in 2007 (compared to 1977) used: 19 percent less feed; 33 percent less land; 12 percent less water; and 9 percent less fossil fuel energy; The carbon footprint of beef was reduced by more than 16 percent from 1977 to 2007....

Strong Momentum Continues for Red Meat Exports

published: July 11th 2017 source: USMEF

  U.S. pork and beef exports posted a strong May performance, increasing significantly from the previous month and from year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U....

AgriLife Extension’s reach is rooted in East Texas

published: July 10th 2017 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

SMITH COUNTY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton will celebrate 50 years serving Texans on July 12. AgriLife Extension has grown to become a statewide, national and international agricultural education agency over the past 100-plus years....

U.S. beef arrives in China

published: July 5th 2017 source: USDA

  (Beijing, China, June 30, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today joined with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad to slice a Nebraska prime rib in a Beijing ceremony, formally marking the return of U....

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