Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will decide whether to appeal the World Trade Organization decision that found fault with the U.S. country-of-origin labeling regime for red meat, and added that the WTO has asked any appeal to be held until January.
Groups that crafted an animal cruelty bill approved by the North Dakota Legislature last year are “generally pleased” with how the law is working and aren’t seeking any changes to it, a livestock association spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Beef trends come and go but some can cause confusion. Brad Morgan, meat scientist at Zoetis Animal Health, says it’s the responsibility of cattlemen to educate consumers on what’s right and what’s wrong.
Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Nov. 3 issue, including a cover story on successful spring wheat yields. The region has enjoyed excellent yields in the past few years. The issue also will feature coverage of an ag conference this week, updates on railroad car progress and much more. Don't miss it.RELATED CONTENT
An insect the size of a pen tip is frustrating efforts by Australia to sign a deal, potentially worth billions of dollars, to export live cattle to China to feed its fast-growing appetite for red meat. Talks have stalled over the presence in the Australian herd of Bluetongue disease, a virus which is spread by midges, a tiny fly. While the disease usually has little effect on cattle, it would pose a major threat to China’s 140 million-strong sheep flock, the world’s largest.RELATED CONTENT
Battling Democratic accusations that he tried to derail the farm bill last year, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is getting help from his House Agriculture Committee chairman.
Negotiations for an ambitious trade pact among Pacific countries made significant progress over the weekend but there is still a gap between Japan and the U.S. over market access and other hurdles, trade representatives say.
CWB elevator construction reaches a key stage, OSHA begins inspecting a Willmar, Minn., Jennie-O plant and Ukraine appeals to WTO over Russian ban on Fruit and vegetable imports.
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North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers are falling for one of the oldest tricks in the book, the ol’ bait and switch.
Last year, I was elated when a high choice, visual yield grade 3 steer carcass brought more than $206 per hundredweight on the rail. With a hot carcass weight of 977 pounds, the total value of the steer was $2,017.31.
Farmers and ranchers have been stewards of the land for years.
Donald Kennedy, a Stanford University biology professor, had been commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration for less than two months in 1977 when he plunged into a difficult scientific and political debate that remains unresolved today.
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The recent drop in corn prices represents a tremendous change in the feed cost environment for cattle producers.
On Oct. 20, the World Trade Organization announced its ruling that the U.S. had failed to bring its of country-of-origin labeling for meat regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules, saying they still discriminate against Canada and Mexico and cause damages to their producers.