Industry News

Cattle Production Risk Management Workshops Offered in November and December 2019

By : Jim Jansen, UNL Agricultural Economist, Jay Parsons, Farm and Ranch Management Specialist and Elliot Dennis, Nebraska Extension Livestock Marketing Risk Management Specialist Topics covered during the workshop include determining your cost of production, marketing tools available to protect against price declines, and programs for protecting against weather related forage losses. Photo credit Troy Walz. Nebraska Extension will be hosting risk management workshops for cattle…

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South Dakota Cattleman to U.S. Senate Committee: American Beef is Climate Change Solution

Courtesy of WASHINGTON (Oct. 17, 2019) — South Dakota cattle producer Todd Wilkinson today told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that contrary to the claims of some environmental and anti-animal-agriculture activists, “American beef production and consumption is a climate change solution.” “Climate policies that unfairly target cattle producers fail to recognize the positive role of cattle and beef in a healthy, sustainable food system,” Wilkinson told…

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K-State economist has released publication taking a look at impact of MCOOL

Courtesy of MANHATTAN, Kan. – A Kansas State University agricultural economist says a law that once required mandatory reporting of the origin of meat sold in grocery stores likely did not have an impact on consumers’ demand for those products. Glynn Tonsor has completed an analysis of meat demand before, during and after the U.S. Department of Agriculture had implemented mandatory country of origin labeling…

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Cattlemen Participate in White House Event Spotlighting Federal Overreach

Courtesy of WASHINGTON (Oct. 9, 2019) – Two members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today joined President Trump at a White House event spotlighting past federal overreach by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). During the event, the President signed two Executive Orders that will provide more clarity and transparency to often-daunting and complicated federal regulatory processes.…

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Huge Beef Quality Price Spreads

By : David P. Anderson, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service   Beef production has dipped below a year ago over the last couple of weeks, leading to some higher fed cattle prices and a widening Choice-Select price spread. Over the last four weeks total beef production is more than half a percent below the same period a year ago. As we all…

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