Canadian cattle group takes issue with A&W “Better Beef” campaign

An A&W marketing campaign in Canada promoting beef “without added hormones or steroids” as a better alternative to other beef options is facing criticism from the beef industry. FULL STORY »

NCBA Op-Ed: Protect interstate commerce, protect animal ag

As we come up on the end of the year and the holidays, I always look forward to spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with my whole family. It’s a time to reflect on the year that has gone by and give thanks. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Debunking the diabetes myth

Eat meat and get sick. That’s the media’s lazy interpretation of virtually every diet-related study of chronic disease—in this case, diabetes. But people are proving to be smarter than the scientists. FULL STORY »

Thanksgiving dinner cheaper than 2012, under $5 per plate

The average was calculated by the Farm Bureau for the 28th consecutive year. This year’s survey of 167 Farm Bureau volunteer shoppers across 34 states doesn’t account for coupons, sales or other purchase deals which could make the meal even more affordable. FULL STORY »

Foodservice firm says less beef on 2014 menus, more politics

A forecast of the top 10 foodservice trends for the upcoming year includes less beef on the menu as prices continue higher, replaced by pork and poultry. The firm also expects each restaurant’s morals and values to play a larger role. FULL STORY »

Australia’s feedlots requesting laws on spy drones

Don Mackay, president of the Australian Lot Feeders Association, is asking the Australian Law Reform Commission to reconsider how privacy laws are defined as technology evolves. FULL STORY »

Commentary: An apple a day

In the face of all the obstacles that often make farming a dicey business, Washington state apple growers have found a formula that works—and it’s one all producers ought to embrace. FULL STORY »

Commentary: The ultimate trump card?

In politics, it’s long been assumed that money trumps everything else. Spend enough, and you get the win. But did ‘Big Money’ scuttle Washington’s GMO labeling measure? I think not. FULL STORY »

Farm Bureau economist forecasts ag growth to retract

American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist Bob Young says the increase in agricultural commodity prices resulted in excellent farm income values over the past decade, but a decline lies ahead. FULL STORY »

Farmers started daylight saving time? More pop culture nonsense

A friend pointed out recently that a comic named Pete Holmes took a cheap shot at farmers. He blames them for Daylight Saving Time (DST) and acts out a few unfortunate caricatures. FULL STORY »

Commentary: ‘No’ on GMO labels no victory

In a vote that caught political observers by surprise, Washington voters turned down a ballot measure requiring GMO labeling of foods—but industry shouldn’t celebrate just yet. FULL STORY »

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