Where’s the beef from?
So how much of our beef actually comes from foreign sources? Researchers with USDA’s Economic Research Service explored that question in the recent report titled “U.S. red meat production from foreign-born animals,” published in the journal Agricultural Sciences. FULL STORY »
Would an ethanol waiver reduce corn prices?
Livestock producers, along with several national and state elected officials, are calling for a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires fuel blenders to include a set volume of ethanol in gasoline. But whether or not a waiver would bring lower corn prices depends on a complex set of factors, according to a new report from Purdue University economists. FULL STORY »
Issues that Matter: Eye in the sky: EPA defends feedlot flyovers
In response to criticism last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims it has legal authority and precedent for using aerial photography to monitor compliance with the Clean Water Act. FULL STORY »
Issues that matter: FDA issues new antibiotic guidance
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new guidance on the use of antibiotics in livestock production, drawing mixed responses from livestock organizations and groups opposed to antibiotics in agriculture. FULL STORY »
Issues that matter: Driver’s ed
Whether it’s a rancher hauling a few cows to the sale barn or a commercial trucker loading a semi with “fats” for the packer, drivers play a vital role in beef quality assurance and animal welfare. FULL STORY »
NBAF redesign cuts risk DHS says
Design modifications to the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility, under construction near Kansas State University, reduce the risk of an accidental release of dangerous pathogens to nearly zero. FULL STORY »
United States appeals WTO ruling on COOL
The U.S. Trade Representative announced last month the appeal of the World Trade Organization’s ruling claiming our mandatory country of-origin labeling rules violate trade agreements. FULL STORY »
Issues that matter: Arming our front-line beef marketers
Consumers have questions about beef, but who provides the answers? FULL STORY »
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