Livestock

Bipartisan group of Senators Introduce Livestock Haulers Legislation

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators have introduced the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act as a way to reform the hours of service.in a way that ensures animal welfare, highway safety, and the well-being of livestock haulers..

Great Plains Grazing to host May 25 webinar on limit feeding during drought

In years when hay and forage production is low due to drought, hay prices often escalate, and in severe cases, forage of any kind may be hard to obtain. Limit feeding can be a cost effective strategy to retain the cow herd nucleus during these periods.

House Members Want Thailand Ban of U.S. Pork Ended

Members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Taiwans Ambassador to the U.S. asking for the removal of import restrictions on American agricultural products, including pork.

Missouri Cattlemen's Fake Meat Bill Passes

A Missouri omnibus agriculture bill contacting provisions against so-called fake meat has passed the state legislature. The language prohibits misrepresenting a product as meat that was not derived from harvested livestock.

USTR To Review Thailands GSP Trade Benefits

The USTR Office has agreed with a request from the NPPC to review Thailands eligibility for the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences program because of that countrys failure to provide access to its market for U.S. products, including pork.

Oklahoma Wildfire losses estimated at $26 million

The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Extension Service estimates cattle, feed and fencing losses at $26 million due to April wildfires in western Oklahoma. More than 348,000 acres and 2,100 miles of fence are estimated to have burned.

NCBA Strongly Urges "No" Vote on Brat/Blumenauer Farm Bill Amendment

NCBA and more than 40 other commodity trade associations are urging Congress to stand with farmers, ranchers, and rural communities by voting down the Brat/Blumenauer amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill.

Heifer Considerations in today's market

UNL Extension Educator Aaron Burger discusses considerations when contemplating whether to replace or sell your heifers. He also previews the "State of Beef" Conference.

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