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The ABCs of Toxic Reporting

08/10/2017
The future of trim beef remains uncertain, even after ABC News decided it was better to settle the 'pink slime' defamation lawsuit file againt it.

Hay Lottery Expands to North, South Dakota and Montana

08/10/2017

Applications are due Aug. 31 for a hay lottery that will bring some relief to cattle producers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana, as they struggle to find feed supplies in the midst of a summer-long drought and wildfire recovery.

Report: Disney Paid $177 Million to Settle $5.7 Billion BPI Lawsuit

08/09/2017

Beef Products Inc. was paid $177 million by Disney to settle the beef processor’s defamation lawsuit against the media company’s “pink slime” reporting by ABC. More money should be on the way from insurance.

Mighty Earth Attacks Crop Farmers to Advance Anti-Meat Agenda

08/09/2017

A report last week from Mighty Earth, a campaign of the Center for International Policy, took a break from criticizing farmers and ranchers that raise livestock for meat, and instead turned their attention to the meat companies and feed suppliers (ie. crop farmers), asking them to provide “pollution-free” feed.

New Sage Grouse Plan 'Workable' For Farmers, Ranchers

08/08/2017

The Department of Interior (DOI) has made its first recommendations to modify the conservation plan for the greater sage grouse. The DOI Sage Grouse Review Team delivered recommendations to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in a memo Aug. 7. The report is part of a June 7 order that called for the review of an Obama-era conservation plan that set out to protect the habitat of the threatened bird.

New Sage Grouse Plan 'Workable' For Farmers/Ranchers

08/08/2017

The Department of Interior (DOI) has made its first recommendations to modify the conservation plan for the greater sage grouse. The DOI Sage Grouse Review Team delivered recommendations to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in a memo Aug. 7. The report is part of a June 7 order that called for the review of an Obama-era conservation plan that set out to protect the habitat of the threatened bird.

Beef Profit Margins: Everyone Wins

08/07/2017

There are few losers in the cattle market right now. From packers all the way down to cow-calf producers, current prices this summer are turning profits far into what is typically a seasonal lull.

Beefing Up Africa's Food Security

08/05/2017

Raising cattle in South Africa has the potential to feed a growing continental population.

Drought Spreads and Intensifies Across U.S. Northern Plains

08/03/2017

The drought plaguing eastern Montana and much of North and South Dakota came on quickly and is intensifying, leading ranchers to sell their cattle and farmers to harvest early whatever crops that have grown so far this summer.

Wet Weather Plays Havoc with Forage Quality in Northeast

08/03/2017

An exceptionally wet spring and a soggy summer has played havoc with forage quality in the Northeast, particularly across large swaths of New York.

AZ--Cattle Brand Lawsuit-The Latest

08/03/2017

The Latest on an Arizona rancher's effort to get an identical cattle brand revoked by the courts.

Vegan Protesters Force California Butcher to Hang Animal Rights Sign

08/03/2017

The animal rights group, Direct Action Everywhere, has pressured a butcher shop in Berkeley, Calif. to hang a sign saying animals have rights by using protests and making threats to The Local Butcher Shop.

Vegan Protesters Force California Butcher to Hang Animal Rights Sign

08/03/2017

The animal rights group, Direct Action Everywhere, has pressured a butcher shop in Berkeley, Calif. to hang a sign saying animals have rights by using protests and making threats to The Local Butcher Shop.

Standing up for Modern Agriculture

08/03/2017
Consumers deserve more than supposed conspiracy theories and fake news.

U.S. Beef Producers Looking for Asian Markets After Japan Tariff Hike

08/03/2017

Last week, Japan announced it would raise tariffs on frozen beef imported from the U.S., and the tougher fees went into effect Tuesday.

Drought Stricken North Dakota to Receive Hay Relief

08/01/2017

Hay relief is on its way to North Dakota where drought has taken a toll on grazing and hay stands for livestock producers.

Are You Really Ready to ACT Like a Pro?

08/01/2017
Actions always speak louder than words, don't they? Yes, when someone tells you they are going to do something, you only know for certain when you see that it gets done. Or, when you tell yourself that you are going to do something like start a business, write a book, or lose weight, telling alone is certainly not doing. Nope, to move forward with whatever you want to achieve you simply must ACT. Philosopher, Carl Jung said: "You are what you do, not what you say you'll do."

China Bans Australian Beef Imports from 6 Packing Plants

08/01/2017

Six packing plants in Australia have been temporarily banned from exporting beef to China.

NAFTA Battle Will Test Strength of Renewed Canada-Mexico Ties

08/01/2017

Junior partners working at closest level since early 1990s.

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