KAEP Responds To NPR's Ethanol Production Series
Last week, National Public Radio (NPR) aired a week long segment on ethanol productions. This story, played on Kansas affiliated NPR stations, lacked substance, utilized bias, out-of-date information and portrayed an inaccurate picture of the current state of the ethanol industry.
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Farm Bureau Reflects On 2010 Issues, Wins & Losses
As 2010 fades away, Farm Bureau and its farmer and rancher members around the nation are reflecting on some hard-fought victories. One of these is reform of estate taxes.
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Senators Urge Vilsack To Honor Pledge To Conduct Economic Analysis On Proposed GIPSA Rule
A dozen senators are urging Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to follow through on a pledge that a “far more rigorous cost-benefit analysis (CBA) will be conducted” on the proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) livestock marketing rule.
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R-CALF: U.S. Policies To Blame For Beef Export Restrictions
In separate meetings held recently with Democrat and Republican staff members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard and former R-CALF USA director David Hutchins provided a presentation that demonstrates the U.S. has given beef export markets a legitimate reason to impose strict age restrictions on U.S. beef exports to prevent the introduction of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease) from being introduced into their respective countries.
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KLA: Give Holiday Guests The Gift Of Succulent Beef Roast
The beef industry is using checkoff dollars to fund several roast promotions this holiday season. These marketing efforts have helped elevate beef’s image over the years as a traditional holiday entrée. FULL STORY »
NCBA Seeks Assistance For Cattle Producers Financially Harmed By Eastern Livestock Bankruptcy
As the largest and oldest national trade association representing U.S. cattle producers, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is committed to representing and protecting the interests of cattle producers across the country. FULL STORY »
KLA Members Share True Animal Health Story With GAO
Analysts from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) were in Kansas last week gathering information for a report on antibiotic use in animal agriculture. FULL STORY »
NCBA Opposes Nomination Of Federal Judge With Ties To Animal Activists
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) opposing the nomination of Judge Benita Pearson to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. FULL STORY »
NCBA’s Educational Platform For 2011 Cattle Industry Convention Hones-In On Technology
Cattlemen and women won’t want to miss the 18th annual Cattlemen’s College® at the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Denver, Colo., starting Feb. 2. FULL STORY »
AMI Guest Op-Ed: U.S.-Korean Trade Agreement Could Be Golden Opportunity For Meat & Poultry Processors
“The U.S. Korean Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), if ratified, would be the biggest shot in the arm to the meat and poultry industry since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994,” said AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle FULL STORY »
USMEF Report: Russia’s Accession To The WTO - How Will It Affect U.S. Meat Exports?
With Russia having reached an agreement with the European Union and being engaged in ongoing discussions with the United States, its long-awaited accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) seems more likely than ever. FULL STORY »