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Livestock Groups Launch Media Campaign in Support of Barrasso Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018

WASHINGTON  – The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today launched an online campaign to educate the public on the need for a modernized Endangered... Read More

Japan Will Resume Sheep and Goat Imports from U.S.

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the Japanese government has finalized the technical requirements that will allow U.S. sheep and goat exports to Japan to resume for the first time in 14 years. U.S. Meat Export Federation Chair Dennis Stiff... Read More

Bel Group to build plant to produce popular Mini Babybel snacks in Quebec

SOREL-TRACEY, Que. - The Bel Group says it will spend $87 million to build a factory to produce Mini Babybel cheese snacks in Quebec at its first Canadian plant. The cheese snacks, which are encased in red wax, are currently imported. The proje... Read More

(Video) Afternoon Ag News Update- July 13, 2018

Susan Littlefield has an agriculture news update. Story 1: Cody Humlicek at Platte County Fair Story 2: Emergency Haying and Grazing in Kansas ...... Read More

USDA Authorizes Emergency Haying and Grazing of Conservation Reserve Program Acres for Kansas

(Manhattan, Kansas)– U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director David Schemm Thursday announced that 43 Kansas counties are authorized for emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Progra... Read More

Arizona Farm Bureau President Urges Congress to Save Ranches, Federal Lands

WASHINGTON, – Arizona Farm Bureau Federation President Stefanie Smallhouse today urged Congress to streamline environmental regulation to preserve ranching as well as the land itself. The fifth-generation rancher told members of the Subcommitte... Read More

Cattlemen Press for USDA Oversight at Public Meeting on Lab-Grown Fake Meat

WASHINGTON  - Today Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, used remarks at a public meeting to advocate for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight of lab-grown fake meat products. Ho... Read More

Enforcement of Labeling Regulations is Critical to Any Future Policy on Cell-Cultured Products Replicating Meat, Dairy

ARLINGTON, VA – As the use of laboratory-based cell culture technologies to replicate naturally made foods continues to develop, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must first enforce its own existing regulations on the labeling of imitatio... Read More

U.S. Pork Calls for Level Playing Field as FDA Makes Regulatory Land Grab

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Already bearing the brunt of global trade retaliation against American agriculture, U.S. pork producers now face additional headwinds in the form of a regulatory land grab by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The National P... Read More

Researchers find a sweet spot for preserving bacon

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University researchers are sweet on a recent study in which they found that naturally smoked sugar helps to extend the shelf life of frozen bacon. They tested bacon that had been frozen for up to 120 days to find o... Read More

Smithfield permitted for $12 million expansion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — One of Sioux Falls' largest employers is getting bigger. Smithfield Foods has received a city permit to build a $12.5 million holding barn addition at its meat processing plant. The Argus Leader says Smithfield receive... Read More