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Ag Report: U.N. Calls for New Food Models; Ag Coalition Visits Cuba

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century. FAO Director-Ge

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Ag Report: Dietary Guidelines at Odds; Cattlemen Balk at Colorado Monument

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the USDA has released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report. This report is a recommendation to the Secretaries as they develop the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that will be released later this year. Unfortunately,

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Ag Report: Labor Chief Joins Port Talks; FFA Grants Help Fight Hunger

President Obama has sent Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to help mediate negotiations in the West Coast ports labor dispute. Washington Congressman Dan Newhouse is encouraged by the administration’s response to calls for stepped-up involvement to address the dispute that has crippled the West Coast’s export economy. He strongly urg

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Ag Report: Court Dismisses Country-of-Origin Suit; Immigration Policy on Hold

A 2013 lawsuit against the USDA challenging the legality of the Country-of-Origin Labeling rules has been dismissed. U.S. Cattlemen’s Association President Danni Beer says that case has been dismissed by stipulation of the parties.

Beer says th

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Ag Report: U.S. Beef Makes It Way to Japan; New REAP Money Available

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approved the import of processed beef products from the U.S. at the end of January. It’s been two years since the eligible cattle age limit for U.S. beef entering

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Ground Beef Certified by Heart Association, Animal Welfare Act Proposed

  • The Beef Checkoff Program has announced Extra Lean Ground Beef is now certified by the American Heart Association to display its Heart-Check mark.

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Retail Federation Speaks Out Against Port Slowdown, Ag Groups Oppose Crop Insurance Cut

  • The National Retail Federation has joined the agricultural community to try and get the port issue settled.

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Website for Cattle Market Launched, New Deal Offered at Port to End Slowdown

  • Merck Animal Health and DVAuction have developed Cattle Market Central which is an extension of Beef Market Central and provides feeder cattle class and weight offerings along with prices from more than 45 auction markets.

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Cargill One of 30 Groups Calling for Cuba Trade, Pork Outranks Beef in Production

  • Cargill is one of about 30 agriculture groups calling for Congress to reconsider a 52-year embargo the United States first imposed against Cuba in the early 1960s.

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Immigration Reform Impact on Farmers, Washington Could Drop Daylight Savings

  • Immigration reform is once again being kicked around on Capital Hill.

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