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Organic Livestock Rule Ended

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA has officially ended a rule on organic livestock and poultry practices that the Obama administration sought to implement at the tail end of the administration's tenure last year. The Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP)... Read More

Red Tape Officially Cut on Devastating Organic Livestock, Poultry Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of a finalized rule that withdraws a contro... Read More

AMPI cheesemakers defend title

NEW ULM, Minn.  — The cheesemakers of Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) defended their title with a Colby Jack winning best in its class at the World Championship Cheese Contest. An international panel of judges awarded a gold medal to the ... Read More

Imported guard dogs deployed as part of US wolf-sheep study

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal scientists are trying to decide if it's time to let the big dogs out. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confron... Read More

What do cows think of daylight savings? 'Not receptive'

UNION BRIDGE, Md. (AP) — Fun bovine fact: Cows do not sleep in long, contiguous segments as do people and some other animals. "Cows sleep 10 to 15 minutes at a time," said dairy farmer Katie Dotterer-Pyle. Also, "Cow tipping is actually a myt... Read More

ASI Concludes Spring D.C. Trip

With negotiations on the Farm Bill and appropriations for fiscal year 2019 well underway, ASI members took to Washington, D.C. this week to visit with the federal agencies they work with so frequently and express their policy priorities to Congress. ... Read More

Dairy Groups Applaud Withdrawal of Tennessee State Raw Milk Bills

(Washington, D.C.) – The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) applauded the withdrawal this week of a series of bills in the Tennessee state legislature that could have increased consumers... Read More

Missouri turkey farm quarantined after bird flu detected

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the first commercial case of bird flu in the country this year has been confirmed at a turkey farm in southwestern Missouri. USDA spokeswoman Lyndsay Cole said Thursday that the H7N1 avian... Read More

January Exports Show Solid Start to 2018 for U.S. Beef, Pork

January exports of U.S. beef were significantly higher than the large totals of a year ago while pork exports were steady in volume and increased in value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). ... Read More

South Dakota Rancher Testifies Before U.S. Senate in Support of FARM Act

WASHINGTON  - Third-generation South Dakota rancher Todd Mortenson today testified in support of S. 2421, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act, which would prevent the federal government from regulating nearly 200,000 animal agricultur... Read More

Meat Institute Launches Product Center Detailing Nutritious Prepared Meat Product Choices

Washington D.C., —With tens of thousands of products available, theDC, March 7, 2018 number prepared meat product choices with categories such as bacon, hot dogs and deli meats is seemingly endless. Now a new resource aims to assist consumers and... Read More

Hiland Dairy Releases New Flavors of Milk

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.,  -- Just when you thought the best part of spring was flowers blooming and bunnies delivering baskets, Hiland Dairy is announcing the release of Spring Egg Nog and three new milk flavors sure to satisfy every indulgence-s... Read More

What's fresh at McDonald's? The beef in some burgers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Quarter Pounder is getting a fresh makeover. McDonald's said Tuesday that it is serving Quarter Pounders with fresh beef rather than frozen patties at about a quarter of its U.S. restaurants, a switch it first announced about... Read More

Group Calls for New Tariffs on Imported Cattle, Beef, Sheep and Lamb

Billings, Mont. - On Monday, the R-CALF USA Board of Directors voted unanimously to call upon President Trump to impose new tariffs on cattle, beef, sheep and lamb imported from countries that maintain substantial trade surpluses with the United St... Read More