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The WTO rules against COOL... again

Like it or not, the fact is, it’s 2014, we live in a global economy, and Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is discriminatory—at least that was the gist of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling on COOL last Monday, Oct. 20, and the U.S.

 

 
 
 
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What happens if cattle disappear?

“Cattle-free in ’93!” Despite over two decades of failure, this mantra still highlights the reality that there are people who want to remove cattle (and sheep and other domestic livestock) from the public range.

 

 
 
 
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Ranchers talk transferring fed's land to states

At a recent council meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, some 90 individuals from 14 states convened to discuss the prospect of transferring the majority of federal lands to state ownership. The federal government owns at least 30 percent of each state west of the Rockies—all told, about 50 percent of the West.

 

 
 
 
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U.S. wins WTO trade enforcement dispute for poultry industry

Last Tuesday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ended a long-standing trade dispute between the U.S. and India over primarily poultry imports, with the U.S. touting victory. U.S. Trade Representative (US- TR) Michael Froman announced the WTO victory on behalf of U.S. farmers, including the U.S. poultry industry.

 

 
 
 
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U.S. STB action needed for transparency on rail shipments

Producers, farmers and elevator operators, along with a number of politicians, are optimistic that an improved reporting system for railroads will at least allow agricultural shippers to see whether they’re getting the same kind of service as oil, coal and other industries.

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

AFTERNOON MARKET UPDATE; Oct. 13

Cattle buyers limited their efforts Monday to the collection of new showlists. The mid-month offering appears to be generally smaller than last week with only Nebraska showing more ready steers and heifers.

 

 
 
 
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DAILY FED CATTLE; Oct. 10

Thus far for Monday trading has been inactive on very light demand. Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week in the Southern Plains live sales sold at 162.00. In Nebraska live sales sold from 160.00-162.00 and dressed sales sold at 252.00.

 

 
 
 
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WEEKLY FEEDER CATTLE SUMMARY; Oct. 10

Compared to last week, feeder and stocker cattle markets continued to show considerable strength for the start of October which is annually the month with the most pressure from spring-born calf sales.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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