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Friday, March 27,2015

Bill would create voluntary GMO labeling certificate

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Last week, the House Committee on Agriculture held a public hearing to examine the costs and impacts of states implementing mandatory biotechnology labeling laws. In 2014, 125 bills mandating the labeling of biotechnology were introduced in 30 different states.

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Friday, March 27,2015

Canada continues its retaliation tariff talk over country-of-origin labeling war

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Hearings were underway last week over country-of-origin labeling (COOL) during the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Public Hearing on meat labeling requirements held by the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.

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Monday, March 23,2015

Checkoff MOU signed by majority of groups

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Seven national organizations—including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American National CattleWomen, Inc.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Comment period extended on 2015 dietary guidelines

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
A number of senators have joined ag groups questioning USDA’s proposed nutritional guidelines for Americans, which by some accounts, is missing a key nutritional piece: lean meat. And their concerns have helped garner a bit more time for public comments.

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Friday, March 20,2015

Bill to ease fuel transport restrictions for agriculture producers reintroduced

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Current regulations require class A commercial licensed drivers to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement while operating a service vehicle with a fuel tank of 1,000 gallons or less of diesel fuel. Without this endorsement they are prohibited from transporting more than 118 gallons of fuel at a time.

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Monday, March 16,2015

UNL animal research moratorium continues

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
might find appalling. “Last Mother’s Day [May 11, 2014], at the height of the birthing season, two veterinarians struggled to sort through the weekend’s toll: 25 ragdoll bodies. Five, abandoned by overtaxed mothers, had empty stomachs. Six had signs of pneumonia.

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Friday, March 13,2015

Record low snowpack in areas have been reported

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
Winter sports fan enthusiasts are not the only ones watching and waiting for that big spring snow storm that would likely prolong lift-line attendance. Producers are waiting, in some areas, with much anticipation, wondering if the drought conditions plaguing some areas are moving north.

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Friday, March 13,2015

Water battle brewing in Iowa over nitrates in rivers

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
On Mar. 10, the board voted to sue 10 rural drainage districts in and around the Des Moines and Raccoon River areas for elevated nitrate levels. According to the board’s news release, the elevated nitrate levels have forced the filtering of the local drinking water.

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Monday, March 9,2015

Ag antibiotics on the radar again

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
An antibiotic bill written to remove some antibiotics from agriculture use, previously introduced in June 2013, was reintroduced last week by some persistent politicians.

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Friday, March 6,2015

Top 10 questions, answers on beef

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
We all know beef tastes great, but did you know that beef can be good for you too? Here are some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to beef and your health..

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