Just a few weeks after the governor of Idaho signed the state’s new ag protection law, a group of journalists and organizations—claiming to be dedicated to civil liberties, animal protection, food safety, labor rights and the environment—filed a lawsuit challenging the law’s “constitutionality.
Last week the Bureau of Land Management sent out a press release requesting applications for research proposals to develop new or improve existing ways of controlling the population growth of wild horses and burros that roam public lands in the West.
Blood testing to detect pregnancy in cows has yet to take a strong hold over the tried and true results of palpating or ultrasounding, but it is making its way into the industry. Palpating is still the main practice of most veterinarians, in part because old habits die hard, and ultrasounding still has its place in the industry.
Starting out with just heifers, Blair liked the idea of being able to use proven bulls and pick for certain traits, so in 1990 he began using AI on his cows. After breeding a couple of generations of heifers, he realized the AI daughters were too good to cull.
In a press conference with several ag organizations, the groups explained why their support has now switched to opposition; Japan’s offer does not even come close to meeting the agreement expectations.
In February and April of 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released names, addresses, geographic coordinates, and even phone numbers and email addresses of over 80,000 producers in 29 states, prompting several lawmakers to propose legislation that would prevent further releases.
Each year the president takes time to send Congress a budget proposal, along with a long list of potential policy changes, marking the beginning of the year’s long political debate to finalize the plans for the appropriations bill for the next fiscal year.
According to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), foreign countries that export meat, poultry, and egg products to the United States are required to establish and maintain inspection systems that are equivalent to those of the United States.
North America accounts for more than one-quarter of the world’s beef supply, and the U.S. shares a small portion of that role with its neighboring countries. Production per animal is highly efficient, particularly in the United States and Canada, but efficiency is only one piece of the packing industry.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, last Wednesday, released his long-awaited tax reform legislation including a requirement that businesses with gross receipts of more than $10 million use the accrual method of accounting.