Groups petitioning Congress are often asking Congress to do something to someone else. Yes, cow-calf and stocker operators are part of the industry and fed cattle marketing indirectly affects them. But they are asking Congress to do something to someone else—feeders and packers.
The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) has been broadening the scope of its legal efforts. In recent days, there have been developments in three different lawsuits they have initiated.
At the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association annual summer business meeting, the U.S. Meat Export Federation reported their year-to-date success to the Checkoff Export Growth Committee.
Alternative Marketing Agreements (AMAs) are used by feeders and packers to cut costs, increase efficiencies, and get paid for producing better quality beef.
Navigating right now is like going from easing a canoe across the farm pond to suddenly running the rapids. Things are coming more suddenly—and survival comes first.
So, the slow-motion car wreck continues moving down the track. But the NASCAR race car that was China rolling over and over a couple weeks ago has come to a stop. South Korea, Japan and Italy are still rolling over and over. Hopefully, with great crumple zones, driver buckled in and a great …