Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) recently filed an opening brief to request the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reverse a lower court’s dismissal of their case against USDA’s mandated radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag rule.
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While an Iowa court partially upheld the state’s “ag-gag” law meant to deter animal activists from going undercover at livestock operations, a Kansas court struck the law down.
USDA is offering assistance for the cost of receiving or maintaining organic certification for organic producers and handlers. The Organic Certification Cost Share Program is open now for applications and closes Nov. 1.
When liquid manure sits in storage lagoons on dairies or other livestock operations for too long, methane can form and contribute to climate change. To address concerns about methane emissions, CDFA developed the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP), which supports farmers in reducing their methane emissions with both financial and technical assistance.
USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) researchers are conducting a study evaluating the use of targeted cattle grazing to create fuel breaks in order to contain wildfires. The results are in, and so far, cattle have provided extremely positive impacts.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has announced that Beatty Canyon Ranch in Kim, CO, is the national winner of the 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP).