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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A widening of the retail/wholesale spread was the result of large negative demands by packers and large positive demands by retailers, low retail meat supply and high livestock supply.
Jo Ann Smith of Wacahoota, FL, was presented with the Cattlemen’s Beef Board’s first-ever Beef Checkoff Visionary Award during the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention’s Opening General Session in Nashville, TN.
I’ve heard some producers say that they don’t know how their Checkoff dollars are spent. In fact, I heard one say that once they pay their money, “POOF, it just disappears.” Really? Well, they must not have looked very far or very hard.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a decision by a district court in Montana upholding the constitutionality of Beef Checkoff programs in a case brought by Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF).
In early June, members of the Congressional Western Caucus, California congressional representatives and staff members met in Santa Barbara, CA, hearing from community leaders on issues from drought and wildfire prevention to agriculture and energy independence.
The federal government is finally listening to you about the state of the cattle market. USDA announced that they were planning on investing $4 billion in the food infrastructure of the U.S., from production, processing and distribution to consumer markets. I always get nervous when the government shows up and says, “We’re here to help.”
Our system of how we handle our energy industry byproduct water is desperately broken. As most of the West continues to be in a drought and the public is asking for more environmentally friendly ways for industry to operate, there must be a new approach to how we identify this produced water.