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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has solidified U.S. cattle ranchers’ commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability with the release of U.S. cattle industry sustainability goals.

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USDA recently announced radio frequency identification (RFID) tags will not be mandated as the only tag option for interstate movement of cattle and bison, after reviewing public comments from a 2020 proposal. 

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and USDA publish a report every year with dietary guidelines to help foster healthy eating patterns for Americans. Upon the release of each new report, the beef industry waits with bated breath to see what the report recommends in terms of eating red meat.

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Since 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been a tool to prevent extinction of a plant or animal that was in risk of disappearing. The Act was designed as a means to an end, to devote concerted resources to identifying and recovering truly imperiled species.

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Just five days after NCBA’s voluntary framework to increase market transparency was sent out, a group of 17 state cattlemen’s associations sent off a letter to Congress supporting their legislative ideas for a fix.

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Seventeen state cattle organizations have written the leadership of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees backing legislation that would give the U.S. agriculture secretary authority to set regional minimum negotiated cash trade sales for cattle across the country.

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has released what they are calling the 75% Plan in order to achieve price discovery in the fed cattle market through a voluntary framework.

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Cattle markets are a subject that are cussed and discussed all over the country by farmers and ranchers. There have been numerous efforts this year alone to try and address this issue and drive some share of the profits from beef sales back down the line. 

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Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), member of the Senate Commerce Committee and chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, has introduced the Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety (HAULS) Act, S. 4720, which would provide livestock haulers flexibility and relief from hours of service rules.