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17 August 2021
View news from United States CattleFax expects record beef demand in the US
Surging beef demand from US consumers and tight supplies are expected in 2022, according to research from CattleFax. ...
View news from United States OSHA recommends mask-wearing for vaccinated meat plant workers
OSHA, the US agency that regulates workplace safety issued guidance urging employers to require many fully vaccinated workers to wear masks to protect unvaccinated colleagues and customers, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases....
15 August 2021
View news from United States USDA explores solutions for food waste in the US and abroad
The USDA will host a virtual roundtable on 15 September that focuses on policies and approaches that successfully reduce food waste....
13 August 2021
View news from United States US beef exports set record pace through June 2021
US red meat exports closed the first half of the year on a strong note, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
View news from United States US cattle industry commits to climate neutrality by 2040
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) solidified US cattle ranchers’ commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability with the release of US cattle industry sustainability goals....
12 August 2021
View news from United States Targeted grazing helps contain wildfires in the US Great Basin
Using cattle grazing to create firebreaks on landscapes invaded by cheatgrass has successfully contained three rangeland wildfires in four years in the Great Basin—the latest being the Welch wildfire near Elko, Nevada, on 18 July....
11 August 2021
View news from United States US Senate passes the INVEST in America act
In a 69-30 vote, the US Senate passed the INVEST in America Act, which would allocate $1.2 trillion towards updating national infrastructure. The bill will now go to the House for consideration....
View news from United States Tyson Foods says 5,400 employees take COVID-19 shots after vaccine mandate
About 5,400 Tyson Foods Inc employees have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or received their first shots since the meat processor last week ordered its entire US workforce to be vaccinated by November....
10 August 2021
View news from United States Tyson Foods raises prices, scrambles to keep up with inflation
Tyson Foods Inc cannot increase prices for chicken and prepared foods fast enough to keep pace with rising costs for raw materials like grain, Chief Executive Donnie King said on 9 August, after the company reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings....
View news from United States American Farm Bureau Federation voices support for infrastructure legislation
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has sent a letter to all 100 US senators to highlight its support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. ...
09 August 2021
View news from United States Asian Longhorned Tick is spreading in US, vigilance needed
It’s time to be on the lookout for the Asian longhorned tick. While this tick is native to East Asia, it is spreading across the United States and has come as far east as Arkansas and as far north as New York. ...
View news from United States Truce Between Prairie Dogs and Livestock Farmers?
Prairie dogs compete with cattle for forage and have a reputation for damaging grazing lands, reducing annual forage production, and degrading the vegetation plant community. ...
05 August 2021
View news from United States CME live cattle firm on scarce supply, firmer cash markets
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures firmed on Wednesday as cash trade firmed and wholesale beef prices march higher, traders said....
View news from United States CME Group launches first trades of Nature-Based Global Emissions Offset (N-GEO) futures
CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that its Nature-Based Global Emissions Offset (N-GEO) futures have launched and are available for trading. ...
03 August 2021
View news from United States Beef with a story: US ranch-raised beef on the rise
Direct beef purchases from the farm continue to be an emerging trend as consumers want to know both the story and faces behind the products they are purchasing, according to an expert....
02 August 2021
View news from United States Promising vaccine development to control Johne’s Disease
Johne’s disease is a chronic enteritis associated with ruminants caused by the intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). ...
View news from United States Researchers compare consumption of beef to plant-based protein alternatives
Consumers who prefer beef over plant-based protein alternatives said they are willing to pay nearly two dollars more per meal for a burger when dining at a restaurant, according to a study from Kansas State University....
View news from United States Ag Economist discusses pandemic changes to beef cattle industry
A top analyst said recently that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused several changes in the beef industry, many of which could be here to stay....
31 July 2021
View news from United States USDA Awards $12 Million in Record-Breaking Farm to School Grants
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $12 million in Farm to School Grants this year, announcing awards to 176 grantees, the most projects funded since the program began in 2013....
30 July 2021
View news from United States NFU tells US Senate Committee farmers worse off due to corporate power
Family farmers and ranchers have suffered fewer choices, less innovation, lower prices, and poorer treatment due to “domination and market manipulation of multinational meat companies,” National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew today told the...
29 July 2021
View news from United States US Farm Bureau applauds congressional hearings on beef supply chain
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on Wednesday on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and U.S. House Agriculture Committee hearings on the current state of the beef supply chain....
View news from United States Small cattle farm grows up with help from UGA
What Joseph Egloff began as a “little hobby” in 2011 is now a full-time cattle ranch with a meat packing plant that serves customers from Florida to North Carolina....
28 July 2021
View news from United States Profit-taking drags down CME livestock futures
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell on Tuesday after rising to their highest price in more than three weeks, while feeder cattle pulled back from contract highs on Monday. ...
View news from United States Managing heat stress in cattle
On a hot summer day, people often dress in light clothing, drink more water than normal and seek shade to minimize the impacts on the body from heat and humidity....
View news from United States Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in cattle
Growing resistance to our go-to antibiotics is one of the biggest threats the world faces. As common bacteria like strep and salmonella become resistant to medications, what used to be easily treatable infections can now pose difficult medical challenges....
27 July 2021
View news from United States The digestive system of cows influences human’s vitamin B12 intake
Milk is the main source of vitamin B12 consumption for Canadians. A glass of cow’s milk contains about 46% of the daily-recommended dietary intake of vitamin B12 for adults. ...
26 July 2021
View news from United States USDA Cattle on Feed Report says US cattle inventory fell by 1%
About 101 million head of cattle and calves are on U.S. farms as of July 1, 2021, according to the Cattle report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)....
View news from United States Mountain fires burning higher at unprecedented rates
Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. ...
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