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APHIS Awards RFID Ear Tag Contracts

Aug 18, 2020 by USDA
APHIS recently awarded contracts to purchase up to eight million low-frequency radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags, which will help increase overall animal disease traceability in cattle and bison.

Perdue Issues Letters On Meat Packing Expectations

May 06, 2020 by USDA
U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue sent two letters to Governors across the nation and leadership of major meat processing companies outlining expectations for the implementation of President Trump's executive order.

Celebrate National Ag Day

Mar 24, 2020 by USDA
National Ag Day was launched in 1973 to recognize the important contributions of America’s farmers and ranchers to America.

Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent February 1

Feb 21, 2020 by USDA
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on February 1, 2020.