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Former CEO for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Wayne Pacelle, is at odds with his previous employer after HSUS sided with organizations representing farmers and ranchers in the debate on wild horses.
Wayne Pacelle: Deep Dive into Flawed Wild Horse Federal Removal Plan

Former CEO for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Wayne Pacelle, is at odds with his previous employer after HSUS sided with organizations representing farmers and ranchers in the debate on wild horses.

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"If we are going to preserve the U.S. cattle industry as we know it today, and not allow the Big Four beef packers to essentially ‘chickenize’ our industry by capturing control over the live cattle supply chain, then producers have to do it themselves,” said Bill Bullard on AgriTalk Tuesday.
"We’ve Exhausted All Other Remedies” R-CALF CEO Says of Lawsuit

Bill Bullard joins AgriTalk to discuss R-CALF USA's lawsuit, alleging that beef packers Tyson, Cargill, JBS and National Beef, had engaged in collusion to unlawfully depress prices paid to U.S. cattle producers.

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NCBA’s Kendal Frazier On What’s Next for the Beef Industry

If you don’t reflect on the lessons you’ve learned before you move forward, you risk repeating mistakes. That’s wisdom well-earned in the beef industry, and one NCBA's Kendal Frazier is wise to pass on.

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Some Horse Advocates Buck at New Plan to Save Wild Mustangs

Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection advocates.

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Drovers TV: U.S. Losing Ground in Japan Due to New Trade Deals

America’s largest foreign beef customer is shifting to other suppliers as new free trade agreements have created vast blocs excluding the U.S., offering lower tariffs on agricultural and industrial goods.

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Some Horse Advocates Buck at New Plan to Save Wild Mustangs

Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection advocates.

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NCBA CEO Kendal Frazier Announces Plans for Retirement

After 34 years with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the past four as CEO, Kendal Frazier announced his plans for retirement.

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In The Cattle Markets: Census Observations

The 2017 Census of Agriculture was released April 11. While the lag between collecting and reporting the information seems like a long time, the breadth and depth of information is substantial.

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