With the recent action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in releasing their amended Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) rule, it seems COOL is once again the talk of the sale barn and the cafe.
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), which receives 82 percent of its annual revenues from government-mandated producer assessments under the national Beef Checkoff Program, is most likely using those gover
In a report required in the 2014 farm bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has said there is "no measurable benefit" to consumers as a result of the mandatory country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) law.
Much confusion and concern often surrounds the use of hormones in beef production. These "chemical messengers" are substances produced in the body that travel through the bloodstream to regulate body functions such as r
Leptospirosis is an important disease entity that can cause substantial productivity and profitability losses in the U.S. beef industry, particularly through its effect on reproductive performance and calf losses.
It is pregnancy-check season in many parts of the country now – a time to identify and sell open cows and take steps to ensure pregnant cows deliver calves that are as healthy and strong as possible to help them thriv
An arbitrator with the World Trade Organization (WTO) this week set a deadline of May 23, 2013 for the United States to modify its requirements for country of origin labeling (COOL) for meat. In his ruling, the arbitrat