Kansas cattle producer Debbie Lyons-Blythe told a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on climate change, "The U.S. cattle industry is proud of its history as stewards of our nation’s natural resources.”
Designed to deliver a consistent supply of beef from sustainable sources, Canadian cattlemen participating in Cargill's Beef Sustainability Pilot earned $18.52 per head during the project's third quarter.
The House of Representatives has debuted their own Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act, which is similar to the Senate version and grants greater hours of service flexibility to livestock haulers.
Consumers are asking questions about their food – where it was raised and its impact on the planet. Such questions fuel initiatives like the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, says rancher Debbie Lyons-Blythe.
A bill has recently been signed into law in Oklahoma that will prohibit deceptive or misleading labeling of meat products, and in essence prevents cell cultured or plant based products from using meat terms.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule change that would make it clear air emissions reporting for animal waste is not required for livestock operations under current regulations.
The Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act has been introduced in the House of Representatives and is yet another legislative proposal that offers fixes for livestock haulers regarding hours of service rules.