AMS will host a stakeholder meeting in Kansas City, December 12, to review a study on Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) negotiated slaughter cattle market reporting.
Beef exports remained on record pace in October, and talks with Japan are just beginning. Japan is the largest value destination for both U.S. beef and pork but the market is intensely competitive.
Social media videos featuring R-CALF are short on facts in the ongoing debate on country of origin labeling and beef trade.
The USDA-AMS is seeking public input on possible revisions to the U.S. Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef to adjust for recent improvements and trends in animal raising and feeding.
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association says it's ready to work with Congress and the Obama Administration to finalize the rule.
Record-high feed prices will stick around most of this year, which will continue to put the squeeze on an already suffering livestock industry.
Policy news grabbed the headlines yesterday, as USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a $12 billion relief package for farmers impacted by tariffs. Beef leaders say they look forward to reviewing the details.
Officials in Argentina say they are close to signing an agreement with the U.S. that would allow two-way trade of fresh beef for the first time in nearly two decades.