The fire sent cattle prices plummeting. Portions of the industry demanded an investigation and USDA said it was looking into it. Experts at the cattlemen's convention told AgDay that report is still pending.
Japan on Friday lifted longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef in an agreement announced by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. The move is expected to pave the way for expanded sales to the U.S.’s top beef export market.
At a press conferenceoverlooking the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue outlined organizational changes currently underway at USDA.
Speaking at Consolidated Grain and Barge,Perdue highlighte
In his State of the Rural Economy testimony before Congress this week, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said USDA is working to develop a voluntary label for beef products that will conform to WTO regulations.