How do cattlemen across the country feel about U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's idea to create a second Beef Checkoff Program? A letter from 45 state cattlemen's groups tells the Secretary "hands off."
The Opportunities for Fairness in Farming (OFF) Act of 2019 has the support of presidential candidates and could reshape how agricultural checkoffs operate, something animal rights groups see as a win.
Nearly $4.8 million was trimmed by the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board from proposals by seven beef checkoff contractors to meet the approximately $40.5 million budget for activities like beef promotion.
Brazil's federal food inspectors, who claim they lack sufficient staff to ensure safety of the country's meat shipments, resumed a protest this week, slowing certification work at meatpacking companies and oversight at
The General Accounting Office contends the U.S. Department of Agriculture's progress in promulgating a new rule for genetically engineered crops has difficulties to overcome. Until a rule is finalized, USDA will continu