Meatingplace published a story about the Humane Society of the United States complaining to the USDA's Office of the Inspector General that the National Pork Board (NPB) has used federal checkoff dollars to support the
USDA today issued its long-awaited, final GIPSA rule, lacking many of the provisions favored by some beef cattle groups and opposed by others. The rule focuses primarily on contract arrangements between poultry and hog
In the previous post, we looked at some of the major changes that will come with the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). While the rule won't be in full effect until Jan. 1, 2017, veterinarians and producers can start plan
Protect yourself and employees when working outside when temperatures rise. Heat stroke can cause death or serious complications such as damage to the brain, heart, kidneys and muscles if treatment is not provided.
Producers of beef and pork have been discouraged about recent low prices as cash prices have dropped sharply this year. According to a Purdue University Extension economist, spring finished cattle price highs were near
nterstateLivestock.com, developed by the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) and the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA,) is a one-stop resource for finding requirements to move animals across s
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has found that taxpayers are more likely to report income if they know the IRS has knowledge of the income. Hence the required issuance of Forms 1099 for various types of income such a