Food safety-conscious consumers want a “Made in the USA” label they can trust, according to survey research conducted during the past decade. But for beef and pork products, it’s not possible to trust statements aboutContinue Reading MCOOL bill unites agricultural, and consumer interests with bipartisan sponsors
A group of cattle ranchers is pushing hard for reforms on country-of-origin-labeling, known as COOL, and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture says he is already working on the situation.
R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America is…Continue Reading USDA secretary says he is working on ‘made in the USA’ labeling for beef; cattlemen want faster action
The U.S. Supreme Court does not see any reason to review the Beef Check-off.
It’s a victory for USDA and the nation’s largest beef organization.
Since its creation by the 1985 Farm Bill, the Checkoff…Continue Reading SCOTUS isn’t reviewing the “Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner,” Checkoff Program
Livestock producers represented by the Billings, MT cattlemen’s group known as R-CALF say they have a “right” to use “traditional low-cost methods related to animal identification and traceability.”
But USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service…
Continue Reading Federal court in Wyoming asked to block RFID technology
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has backed off its July 5, 2020, Federal Register Notice that would have required the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags on all adult cattle…
Continue Reading USDA starts formal rulemaking process for RFID ear tags
“Beef, it’s what’s for dinner” was a Beef Checkoff campaign almost 30 years ago that is still recognized by 88 percent of the public. And the program’s legitimacy was settled in 2005 in a 6-3…
Continue Reading R-CALF sues USDA over Beef Checkoff — again
Later this week, the ranchers who belong to that group with the long name are holding their annual convention in Deadwood, SD. One major item on their agenda is to decide whether to continue …
Continue Reading Letter from the Editor: Time to put the branding irons in the museum
Out of their concern for food safety and their tendency to support American producers, consumers have long supported Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) of meat products.
But those “Made in the USA” signs and labels…
Continue Reading Perdue takes the ‘Made in USA’ beef labeling option over country of origin
Animal disease, not human food safety, is the purpose of traceability in the United States. It means that if there is an outbreak of hoof and mouth disease, tracing it to impacted herds might be…
Continue Reading APHIS still wants USA to adopt RFID based traceability
I like your recent post Letter From the Editor on Counting Cows.
Don’t forget Canada who is the USA’s largest trading partner in beef (reciprocal trading too) is also very capable of