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Japan Will Resume Sheep and Goat Imports from U.S.

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the Japanese government has finalized the technical requirements that will allow U.S. sheep and goat exports to Japan to resume for the first time in 14 years.... Read More

Arizona Farm Bureau President Urges Congress to Save Ranches, Federal Lands

WASHINGTON, – Arizona Farm Bureau Federation President Stefanie Smallhouse today urged Congress to streamline environmental regulation to preserve ranching as well as the land itself. The fifth-generation rancher told members of the Subcommitte... Read More

Cattlemen Press for USDA Oversight at Public Meeting on Lab-Grown Fake Meat

WASHINGTON  - Today Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, used remarks at a public meeting to advocate for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight of lab-grown fake meat products. Ho... Read More

Enforcement of Labeling Regulations is Critical to Any Future Policy on Cell-Cultured Products Replicating Meat, Dairy

ARLINGTON, VA – As the use of laboratory-based cell culture technologies to replicate naturally made foods continues to develop, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must first enforce its own existing regulations on the labeling of imitatio... Read More

U.S. Pork Calls for Level Playing Field as FDA Makes Regulatory Land Grab

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Already bearing the brunt of global trade retaliation against American agriculture, U.S. pork producers now face additional headwinds in the form of a regulatory land grab by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The National P... Read More

Researchers find a sweet spot for preserving bacon

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University researchers are sweet on a recent study in which they found that naturally smoked sugar helps to extend the shelf life of frozen bacon. They tested bacon that had been frozen for up to 120 days to find o... Read More

Smithfield permitted for $12 million expansion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — One of Sioux Falls' largest employers is getting bigger. Smithfield Foods has received a city permit to build a $12.5 million holding barn addition at its meat processing plant. The Argus Leader says Smithfield receive... Read More

Pork Checkoff Announces #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces

DES MOINES, IOWA – July 11, 2018 –The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to represent the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Candidates were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their stron... Read More

SCOTUS Nominee Upheld Mandatory  COOL for Beef

Billings, Mont. - President Trump announced his nominee to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In 2014, Kavanaugh... Read More

May Beef Exports Shatter Record While Pork Exports Go Lower

U.S. beef exports set a new value record in May, while also significantly increasing year-over-year in volume. That’s according to new data released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. May pork exports were lower, althou... Read More

Study looks at cow’s adaptability to drought, heat stress

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University researchers say they are making steady progress on a study that will help define how water intake relates to a cow’s ability to adapt to drought or heat stress. Megan Rolf, an assistant professor of anim... Read More