U.S. beef producers are excited about the possible sales opportunities that could result in China’s increased desire for beef, but the same could be said for every country that sends beef to the People’s Republic.
Lawmakers from both ends of the ideological spectrum want to use the farm bill to impose significant new restrictions on the research and promotion programs for beef, milk and dozens of other commodities.
A cultured meat company says the Department of Agriculture already has the ability to regulate the product and does not need to accept the points offered in a petition submitted by the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association.
The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill released Wednesday would exempt thousands of livestock and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) from having to report emissions of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide.
Efforts to exempt ranchers and concentrated animal feeding operations from air emissions reporting requirements took a step forward Wednesday with the introduction of a bill in the House that boasts 85 co-sponsors.
Livestock haulers will get another 90-day waiver on hours of service trucking regulations, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation announced Tuesday. That buys ag organizations a little more time to negotiate a long-term solution. But will 90 days be enough?
A bill that would exempt animal feeding operations from reporting their air emissions should be able to move through the Senate quickly, given its bipartisan support and a looming deadline from a federal appeals court.