New legislation from a bipartisan contingent of House members would create a contract library in the beef industry, something the sector has called for amidst a push to add transparency into opaque transactions.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is promising to pour $500 million into expanding meat processing capacity, which farm groups say will be a great start toward increasing competition in the sector and boosting livestock prices.
An animal rights organization known as Friends of Animals launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month, asking it to protect a small herd of wild horses in Montana under the Endangered Species Act. The ruling could have far-reaching consequences.
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.
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today gave the go-ahead to conduct emergency haying on Conservation Reserve Program lands to help provide feed for livestock in drought-stricken areas of Montana and North and South Dakota.