cattle production

NCBA: Scott’s Proposal Better For Producers Than Grassley’s
NCBA: Scott’s Proposal Better For Producers Than Grassley’s
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association said it’s not ready to back a cattle competition bill by House Ag Chair David Scott but adds the legislation is a much better starting point than the alternative.  While the NCBA opposes Senator Chuck Grassley’s Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act, Tanner Beymer said they aren’t ready either to back Scott’s Small Family Farmer and Rancher Relief Ac
Senators Announce Plan to Improve Cattle Market Fairness
Senators Announce Plan to Improve Cattle Market Fairness
Oregon's Ron Wyden and Montana's Jon Tester announced this week they are working with Republican Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Deb Fischer of Nebraska rolling out the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act. The compromise cattle market bill is part of the effort to "to return fairness to the cattle marketplace dominated by four major meatpackers" ...
R-CALF Issues Rebuke on Call for Regional Cash Market Minimums
R-CALF Issues Rebuke on Call for Regional Cash Market Minimums
R-CALF USA recently sent a white paper to the Senate Agriculture Committee calling for mandating large packing plants to purchase at least 50% of their cattle needs from negotiated cash cattle markets. R-CALF USA says the white paper provides real-time evidence that varying minimum cash cattle purchase requirements region-to-region will allow major beef packers to continue denying timely market a
Senators Ask Colleagues to Sign onto Meatpacking Letter
Senators Ask Colleagues to Sign onto Meatpacking Letter
Recently, senators Mike Rounds, Republican from South Dakota, and Tina Smith, a Democrat from Minnesota, wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding the state of the U.S. meatpacking industry. They asked him to enforce or examine America’s antitrust laws to restore fairness in the marketplace for cattle producers and are asking their colleagues in both the House and Senate to

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