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The Cattle Contracts Library Pilot Program Moves Ahead
The Cattle Contracts Library Pilot Program Moves Ahead
The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service published a Notice to Trade related to the Cattle Contracts Library Pilot Program.  The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association said the Library is designed to be a tool for cattle producers, making information available that may allow them to capture unrealized value for their livestock.   “We are plea...
Why Does NCBA Support The Livestock Regulatory Protection Act?
Why Does NCBA Support The Livestock Regulatory Protection Act?
The beef industry says agriculture emissions are not regulated by the Clean Air Act and the bipartisan Livestock Regulatory Protection Act would keep it that way.  National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Mary Thomas Hart concedes farms and ranches emit methane, ammonia and other pollutants, but at a level below what the Clean Air Act regulates.   “But we know...
University of Idaho Rolls Out New Virtual Fencing Option
University of Idaho Rolls Out New Virtual Fencing Option
In the world of virtual fencing, ranchers now have one more option.  Researchers at the University of Idaho recently announced a less expensive alternative to GPS technology.  Commercial virtual fence systems deliver an electric shock to a cow’s neck when the animal approaches a virtual barrier, eliminating the need for wire fencing by relying on GPS technology.  However,  the...
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

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