Monthly Archives: February 2018

Checkoff Lawsuit Underway In Utah

Greg Henderson February 27, 2018 03:02 PM A Utah rancher claims the Utah Beef Council and the checkoff violate his First Amendment rights. ( Utah Beef Council ) The Utah Beef Council faces a lawsuit by a rancher arguing that the collection of checkoff fees is unconstitutional because it supports political speech and lacks transparency. […]
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Get your Scholarships in!

FRANKLIN COUNTY CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP Due Date: March 27, 2017 Applications are now available in the high school counselor’s office or with your FFA instructor, 4-H leader or can be requested by mail from Cindy Hayes at the address listed below for the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship. One $3,000.00 scholarship will be awarded annually. […]
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New NAFTA Talks Aim to Clear Pathway to Toughest Issues

Reuters Staff February 26, 2018 12:20 PM   Mexico and Canada aim to finish reworking less contentious chapters of the NAFTA trade deal with the United States in new talks that began on Sunday, hoping to clear the path for a breakthrough on the toughest issues before upcoming elections. In six months, negotiators have made […]
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CAB Insider: Digging in on Beef Exports

Paul Dykstra, Certified Angus Beef February 21, 2018 01:12 PM Print Holding our ground and protecting our export position is vital in the two years ahead as our fed cattle supplies grow to the cycle peak and competing U.S. protein supplies become record large. ( U.S. Department of Agriculture ) In mid-December, we reviewed the […]
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ACTION ITEM:

Send letters, call offices, send emails – requesting other senators to support the FARM Act and telling House Members to support a similar legislative fix     We are calling on you to activate your grassroots – send letters, call offices, send emails – requesting other senators to support the FARM Act and telling House […]
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McDonald’s Cuts Cheeseburgers, Chocolate Milk from Happy Meals

Associated Press February 15, 2018 09:31 AM Feb 2018 McDonald’s announced it will remove cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meals menu to reduce calories that kids consume. ( MGN )   NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald’s will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut […]
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Cattlemen’s Groups Worried About “Fake Meat”

  By: Wyatt Bechtel February 13, 2018 02:58 PM Both the United States Cattlemen’s Association and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association agree that “fake meat” labeling needs to be addressed. ( TGI Fridays )   Two major beef industry groups have voiced concerns over the labeling of “fake meat” products. On Feb. 9, the United States […]
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Budget Proposal Another Blow to Family Farmers

The White House Feb. 12 released its proposed fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget. Over the next decade, the $4.4 trillion budget would severely cut many programs that family farmers and ranchers and rural Americans rely on, including $48.6 billion from farm bill programs, $3.7 billion from the USDA, $213 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Program […]
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Energy, Nutrition and Variety – Beef is the Total Package

Your beef checkoff investment is opening new doors for consumers looking for nutritious eating choices. While you are focused on raising the world’s most nutritious beef, your beef checkoff is busy opening new doors for beef by showing consumers how beef is a powerful source of protein. Joan Ruskamp and her husband Steve operate a […]
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Livestock Traceability: Opportunities for Animal Agriculture

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) will fuse new features into this year’s conference, titled Livestock Traceability: Opportunities for Animal Agriculture, taking place April 10-12 at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel in Denver, Colo. NIAA will once again offer animal agriculture stakeholders opportunities for communication, education and consensus — building on a critical issue […]
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