Canadian Meat Council Supports CPTPP

Perishable News, by Canadian Meat Council Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Canadian Meat Council is part of the coalition of agricultural industry leaders calling for the Government of Canada to sign on to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTP…

Grass-Fed Beef Loses Its Luster

Forbes, Jan 13, 2018 Ronald Holden
Love, they say, is as perennial as the grass. But the grass, ah, that's not so simple; grass can be anything from wheat to bamboo. In Oregon, where I grew up, grass seed is worth over $300 milli…

HSUS sues USDA over organic labeling rules

Meatingplace, By Lisa M. Keefe on 1/18/2018
The Humane Society of the United States has filed suit against USDA and several of its executives, including Sonny Perdue, over the agency’s decision not to try to address animal handling standards …

China Not a Factor in U.S. Beef Exports…Yet

Drovers CattleNetwork, Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist January 18, 2018
Until the ban in 2003, the U.S. supplied 70% of China's beef intake. The latest beef trade data for November shows continued improvement in beef exports. November beef exports were 260.7 mil…