U.S. Beef Quality Continues To Improve

NCBQAThe U.S. beef industry continues to improve the quality of its management practices, according to the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) commissioned by the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program.

“What we’re seeing over time is that we are improving beef quality – and that’s the bottom line,” says Josh White, executive director of producer education for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Lawsuit: Imported Beef Likely Mislabeled

Bill-Bullard-CEO-283x237R-CALF USA’s Bill Bullard comments on the lawsuit his organization and the Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW) filed against the U.S. Department of Agriculture for allegedly mislabeling hundreds of millions of pounds of imported beef as “Products of the USA.”

In their lawsuit filed in June against USDA and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the groups claim that the Tariff Act of 1930 requires imported beef to bear a label denoting the foreign country of origin of the beef all the way to the consumer unless the beef undergoes a substantial transformation in the U.S.

Eagles & Ag Celebration In Nevada

EagleEagles & Agriculture, Carson Valley’s annual gathering of eagles and celebration of agriculture, will take place January 25th through the 28th. A variety of tours and events highlight the seasonal arrival of bald and golden eagles (and other raptors) in the area and the role that the ranching community plays in providing habitat for wildlife.

“We help people understand what agriculture is all about,” says Steve Lewis, extension educator for the University of Nevada in Douglas County. Listen to his comments on American Cattle News:

Working With Environmental Groups

GrassFedBeefThe U.S. cattle industry walks a fine line when it comes to working with environmental groups.

“There are groups that we can get on the same page with…but…you have groups that their sole job is to litigate,” says Scott Yager, chief environmental counsel for National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Listen to his comments here: