Sharp: Consumers Need To Know Where Meat Dollars Are Going

Consumers notice it every time they’ve visit their local grocery store. Prices for meat, specifically beef have increased quite a bit over the past couple of years. But where is that money going? Tom Sharp, President of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association said consumers need to know those extra dollars they’re paying are not making it […]

Senators Announce Bill Calling for New Country of Origin Labeling for Beef

Last week, a bipartisan group of four Senators jointly announced the American Beef Labeling Act. The legislation would mandate the reinstatement of beef and beef products into the existing Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Law (M-COOL), allowing for a 12-month development and implementation grace period. The Family Farm Action Alliance has long advocated for Country-of-Origin Labeling […]

NCBA Pushing Congress to Address Areas of Concern

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association led a letter supported by 37 affiliate state cattle associations, urging Congress to address critical areas of concern in the cattle and beef industries. They’re asking leaders of both the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to consider swift Congressional action in several areas, such as expanding beef processing capacity. They […]

Mulrony Weighs In On COOL Conversation

More and more voices in the livestock industry are calling for a return to Country of Origin Labeling. Idaho Cattle Association Executive Vice President Cameron Mulrony said their policy supports a voluntary COOL program in the state. “So we are supporting of COOL options, not mandatory COOL options, but COOL options that are producer-driven and create […]

Consumers Continue To Demand Quality During the Pandemic

The beef cattle experts will tell you the industry has come a long way during the past pandemic-infused 12 months. Dr. Nevil Speer with Where Food Comes From, Inc. noted while the pandemic has been a challenge. “There’s been some really exciting things that we’ve seen in terms of beef demand. And the consumer, they’ve […]

R-Calf Wants USA Label Only For Cows Born Raised Slaughtered in U.S.

R-Calf USA recently penned a letter to President Joe Biden expressing concerns over proposed changes to federal procurement regulations for beef. CEO, Bill Bullard, said the group told the President he could strengthen the domestic cattle supply chain by changing the current standard to requiring that only animals born, raised and slaughtered in the United States be eligible […]

Bullard Reacts To High Beef Import Numbers

The USDA is out with its December cattle and beef trade data, meaning a full view of 2020 is now possible. Imports of beef are continuing to soar, with an all-time high of 4.4 billion pounds coming into the country in 2020. The data shows the average price of fed cattle in 2020 was just […]

R-CALF Organizing E-mail Blitz in Favor of COOL

Earlier this week, R-CALF urged ranchers to send emails to the White House in favor of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling for beef. The organization issued an action alert saying, “emails needed this week to the White House and calls needed to congress for M-COOL.” Following the email, the organization asks members to call the […]

NCBA Happy To See The Return Of Vilsack

Tom Vilsack is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to head the USDA. And many in the Ag community are happy to see the return of Vilsack, who spent eight years as Ag Secretary under President Obama. Ethan Lane with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association said it’s great to have Vilsack back. “We have a relationship with […]