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JBS and Marfrig send first batches of fresh beef to U.S.

By  Meatingplace on 9/20/2016 The three main beef producing companies in Brazil -- JBS, Marfrig and Minerva – have received authorization to start exporting fresh beef to the United States this m...

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HSUS targets beef checkoff; NCBA vows to take stand

I read this article on the Beef website , but only provided part of it.   According to a recent...

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FDA to target some therapeutic, in-feed antimicrobials

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced Sept. 12 that it is entering the next phase of its efforts to mitigate antimicrobial resistance by focusing for the first time on medically important antimicrobials (i.e., those important for treating human disease) used in animal feed or water that have at least one therapeutic indication without a defined duration of use. As the a...

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Court finds EPA wronged farmers

The Environmental Protection Agency has violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers, according to a unanimous ruling issued by the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In late 2015, a U.S. district court dismissed the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) suit for lack of standing, but the U.S. Court of App...

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APHIS amends labeling requirements

Requirements are designed to be simpler for end user to understand. Published on: Sep 9, 2016   USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its regulations for veterinary biologics labeling and packaging to make the requirements more consistent with current science and veterinary practice. These changes are necessary to update and clarify...

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Beef export market since BSE impacts of 2003

Posted by Teresa Steckler -

U.S. beef exports have recovered to pre-2003 levels. In FY 2015, U.S. beef exports totaled $5.8 billion (0.8 million tons) to 112 countries.   Following the discovery of a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in December 2003, U.S. beef and beef product exports fell. Since 2003, USDA has led a multi-agency, full-court press, dedicating significant resources to r...

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