Sunday, September 25, 2022
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Extremely Different but Exactly the Same

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice I have had the privilege of being able to travel around much of the...
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Cattle Ranchers, Land Trust Unite to Save Rangelands

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By Edgar Sanchez, Reporter for Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Carefully steering an all-terrain vehicle, Scott Stone recently...
elderly rancher

R-CALF USA, MO Rancher Launch “No Rancher Left Behind” Campaign

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA R-CALF USA has announced the launch of “No Rancher Left Behind,” a rancher/farmer conversation and awareness...
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Bill Would Remove Regulatory Barrier to Financing of Processing Facilities

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Cattlemen’s Association On April 8th, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) introduced the Amplifying Processing...
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Two New Cattle Market Studies Validate Ranch Group’s Call for Meaningful Congressional Action

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On March 31st, R-CALF USA is calling on Congress to cease consideration of the Cattle Market...
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Senators Release Updated Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Cattlemen’s Association On March 28th, Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Ron...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: The Perfect Cow is Somewhere in the Middle

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The types of cattlemen fall somewhere along a bell curve; the vast majority are...
Makenzie Neves

California Beef Council Announces New Producer Relations Manager

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Press Release provided by the California Beef Council  The California Beef Council (CBC), the marketing order representing California’s cattle ranchers and beef...
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White House Launches Action Plan To Restore Competition in the U.S. Cattle Industry

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Press Release Provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association On Monday January 3rd, the Biden-Harris Administration published its Action Plan for a Fairer,...
Cattle graze the land at Hearst Ranch in San Simeon

Ranch-to-customer Market Boosts Hearst Ranch Beef

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By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Just off Highway 1,...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: The Customer is Always Right

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice “The customer is always right” is an age old saying taught in business classes...
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Agreement Reached on Cattle Market Reform Legislation

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Press Release Provided by United States Cattlemen’s Association On November 9th, U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Jon Tester (D-MT),...
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Mobile Meat Processing Aids Small Ranchers

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As someone who opened a new mobile slaughter...
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Press Release Provided by US Cattleman’s Association

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Press Release Provided by US Cattleman’s Association With only hours to spare, Congress on September 30th passed legislation to avoid a government...
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Cattleman’s Corner: Cow Trails

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Of all the great philosophical arguments, and all the dominating current events, I feel...
Fresh meat on a conveyor belt

Minnesota Federal Court Denies Packers’ Motion to Dismiss Cattle Antitrust Cases

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R-CALF USA and Other Plaintiffs’ Case Proceeds to Discovery Press Release Submitted by R-Calf USA Today, the Federal District Court for the District...
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USDA Will Begin Issuing New Market Reports Following USCA Request for Greater Transparency

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Press Release Provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that beginning Monday, August 9,...
black angus cattle

New USDA Competition Driver Applauded by Cattle Group

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA The largest U.S. producer-only cattle trade association, R-CALF USA, applauded the July 9th announcement by Secretary...
longhorn cattle

The Cattleman’s Corner: One Man’s Trash

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By Austin SneddenRanching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice My grandfather would say in reference to the challenging short grass country that our family...
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COMMENT: Grazing Provides Important Service on Public Lands

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By Zippy Duvall President, American Farm Bureau Federation Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Take a drive through the countryside in...
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North American Meat Institute Provides Facts on Common Beef Market Myths

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Press Release Provided by North American Meat Institute   In May, the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) released a document to...
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USCA Statement on Meatpacking Lobby’s Report on “Beef Market Myths”

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Press Release Provided by US Cattlemen's Association Regarding the report being circulated on Capitol Hill by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI)...
USCA Senior Policy Advisor Jess Peterson with Senator Tester (USCA)

USCA Applauds Bill to Establish Office of the Special Investigator for Competition Matters

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Press Release Provided by US Cattlemans Association On June 11th, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Charles Grassley (R-IA), and Mike Rounds (R-SD)...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: OPINION: Park It

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The history of people in positions of power asking the commoners to do things...
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Importer-controlled Cattle Exceed Purchases in Domestic Negotiated Cash Market

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently completed its reapportionment of the National Beef Checkoff Program...
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Lack of Processing Hampers the Organic Meat Business

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Despite rising demand for organic meat, some California...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Drafting Genetic Quality in You

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice A lot of parallels can be made between a professional sports team drafting new...
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Imports of Cattle and Beef Hit Historical High in 2020

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) recently released cattle and beef trade data for December provide...
A farm in the San Joaquin Township in the 1850s

The Impact of Fencing on California Agriculture

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By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum One of the most popular themes in classic cowboy...
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USCA: “The Enormity of Loss Associated With a Potential Outbreak of FMD Within the...

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Press Release Provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association On January 5th 2021, the United States Cattlemen’s Association submitted comments on the Petition...