Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Seed Stock Royalty

Originally published in July 2023 print edition. Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Purebred cattle are often perceived as “royalty” compared to their commercial...

U.S. Cattle Producers to Discuss Beef Checkoff Program, Public Lands Rule In Reno

Originally published in July 2023 print edition. Press Release Provided by the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) will meet in Reno, Nevada...

Ag Digest: Animal Welfare Labeling, Cattle Shortage, and Legislative Battles

Top Agriculture Stories This Week.  Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  Recent events in the agricultural industry have heightened tensions among Central Valley...
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U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Applauds Introduction of DRIVE Act

Press release provided by U.S. Cattleman’s Association On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, Representative Josh Brecheen (R-OK), a fourth-generation rancher and former trucking...
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Guide to Bidding at a Live Auction 

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Live auctions with a good auctioneer are exciting and usually the best way to...
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USDA Answers Usca Petition; Proposes To Close “Product of The U.S.A.” Loophole

Press release provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association On March 6th the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a proposed rulemaking to...
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OPINION: Still Waiting for Country of Origin Labels on Beef

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice It seems absurd that we are still talking about this, but lobbying power has...
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USCA Joins Large Coalition Urging Enactment of The American Beef Labeling Act

Press release provided by the US Cattleman’s Association On January 10th, 50 cattle, farm, rural and consumer groups sent a joint letter...
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Minnesota Court Folds Large Retailers into Packer Antitrust Suit

Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA  Several large retailers and wholesalers (including Sysco, US Foods, Kroger, Hy-Vee, Albertson, Associated Grocers, Subway, SuperValu,...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: The Carrot on a Stick

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Austin Snedden Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice We have all heard the saying, and probably many...
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Dairy Digesters Use Cow Power to Make Clean Energy

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation With more than 100 methane digesters operating in...
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Ranch Group Urges USDA Not to Tie RFID Eartags to Livestock Indemnity Regulations

Press Release by R-CALF USA In November R-CALF USA submitted formal comments to the advance notice issued in September by the U.S....
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Cattlemen’s Association Encouraged by Funding Delivered to Local Meat Processors

Press Release Provided by U.S. Cattleman’s Association On Wednesday November 2nd, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the first-round recipients of the...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Terminal Force

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The cattle industry in general has a magnetic force towards terminal traits. It is...
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MANRRS Opens Application Period for National Grain and Feed Foundation Scholarship

Press Release Provided by the National Grain and Feed Association The Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) national society...
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Cattlemen Raise Concerns With White House Executive Order on Biotechnology

Press Release Provided by US Cattlemen’s Association On September 16th, the White House announced an Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing...
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Governor Newsom Signs CCA-Sponsored Bills

Press Release Provided by California Cattlemen’s Association August 29th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he had signed two CCA-sponsored bills, Assembly Bill...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Breeding for the Exceptional, or Breeding for Consistency

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice In every Breeding 101 or genetics class in almost every animal agriculture college, academia...
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Senate Ag Committee Passes Cattle Legislation in Nearly Unanimous Vote

Press Release Provided by US Cattleman’s Association On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry considered S. 3870, the...
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Statement on End of First of Two Beef Checkoff Cases

Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On June 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court denied R-CALF USA’s petition requesting an appeal of the...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Extremely Different but Exactly the Same

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

By Edgar Sanchez, Reporter for Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Carefully steering an all-terrain vehicle, Scott Stone recently...
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R-CALF USA, MO Rancher Launch “No Rancher Left Behind” Campaign

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

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

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

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...