Sunday, September 26, 2021
cows grazing at sunset

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...
cows hanging in cold storage

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)...
pump jack at oil well

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...
man in medical gown takes samples of biological material in cows

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...
cattle drive

The Cattleman’s Corner: Cattle Need More Flex

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice From a plane window, thirty thousand feet above the ground, one can take in...
Workers handle meat organizing packing shipping loading at factory plant.

Lack of Processing Slows Local-Meat Sales

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  With business booming for small meatpackers and...
Painting of a Vaquero roping cattle during 1830s Spanish California.

From the Beginning: Agriculture was Bakersfield’s Cornerstone

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By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum The southern San Joaquin Valley first came into European...
judges gavel scales of justice and law books

Ranch Group Files Brief to Prevent the USDA from Preempting False Advertising Claims for...

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On December 7th, R-CALF USA submitted a motion to file a friend-of-the-court brief and a brief...
herd of cattle

USCA Supports a Beef Checkoff Program Accountable to the Producers It Intends to Serve

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Press Release Provided by the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) supports a Beef Checkoff program that is accountable...
Close up of a couple of cattle on a Mexican farm

USCA Sends Letter Over Concerns with Mexican Beef

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Press Release Provided by US Cattlemen’s Association On September 8th, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) sent a letter to leaders at...
Salt lick on the water barrel, the cow enjoys this special treat

The Cattleman’s Corner: Sometimes It Takes Unconventional

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By Austin SneddenRanching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice When you are forty miles from town and a sixty-year-old galvanized tank is leaking water...
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USCA, NFU, and Others Request Hearing on Livestock Reporting Rule

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Press Release Provided by the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association On Wednesday July 1st, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA), National Farmers Union (NFU),...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: There Aren’t Enough Hands For Your Style of Cowboyin’

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By Austin SneddenContributor, Valley Ag Voice Have you ever worked cows with someone that has only worked with big crews? They dive...
old farming trailer

The Cattleman’s Corner Trailer Lights, Tape Measures, and Other Mysterious Things

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By Austin SneddenContributor, Valley Ag Voice There are certain things in life with just no explanation. Sure, humanity has tackled some big...
butcher carving beef

Justice Department Issues Subpoenas to “Big Four”

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Press Release provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association On Friday, the Department of Justice issued civil subpoenas to the four biggest beef...
Cattle at auction

Animal Extremist Group Files Petitions with U.S. Surgeon General and President Trump to Close...

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Reprinted with permission from Protect The Harvest The COVID-19 pandemic has brought worldwide turmoil and a broad spectrum of problems, from the...
Farmer in a livestock small breeding husbandry farming production taking care of cattle

Ranch Group Urges Secretary to Target Hardest Hit Producers

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Press Release Provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation In a letter sent on April 9th to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, R-CALF...
Beefmaster cattle grazing in a green field. (Photo by Cameron Watson / Shutterstock.com)

USCA Statement on Efforts to Restore U.S. Cattle Markets

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Press release provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association Following Congressional efforts to provide immediate, short-term relief for U.S. cattle producers during these...
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The Cattleman’s Corner Balancing Reputation and Responsibility

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By Austin Snedden Contributor, Valley Ag Voice We have all heard references that you can judge a person by their friends or whom...
R-CALF dinner

The Cattleman’s Corner: R-CALF CEO Discusses the “Beef” with Dysfunctional Cattle Markets

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By Austin Snedden Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On Tuesday, February 4th, the Kern County Cattlemen’s Association (KCCA) president, Carl Twisselman, welcomed 90 members...
black angus cattle on ranch

The Cattleman’s Corner: Selecting Cattle to Fit Economics

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By Austin Snedden Contributor, Valley Ag Voice For the last 50 years in the cattle industry, various traits have been emphasized and de-emphasized,...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Pay Attention To Whose Tail You Are Following

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By Austin Snedden I have always figured the best way to learn about cattle conformation and structure was to follow a big...
Bill Bullard

R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard to Address the Kern County Cattleman’s Association

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Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund CEO Bill Bullard will address the Kern County Cattleman’s Association meeting on February 4, 2020. The meeting...