Government http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6607/more en Reality vs. myth of animal feeding and the environment http://beefmagazine.com/environment/reality-vs-myth-animal-feeding-and-environment <div class="field-byline"> Phil Brink </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Media sensationalism can give the impression that the livestock feeding industry is lightly regulated, rarely inspected and the source of an enormous amount of water quality pollution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/environment/reality-vs-myth-animal-feeding-and-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/environment/reality-vs-myth-animal-feeding-and-environment#comments Environment Government Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:16:00 +0000 85301 at http://beefmagazine.com Industry At A Glance: Ethanol margins narrow dramatically http://beefmagazine.com/ethanol/industry-glance-ethanol-margins-narrow-dramatically <div class="node-body article-body">Gross margins for ethanol production have trended sharply lower in recent months, while ethanol plants have also had to deal with a stronger dollar and a stubborn corn market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/ethanol/industry-glance-ethanol-margins-narrow-dramatically" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/ethanol/industry-glance-ethanol-margins-narrow-dramatically#comments Ethanol Industry At A Glance Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:02:00 +0000 85261 at http://beefmagazine.com U.S. meat, food groups anxiously await dietary committee recommendations http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-meat-food-groups-anxiously-await-dietary-committee-recommendations <div class="node-body blog-body">The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is charged by the government with developing recommendations for the 2015 update of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For the first time ever, that committee weighed the environmental impact of various foods in arriving at its recommendations. That has meat and food groups, as well as lawmakers, nervous.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-meat-food-groups-anxiously-await-dietary-committee-recommendations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/us-meat-food-groups-anxiously-await-dietary-committee-recommendations#comments Environment BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:15:00 +0000 85221 at http://beefmagazine.com 7 U.S. cattle operations honored for stewardship efforts http://beefmagazine.com/government/7-us-cattle-operations-honored-stewardship-efforts <div class="field-byline"> Compiled By Becky Church </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Stewardship of the land presents each rancher and farmer with different challenges and requires different approaches. But it always demands ingenuity and commitment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/government/7-us-cattle-operations-honored-stewardship-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/government/7-us-cattle-operations-honored-stewardship-efforts#comments Environment Government Thu, 08 Jan 2015 02:25:00 +0000 85051 at http://beefmagazine.com USDA Secretary folds on second checkoff; now what? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/usda-secretary-folds-second-checkoff-now-what <div class="node-body blog-body">As expected, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that he won’t pursue a second checkoff. USDA Secretary Vilsack accomplished what few people thought possible – he unified the cattle industry and got Congress to act in a bipartisan fashion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/usda-secretary-folds-second-checkoff-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/usda-secretary-folds-second-checkoff-now-what#comments Regulation My View From The Country Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:32:00 +0000 84641 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>By: <span id="spanArtist">David Becker / Getty Images </span></p> Vilsack abandons plans for second beef checkoff http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/vilsack-abandons-plans-second-beef-checkoff <div class="field-deck"> USDA will not go forward with a second, duplicative beef checkoff program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After losing support from one of the only ag organizations in favor of a second, duplicative beef checkoff program and then losing funding for the idea, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack will walk away from his proposal to create a second, government-run beef checkoff program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/vilsack-abandons-plans-second-beef-checkoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/vilsack-abandons-plans-second-beef-checkoff#comments Regulation Beef Advocacy Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:08:00 +0000 83431 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack</p> Immigration reform critical for beef industry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/immigration-reform-critical-beef-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">The U.S. has a very long and very sorry record of its ability to effectively deal with immigration policy. For agriculture as a whole and the beef business in particular, this long-running stalemate must be resolved to ensure an adequate labor force. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/immigration-reform-critical-beef-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/immigration-reform-critical-beef-industry#comments Regulation Employee Management BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:35:00 +0000 83351 at http://beefmagazine.com 6 trending headlines: Cowboy nuns; COOL labels don’t impress consumers; and what will the market do? http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/6-trending-headlines-cowboy-nuns-cool-labels-don-t-impress-consumers-and-what-will-ma <div class="node-body gallery-body">As the world turns its thoughts to the holiday season, the news affecting the beef business continues to keep the conversation hopping for cattle producers. Here’s a roundup of a few headlines that made the news.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/6-trending-headlines-cowboy-nuns-cool-labels-don-t-impress-consumers-and-what-will-ma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/6-trending-headlines-cowboy-nuns-cool-labels-don-t-impress-consumers-and-what-will-ma#comments Business Cattle Markets Government Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:10:00 +0000 83271 at http://beefmagazine.com Street protesters: Be mad at the government, not police http://beefmagazine.com/blog/street-protesters-be-mad-government-not-police <div class="node-body blog-body">The challenge for any society is to have enough government to allow freedom and progress to exist, but to also limit government so that freedom and progress are not taken away.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/street-protesters-be-mad-government-not-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/street-protesters-be-mad-government-not-police#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:02:00 +0000 83211 at http://beefmagazine.com Animal traceability data: beef producers prefer private vs. government control http://beefmagazine.com/government/animal-traceability-data-beef-producers-prefer-private-vs-government-control <div class="field-byline"> By Brenda Holland </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A survey of BEEF readers indicates producers trust a private firm considerably more than government in controlling animal traceability data. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/government/animal-traceability-data-beef-producers-prefer-private-vs-government-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/government/animal-traceability-data-beef-producers-prefer-private-vs-government-control#comments Business Government Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 82871 at http://beefmagazine.com