Government http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6607/more en 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 Year-end tax planning complicated by inaction in congress http://beefmagazine.com/government/year-end-tax-planning-complicated-inaction-congress <div class="node-body article-body">Will Congress increase Section 179 deductions? That’s the question confounding cattle producers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/government/year-end-tax-planning-complicated-inaction-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/government/year-end-tax-planning-complicated-inaction-congress#comments Ranch Management Government Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 82841 at http://beefmagazine.com Immigration Reform Continues To Be A Political Football http://beefmagazine.com/blog/immigration-reform-continues-be-political-football <div class="node-body blog-body">What’s ironic about the politics of immigration reform is that both the right and the left benefit from not doing anything and keeping the issue alive.</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/immigration-reform-continues-be-political-football" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/immigration-reform-continues-be-political-football#comments Government My View From The Country Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:47:00 +0000 82651 at http://beefmagazine.com Cattlemen Excited By Legislative Prospects In New Congress http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattlemen-excited-legislative-prospects-new-congress <div class="node-body blog-body">The November midterm election results definitely reset the federal legislative branch. In the 114th Congress, which begins Jan. 3, 2015, Republicans will control both houses after a stunning electoral wave. </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/cattlemen-excited-legislative-prospects-new-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattlemen-excited-legislative-prospects-new-congress#comments Regulation Environment BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:47:00 +0000 82601 at http://beefmagazine.com "Big Fat Surprise" Author Talks About Importance Of Beef In Dietary Guidelines http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/big-fat-surprise-author-talks-about-importance-beef-dietary-guidelines <div class="node-body article-body">Beef producers must demand that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee abides by science and checks its bias at the door when it comes to formulating the nation’s dietary guidelines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/big-fat-surprise-author-talks-about-importance-beef-dietary-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/big-fat-surprise-author-talks-about-importance-beef-dietary-guidelines#comments Beef Quality Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Government Beef Advocacy Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:42:00 +0000 82541 at http://beefmagazine.com 6 Trending Headlines: Interest Rates May Rise, Change At The Top in Congress & Carbon Credits Are Back http://beefmagazine.com/government/6-trending-headlines-interest-rates-may-rise-change-top-congress-carbon-credits-are-back <div class="node-body gallery-body">With the midterm elections behind us and a new dynamic taking place in Washington, D.C., there will be a change at the helm of the House Ag Committee. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/government/6-trending-headlines-interest-rates-may-rise-change-top-congress-carbon-credits-are-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/government/6-trending-headlines-interest-rates-may-rise-change-top-congress-carbon-credits-are-back#comments Business Government Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:43:00 +0000 82521 at http://beefmagazine.com