Regulation http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6610/more en Nevada Standoff Grows From Grazing Fees To Much More http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Few issues have calcified positions in the western U.S. like the tense standoff in southeast Nevada this week between federal authorities representing the enforcement of public land use under the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. The standoff between armed federal officials and armed citizens was resolved without bloodshed when BLM realized how the situation was devolving and wisely chose to withdraw from the scene and return Bundy&rsquo;s confiscated cattle.</p></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/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/nevada-standoff-grows-grazing-fees-much-more#comments Regulation Cattle Industry Structure Cow-Calf BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 73721 at http://beefmagazine.com Feedyard Biosecurity Plans Ready For Rollout http://beefmagazine.com/disaster-drought/feedyard-biosecurity-plans-ready-rollout <div class="field-deck"> While feedyard biosecurity has been on the radar ever since the 2001 outbreak of foot and mouth disease in England, the issue took on a higher level of scrutiny recently. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ever since the outbreak of foot and mouth disease nearly decimated England’s animal agricultural industry, feedyard biosecurity has been an issue. But for the most part, efforts by state livestock associations and regional emergency management officials have been conducted under the radar. That’s all changed, thanks to a Department of Homeland Security project that elevated the issue of feedyard biosecurity to a new level.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/disaster-drought/feedyard-biosecurity-plans-ready-rollout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/disaster-drought/feedyard-biosecurity-plans-ready-rollout#comments Regulation Feedlots Disaster & Drought Sustainability Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:47:00 +0000 73501 at http://beefmagazine.com States File Suit Against FWS for Lesser Prairie Chicken ESA Designation http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/states-file-suit-against-fws-lesser-prairie-chicken-esa-designation <div class="field-byline"> Janell Baum for Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kansas and North Dakota are the latest states to join a three-state lawsuit brought by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt challenging the process by which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/states-file-suit-against-fws-lesser-prairie-chicken-esa-designation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/states-file-suit-against-fws-lesser-prairie-chicken-esa-designation#comments Regulation Sustainability Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:40:00 +0000 73481 at http://beefmagazine.com Federal Livestock Disaster Assistance Sign Up Starts April 15 http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/federal-livestock-disaster-assistance-sign-starts-april-15 <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA recently announced that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs beginning April 15, 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/federal-livestock-disaster-assistance-sign-starts-april-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/federal-livestock-disaster-assistance-sign-starts-april-15#comments Regulation Tips For Profit Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:26:00 +0000 73381 at http://beefmagazine.com No Surprise: Injunction On Mandatory COOL Is Denied Again http://beefmagazine.com/blog/no-surprise-injunction-mandatory-cool-denied-again <div class="node-body blog-body">It looks to me like both sides are committed to playing their losing hands out to the very end. Call me an optimist, but I still believe there could have been a compromise earlier that would have benefited both camps.</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/no-surprise-injunction-mandatory-cool-denied-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/no-surprise-injunction-mandatory-cool-denied-again#comments Regulation Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:54:00 +0000 73231 at http://beefmagazine.com Numbers Don’t Lie, But Nobody Knows The Obamacare Numbers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/numbers-don-t-lie-nobody-knows-obamacare-numbers <div class="node-body blog-body">The whole national health care issue has become as much political as it is about health care. In fact, fixing the health care crisis in this country has become almost a distant conversation. As a result, both sides of the spectrum are vested in its success or failure, and that has become the focus instead of the results.</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/numbers-don-t-lie-nobody-knows-obamacare-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/numbers-don-t-lie-nobody-knows-obamacare-numbers#comments Regulation Election 2012 My View From The Country Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:59:00 +0000 73221 at http://beefmagazine.com EPA Moves To Exert Control Over Virtually All U.S. Water http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/epa-moves-exert-control-over-virtually-all-us-water <div class="node-body article-body">The extended definition of “waters of the United States,” in essence, would allow the federal government to extend its control over non-navigable waters. With enactment, cattlemen would thereby likely be required to obtain costly and burdensome permits to take care of everyday chores like moving cattle across a wet pasture or cleaning out a dugout, says NCBA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/epa-moves-exert-control-over-virtually-all-us-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/epa-moves-exert-control-over-virtually-all-us-water#comments Regulation Drought Management Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:15:00 +0000 72921 at http://beefmagazine.com Liability Risk Is Beginning To Flow Down The Beef Production Chain http://beefmagazine.com/blog/liability-risk-beginning-flow-down-beef-production-chain <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The whole topic of liability is a frustrating one for cow-calf producers. After all, a cow-calf producer has no way of controlling what happens to the product once it leaves the ranch. However, in today&rsquo;s litigious world, someone is going to be sued if a problem develops.</p> <p>Retailers, packers, and feeders tend to be much larger enterprises; thus, they&rsquo;re much more appealing targets from a trial lawyer&rsquo;s viewpoint. That doesn&rsquo;t mean, however, that cow-calf producers are immune from such legal action.</p></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/liability-risk-beginning-flow-down-beef-production-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/liability-risk-beginning-flow-down-beef-production-chain#comments Regulation Cattle Industry Structure Cow-Calf Cattle Marketing Beef Demand My View From The Country Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:30:00 +0000 72021 at http://beefmagazine.com USDA Extends Comment Period On Brazilian Beef Imports http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/usda-extends-comment-period-brazilian-beef-imports <div class="field-deck"> Comments on the proposal have been extended to April 22, 2014 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last December, USDA published a proposed rule to allow beef imports from select states in Brazil. While the original comment period ended Feb. 21, USDA extended the comment period for another two months. So far, comments on the proposal are strongly against USDA’s plan to allow fresh beef from Brazil into the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/usda-extends-comment-period-brazilian-beef-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/usda-extends-comment-period-brazilian-beef-imports#comments Regulation Beef Safety Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:52:00 +0000 71711 at http://beefmagazine.com Felony Animal-Cruelty Law In SD Gains Momentum http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/felony-animal-cruelty-law-sd-gains-momentum <div class="field-byline"> Argus Leader </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A high-profile proposal to make animal cruelty a felony in South Dakota — the only state that hasn’t done so — got off to a smooth start last week as a panel voted unanimously to move it along to the full Senate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/felony-animal-cruelty-law-sd-gains-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/regulation/felony-animal-cruelty-law-sd-gains-momentum#comments Regulation Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:13:00 +0000 71271 at http://beefmagazine.com