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Jun 10, 2020

Grassley Calls For Release Of P&SA Findings On Tyson Fire

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley asks Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue to publicly release findings from USDA's investigation into beef pricing margins following the fire at Tyson’s plant in Holcomb, Kansas.

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May 15, 2020

R-Calf Urges Opening of CRP Lands to Slow Cattle Supply Chain

R-CALF USA sent a letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue asking him to consider opening the 24 million acres of land in the Conservation Reserve Program to help alleviate the backlog in the live cattle supply chain.

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Apr 20, 2020

23 State Cattle Groups Call for DOJ Investigation

The organizations request a formal investigation by the Department of Justice to identify and investigate any evidence of fraudulent business practices within the beef meatpacking industry.

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Apr 17, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact $14.6 Billion, USCA Analysis Says

An economic analysis released by the U.S. Cattlemen's Association says the total actual and future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the cattle industry is forecast to exceed $14.6 billion.

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Apr 15, 2020

COVID-19: Cattle Industry Losses Estimated At $13.6 Billion

Estimated cattle industry losses due to COVID-19 will reach $13.6 billion, according to a study by ag economists conducted to assist USDA in determining how best to allocate CARES Act relief funds to cattle producers.

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Mar 27, 2020

Court Rules In Favor Of Checkoff, Dismisses R-CALF Suit

The Beef Checkoff and fifteen state beef councils won a major court victory as the U. S. District Court of Montana ruled in favor of USDA and the Montana Beef Council in the matter of R-CALF vs. Sonny Perdue and USDA.

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Mar 20, 2020

Sen. Moran Urges Perdue to Make Emergency Payments to Cattle Producers

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today led a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to use his authority to make emergency payments to cattle producers. The letter was signed by seven additional senators.

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Mar 11, 2020

U.S. CattleTrace seeks an Executive Director and Program Manager

The U.S. CattleTrace mission is to develop and manage a nationally significant, robust and globally accepted voluntary animal disease traceability system for all cattle entering commerce.

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Mar 09, 2020

Alltech Ideas Conference Transitions To Virtual Experience For 2020

In light of rising health concerns related to coronavirus, the Alltech Ideas Conference scheduled for May 17-19, will transition to a virtual experience instead of a live event in 2020.