Monthly archives: March, 2017

Colorado COOL Fact Sheet

Check out this OUTSTANDING COOL Fact sheet that Colorado Rep. Kimmi Lewis and Vicki Marble are circulating. R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America “Fighting for the Independent U.S. Cattle Producer” For Immediate Release: Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard March 30, 2017 Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa Colorado Legislature May Save COOL Billings, Mont. – On Monday at



Colorado Legislature May Save COOL

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America "Fighting for the Independent U.S.Cattle Producer" For Immediate Release: Contact: Bill Bullard March 30, 2017 Phone: 406-252-2516 Colorado Legislature May Save COOL Billings, Mont. – On Monday at 1:30 p.m. MDT, cattle ranchers and consumers will be focused on the Colorado General Assembly’s House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee



DTN Progressive Farmer: Divide on Livestock Rules: Battle Continues Over Proposed Rule Changes to Packers and Stockyards Law

Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 3/24/2017 | 3:47 PM CDT OMAHA (DTN) — Major livestock and meatpacker groups on Friday called on USDA to withdraw proposed rule changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act. The extended comment period ended Friday for an interim final rule and proposed rules under the Grain Inspection, Packers and




Politico: OPPOSITES ATTRACT IN COMMODITY CHECKOFF REFORM

Morning Agriculture A daily briefing on agriculture and food policy By Jason Huffman 03/29/17 10:00 AM EDT With help from Jenny Hopkinson, Catherine Boudreau and Helena Bottemiller Evich OPPOSITES ATTRACT IN COMMODITY CHECKOFF REFORM: Strange bedfellows are united over an effort to overhaul commodity checkoff programs, which have been dogged by controversy for decades. Sens.



New Food Economy: Breaking: New checkoff legislation could reshape the debate

Breaking: New checkoff legislation could reshape the debate March 28th , 2017 by Joe Fassler POLICY While politics in Washington continues to be as fractious as ever, at least one issue seems to be able to bring political adversaries together: a desire to reform commodity checkoffs. On Tuesday, members of Congress proposed legislation that would



KCA: R-Calf USA CEO, Bill Bullard, Speaks at KCA Regional Meeting in Corning, Kansas

Press Release Contact Tyler Dupy Telephone 785-238-1483 Cell 785-209-2584 Email cowsrus@kansascattlemen.com Website www.kansascattlemen.com March 28, 2017 Members of the Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) and others from the agriculture community came together in Corning, Kansas during a regional meeting on March 23, 2017. Tyler Dupy, KCA Executive Director, provided a presentation clarifying differences between KCA and




OCM: U.S. Senate Leaders Reintroduce Commodity Checkoff Reform Legislation

March 28, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Angela Huffman, 614-390-7552 ahuffman@competitivemarkets.com WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal lawmakers reintroduced legislation today to bring much needed transparency and accountability to the federal government’s commodity checkoff programs. The Opportunities for Fairness in Farming (OFF) Act, S. 741, was introduced by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ),




Alternet: USDA Quietly Drops Plan to Test for Monsanto’s Glyphosate Weed Killer in Food

By Carey Gillam / Huffington Post March 28, 2017 The World Health Organization said that glyphosate probably causes cancer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer and the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s branded Roundup herbicides. The




SD Stockgrowers Call for Ban on Brazil Beef and Reinstatement of COOL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2017 Contact: Silvia Christen, Executive Director 605.342.0429 or silvia Bill Kluck, President 605-748-2428 SD Stockgrowers Call for Ban on Brazil Beef and Reinstatement of COOL The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association called on Senators Thune and Rounds, and Congresswoman Kristi Noem to implement an immediate ban on Brazilian beef imports and



Agriculture – Five areas that demand urgent attention!

Agricultural document presented, discussed Created on Monday, 27 March 2017 09:09 Written by The Register Russell — Executives from Catholic Rural Life were in the Salina Diocese Feb. 25 to present “The Vocation of the Agricultural Leader” document and glean feedback from local farmers and ranchers. Jim Ennis, Executive Director of CRL, presented the document to an