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Cattle associations urge USDA to drop new supplemental beef checkoff program

The Beef Checkoff Program, established in 1985, is a producer-funded marketing and research program designed to increase demand for beef. The Cattlemen's Beef Board and USDA jointly oversee the collection and spending of checkoff funds, but now the cattlemen say the government is trying to “hijack” the program.

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BPI to restart operations at Kansas facility

A Garden City, Kansas meat processing plant owned by Beef Products Inc. (BPI) will begin to collect beef trimmings next week and resume operations after controversy surrounding the company’s lean, finely textured beef product forced the facility to close in 2012.

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Cattle shortage forces closure of Cargill facility

With a dwindling supply of cattle, international food supplier Cargill said it will close its Milwaukee, Wisconsin beef harvest facility effective Friday.

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Beef takes highest environmental toll

It has been suggested beef production is bad for the environment, but researchers out of the Weizmann Institute of Science have put an actual cost on the industry and say beef takes the highest toll when compared with other animal-derived foods.

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Regulatory victory for cattlemen

Cattle producers are celebrating Congressional action that they contend will ease the burden of the Environmental Protection Agency's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule on smaller operations.

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Beef still protein leader in food service

A survey of protein purchasers in food service revealed beef continues to be a frontrunner in the industry in terms of volume, market share and dollars it brings to operations.

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NCBA reacts to audit of Brazil meat inspection

The National Cattleman’s Beef Association says it is “extremely disappointed” with the results of the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service’s final audit report conducted on Brazil’s meat inspection system.

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Court allows lean, finely textured beef defamation lawsuit

The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled last week to allow the Beef Products, Inc’s (BPI) lawsuit against the American Broadcasting Network (ABC) for its news coverage of the company’s lean, finely textured beef product.

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USDA highlights trade progress after Mexico City Forum

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack reported on recent trade developments with Mexico following a panel discussion at the Global Forum on Agro Food Expectations in Mexico City.

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AMI announces release of Meat & Poultry Facts 2013

The American Meat Institute released the 42nd edition of its Meat & Poultry Facts this week.

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Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.


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