Category Archives: General Advocacy

Are U.S. Cattle Prices Dropping to Level of Import Values?

U.S. cattle prices dropping to match cheapest imports. Continue reading

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“There’s an economic term to describe this phenomenon: It’s called stealing.”

Twenty-one years ago, in responding to the question of why producers were receiving so little for their livestock, Dr. John Helmuth (economist, meat industry expert, and longtime critic of meat industry consolidation) said, “There’s an economic term to describe this … Continue reading

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Ten reasons why Tyson may not be sad about the Garden City packing plant fire

The plant will be forty years old next year. Excuse to break the cattle market further – Cattle futures were down the limit two days in a row. The free water from the Ogallala Aquifer is disappearing. The U.S. cattle … Continue reading

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New York Times: Warning of ‘Pig Zero’: One Drugmaker’s Push to Sell More Antibiotics

Overuse of antibiotics in livestock has given rise to drug-resistant germs. Drugmakers say they want to be part of the solution. But a recent campaign urged farmers to administer the drugs to healthy animals daily. By Danny Hakim and Matt … Continue reading

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Non-logic and the NCBA

The NCBA is currently making a media and lobbying push to have the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) – better known as NAFTA-II – ratified by Congress.  In their press info NCBA states: “USMCA maintains science-based trade standards while … Continue reading

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