AgriClear Launches New Platform for Cattle Buyers/Sellers

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AgriClear, an online platform designed to provide U.S. and Canadian cattle buyers and sellers with an efficient, cost-effective transaction and payment service just opened. Jamie Johansen spoke with Nevil Speer, AgriClear, to learn more about this new platform and is featured in this week’s ZimmCast. AgriClear offers cattle producers a new way to do business with important benefits for both …

Agribusiness, Audio, Livestock, ZimmCast

House Passes COOL Repeal for Meat

Cindy Zimmerman

By a vote of 300 to 131, the House of Representatives passed legislation late Wednesday to repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef, pork and chicken. “I am thankful for the support of my colleagues today in passing this common-sense, bipartisan bill that is a necessary targeted response to avoid retaliation from Canada and Mexico,” said House Agriculture Committee …

Beef, Chicken, Government, Livestock, Pork

Antimicrobials in Livestock – A Thing of the Past?

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Karl Dawson, Chief Scientific Officer and VP at Alltech, talked antibiotics at the recent REBELation in the beef breakout session. Companies like McDonald’s and Costco have said no to antibiotics. Is it time for the industry to be a REBEL and say no too? “The term antibiotic is somewhat controversial. I prefer to talk about antimicrobials. The use of …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Livestock

Final WTO COOL Ruling Goes Against U.S.

Cindy Zimmerman

As expected, the World Trade Organization today issued a final ruling against the United States over Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for livestock and meat products. The final ruling maintained previous conclusions that “the amended COOL measure increases the record-keeping burden for imported livestock entailed by the original COOL measure.” The Appellate Body agreed with the panel that the recordkeeping …

Government, Livestock, Trade

FAO & Partners Launch Pastoralist Knowledge Hub

Chuck Zimmerman

Do you know what a pastoralist is? Here’s one definition: a grazier or land-holder raising sheep, cattle, etc, on a large scale. Kind of sounds like a rancher to me. Why do I bring it up? Because the FAO and partners announced an online Pastoralist Knowledge Hub today. Their hope is that this will provide a platform for these folks …

Audio, fao, Government, International, Livestock

Farm Team Goes to Bat

Cindy Zimmerman

The St. Louis Cardinals’ new roster this season includes some homegrown talent from the Show-Me State. Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) and the St. Louis Cardinals are proud to bring to Busch Stadium the Farm Team, comprised of mascots Captain Cornelius, Simon the Soybean, and Sweet Bessie. The Farm Team is part of the “Race to the Plate” educational campaign to …

Corn, Livestock, Soybean

CAT on the Move at ARA

Chuck Zimmerman

A first time sponsor and exhibitor at this week’s Agricultural Retailers Association convention in New Orleans was Caterpillar (CAT). Dustin Johansen with CAT says they are working to make their products more well known in the agricultural market. “We’ve always have our construction products sold in agriculture, but as the agriculture industry continues to expand, we want to really put …

ARA, Award, Cattle Industry Conference, Equipment, Fertilizer, Livestock

Industry Reacts to WTO COOL Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

Industry reaction to the World Trade Organization decision against the United States on the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law have been coming in steadily since the announcement was made earlier today. National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson says they believe the situation can be handled by USDA. “Under the guidance of USDA, any changes to COOL to ensure …

Audio, Corn, Livestock, NPPC, Pork, Trade

FAPRI: Crop Prices Dropping Even More

John Davis

A new report is either good news or bad news, depending on whether you just raise crops or just raise livestock. But for many producers who do both, the latest report from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri is certainly a dose of both good and bad news. Earlier this month, we told …

Animal Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Farm Bill, Feed, Livestock, Soybean

Mark Your Calendars for New LPC Event

Jamie Johansen

The Livestock Publications Council is hosting their first ever event designed to celebrate the livestock industry through education and honor those who have made an impact in it. Vision – An Industry Celebration, will take place November 11, 2014 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. There they will honor the Headliner and Hall of Fame winners at …

Ag Group, Livestock, LPC