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Kirk Barkel from Presque Isle, Michigan asks a pertinent question:“What are the foreign meat processors doing or don't they have the COVID problem in their facilities?”Great question. The best com

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States. These meatpacking facilities have resumed or p

About one in five Wendy’s restaurants are out of beef. According to the financial firm Stephens, 18% of Wendy’s 5,500 restaurants are not serving hamburgers or other meat-based items. The Wendy’

   Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) placed a call to the White House last week. President Trump returned the call that same day and Moran pressed the president on the devastation growing in the meat pa

At least three ranches have applied for U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grazing permits once used by Hammond Ranches, Burns, Ore. The Hammond family lost their grazing allotment in a court ruli

Heartbreaking headlines and discouraging news continue for livestock producers as temporary closures of meat packing plants and rising employee absenteeism due to COVID-19 exacerbates an existing harv

Cargill announced Monday it would temporarily close its High River, Alberta, beef plant due to an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility. Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer Deena Hinshaw said a total of

The Missouri Cattlemen's Association, along with 22 other state cattle organizations, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr today, April 20, 2020, requesting a formal investigation by

We were so excited to see the wide variety of photos submitted by our readers of their herd's bull. Here are the top 10 entries, as judged by Facebook reactions. (Voting closed on April 15, 2020.) T

DENVER (April 14, 2020) - A new study estimates cattle industry losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will reach $13.6 billion. The study was commissioned by NCBA and conducted by a team of indu

By Hannah Thompson-Weeman, Animal Agriculture Alliance While not surprising, it is infuriating to see various animal rights activist organizations attempt to take advantage of public fears surroundin

The pork industry was tight on harvest capacity before the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent closure of pork processing plants around the country has just exacerbated the issue, says David Herring, a

Ranchers in Kansas Flint Hills have not reduced burning of grassland despite a plea from state officials to do so this spring to lower air pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic.On March 26, the Kansa

The U.S. meat industry faces unprecedented threats as COVID-19 sweeps through labor forces at meat processing facilities nationwide.  Production of beef, pork and poultry are simultaneously threatene

A Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, Nadia, tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. What does that case mean in regard to common farm and house cats?Very little, according to Scott Kenney, DVM, as

Some hospitals and clinics will receive viral sampling kits this week from an unlikely source—the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in College Station.The kits—typically u

The Grand Champion steer at this year’s Fort Worth Stock Show sold for a record $300,000. But the legacy of the steer named Cupid Shuffle may last for decades and his worth to a breed may be invalua

In the most diverse and competitive applicant pool to date, 19 candidates representing 11 states competed for the coveted 2020-2021 Henry C. Gardiner Scholarship awards. Five students were selected an

Following is the letter Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp sent to Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow.----------------------------------------Dr. Lawrence S. BacowPresidentHarvard UniversityMassa

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the progress the agency is making to implement programs funded by the 2018 Farm