August 1, 2014

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Low Cattle Numbers Cited As Cargill Closes Milwaukee Plant

Cargill announced Wednesday it would close its Milwaukee, Wisconsin beef harvest facility primarily because of a lack of cattle available for slaughter, according to Meatingplace.  Cargill cited the lack of cattle to producers retaining cattle for herd expansion.  The beef plant will close Tomorrow, Friday, August First.  Cargill Beef President John Keating stated the closure […]


Bill to Tax Sugar Sweetened Beverages Introduced in Congress

Democratic Representative Rosa Delauro of Connecticut introduced a federal sweetener tax bill to congress Wednesday.  The bill would impose a one cent federal tax per teaspoon of caloric sweetener such, such as sugar or high-fructose corn syrup in sweetened beverages, according to the Hagstrom report.  Deluaro said people want to be healthy but we are […]

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South Dakota Cattlewomen Hold “The Last Meal”

This summer may be your last chance to prove that your beef preparation skills are the best of the best at a regional competition. The South Dakota CattleWomen are seeking contestants with a winning recipe for 2014 South Dakota Beef Cook-Off.  The event will be held at the South Dakota State Fair on Aug. 30, […]


Ag Organizations Concerned About PNW Grain Inspection Services

Agricultural groups are pushing USDA to reinstate grain inspection services in Vancouver, Washington after state inspectors stopped inspecting grain because of a labor dispute. The groups expressed concern that a bad precedent is being set if a labor dispute can slow U.S. exports. Specifically, the dispute relates to shipments out of the United Grain terminal […]


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