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Friday, March 24, 2006
Creekstone Files Lawsuit Challenging Ban On Voluntary BSE Testing
US - Creekstone Farms ® Premium Beef, LLC, an innovative market leader producing award winning Black Angus Beef, filed a lawsuit today against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Creekstone has sued USDA for refusing to allow the...
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
S. Korea Expected To Accept USDA Assurances On BSE Cow
US - South Korea is certain to accept U.S. assurances that the latest case of mad-cow disease in the U.S. isn't a result of weak cattle-feed safety measures, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials said Tuesday. The USDA, responding to concerns laid...
Monday, March 20, 2006
Japan rejects US calls to end beef ban immediately
TOKYO - Japan rejected a US call for the immediate resumption of US beef imports, saying Japanese consumers will not buy the meat unless Washington clears concerns over mad cow disease. Source: Forbes...
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Rice urges Japan to reconsider ban on US beef
US - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Saturday asked Japan to reconsider its embargo on US beef due to its concerns about mad cow disease, her spokesman said. Source: Forbes...
U.S. still unable to track diseased livestock
WASHINGTON — Investigators may never figure out where the Alabama cow with mad-cow disease was born and raised, in part because the United States lacks a livestock-tracking system the Bush administration promised two years ago. Source: Seattle...
Saturday, March 18, 2006
US Likely To Test Offspring Calf Of BSE Cow For Disease
US - The USDA confirmed Monday this week the Alabama cow was the third case of BSE found in the U.S. The cow was exhumed Thursday from where the owner had buried it on an Alabama farm so that government officials could re-examine the animal's teeth...
Friday, March 17, 2006
2nd USDA Confirmatory Test Results Positive for BSE
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that the second of two bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) confirmatory tests conducted on an Alabama cow has returned a positive...
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Mad-Cow Feed Rules Should Ban Poultry Feces, U.S. Senator Says
US - Poultry feces should be banned from cattle feed under rules to be revised this year because the waste may contain traces of mad cow disease, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin told U.S. regulators. The practice of feeding cattle parts to poultry and then...
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Asia sees little impact from 3rd US mad cow case
ASIA - Japan and South Korea said the discovery of a third case of mad cow disease in the U.S. would have no impact on plans to resume U.S. beef imports, easing pressure as Washington negotiates with its former top markets to have a ban lifted. Japanese...
BSE news to have little impact on U.S. cattle market, analysts say
US - Because of other negative fundamentals already in play, the U.S. cattle market will feel very little impact from the USDA's announcement of a confirmed BSE case, market analysts told Agriculture Online on Monday. Jeff Stolle, Nebraska Cattlemen's...
New U.S. Case of Mad Cow Could Halt Imports
US - Korea may have to halt the resumption of beef imports from the U.S. after the U.S. Agriculture Department announced on Monday that a cow at an Alabama farm tested positive for mad cow disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The department's...
Sunday, March 12, 2006
U.S. works to reassure Japan, other countries amid suspect case of mad cow disease
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is trying to reassure Japan and other foreign customers of American beef while awaiting further tests on a suspected case of mad cow disease. Source: HoustonChronicle.com...
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Statement Regarding Inconclusive BSE Test Results
WASHINGTON - Statement by Chief Veterinary Medical Officer John Clifford Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Regarding Inconclusive BSE Test Results, March 11, 2006. Source: USDA...
Monday, February 20, 2006
Japan Wants Assurances For U.S. Beef
WASHINGTON - Japan will resume imports of U.S. beef only if Washington can convince Tokyo that it will implement effective safeguards against mad cow disease, a top Japanese official said Tuesday. Source: KUTV...
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Germany Amending BSE Testing Law
WASHINGTON - Germany will raise the age at which slaughtered cattle are tested for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from 24 to 30 months in April to bring its laws into line with those for the European Union. Source: AgReport Farm Market...
Friday, February 10, 2006
U.S. Tests 605,000 Cattle for Mad Cow
US - In June 2004, six months after the United States reported its first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a cow in Washington State, the Agriculture Department (USDA) expanded its testing program for the brain-destroying disease....
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Johanns seeks to resolve Japanese beef ban
US - Speaking to nearly 5,000 cattle producers at last week's Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show in Denver, Colo., U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns called the latest Japanese ban on U.S. beef a "temporary setback." He...
Saturday, January 21, 2006
U.S. bids to allay Japan beef row
US - American agriculture officials will discuss Japan's latest ban on American beef during a visit next week, a U.S. Embassy official has said, after a U.S. beef shipment sparked mad cow fears and prompted Tokyo to again halt imports. The delegation,...
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Critics: Mad cow disease still risk
US - The nation's No. 1 burger seller, McDonald's Corp., has joined other researchers to say the government is still not fully protecting animals or people from mad cow disease. Stronger steps are needed to keep the infection from entering the...
Thursday, December 22, 2005
USDA Chief Seeks Advice On BSE Testing Changes
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has achieved all of the goals it set out to accomplish with its special "enhanced" mad-cow surveillance efforts, but testing will continue at an elevated rate while foreign beef trading...
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Ban over, US beef returns to Japan
ARIZONA - Released from a two-year ban based on fear of "mad cow" disease, American beef headed back to Japanese grills on Monday. The imported meat was to appear at a popular barbecue chain and a private banquet put on by U.S. producers....
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Nebraska Beef Heads to Japan
NEBRASKA - As one of the nation's top beef-producing states, Nebraska paid a dear price when Japan banned American beef imports in 2003 amid fears of mad cow disease (news) . But now that Japan relaxed the ban earlier this week, Nebraska beef...
Monday, December 12, 2005
Japan eases ban on US, Canadian beef imports
JAPAN - Japan on Monday eased a two-year-old ban on American beef imposed because of mad cow disease, averting a trade war with Washington where lawmakers had threatened retaliation unless beef trade resumed by mid-December. In line with a recommendation...
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Japan Officials Arrive In U.S. Tue To Verify BSE Safety
WASHINGTON - A delegation of Japanese specialists is expected to arrive in the U.S. on Tuesday to verify that U.S. packing plants are employing the proper procedures to protect the U.S. beef supply from mad-cow disease, U.S. Department of Agriculture...
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
BSE’s Not The Only Trade Barrier Hurting U.S. Cattlemen
US - During this holiday season, many of us will have the opportunity to treat family and friends to a terrific steak or prime rib dinner. What could be better than sitting down at your favorite steakhouse, for a delicious beef meal with all...
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
USDA: Completes BSE Tests On Healthy-Looking Cattle
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has completed mad-cow disease testing program on cattle that appeared completely healthy and found no positive cases, a USDA official said Monday. USDA's goal was to test 20,000 healthy-looking cattle,...
Friday, December 02, 2005
National Beef Packing Co: Annual Profits Down 53% On BSE
KANSAS CITY - National Beef Packing Co. LLC, the nation's fourth-largest beef processor, on Wednesday said annual profits dropped 53% this year, blaming continued fallout from the mad cow scare. For the fiscal year ending Aug. 27, the Kansas...
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
US makes move to fully open border in 2006 to pre-BSE standards
US - While no target date has been set, the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans on lifting the remaining restrictions on Canadian cattle over-30-months within a year, restoring trade to the way it was pre-BSE. USDA administrator Ron Dehaven...
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