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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Mad Cow: Is America Next?
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in March it was reducing its national Mad Cow testing and tracking programs by 90 percent. The USDA will reduce its cattle-testing level to 40,000 cattle per year down from an average of about 360,000...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
USDA Extends Mad Cow Testing At WSU Veterinary College
US - The only mad cow testing laboratory in the Pacific Northwest will remain open for another six months, but officials insisted Wednesday it isn't because of increased fears of the chronic brain-wasting disease in the region. ...
RMFU Board Opposes Further Opening Border To Canadian Cattle Im
US - Meeting in Denver recently, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Board of Directors expressed strong opposition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's pending rule to expand imports of beef and live cattle from Canada. ...
Creekstone Ready To Test Its Animals
US - Creekstone Farms Premium Beef is getting ready to test all the cattle it slaughters for mad cow disease, after a U.S. district court judge ruled that the federal government does not have the authority to regulate the test, a Creekstone official said...
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
U.S. trade negotiators renew resolve to press Japan on beef
US - U.S. trade negotiators renewed their determination Monday to prod Japan to raise the age limit on cattle eligible for imports to 30 months from the currently agreed 20 months and fully reopen its market to U.S. beef imports. ...
Monday, April 02, 2007
Creekstone Wins Testing Case; Appeal Likely
US - Creekstone Farms Premium Beef and other meatpackers have the right to test all the animals they slaughter for mad cow disease, a federal judge ruled Thursday. ...
Friday, March 30, 2007
Cattle Producers Welcome Growing Opposition To USDA's Proposed OTM Rule
US - Cattle producers are pleased that a bipartisan group of 13 U.S. Representatives wrote a letter earlier this month to oppose the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) proposed rule (Rule 2) that would permit live Canadian cattle born after March...
Identifying Variation In U.S. Bovine Prion Gene
US - Do genes affect bovine spongiform encephalopathy - also known as BSE, or “mad cow” disease? Are some cattle more susceptible than others? ...
Judge Says U.S. Government Must Allow Private Testing For Mad Cow Disease
WASHINGTON - The federal government must allow meatpackers to test their animals for mad cow disease, a federal judge ruled Thursday. ...
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
U.S. groups seek help from senators to keep border closed to older cows
WASHINGTON — More than 100 U.S. agricultural groups and livestock auction yards sent a letter to senators this week seeking help to stop older Canadian cows from crossing the border. ...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
NFU to USDA: Don’t Expand Canadian Border
WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) expressing the organization’s strong opposition to the Department’s proposed rule to expand beef and cattle trade with Canada....
Minimal Risk Rule Important Step to Normalized Trade with Canada
US - USDA's proposed rule to allow additional imports from Canada “is one more step toward returning to normal cattle and beef trade between the United States and Canada,” according to comments submitted to USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Statement by Dehaven regarding OIE risk recommendation
US - “In October 2006, the U.S. Department of Agriculture submitted an application and supporting documents to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to formally request country classification for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk....
Saturday, March 10, 2007
U.S. officials get to work on rule resuming trade in older Canadian cows
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Agriculture Department will close a public comment period Monday on resuming imports of older Canadian cattle despite pressure from some American ranchers to extend it. ...
U.S., Canada May Get `Controlled-Risk' Status for BSE
US - The U.S. and Canada may be added to the World Organization for Animal Health's list of nations where mad-cow disease is controlled, helping the countries recover beef exports that plummeted after mad-cow outbreaks in 2003. ...
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Cattle producers upset over USDA plan to open border to older Canadian beef
US - A large group of livestock producers testified at a U.S. Senate Hearing that a proposed USDA rule opening the borders to older Canadian cattle jeopardizes U.S. beef export markets and dumps more cases of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) on...
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
IE panel recommends favorable change to BSE rating
US - A panel for the World Organization for Animal Health has recommended to its 167 member countries that the U.S. and Canada be given a favorable rating on "mad cow" disease safety, a designation both countries want to spur beef and cattle trade, according...
Monday, February 26, 2007
Region's sole lab that tests for mad cow will shut soon
US - The government is scaling back its testing and tracking programs nationwide, saying the costs aren't warranted....
Friday, February 23, 2007
WSU ending BSE surveillance program
US - The bovine spongiform encephalopathy surveillance program at Washington State University will cease March 1, three years after it began. ...
South Dakota vs. USDA and Canada over live cattle
US - A U.S. Senate subcommittee chaired by North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan held a field hearing in North Dakota Wednesday on USDA’s proposed over-thirty-month rule, also known as USDA's minimal risk rule II, which would allow any Canadian cattle...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Mad-cow scrutiny is scaled way back
US - While Washington ranchers are raising a fuss over Canadian cattle and the danger of mad-cow disease, the region's only mad-cow testing lab is quietly preparing to close March 1. ...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Groeneveld expects BSE case to impact U.S. border decision
US - Alberta Agriculture Minister George Groeneveld said the discovery of the ninth case of BSE in the province is unfortunate considering the U.S. has begun the process of normalizing cattle trade with Canada....
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Scientists work on identifying variation in bovine prion gene
US - Do genes affect bovine spongiform encephalopathy - also known as BSE or “mad cow” disease? Are some cattle more susceptible than others?...
Friday, February 09, 2007
USDA says Canadian mad cow case won't impact trade
US - The day after Canada detected its ninth case of mad cow disease, the United States on Thursday said beef trade with its northern neighbor would remain unaffected and promised to press ahead with a draft rule to allow older Canadian cattle into the...
Thursday, February 08, 2007
U.S. cattle groups want answers after lastest Canuck BSE case
US - Major U.S. cattle groups are looking for answers after Canada's most recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). But they'll likely have to wait before getting the information they really want....
Canada mad cow may slow US beef import plans: analysts
CHICAGO - The latest mad cow case in Canada, that country's ninth, could slow plans by the U.S. Agriculture Department to increase the age of imported beef and cattle from that country, U.S. analysts said on Thursday....
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Canada confirms its second case of BSE
US - Canada has confirmed its second case of BSE. The affected dairy cow was born in the province of Alberta, just like the only other cases of mad cow disease discovered in North America: one in Canada in 2003 and one in the US in the same year....
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
U.S. aide bluntly describes her beef
US - The United States turned up the pressure on Korea to negotiate a settlement of a controversy over the import of U.S. beef here on Monday in Washington....
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