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Food labeling proponents praise U.S. appeal of trade ruling

Food labeling proponents praise U.S. appeal of trade ruling

The battle to inform American consumers about where their meat comes from is headed for another round after a U.S. notice to appeal was filed Friday.

November 29, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

Court rejects food labeling challenge

The meatpacking industry has failed to block a federal law requiring food labels that tell consumers whether their meat came from the United States.

March 28, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Tester: House farm bill threatens cattle market fairness

Tester: House farm bill threatens cattle market fairness

Montana ranchers may not be able to get a fair price for their cattle if changes aren’t made to the next farm bill, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester cautioned Wednesday.

October 30, 2013 7:45 pmLoading…

Ranch groups prepare for fight over food labels

The battle over how much American shoppers should know about their meat is heating up with pro-food-labeling groups passing their hats for legal fees.

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Wyoming U.S. Sen. Enzi, ranchers, advocates target beef prices in farm bill

Big Ag got a big break in the U.S. Senate’s version of the farm bill, according to Wyoming ranchers and stock grower advocacy groups.

June 16, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Food market reform groups eye farm bill

Food market reform groups eye farm bill

For farmers and consumer groups seeking dramatic changes in U.S. food politics, the next few weeks are crucial.

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USDA backs hot-iron brands with new ID rule

USDA backs hot-iron brands with new ID rule

Looks like cowboys left their mark on U.S. animal identification policy.

December 20, 2012 5:20 pmLoading…
New federal rules on E. coli get mixed reviews

New federal rules on E. coli get mixed reviews

With foodborne illnesses sickening 1 in 6 Americans every year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will crack down on contaminated meat, although one Montana butcher is skeptical.

May 11, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Ranchers for market reform press Obama

Progressive ranchers have a beef with President Barack Obama, who as a candidate promised to end unfair trade practices in the meat industry.

June 28, 2011 12:15 amLoading…
Tester: Proposed federal lab endangers U.S. beef

Tester: Proposed federal lab endangers U.S. beef

Federal plans to relocate a dangerous animal disease laboratory from an isolated island to the heart of cattle country is too risky for the nation’s beef industry, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont, warned Tuesday.

June 15, 2011 5:04 pmLoading…
Ranchers wonder if they can bet on continued strong prices if they expand herds

Ranchers wonder if they can bet on continued strong prices if they expand herds

SHAWMUT — In the Musselshell River valley, where cattle outnumber people by staggering proportions, Gene and Jim Taber are mixing breakfast by the bucket load.

January 09, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Rural America needs new rule for packers

Ninety years ago, large meatpackers gained monopolistic control over the livestock industry. They drove down prices paid to ranchers and drove up consumer prices. Antitrust laws could not address this problem because these statutes overlooked unfair practices packers used against individual …

December 11, 2010 12:10 amLoading…

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