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Friday, August 1, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘RMFU’

RMFU and CCA disagree on USDA decision

RMFU and CCA disagree on USDA decision

RMFU Supports Vilsack on GIPSA Rule "We are pleased to see USDA Secretary Vilsack standing up to the nation's meat packing lobby on the GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration) rules," said RMFU President Kent Peppler, a Mead, Colo. farmer. In a letter to Congressman Frank R. Lucas, Vilsack recently declined the request for a comprehensive economic analysis of the rules on livestock market competition published in June by the USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and ... Full Story

RMFU joins calls to strengthen protections against mad

RMFU joins calls to strengthen protections against mad cow disease

Press Release Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) signed on to a letter from R-CALF USA to the USDA requesting that the agency respond to the latest appearance of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease") in Canadian livestock. RMFU, which represents family farmers and ranchers in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming, joined Farmers Unions nationwide in co-signing the letter. Earlier in the month, it was disclosed that the latest Canadian cow afflicted with the illness met ... Full Story

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