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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Friday, September 27,
Dealt Significant Loss: Court Dismisses 'Pork, The
Other White Meat'
spending significant amounts of donor dollars, the
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was
dealt a significant loss in U.S. District Court on
Wednesday. In what was considered to be a futile
legal challenge and a very personal attack on U.S.
pork producers, a U.S. district judge Wednesday
dismissed a lawsuit filed by HSUS over the
National Pork Board's purchase of the "Pork, The
Other White Meat" trademark from the National Pork
Producers Council (NPPC).
HSUS, which was
joined in the suit by a lone Iowa pork producer
and the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement,
sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) -
and Secretary Tom Vilsack - over approval of the
trademark purchase and the Pork Board's annual
payments to NPPC. HSUS argued that the sale and
payments were unlawful since the Pork Board is
prohibited from using checkoff dollars to
influence legislation. The court dismissed the
HSUS case, ruling that the plaintiffs lacked
standing and that no one had suffered any injury
from the Agriculture Secretary's actions.
NPPC applauded the Secretary's willingness
to defend the case and pork producers across this
country. The Secretary's actions should send a
strong signal to HSUS supporters that frivolous
lawsuits will not be tolerated and should not be
For a more information and a link
to the lawsuit, please click here.
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Nations Beef Alliance Agrees on Core Principles
for the TPP
alliance of cattlemen representing Australia,
Canada, New Zealand and the United States recently
signed a letter, announcing their support for a
comprehensive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
"As a collective global beef
industry, if we are going to feed a growing world
population we need to facilitate the open and
unrestricted trade of food around the world," said
Cattle Council president Andrew
Ogilvie, from Kingston SE in South
Australia. "By removing trade barriers and tariffs
to create fair and open access for all nations,
the world's population will have equal opportunity
to a reliable and safe food supply without trade
barriers inflating the cost of that
The agreement is based on ten core
principles, ensuring any agreement must be
comprehensive and must eliminate all tariffs and
market access barriers while emphasizing the
importance of unfettered trade.
"We are a
strong supporter of this agreement and others like
it, on the grounds that they increase market
access and provide stable export markets based in
internationally recognized scientific standards,"
said National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA)
president Scott George, a cattle
and dairy producer from Cody, Wyo.
Click here to read
Anderson Says Market Finally Realizes Grain Stocks
his preview to this week's SUNUP program, Oklahoma
State University Extension Grain Marketing
Specialist Kim Anderson discusses
the wheat market rally with Lyndall
"I think the market finally
realized that hard red winter wheat stocks and, to
a certain degree, all wheat stocks were relatively
said prices were also buoyed by reports out of
China that they will need to import more wheat,
likely from the U.S. A frost in Argentina and the
fact that Argentina no longer has any export means
that Brazil will be in the market for more wheat.
That, again, will likely mean more exports for
Anderson says the USDA will
release its quarterly stocks report Monday and
that could have a big impact on markets if the
reports are much different from what the trade is
"Look back over the last
five years. We've had limit moves in those years
especially in corn and beans."
can listen to more from Kim Anderson as well
as see the full lineup for this week's SUNUP show
by clicking here.
Rules Committee Passes Rule to Allow Procedual
Vote to Advance Farm Bill Conference While Senate
Finance Committee Strips "Monsanto" Provision from
David Rogers reported
yesterday at Politico that, "House
Republicans took the first steps late Thursday
toward a formal Farm Bill conference with the
Senate, as the Rules Committee cleared the way for a floor
vote Friday that would marry up the
separate titles approved in
July and then last
provisions are part of a larger
'martial law' rule approved 9-3 by the Rules panel
and empowering the GOP leadership to move quickly
over the weekend on debt and funding bills prior
to the fiscal year ending Monday night.
no chance of beginning before the current farm law
- a one-year extension of the five-year program
that already expired in 2012 - runs out
Monday. And while the Senate has
already appointed its conferees, it must
repeat that process now - exposing
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman
Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) to more
delays." (all of this courtesy of Keith
Good at FarmPolicy.Com)
Rogers reported that a vote could occur today on
that rule- it is not included in the Weekly Leader
Email released by Eric Cantor's
office last night- which indicates that today will
mostly be a day of special order speeches and the
naming of some courthouses for various dead
people. First and last votes are expected in
the House this morning around 9 AM central.
delays continue that prevent a formal conference
courtesy of Farm Policy.Com- Holly
Yeager reported in today's Washington Post
that, "The short-term spending plan moving
through the Senate would eliminate legislative
language that allows farmers to continue growing
genetically modified crops even if a court has
blocked their use.
Farmer Assurance Provision - dubbed the Monsanto
Protection Act by its critics - was inserted into
an earlier government funding bill that expires
Monday and would have remained in place under the
stop-gap funding bill approved by the House last
Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.),
Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee,
issued a statement
yesterday on the Monsanto provision not
being included in the Senate Amendment to the
House Continuing Resolution, which indicated in
part that, "My promises made are promises kept. I
have never supported the Monsanto provision, and I
continue to oppose it. When I became
Appropriations Chairwoman and inherited this
problem, I promised I would work to solve it.
The Monsanto provision is not included in
either of the Senate or House FY14 Agriculture
Appropriations bills, and that is a good thing.
There's no reason for it to be included in a
short-term CR, either."
like the Environmental Working Group are delighted
with the move by Mikulski- Ken
Cook, EWG's president, said, "The
Monsanto rider would have set a dangerous
precedent by stripping federal courts of their
authority to approve GE crops."
States and Japan Streamline Organic Trade Across
United States and Japan announced that beginning
January 1, 2014, organic products certified in
Japan or in the United States may be sold as
organic in either country.This partnership between
two significant organic markets will streamline
U.S. farmers' and processors' access to the
growing Japanese organic market, benefiting the
rapidly growing organic industry and supporting
job creation and business growth on a global
"This partnership reflects the
strength of the USDA organic standards, allowing
American organic farmers, ranchers, and businesses
to access Asia's largest organic market," said
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack. "It is a win for the American
economy and sets the foundation for additional
organic agricultural trade agreements in Asia.
This partnership provides economic opportunities
for farmers and small businesses, resulting in
good jobs for Americans across the organic supply
You can read more about
the partnership by clicking here.
is welcome news for the U.S. organic grain
industry, which will see its products more easily
traded and welcomed in the burgeoning Japanese
market. Organic grains are a vital part of organic
offerings, and crucial to global trade,"
said Lynn Clarkson,
president of Clarkson Grain Co. Inc.
can read more reactions from U.S. organic
agriculture leaders by clicking here.
Pioneer Drought Research Council Indicates Need
for Collaboration, Objectivity and
DuPont Pioneer Drought Research Council (DRC)
published its first article this month titled 'The
U.S. Drought of 2012 in Perspective: A Call to
Action'. The paper outlines recommendations for
improving food security, including an emphasis on
research collaborations; objective, science-based
regulations; and, appropriate funding for public
"The DuPont Pioneer
Drought Research Council brings together experts
in the field of drought research from across the
public and private sector to nurture
collaboration, share ideas and, ultimately,
identify solutions for sustainable agricultural
production," said Jonathan
Lightner, vice president, agricultural
biotechnology, DuPont Pioneer.
paper concluded that the U.S. is the world's
largest exporter of corn and oil seeds. A
disruption in the production of these crops can
have a substantial impact on world grain
can read more and find a link to the study's
complete findings by clicking here.
N That- USDA Developing Youth Farm Safety
Curriculum and Oklahoma Youth in Arkansas at Beef
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today
announced funding to provide safety training for
the more than 2 million youth working in
Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and
Economics Ann Bartuska made the
announcement at the North American Agricultural
Safety Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr.
Bartuska noted "Agriculture is one of the most
dangerous industries in the nation, as such,
thousands of youth are injured and hundreds are
killed every year by hazards found on the farm."
She continued, "As these youth play a vital role
in the productivity of American agriculture, USDA
has a responsibility to the education and
resources needed to train youth in safe farming
Click here to read more.
Saturday, the 2014 National Beef Ambassador team
will be selected in a national competition that is
happening in Springdale, Arkansas.
new National Beef Ambassador team will come from
the top finishers in the senior division.
Representing Oklahoma in the senior division is
K.C. Barnes of Porter.
is also a Junior Division, and for the second year
in a row, Sydnee Gerkin of
Kingfisher will represent our state.
wish both the best of luck- click here for the National Beef
Ambassador website- and note that the contest will
be streamed live on the internet.
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