WASHINGTON) - The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) officially responded today to the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) petition regarding accurate labeling of beef products. The petition requested FSIS to amend the Agency’s Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book to provide that any beef labeled as “Made in the USA”, “Product of the USA”, “USA Beef”, or in any other manner that suggests that the origin is the
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting all states, including Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture strongly encourage all land owners and managers to voluntarily reduce the number of acres that they intend to burn this spring. “With the potential for this pandemic overwhelming the state’s medical facilities, any additional respiratory concerns that could be produced from breathing smoke from prescrib
Local officials of select Kansas counties have issued stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Those counties include to this point: Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Douglas, Atchison, Doniphan, Miami, and Lyon. The orders do not pertain to activities including, but not limited to seeking medical attention and medication, purchasing food supplies, filling up with gas, etc. The Department of Homeland Security issued general guidance identifying critical infra
IDENTIFYING ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS
The following list of sectors and identified essential critical infrastructure workers are an initial recommended set and are intended to be overly inclusive reflecting the diversity of industries across the United States. CISA will continually solicit and accept feedback on the list (both sectors/sub sectors and identified essential workers) and will evolve the list in response to stakeholder feedback. We will also use o
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has presented numerous challenges throughout the world, and has made a tremendous impact over the past week here in the United States. The cattle and beef industries have not gone unaffected, and the situation is still changing rapidly. As with huge fluctuations in the financial markets, the cattle markets have followed the same trends, leaving cattle producers uncertain as what to do next. There are positives. Domestic demand for beef will
Kansas Cattlemen's Association (KCA) has announced the regional cattlemen's meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 in Marysville, KS has been postponed. Additional details will be released as they become available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
As a "for producers, by producers" non-profit organization, KCA offers education scholarship programs designed to give back to the communities that support KCA and the independent cattle producer. Funding of these programs is made possible by contributions from KCA partnering organizations, membership donations, and county meeting support.
The Kansas Cattlemen's Association and the Go Bob Pipe & Steel Scholarship are designed to ease the financial burden of qualif
The Kansas Legislature returns to session today! Prior to the turnaround deadline and short break, the House of Representatives ran out of time to pass House Bill 2437. The bill requires accurate labeling of fake meat products. When fake products are marketed with meat terms like "beef", "meat", "jerky", "hamburger", etc., the bill will require a visible disclaimer on the label that states, "this product does not contain meat," "meatless," or "meat-free". Fortunately, the bil