News

Nebraska Farmers Union Opposes Aphis Proposed Rule

Nebraska Farmers Union Opposes Aphis Proposed Rule

Photo: WNAX

Nebraska Farmers Union has filed comments on USDA’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection’s proposed rule that would relax restrictions on imports of livestock, meat and animal products from Brazil.  Farmers Union President John Hansen says Brazil hasn’t been able to control foot and mouth disease and the proposed APHIS rule would allow those imports from the Brazilian region that has F-M-D.

Hansen says the potential economic damage from foot and mouth disease for the U.S. beef industry would be catastrophic if that disease were to get into the United States.

Hansen says not only would the U.S. domestic beef herd be at risk if these imports are allowed but also export markets. He says Nebraska Farmers Union, Cattlemen’s Association and the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska are all supporting a state passed resolution calling on USDA not to relax the rule until Brazil is free of F-M-D.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Four Dead in Sisseton Shooting

Fresh
police lights

Authorities are looking for a suspect in connection with a multiple homicide in Sisseton.

in Local

Democrats Trying To Improve Performance

vote

Democratic activists from across the state are coming together in an effort to better prepare future candidates for election success.

in Local

Yankton Sales Tax Trend Positive

MoneyDollarsCoins

The positive sales tax trend for the City of Yankton is continuing.

in Local

Rounds Looking Forward To January

rounds

South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he is glad the campaign is over, and he is looking forward to January in Washington.

in Local

Noem Opposes President’s Immigration Order

Kristi Noem 20513

President Obama told the American people that the time to change the nation's immigration system is now, and he's taking action to make that happen.