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

SD Blue Ribbon Task Force Differences

blue ribbon clip art approved

While the final report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education has been delivered to Governor Dennis Daugaard, details of the legislative plan associated with it are still being worked on.

in Local

New Sr James Care Center Dedicated in Yankton

SR James Majestic Bluffs 112515

The newly expanded Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton was officially dedicated and blessed this week.

in Local

Sioux Center Iowa Recovering from Double Outage

power line 71315

Power has now been restored to all parts of Sioux Center after an electrical substation blew up early Saturday morning, leaving half the town of 75-hundred without electricity.

in Local

Iowa Clergy Ask Governor Branstad to Re-think Refugee Policy

Terry Branstad 102915

A group of Iowa clergy has delivered a letter to Governor Terry Branstad, saying they're praying he will "reject fear and cruelty" and welcome Syrian refugees into the state.

in Local

Yankton City Commission Approves Addition to Water Plant Contract

Amy Nelson 122013

The Yankton City Commission approved an additional four hundred twenty thousand dollar contract for design updates on the new water treatment plant.