News

R CALF Says Keep Brazil Meat Imports Out

R CALF Says Keep Brazil Meat Imports Out

Photo: WNAX

Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry is investigating a nervous system disease related to the death of an animal at a slaughterhouse in the state of Mato Grosso. It could be a case of atypical BSE.  R CALF CEO Bill Bullard says Brazil’s food safety system is sub standard. He says it was four years ago when their last case of BSE popped up and they didn’t even report it until 2 years later.

Bullard says his group opposes the current proposed USDA rule that would relax imports to allow meat from Brazil into the U.S. He says Brazil not only is suspect because of possible BSE and failure to report but also has foot and mouth disease in a large part of their country.

Brazil’s beef export industry is forecasting record exports of 1.8 million metric tons this year.  This latest possible BSE development puts their future export status into question not only with the U.S. but also with their talks to re open their market to Saudi Arabia and China.

Recent Headlines

in Local

District 40 Debate in Hartington Talked Prison Issues

Fresh
debate

Tyson Larson and Keith Kube met in Hartington, Nebraska last night to debate issues before the November election.

in Local

Wellness Fair Set For Redfield

Medical Stethoscope

The South Dakota Developmental Center is hosting their second annual community health and wellness fair in Redfield next week.

in Local

Brewery Opens In Luverne

beer

A new local brewery is up and running in Luverne, Minnesota.

in Local

More School Administrators Needed

education 2

Besides training more teachers, the South Dakota Board of Regents wants to improve education for future administrators.

in Local

Warning Sirens On Yankton County Agenda

tornado siren

Warning sirens in the Lewis & Clark Lake area will be taken up again next year by the Yankton County Commission.