Volume 32 | November 19, 2018
Livestock Groups Weigh-in on Farm Bill Fate
Getting the farm bill passed before a new Congress takes its place in January is a top priority in farm country. Cattle and dairy groups are pretty confident that will happen in the lame duck session following the mid-term election, but pork producers aren’t as certain.

Weighing in favor of a farm bill yet this year is that Collin Peterson, D-Minn., the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, will be the chairman of the committee when the House flips to a Democratic majority.

He wants to get a farm bill done and doesn’t want to rewrite it when he becomes chairman, Colin Woodall, senior vice president of government affairs for National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, said in the latest Beltway Beef podcast.

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In the News
Second Case of Brucellosis Infected Cattle in Northwest Wyoming
A new case of Brucellosis has been found in a northwestern Wyoming beef cattle herd nearly a month after another herd was discovered with the disease.

EHD Outbreak in Illinois Claims More Than 400 Deer
As of Oct. 29, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer so far in 2018. 

African Swine Fever Reported in Chinese Feed Supply
Fear of African swine fever (ASF) is on the rise in China and beyond. Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported Sunday that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with ASF.

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