Grass Fed Beef News

  • To Clarify My Opinion of the USDA Grass Fed Claim

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    A reporter recently asked that I clarify a position I had taken concerning the USDA 2006 grass fed proposal. REPORTER: The Associated Press quoted your concerns about the USDA’s recent proposal to broaden the term grass fed. They’re suggesting that only 99 percent, rather than 100 percent, of a cow’s diet come from grass forage and by defining forage more

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  • The Grass Fed Standard Must be Linked to Confinement Issue

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    REPORTER: Speaking for the American Grassfed Association, you said,We feel very strongly that any grassfed standard must address the issue of confinement as an integral part of that standard: otherwise the label will lose its integrity.We have two issues at play – the feeding regimen and confinement.  Why do you see them as integral to your definition of grassfed? DR.

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  • American Grass Fed Conference

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    MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN GRASS FED ASSOCIATION Grazing America 2006 in Colorado Springs was a great success.It truly was an Education and Celebration of Real Farm Food as it facilitated the building of a bridge from the farm to the consumer.  While relaying important information to the producer,the event opened dialogue and forged relationships between producers and end

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  • Letter to USDA about grass fed claim

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    August 8, 2006 Martin E.O.Conner Chief,Standardization Branch, Livestockand Seed Program, AMS,USDA Room 2607-S 1400 Independence Avenue,SW Washington, DC 20250-0254 RE:Docket No. LS-05-09 The American Grassfed Association (AGA) would like to commend the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service for publishing a proposed voluntary claim and standards for grassfed (forage) marketing.  The proposed voluntary regulation should provide a good measure of assurance for

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  • USDA Grass Fed Claim by Marian Burros

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    By MARIAN BURROS Published: July 26, 2006 THE Agriculture Department has proposed allowing animals to be labeled grass-fed even if they never saw a pasture and were fed antibiotics and hormones. When Martin E.O.Connor, chief of the standardization branch of the department’s livestock and feed program, explained the proposed rule at a conference of the American Grassfed Association in Colorado

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  • Chef Jesse Cool at American Grass Fed Conference

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    There is a new food consciousness in America that can be witnessed at the grass roots level of sustainable food producers (grass fed beef included here),a more savvy, enlightened consumer, food industry professionals (chefs) and yes, even corporations.As sustainability issues and products have become more mainstream we see family farms swimming upstream to connect directly with their customers and Wal-Mart

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  • Eric Schlosser to Address American Grass Fed

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    American Grassfed Association FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE www.americangrassfed.org 1648 Gaylord Street Denver, Colorado 80206 Phone:877-774-7277 Email:aga@americangrassfed.org PRESS RELEASE ERIC SCHLOSSER KEYNOTE SPEAKER GRAZING AMERICA 2006 The Education and Celebration of Real Farm Food Eric Schlosser, award-winning journalist, and author of national bestsellers Fast Food Nation, Chew on This and Reefer Madness will be the keynote speaker at Grazing America 2006 –

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  • UCS Shows Grassfed Higher Omega-3 and CLA

    UCS Shows Grassfed Higher Omega-3 and CLA

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    In a study published last week by the Union of Concerned Scientists an independent scientific group has reported what we grass farmers have been saying all along, that beef from grass-fed is healthier. This study has put together findings comparing both pasture finished and conventionally finished beef and dairy   Grass-fed beef and dairy contain higher levels of omega-3 fatty acid

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  • Organic Certification for Processing – Press Release

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    Missouri Grass Farmers Now Offer Organic Certified Processing To Family Farms This month Fruitland American Meat in Jackson, Missouri owned by veterinarian Dr. Patricia Whisnant and cattleman Mark Whisnant received USDA approval for organic certified processing.  The Whisnants are grass fed beef ranchers who market their beef directly through their website AmericanGrassFedBeef.com. Dr. Whisnant shares, We initially sold large cuts

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