Grass Fed Beef News

  • Dr. Whisnant’s Statement for House of Representatives

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        Patricia Whisnant wrote a Statement for the Records for the U.S. House of Representatives. Click here to  read Dr. Patricia Whisnant's statement for the
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  • At Last! USDA No Longer Missing the Link Between Antibiotic Use by Big Ag and Human Health

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    By Andrew Gunther At a hearing of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finally caught up with the rest of the world - and his peers at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Center for
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  • Savvy shoppers Take Note: Place Your Bets on Grassfed Beef. You’ll Come Away a Winner.

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    Not that we like to gloat, but... Grassfed beef from two Animal Welfare Approved farmers has gone head-to-head with conventional beef in separate taste tests. The results are in and, well, to be modest, SMACKDOWN! This past summer, AWA supporter Chef Bill Telepan issued a challenge to Mark and
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  • American Grassfed Association Conference

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    Grazing America 2007 Building a Bridge between the Farm and the Table The American Grassfed Association is the name that speaks for grassfed production.Dr.Whisnant has served as President of this organization for two years.The AGA's fourth annual conference will be held November 1-3 at the
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  • New Rules Set for Meat Sold as Grass Fed

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    Marian Burros has long been an advocate for sustainable farming as well as a champion of grassfed meats sourced directly from family farms.She called immediately after the USDA grassfed claim was published in the Federal Register.In that interview I explained the mixed feelings I had about what
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  • Statement of Best Practices

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    In light of the recent publishing of the USDA grassfed claim I wanted to review the management protocol we use at American GrassFed Beef to clearly indicate how we produce our beef. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: This standard is intended to embrace the following fundamental principles: • Grass-based
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  • American Grassfed and USDA Grass Fed Claim

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    American Grassfed Association Position Statement on the Newly Released USDA Grass Fed Claim The Board of Directors of the American Grassfed Association appreciates the effort made by the Agricultural Marketing Service of the USDA to establish a Grass Fed Claim for Ruminant Livestock. That
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  • USDA Publishes Grass Fed Claim

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    The United States Department of Agriculture has been working to publish a grassfed claim since 2002. The American Grassfed Association (AGA) of which Dr. Whisnant is President strongly protested the 2006 revision which addressed the feeding practice alone and did nothing to link the claim to
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  • What is in a Grassfed Label?

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    As more and more consumers become increasingly informed of where their food is sourced they also want to know more about how it is raised.Grassfed has represented a niche market that has grown immensely over the last few years. What began as an inclination of consumers toward healthier and
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  • About Education and Ranching

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    In a an interview last year with Cattle Network I was asked about my background and my ranching business.I thought to share the answer here. I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (1981) where I had earlier received a BS in Animal Science.  I was in
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