Organic can only be used in meat that has been raised under the regulations from the USDA’s National Organic Program Standards and by farms that have been inspected to assure compliance.Though the USDA certifies the various 3rd party entities that do the certification inspections they (USDA) have ownership of the term USDA Organic. These standards for meat exclude the use of antibiotics, hormones,animal by-products and require that the animal be… americangrassfedbeef.com
What is Organic Beef?
 
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 broadly to include things like leftover corn stalks from harvest… americangrassfedbeef.com
 
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. WHISNANT: The USDA has chosen to address only the feeding… americangrassfedbeef.com
finishing grass fed beef
 
As I stated in this article the newly emerging grass fed industry is rapidly growing due in most part to the increased attention from various media sources.More consumers are becoming enlightened as to the differences and benefits of choosing grass fed beef over factory farmed industrial beef. The majority of grass fed beef is produced on small family farms where they take pride in the care and quality of the… americangrassfedbeef.com
Gowth of Grass Fed Beef
 
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 users.  The tours,the Grassfed Tasting, the seminars,the banquet with Eric… americangrassfedbeef.com
americangrassfed
 
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 protecting the integrity of any label claim using the term… americangrassfedbeef.com
USDA Letter Mailbox
 
Eric Schlosser was our keynote speaker at the American Grassfed Association conference in Colorado Springs last month. He was a delight to get to know and held our group of 250 grass fed producers in rapt attention. It was thrilling to us as producers to hear him speak to the benefits of raising animals on grass the way nature intended rather than opting to enter the world of industrial meat… americangrassfedbeef.com
fast food nation eric schlosser
 

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