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HAY MAKER

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-----Original Message-----
From: Shae Dodson [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:47 AM
To: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Subject: Montana AG News Release (regarding states' amici curiae)


----- Original Message -----
From: Shae Dodson
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 3:04 PM
Subject: Montana AG News Release (regarding state attorneys general amici curiae)


ATTORNEY GENERAL MIKE MCGRATH
STATE OF MONTANA
FOR RELEASE: September 20, 2005
CONTACT: Lynn Solomon, 444-0582
McGrath: FDA Announcement Supports State's Position
HELENA - Attorney General Mike McGrath said Tuesday that an announcement that the Food and Drug Administration will be changing animal-feed regulations as a defense against the spread of mad cow disease supports the state's position that the importation of Canadian cattle into this country should be put on hold.

In remarks to a food policy conference Monday, FDA Commissioner Lester M. Crawford said the U.S. would change regulations about the composition of animal feed to mirror those in Canada. Canada has proposed regulations banning certain tissues - brains, spinal cords and other parts that may carry so-called mad cow disease - from feed for all animals. The guidelines are not yet in effect.

Friday McGrath's office, joined by five other attorneys general, lodged a friend-of-the-court brief in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, supporting a petition for rehearing by the Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF).

"The FDA seeks stronger regulations to stop the spread of a crippling disease while the USDA seeks less regulation," McGrath said. "The irony exemplifies why this is a matter for a court to decide. It's a question that should have its day in court."

Friday's submission is the latest chapter in ongoing litigation that seeks to close the U.S. border to Canadian cattle until R-CALF's pending lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture is resolved. R-CALF originally sued the USDA in January, maintaining that importation of Canadian cattle into this country posed an "unjustified and unnecessary increased risk of infection of the U.S. cattle herd" with mad-cow disease.

In March, a U.S. District Court issued a preliminary injunction that delayed the importation of Canadian cattle into this country. On July 14, a three-judge panel for the 9th Circuit issued an order reversing the preliminary injunction. Canadian cattle began coming into the U.S. on July 18.

The brief advocates a rehearing and suggests a rehearing by the full court.

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California BSE bill may return


By FSNET
Sep 14, 2005, 15:06

Edited by Dana Downie

California lawmakers convened a special hearing with a panel of BSE experts recently who discussed the USDA's enhanced BSE surveillance program in light of a proposed state resolution, SJR 16. The state resolution asks the federal government to allow voluntary testing by private companies. Sen. Mike Machado's spokesman said the legislator hopes to encourage the federal government to improve its protections related to BSE.

While members of the Senate Agriculture Committee failed to pass the resolution Aug. 16, the proposed measure will get a second reconsideration hearing soon. NMA Executive Director Rosemary Mucklow said Aug. 16 during the California Senate Agriculture Committee hearing that NMA "strongly supports" the ruminant feed ban and the removal of Specified Risk Materials from bovines during the slaughter process, but disagrees that individual companies should be permitted the option to test for BSE because "Any move to test all animals would be hypocritical and undermine the leadership of the United States at a critical time in these international negotiations," said Mucklow.
 

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EARTHQUAKE ,Attorney General Mike McGrath said Tuesday that an announcement that the Food and Drug Administration will be changing animal-feed regulations as a defense against the spread of mad cow disease supports the state's position that the importation of Canadian cattle into this country should be put on hold.
 

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Remember? You have BSE too. :!:

This should be as big a concern to American cattle producers, as it is to us, if not more. Remember? You have BSE too.

It means the state of Montana government believes American beef is unsafe..... Remember? You have BSE too.

Hey, maybe someone IS listening to R-Calf. :shock:
 
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I heard on the radio today that more states are signing on to the opposition to the favorable USDA ruling- 6 or 7 states now calling for the Appeals Court to relook at the issue- and close the Canadian border until they can have a complete hearing and trial......
 

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OT,


Your mind must be getting a little slow as you get older if you think 6 or 7 states are a majority? OT, How many cows do you run???
 

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Maybe Im a bit slow or this may be of topic or maybe this is a stretch.

How can Senators be calling for retaliation against Japan for not allowing American beef into their country but on the other hand individual states are taking a step backward in supporting litigation to close of canadin catle.

I think it's time for a few people to stand up and say "we dont like NAFTA because of the importation of Canadian beef" At least then we could start a debate from this point.

You can't have your cake and eat it to.

Pick one of the two following options:
1)The U.S shuts down all imports and Exports of beef while producing no more than it can consume and charges its consumers what ever price.

OR
2)It sucks it up and steps up to the plate with the big boys in the export game.
 

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That's the thing Young Farmer, the US has no beef to export, without bringing it in from another country (Canada). Last year, they imported record amounts of beef, without all their export markets.
 

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