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News Update

June 2, 2017

Ohio Family Recognized for Historic Angus Herd

James Rentz of Creek Side Farm in Coldwater, Ohio, is well known in the industry for his 65 years of dedication raising high-quality Angus cattle and making monumental impacts within the breed and its Association.

The American Angus Association is proud to recognize Rentz as a recipient of the Historic Angus Herd award as a way to showcase his commitment to the Angus breed. This award is presented to active Angus breeders and immediate family members who have been in continuous production of registered Angus cattle for 50 or more years.

Since joining the American Angus Association in 1953, Creek Side Farm has participated in shows and sales at the local, state and national level. Rentz and his wife, Judy, have three children who were active in the Ohio Junior Angus Association and successfully exhibited cattle at several National Junior Angus Shows (NJAS).

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Beef Improvement Federation Symposium Underway

Each year the Beef Improvement (BIF) symposium draws a large group of leading seedstock and commercial beef producers, academics and allied industry partners. The attendance list is a “who’s who” of the beef value chain, offering great networking opportunities and conversations about the issues of the day. Program topics focus on how the beef industry can enhance value through genetic improvement across a range of attributes that affect the value chain.

Angus Media is providing online coverage of this year's event at Visit the Newsroom as the meeting progresses summaries of the presentations, proceedings paper, speaker slides, audio of the presentations and an archive of previous information.

Agriculture Secretary on President Trump’s Paris Accord Announcement

“President Trump promised that he would put America first and he has rightly determined that the Paris accord was not in the best interests of the United States. In addition to costing our economy trillions of dollars and millions of jobs, the accord also represented a willful and voluntary ceding of our national sovereignty. The agreement would have had negligible impact on world temperatures, especially since other countries and major world economies were not being held to the same stringent standards as the United States.

“The Earth’s climate has been changing since the planet was formed — on this there is no disagreement. At USDA, we rely on sound science, and we remain firmly committed to digging ever deeper into research to develop better methods of agricultural production in that changing climate.”

Beef Genetics Survey, Random Drawing for $100

As part of USDA funded research, the University of Missouri is conducting a study of attitudes and beliefs regarding genetics and technology in the beef industry. Participants who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing for five $100 Visa gift cards. For more information and to participate, visit

For questions contact Jared Decker: office 573-882-2504, cell 573-819-0837.

Nebraska Beef Producers Sue State’s Brand Committee

A group of feedlot operators in Nebraska has asked a federal judge to declare the Nebraska Livestock Brand Act unconstitutional and to prevent the state from enforcing it.

The Nebraska Beef Producers Committee, a nonprofit group representing cattle producers with feedlots across the state, filed a civil complaint against the Nebraska Brand Committee and executive director William Bunce in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, May 30.

“The evolution of the cattle industry has rendered the regulatory scheme codified in the Brand Act ineffectual and obsolete in its ability to protect the interests originally intended by the Legislature,” said Lincoln attorney Katherine Spohn.

The Nebraska Brand Committee, which is named in the suit, has about 100 employees and records ranchers’ brands, inspects cattle to verify ownership and investigates missing livestock and cattle rustling.

Bunce, who has led it since late last year, said Wednesday afternoon that the lawsuit hadn’t yet reached his desk and that, due to the newness, it would be inappropriate to comment on it at this point.

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