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Susan Allen New Pain Drug Approved For Cattle and NAFTA News
by Susan Allen, click here for bio

Program: Land & Livestock Report
Date: August 08, 2017

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With your Land and Livestock Report, I’m Susan Allen. Banamine Transdermal is the first new animal drug approved in the U.S. for controlling pain in cattle. It is used for . Foot rot. Affected cattle can become severely lame and the disease can affect deeper structures of the foot and leg if not treated. Until now there was no approved drug to control the pain associated with this disease until now. It can also approved for BVD. It is administered like a wormer, a line down the back

From Washington , Agriculture is keeping the pressure on to preserve gains in North American Free Trade Agreement talks starting this month, and to win new gains in tax reform efforts, expected to start in September.Longtime Ag Senator Chuck Grassley trade is key to producers’ bottom-line…tape

Grassley: As evidence look no future than Japan’s recent announcement that they will be increasing beef tariffs on fresh killed beef from 38 ½ percent to 50% for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Which was actually a tariff increase on frozen beef, that could have been avoided if the U.S. had stayed in TPP, or if it negotiates a new deal with Japan.

Meantime, Grassley suggests some bargaining in Congress this fall, that could make tax reform, with is critical for our farmers and ranchers easier than healthcare reform since some Democrats already want to change the tax code.

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