NEWS & MEDIA
December 14, 2019
Tennessee auctioneer wins World Livestock Auctioneer Championship qualifier
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October 31, 2019
LMA is excited to support the bipartisan introduction of the Responsible & Efficient Agricultural Destination (TREAD) Act that, if passed, will give agricultural commodity haulers additional flexibility. This legislation, introduced today by Reps. Angie Craig (MN-2) and Lloyd Smucker (PA-11), would give agricultural commodity haulers a 150-air mile grace period of exempt time from the hauler’s destination to allow for slow travel on rural roads and appropriate animal handling techniques upon arrival. This exemption would be used year-round and not just during times of planting and harvest. This is yet another step toward safe and efficient transportation of our nation’s livestock and crops. LMA members are encouraged to reach out to their House members to ask them to join on as sponsors of this important legislation. If you need help finding contact information for your members of Congress or would like assistance in creating talking points, please reach out to LMA General Counsel, Jara Settles, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 8168043241.
October 22, 2019
Alabama auctioneer wins World Livestock Auctioneer Championship qualifier
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October 1, 2019
Crawford Livestock Market LLC to host World Livestock Auctioneer Championship qualifier October 11
Crawford Livestock Market, LLC, 100 W Beech St., will host the first of three regional qualifying events for the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). The western regional qualifying event will be October 11. Opening ceremonies will commence at 10:00 a.m. (MDT) with the awards ceremony to follow. A total of 36 contestants will compete for a top 10 placing, granting them a spot in the semi-finals for the 2020 WLAC at Dickson Regional Livestock Center, LLC, in Dickson, Tenn.
September 18, 2019
LMA Encourages USDA Investigation of Beef Pricing Margins
The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is encouraged by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of an investigation into beef pricing margins to determine if there is any evidence of price manipulation, collusion, restrictions of competition, or other unfair practices. LMA encourages USDA to conduct a thorough investigation of all facets of this issue and underlying forces. If unfair trade practices or other violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act or antitrust laws are found, rapid enforcement actions must follow.