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Alabama Cattlemen Preparing for Legislative Session

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The 2020 Alabama legislative session will start on Feb. 4, and the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) is already preparing to be a part of the annual event. ACA Executive Vice President Erin Beasley says ACA will be watching from the cattle industry perspective. Beasley noted that another date to remember is the annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show …


Dairy Margin Coverage Enrollment Ends Friday

Dan Dairy, Economy

Dairy producers are being reminded enrollment in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for calendar year 2020 ends this Friday, Dec. 13. The DMC program offers reasonably priced protection to producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. Dairy farmers earned more than $300 …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 12-06-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended December 06, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended December 06, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 18,400 head compared to 0 last week and …


November 2019 Dairy Market Report

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

(NMPF) — The recent upsurge in dairy prices is forcefully showing up in data, with many of the most recently announced and reported key milk and dairy prices achieving their highest prices in nearly five years. The September U.S. average all-milk price was the highest since December 2014, as was the October AMS survey price of non-fat dry milk and …


Addressing Beef Origin Labeling Practices

Dan Beef, Cattle

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has reaffirmed its policy supporting voluntary country-of-origin labeling. The NCBA Executive Committee unanimously approved efforts to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service to address the agency’s longstanding policy on geographic origin statements. NCBA’s Ethan Lane says it centers around the use of product labels. Lane explains what the next step in …


Accepting Applications for NCBA 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award

Dan Cattle, Environment

Applications are currently being accepted for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA’s) 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award. The award recognizes the nation’s best cattle and livestock operations and their stewardship and conservation efforts. Winner of the 2019 Award will be named during the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio in early February. Any individual, group or …


Cattlemen Celebrate Finalization of Trade Deal With Japan

Dan Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

NCBA Honored to Be Part of Process From Day One to White House Signing Ceremony (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement in response to Japan’s final approval of a trade deal that will lower tariffs for U.S. beef exports to that nation: “There’s just no other way to say it: this is …

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Florida Cattlemen Year End Quarterly Meeting

Dan Cattle, Florida

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Year End Quarterly Meeting will be held December 5-6 at the Indian River State College in Okeechobee. Events kick off Thursday morning with the FCA Executive Board meeting, then the opening general session starts at 1:00. Afterwards, the various Committee Meetings will be held, including the Ag Research and Education, Animal Health and Inspection, Environmental & Private Lands …


NCBA Seeks Clarity and Consistency in Beef Origin Labeling Practices

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

NCBA Staff Directed to Work With USDA to Verify Beef Origin Labeling Claims (NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the nation’s oldest and largest national organization representing American cattle producers, reaffirmed its policy supporting voluntary country-of-origin labeling (COOL). Because the association takes the concerns of its members and stakeholders seriously, its Executive Committee has unanimously approved efforts to …