ACA Launches Bama Beef Sales Directory

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) has officially launched a new tool for consumers and producers to use when it comes to buying and selling local beef across the state. Kayla Greer, ACA director of social media and communications, says it is called the Bama Beef Sales Directory. To learn more, contact the ACA office in Montgomery at 334-265-1867.

Florida Launches New Beef Campaign

Clint Thompson Beef, Cattle, Florida

The Florida Beef Council (FBC), through the national Beef Checkoff program, has launched a brand new beef promotion. FBC Director of Education & Promotion, DeAnne Maples, says it is called United We Steak. For more information about this Beef Checkoff promotion, contact the FBC office in Kissimmee at 407-846-4557.

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NCBA Leads Fight to Provide Additional Pandemic Relief for Cattle Producers

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) sent a letter to leaders on Capitol Hill thanking them for their efforts in supporting our Nation’s cattle producers through the Coronavirus Aid, Response, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It also urged them to continue their work by improving the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan …

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Coalition Warns Congress About Shortage of Ag Inspectors

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

A coalition of more than 150 agricultural organizations is urging Congressional appropriators to close an estimated $630 million funding shortfall for Agricultural Inspectors at ports-of-entry. The coalition stated its case in a letter written to key members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Customs and Border Protection Specialists, Technicians, and Canine Teams inspect agricultural imports to prevent the entry …

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Groups Request Hearing on Livestock Reporting Rule

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Equine, Florida, Georgia, Livestock, Pasture, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, the National Farmers Union, along with 11 other groups sent a letter to the Senate Ag Committee requesting a hearing on livestock mandatory price reporting reauthorization. The Livestock Mandatory Reporting Rule, first established in 1999, mandates price reporting for cattle, boxed beef, swine, and lamb. It’s reauthorized every five years, with the current program expiring on …

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Strategies for Reducing Forage Shortages

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Livestock market complications that reduce calf sales can cause unexpected forage demands. Droughts can compound the problem leading to forage deficiencies, while forage shortages can cause poor animal performance, overgrazed and degraded pastures, and increased expenses. In an article written by Darren Scott, with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), they want you to know that NRCS can help with …

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NCBA on Finalization of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

The Trump Administration’s new and scaled-back Waters of the U.S. rule became law June 22 after last-minute attempts to block it. But a federal judge denied an effort to prevent implementation of the new regulation, which is now called the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR). National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Chief Environmental Counsel, Scott Yager, discusses the NWPR, which went …

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Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Attend LMA Event

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Industry

In the weekly livestock market report that many of you see every Saturday on our website, there was a note this past weekend that the report will not be issued this week due to the stockyards being closed for the July 4th holiday. In Alabama every year, this is the week that the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) in the state …

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Georgia Cattlemen Pleased With Passage of Senate Bill 211

Clint Thompson Cattle, Georgia

Last Friday, the annual Georgia Legislative Session wrapped up in Atlanta. Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA) Executive Vice President, Dale Sandlin, discusses bills of interest and how the budget fared for agriculture. He told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman they were very excited about the passage of Senate Bill 211.