Solid Potential for U.S. Beef in Newly Opened Moroccan Market

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

USDA and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative recently announced that Morocco is open to imports of U.S. beef. And according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) representative in Africa, Morocco is one of these places that’s exciting when it comes to U.S. beef and U.S. beef variety meat. Joe Schuele has the story. Monty Brown, U.S. Meat Export Federation …


Farmers and Ranchers Digest Information on Alternative Protein Sources

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Whether it is called fake meat or clean meat, products containing alternative sources of protein have been appearing in supermarkets and restaurants around the country, and are competing with traditionally raised animal agriculture products. Farmers and ranchers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention engaged with experts on what alternative sources of protein are, who backs them and …

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Checkoff-Funded Beef Quality Assurance Program’s Online Certification Option Reaches Major Milestone

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education, Industry News Release

More than 50,000 Have Been Certified through New, Convenient Process More than 50,000 cattle producers have been certified through the Beef Quality Assurance program’s new online learning system since it was first offered in February 2017. Throughout the country hundreds of thousands have now become BQA-certified through in-person and online training, with an estimated 80 percent of the U.S. fed …

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Corn Producers See Value through Red Meat Exports

Dan Beef, Corn, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently received the results of an updated study aimed at quantifying the value delivered to U.S. corn producers through exports of red meat. Joe Schuele reports the original 2016 study, as well as the 2018 follow-up, were conducted by World Perspectives, Inc., a leading agricultural consulting firm. Dave Juday, senior analyst for World Perspectives, explains that …

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Florida Beef Council Working with Food Service Industry

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida

The Florida Beef Council (FBC) is working with food service folks in a variety of ways this month. In our beef checkoff report, DeAnne Maples, director of beef marketing and promotion, says January is a great time to kick this off. And she wants those interested in becoming more active to know that applications are now being taken for Team Beef Florida.


NCBA Continues Efforts on Lab-Grown Fake Meat

Dan Beef, Cattle

One issue that was big for the meat industry last year, lab-grown fake meat, continues to be discussed this year. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Director of Government Affairs, Danielle Beck, looks at their efforts as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue negotiating on a regulatory framework.


U.S. Beef Competitors Seeing Benefits in Japan

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Japan started cutting tariffs for some of U.S. agriculture’s biggest competitors, especially for beef. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Chile will all benefit from lower Japanese tariffs. That, after the U.S. pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, and the remaining 11-nations made their own separate deal. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman has the story.