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Costco – Korea Expansion for U.S. Beef

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U.S. beef is rapidly building momentum in South Korea, and now receives a further boost as Costco has officially begun converting its imported chilled beef selection from Australian beef to 100 percent U.S. product. Joe Schuele has the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Red Meat Consumption

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Everett Griner talks about a new study on red meat consumption in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

ABAC Student Enjoys being a Georgia Beef Team Member

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The Georgia Beef Board’s Beef Team is out again this semester talking with consumers. One of those members is ABAC student Chelsey Daughtry, who told me she is really enjoying getting out and talking with consumers about beef. Read the rest of this entry »

Day Without Immigrants Protests Slowed some Meatpacking Operations

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Last week’s Day Without Immigrants protests caused some slowdowns at meatpacking operations in the United States, but Tyson Foods and Cargill said all plants were operational last Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 17, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 17, we talk about a decision being made in a decades-old legal water fight, have information about the Beef Tenderness Survey, an update from the latest Peanut Stocks and Processing Report, cherry pie, food labeling law Read the rest of this entry »

Good News from Beef Tenderness Survey

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In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, we have information about the Beef Tenderness Survey, an effort through the National Beef Checkoff Program. And according to Dr. Dwain Johnson, professor of meat science at the University of Florida, this survey takes place about every five years. Read the rest of this entry »

NCBA President-elect Encourages Producers to Get Involved

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The new president-elect of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Kevin Kester from Parkfield, California, knows it will be a busy year for them as there are a variety of issues to deal with that affect cattlemen across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

ANCW’s Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program

American National CattleWomen’s Collegiate Beef Advocacy ProgramThe American National CattleWomen’s Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program was created for beef industry advocates interested in bridging the gap between the farm and the fork. This program connects the Collegiate leaders to the beef industry where they can have unlimited access to leadership, their peers, cattlemen and cattlewomen and beef industry professionals. And during last week’s Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, a few awards were given out during the Emerging Leaders Luncheon. Read the rest of this entry »

Japan a Significant Export Market for U.S. Beef and Pork

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We told you earlier this week that the Japanese Prime Minister is scheduled to visit the U.S. this Friday and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council are urging President Trump to begin negotiations on a free and fair trade agreement with Japan. One person who has spent time in Japan is Phil Seng, President and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. And I recently asked him why trade with Japan was so important. Read the rest of this entry »

Strong Finish for 2016 Red Meat Exports, New Volume Record for Pork

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U.S. pork and beef exports wrapped up an excellent 2016 performance with very strong December results, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF.

Pork export volume reached a record 2.31 million metric tons (mt) in 2016, up 8 percent year-over-year and 2 percent above the previous high in 2012. Export value increased 7 percent from a year ago to $5.94 billion. December pork exports totaled 222,635 mt, up 18 percent year-over-year, valued at $564.2 million, up 20 percent. Read the rest of this entry »

South Dakota Considering Country-of-Origin Labeling

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A group of South Dakota state Congress members has introduced a bill that would require retail beef products sold in the state to bear a country-of-origin label. Read the rest of this entry »

BQA Certification Now Free Online All of the Time

free onlineDuring the Cattle Industry Cattle Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, it was announced that producers can now become Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified for free online, twenty-four seven, always. Josh White, executive director of producer education for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says it’s a new interactive online experience that beef and dairy producers can sign up for and complete at their own convenience. Read the rest of this entry »

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