beef

Beef Life-Cycle Analysis Completed

Dan Beef, Cattle

A fuller picture is emerging of the environmental footprint of beef in the United States. According to AgWired, an Agricultural Research Service-led team has completed a comprehensive life-cycle analysis quantifying the resource use and various environmental emissions of beef cattle production in the United States. The team began its beef life-cycle analysis in 2013 and has published the first of …

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NCBA 2019 Policy Priorities

Dan Beef, Cattle

Last month, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) released their official Policy Priorities for 2019. While they will engage on a wide variety of policy issues, there are four main issue areas. They are fake meat, trade and market access, dietary guidelines, along with regulatory reform and implementation. And while the NCBA staff in Washington D.C. will be working on these and …

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Florida’s Beef, Dairy and Allied Industries Generated Billions in Revenues in 2017

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

As Florida approaches the 500-year anniversary of the introduction of cattle to her shores in 1521, a new report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) demonstrates just how important beef and dairy production have become to the state’s economy – and shows a recent upswing in Florida cattle industry exports. In 2017, Florida’s combined …

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U.S. Beef Exports Reach New Heights in 2018; Pork Hurt by Tariffs

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

USDA export numbers compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation show U.S. beef exports in 2018 topped both volume and value records that were set in 2017. Pork export volume came up just shy of the 2017 record and the value also fell one percent. Strong demand in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Asian region helped drive beef exports …

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Formal Lab-Grown Fake Meat Agreement is “What Consumers Deserve”

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston released the following statement in response to the formal agreement announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on lab-grown fake meat oversight: “The formal agreement announced today (03-07-19) solidifies USDA’s lead oversight role in the production and labeling of lab-grown fake meat products. This is what NCBA …

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Annual Survey Finds 80% of Producers Believe Beef Checkoff Drives Beef Demand

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

Eighty percent of beef producers nationwide say the Beef Checkoff Program helps drive demand for beef. That is one major finding from a recent Producer Attitude Survey commissioned by the Checkoff – and conducted and reviewed by a third-party, independent research firm – to gauge beef producers’ awareness, overall sentiment and concerns about the program. Completed in January, the survey …