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Georgia Beef Board Pleased with Road Race

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board says they were able to get the beef message out to many folks at last week’s Peach Tree Road Race.


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Florida Beef Website Offers a Variety of Information

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council wants ranchers and consumers to know there is a lot of information on their new website that’s designed for all of them.


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The new Florida Beef Council website can be found at www.floridabeef.org.

Alabama Expands Beef 101 Program

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has conducted various Beef 101 programs already this year, but according to Erin Beasley, they recently expanded their program to include a different group of influencers.


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New Technology

unmanned droneEverett Griner talks about the time to start learning about drones in today’s Agri View.


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Celebrating Beef and Independence

beef-4th-julyAs we celebrate this 4th of July holiday, beef producers and importers who invest in the Beef Checkoff Program have a lot to be thankful for this holiday weekend.


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Costs for July 4th Picnics Increase This Year

If you are having a cookout this holiday weekend, be prepared to pay more for it. We’ll take a look at what the total cost is expected to be, but first Gary Crawford has details about how the meat for your grill is one big reason why it will be higher.


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Beef Checkoff Providing Lots of Information

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know the beef checkoff is constantly producing information about your product? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Kyle Gillooly of Wadley, Georgia reminds producers just how important this aspect of the checkoff is.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Hard Charges

Genetically Modified food (GMO foods)Everett Griner talks about G.M.O. foods still raising questions in today’s Agri View.


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Alabama’s Best Steak Contest is Underway

alabama-best-steak-logo-201Beginning today, July 1, consumers will be able to nominate the restaurant that serves their favorite ribeye steak by visiting www.alabamasbeststeak.com. Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says their annual Alabama’s Best Steak Contest in underway.


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Providing Florida Teachers with Beef Information

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Working with Pro-Start is a way that Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council says they are able to get beef information to teachers and students.


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Pleased with Georgia Beef Month

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

It was another great June Beef Month promotion in Georgia this year, according to Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board. And while the month itself has ended, she says there is an event coming up this Friday which extends their efforts a few days.


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Looking for the New Faces of Farming & Ranching

Efforts are underway to find the new “Faces of Farming & Ranching”. With more on that here’s Melissa Sandfort.


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To learn more go to FoodDialogues.com.

USDA Video: This Week @ USDA June 27

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- 4th of July, World Cup and Summer Party Food Safety Tips
- USDA launches a website to help new and beginning farmers
- Providing children nutritious meals during the summer Check out the video!

Beef Industry Taglines Successful over Time

cbb-my-beef-canThe “Beef It’s What’s for Dinner” phrase is one of the most successful taglines ever.


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Animal Care

farm animalsEverett Griner talks about who is watching animal cruelty in today’s Agri View.


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Beef Producers Managing Their Checkoff

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know producers are managing your beef checkoff dollars? Tom Harper from Chiefland, Florida does and is pleased with what the checkoff has done over the years.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Florida Beef Council Chairman on Reaching Millennials

Cliff Coddington

Cliff Coddington

Florida Beef Council Chairman Cliff Coddington looks at how they have changed their ways this year in getting the beef message out to a certain generation.


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Georgia Beef Month Promotions Continue

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board looks at how they will be spending this last full week of June Beef Month and how a couple of county Cattlemen’s Association chapters have been promoting their product during June Beef Month.


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Child Labor

Child LaborEverett Griner talks about child labor, and how far it should go in today’s Agri View.


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Ag Census Provided Sales Information

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Information from the latest U.S. Agriculture Census including a lot of information concerning ag sales from all sectors. Tyron Spearman runs through some of the numbers.


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Cattle Hoof Disease Treatment and Prevention

Foot rot is one hoof disease that accounts for most cases of lameness in pastured cattle, while another hoof disease affects an estimated 70-percent of dairy operations.


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Subcommittee Examines Impact of EPA Water Rule on Agricultural Producers

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the interpretive rule regarding the applicability of Clean Water Act (CWA) agricultural exemptions.

The CWA was signed into law in 1972 with an intent to preserve water quality in the United States by regulating discharges of pollution into the country’s water system. Although Read the rest of this entry »

Changing Consumer Attitudes

Farmers, like any good business owner, strive to respond to the market and what they perceive the market, driven by consumer demand, is telling them.


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Helping Put Florida Producers and Customers Together

From the farm gate to the dinner plate, consumers are looking for more local food options. And according to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, industry estimates put local food sales at $7 billion in 2011, reflecting the market’s growing importance.


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Beef Producers Promote Their Product through the Checkoff

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know beef producers can help to promote their own product? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Jim Akin from Lexington, Alabama recently helped out at an event where he talked with a group of retailers about how his operation works to raise the product they sell.


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To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.

Hong Kong Market Reopens for U.S. Beef

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the United States and Hong Kong have agreed on new terms and conditions that pave the way for expanded exports of U.S. beef and beef products to Hong Kong.

“This is great news for American ranchers and beef companies,” said Vilsack. “Hong Kong is already the fourth largest market for U.S. beef and beef product exports, with sales there reaching a historic high of Read the rest of this entry »

Vilsack Meeting with European Ag Officials

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is meeting with European Union agriculture ministers this week about the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations.


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Florida Beef Council at FCA Convention

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

You can learn more about how the Florida Beef Council works with your beef checkoff dollars during the annual Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention which is underway in Marco Island.


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Alabama Beef 101 Programs Held

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association talks about a couple of recent events where the beef checkoff was instrumental in training even more folks who work with beef.


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Promoting Georgia Beef Month

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

More media opportunities are taking place for the Georgia Beef Board this week concerning June Beef Month. Suzanne Bentley has that information along with a reminder about an upcoming event.


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