Did 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.
Beginning 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.
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.
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!
In 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.
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.
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 »
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.
Did 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.
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 »
Here’s a reminder that award applications for the seventh annual checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance Awards are being accepted, but you better hurry as the application deadline is this Friday, June 20th.
While EPA has stressed that ditches are not included in the proposed Waters of U.S. rule, American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman notes that the agency and the ag community simply have different terms for the same thing.
Did you know the beef checkoff is involved in many different areas? In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Melvin Porter from Jefferson, Georgia is glad we have the checkoff because of the many things it does for the industry.