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South Georgia-North Florida Dairy Workshop

Here’s a reminder for dairy producers that coming up August 19 from 4pm-8pm and August 20 from 10am-2pm, the South Georgia/North Florida English/Spanish Dairy Milkers’ Workshop will be held. It all starts at the Brooks County Ag Center in Quitman, GA and concluded at Brooksco Dairy in Quitman. The workshop will Read the rest of this entry »

Social Media Efforts Promoting Beef Message

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know there are various social media efforts to help consumers better understand the beef industry? Emilia Dover from Chatsworth, Georgia knows the importance of getting the beef message out to consumers and feels the social media aspect is a great way of doing just that.


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Florida Beef Council Receives Federation Grants

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Trying to make beef checkoff dollars stretch to conduct various promotions and programs is hard. But Florida Beef Council’s Ashley Hughes says they received great news last week as a few extra dollars will be coming to them to help out.


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Georgia Holding another Beef 101 Tour

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

We’ve talked before how the Georgia Beef Board has worked to stretch beef checkoff dollars as much as possible. Suzanne Bentley says they were actually able to stretch grant dollars they received from the Federation of State Beef Councils to put on another Beef 101 tour.


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Top 16 Restaurants Are Sizzling in Alabama’s Best Steak Contest

From the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association:

acaExciting news today as the Alabama’s Best Steak competition has been narrowed to the “Sizzling 16”. The four restaurants receiving the most votes in the four regions were announced by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association and Beef Checkoff program. Read the rest of this entry »

Milk Producers Concerned with Trade Barriers

The National Milk Producers Federation accused the European Union at a recent senate trade subcommittee hearing of cutting deals with South Korea and others to keep out U.S. goods with geographical names like those the Europeans use on cheese and wine.


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ROI Study Shows $11.20 Return on Beef Checkoff Dollar

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDENVER, Colo., July 31, 2014 – In the most comprehensive study ever rendered about the Return on Investment (ROI) of beef checkoff assessments, Dr. Harry Kaiser of Cornell University concludes that each dollar invested in the Beef Checkoff Program between 2006 and 2013 returned about $11.20 to the beef industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Beef Checkoff Involved in Social Media

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know the checkoff is involved in new efforts to reach millennials? Randy Moody from New Market, Alabama knows that’s something he, as an individual producer, can’t do.


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Alabama Junior Cattlemen Hold Roundup

acaThe annual Alabama Junior Cattlemen’s Association’s Roundup took place this past weekend, as Cobie Rutherford with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association said it was a great event.


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Georgia Beef Board Planning Ahead

gbbThe Georgia Beef Board met this past weekend while attending the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Summer Conference. Their Chairman, Harvey Lemmon, talks about what was discussed at this meeting.


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Florida Beef Council Holds Beef 101 Course

fbc-logo-2012The Florida Beef Council held another Beef 101 Course, thanks to the beef checkoff. And it was an event that Ashley Hughes was pleased with.


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CBB Chair Speaks at Georgia Cattlemen’s Summer Conference

gca-summer-conf-2014The 4th annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Summer Conference officially kicked off today in the North Georgia Mountains. Cattlemen and women from across the state got together this morning for the opening session at Unicoi State Park in Helen, Georgia.

Kim Brackett

Kim Brackett

The guest speaker for the opening session was Cattlemen’s Beef Board Chair Kim Brackett, from Buhl, Idaho. I caught up with her to talk about some of the points she discussed this morning.


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Dairy Companies Try to Make Comeback

According to the Wall Street Journal, the trend of looking for healthier food choices has caused a shift in the dairy market.


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Environmentalists Tug-of-War

dairy cows in milking parlorEverett Griner talks about dairy farmers being targeted in today’s Agri View.


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Pharmacologist Named Executive Associate Dean at UF’s Veterinary Medical College

From the University of Florida:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thomas W. Vickroy, Ph.D., a pharmacologist and longtime University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member, has been named executive associate dean of the college.

Dean James W. Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D., made the announcement following a comprehensive national search. The appointment is effective Aug. 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Beef Checkoff Funded by Producers

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know that beef producers across the country have a vested interested in the beef checkoff? Robert Fountain from Adrian, Georgia says it’s important for producers to understand where funding for the beef checkoff comes from.


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The Importance of California Agriculture

Yesterday Cindy Zimmerman had a story concerning the drought in the Southwest and water loss issues in California. Today she looks at the importance of California agriculture.


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Award Presented to Florida Beef Council

fbc-logo-2012During a recent event, the Florida Beef Council not only was able to promote beef, but they also received special recognition.


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Georgia Producers Encouraged to Talk Beef

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia beef Board encourages producers to get out and talk beef with consumers as there is a lot of information available to help you answer any questions they may have.


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Ag in Review Ending the Week of July 18, 2014

This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports regarding the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, the peanut checkoff being approved in Alabama, did you know recent research efforts have been underway using aging methods on beef value cuts?

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Milk Production Forecast Lowered

According to the latest USDA forecast, there is going to be less milk production for 2014 than earlier expected.


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Commissioner Putnam Announces Winners of Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Awards

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

Tallahassee, FL – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced the three winners of the state’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes agricultural enterprises that are at the forefront of developing and adopting environmentally innovative farming practices.

“The recipients of these awards have each demonstrated a sustained commitment to conserving our natural resources and improving our environment,” Commissioner Putnam said. “Whether producing milk, growing potatoes or cultivating nursery plants, they have all Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Working on Livestock Related Farm Bill Programs

The USDA is working to clear livestock disaster payment backlogs and to put together the new dairy Margin Protection program. Gary Crawford has more.


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Agri-Terrorism

Green rows on the field AgriculturalEverett Griner talks about farmers properly protecting their assets in today’s Agri View.


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New Research on Aging Beef Value Cuts

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know research efforts have been underway using aging methods on beef value cuts? In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Dr. Dwain Johnson with the University of Florida explains what those efforts have involved.


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Florida Beef at Dieticians Conference

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Florida Beef Council’s Ashley Hughes has been attending the annual Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Symposium in Ft. Lauderdale this week, as she talks about how beef has been a part of the program.


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Georgia Beef Board Ready for Summer Conference

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board hopes producers will attend next week’s Georgia Cattlemen’s Association’s Summer Conference, as they will be able to hear from the Chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.


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Alabama’s Best Steak Contest Continues

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association wants to remind everyone that you have until August 1st to nominate your favorite steak restaurant in this year’s Alabama’s Best Steak Contest.


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Florida Commissioner Putnam Appoints State Veterinarian

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced today the appointment of Dr. Mike Short as the State Veterinarian and Division Director of Animal Industry at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Dr. Short was promoted to the position following the retirement of Dr. Thomas Holt.

“Dr. Short has more than 16 years of veterinary experience, 10 years of service at the department and an invaluable understanding of the agriculture community he will serve,” said Commissioner Putnam. “Dr. Short is a proven leader in the areas of Read the rest of this entry »

UF/P.I.E. Center Steps Up Its Efforts for Agriculture

UF Ag Communications Professor Rick Telg

Telg

Research, Outreach, Education, and much more is wrapped up in the efforts of the UF P.I.E. Center. UF Ag Communications Professor Rick Telg now heads up the Center for Public Issues Education in UF’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. If you’re involved in Florida agriculture you should be aware of what this important program does, and here’s your chance to hear the details. We caught up with Telg at the recent Florida FFA annual convention in Orlando.


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