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Florida Beef Council Promoting Food Waste Challenge

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

We hear more and more about sustainability in agriculture, and it’s something the beef industry has been working with for some time. And Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council is inviting consumers to take part in the Food Waste Challenge.


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Alabama Best Steak Contest Announces Elite 8

aca-best-steak-logo-2015Alabama’s Best Steak Contest has been underway the past few weeks, and Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says the top eight restaurants have now been decided.


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Discussing Georgia Beef with Divers

Kaytlyn Malia

Kaytlyn Malia

Every year the Georgia Beef Board attends various events, talking with consumers about the healthy aspects of beef. And according to Georgia Beef Board’s Kaytlyn Malia, the board was recently able to talk with a completely different group.


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USDA Looking at Request for Extension of Dairy Program Sign-up

dairy cows in milking parlorSign-up for USDA’s Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) continues and will until at least September 30 for producers interested in 2017 coverage. We told you a couple of weeks ago that House and Senate lawmakers want the Agriculture Department to extend the enrollment period for MPP. Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Texas Republican Mike Conaway, along with other committee members and Senate counterparts, have called on USDA to extend the sign-up period because they say the move would Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending August 5, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), about USDA announcing safety net assistance for milk producers, have comments from the Cotton Board chairman on work to find more new uses for cotton, peaches, bees Read the rest of this entry »

McDonald’s Announces New Antibiotics Policy

McDonald’s USA announced this week they will only be sourcing chickens raised without antibiotics that are important to humans. Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Announces Safety Net Assistance for Milk Producers Due to Tightening Dairy Margins

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

USDAWASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced approximately $11.2 million in financial assistance to American dairy producers enrolled in the 2016 Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). The payment rate for May/June 2016 will be the largest since the program began in 2014. The narrowing margin between milk prices and the cost of feed triggered the Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Teachers Learn More about the Beef Industry

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

A group of Alabama teachers were able to learn more about the beef industry during a summer conference held Tuesday. In the weekly Beef Checkoff report, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Erin Beasley explains who the association was working with at this event.


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Florida Beef Council Stays Active

fbcDid you know the beef checkoff is involved in many different areas? In this week’s Florida beef checkoff report, Sarah Childs from Lake Placid, an ex-officio member of the Florida Beef Council who currently serves on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board Operating Committee, said the Florida Beef Council has been extremely active.


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Georgia Beef Board Holds Quarterly Meeting

Kaytlyn Malia

Kaytlyn Malia

During this past weekend’s Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Summer Conference, the Georgia Beef Board held its quarterly meeting. And in the association’s weekly Beef Board report, Kaytlyn Malia says many topics were discussed.


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Dairy Margin Protection Program Sign-up Continues

Val Dolcini

Val Dolcini

Sign-up for USDA’s Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) continues and will until at least September 30. And Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini said it has been a good program.


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Talking Beef at Florida Food and Nutrition Symposium

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

The Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 81st Symposium is taking place this week in Tampa. And in this week’s beef checkoff report, Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council explains what the council’s role is at this annual event.


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