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Georgia Beef Ready for the Fair

gbbThe Georgia Beef Board is ready for the annual Georgia National Fair, and Suzanne Bentley talks about the various ways they will be involved with this year’s event.


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Florida Culinary Teachers Learn More about Beef

fbc-logo-2012The Florida Beef Council has worked with culinary students in the past, but Ashley Hughes says they had a chance recently to work with a group of teachers.


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New Look and Feel for MyBeefCheckoff.com

From the Beef Checkoff:

cbb-my-beef-canThe beef checkoff launched a totally redesigned MyBeefCheckoff.com on Sept. 28, providing checkoff payers, leaders, staff and media with an easy-to-navigate selection of checkoff resources and information to highlight checkoff programs and results. Read the rest of this entry »

Beef Producers Work Together to Utilize Checkoff Dollars

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know beef producers across the country work together to utilize checkoff dollars? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Executive Vice President of the Florida Beef Council and Florida Cattlemen’s Association, Jim Handley, knows cattle producers continue to benefit from the work of these hard working folks.


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

Milk Prices to Producers Could Take a Tumble Next Year

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

The picture for U.S. dairy operators could look a little different in 2015, as Gary Crawford has the story.


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Breaking Down the 2015 Beef Checkoff Budget

In action last week, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board Operating Committee approved the investment of about $39 million in programs through their fiscal year 2015 budget which begins October 1.


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Florida Beef Council Promotes Research Website

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Florida Beef Council’s Ashley Hughes says there is a website with lots of great beef information that if you haven’t been on lately, then she urges you to do so.


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That website again is beefresearch.org.

Georgia Beef Board Preparing for the Fair

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

As the Georgia Beef Board prepares for the annual Georgia National Fair, Suzanne Bentley reminds everyone their exhibit will be in a different location this year.


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Agri View: Dairy Products

Fresh soy milk and raw soy beanEverett Griner talks about milk, not the only dairy products in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 19, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have stories concerning USDA awarding $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants, USDA making new financial assistance available to eligible Florida citrus growers, a reminder to cattle producers that they can now get BQA certified for free right now and more.

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Cattle Producers Reminded to Get BQA Certified for Free

Josh White

Josh White

Cattle producers are being reminded that Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is once again supporting the checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program by sponsoring all online certifications this fall for producers who enroll before October 31. Josh White, executive director of producer education for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says this is a great way for producers to get certified.


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Beef Checkoff Sets FY2015 Plan of Work

From the Cattlemen’s Beef Board:

cbb-my-beef-canThe Cattlemen’s Beef Board will invest about $39 million into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications in fiscal year 2015, if this week’s recommendation of Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Beef Producer Pleased with Checkoff

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this weeks “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know the checkoff has programs that range from working with youth all the up to those who work with beef everyday? Jimmy Holliman from Dallas County, Alabama has seen it do just that and is pleased with what the checkoff does.


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

USCA Supports USDA Review of Beef Checkoff

The United States Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging USDA to review and rewrite the Beef Checkoff. USCA joins the National Farmers Union in calling on intervention by USDA.


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Cattlewomen Holding Beef Tour in Florida

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

A few moms will get a chance to learn more about the beef industry in Florida. Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council says an event will take place, thanks to the beef checkoff and the American National Cattlewomen, to promote the industry in Florida.


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Georgia Beef on the Radio

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

This weekend, the beef message will go out to many consumers in the Atlanta area through a radio show. And best of all, Georgia Beef Board’s Suzanne Bentley says they won’t need checkoff dollars to do this.


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Dairy Farmers Reminded to Look at New Risk Management Program

A little over two weeks ago USDA announced the start of the new risk management program for dairy farmers. The Dairy Margin Protection Program will allow dairy farmers to take steps to protect their business from economic risks beyond their control.


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Vilsack on Beef Checkoff Matter

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Tom Vilsack

We told you earlier this week that the National Farmers Union Board of Directors had voted to withdraw from the Beef Checkoff Working Group. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to the NFU on ways to possibly amend the beef checkoff program, as Rod Bain has the story.


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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review September 12

USDA-Week-in-ReviewA weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Watch the Video!

Animal Smart

farm animalsEverett Griner talks about the brain power of farm animals in today’s Agri View.


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Beef Checkoff Continues Interacting with Consumers

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know consumers may not be as familiar with beef as we think? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Maggie Hart from Moultrie, Georgia was able to see a lot of what the beef checkoff does this summer in helping consumers better understand how to cook certain beef cuts.


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

NFU Board Votes to Withdraw from Beef Checkoff Working Group

The National Farmers Union Board of Directors has voted to withdraw from the Beef Checkoff Working Group.


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Florida Beef Council Hosting Social Media Training

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Florida Beef Council’s Ashley Hughes says promoting beef and the ranching industry in Florida to consumers is the reason for a social media training they are hosting this week.


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Promoting Georgia Beef for Tailgating

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Beef makes a great tailgating item at your favorite football game, and that’s why the Georgia Beef Board’s Suzanne Bentley says they will be promoting just that in an upcoming segment on Atlanta TV.


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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review September 5

USDA-Week-In-Review-SeptembA weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Watch the video.

Beef Producer Pleased with Return on Investment

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid you know many beef producers were pleased to hear the results from the recent ROI study about their Beef Checkoff Program? In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Cliff Coddington from Sarasota, Florida is one producer very pleased with the results.


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

Farm Exports

Large container ship in a dockEverett Griner talks about expanding farm exports in today’s Agri View.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Dairy Farmer and Farm Bill Programs

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week features details on a new risk management program for dairy farmers as well as Farm Bill programs available through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Georgia Beef Team Ambassadors

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

College students taking part in the Beef Team is something the Georgia Beef Board has worked with for quite some time. But Suzanne Bentley says this year the program will be a little different.


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Florida Beef Council Promoting Free BQA Certification

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Florida beef producers have a chance to become BQA certified for free. Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council explains
how it works.


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To become BQA certified for free, visit www.BQA.org/team.

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