A variety of events are taking place for the 50th anniversary of October Beef Month in Alabama, and Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says one of those will be held this Wednesday night in Auburn.
The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo takes place next week at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Their Executive Director Chip Blalock says there will be a lot going on again this year with their livestock demonstrations.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have stories concerning big news for the cotton industry, the announcement of grants for specialty crops, and talks this week between Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group.
The Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group has been working together for the past couple of years to try and find ways to make the current beef checkoff program more effective and more efficient. In a teleconference this afternoon Forrest Roberts, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, talked about a meeting they had this past week with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Now is the time to register for the Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing Course, which is a 5-week e-learning platform program designed to help participants get a better understanding of the feed manufacturing process.
October marks the 50th anniversary of one of the longest running beef promotion programs in the country, October Beef Month in Alabama. And the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Erin Beasley says they are celebrating with 50 years of flavor.
The 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 »
Did 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.
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.
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.
The 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 »
In 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.