In our weekly “BQA Quality Report”, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs Dwain Johnson, professor of meat science with the University of Florida, explains how they are working with the BQA program.
There are only a few days remaining for beef and dairy producers to become Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified online for free. Director of beef marketing and promotion for the Florida Beef Council, Ashley Hughes, encourages producers to take advantage of this opportunity.
USDA Expands Safety-Net for Dairy Operations Adding Next-Generation Family Members
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that dairy farms participating in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) can now update their production history when an eligible family member joins the operation. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant. Learn more.
Learning about the beef industry in Georgia is an opportunity one intern has been able to do. Hillary Polk from Sylvania, Georgia has been an intern with the Georgia Beef Board and Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.
The mission of the National Organic Program, part of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), is to protect the integrity of USDA organic products in our country and throughout the world. This means clearly defining what it means to be organic and enforcing those rules.
There is only one week remaining for beef and dairy producers to become Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified for free online. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. will pick up the $25-$50 online training fee for every person who signs up for BQA training by April 15th. Melissa Jackson has the story.
While the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal has been reached by the member nations, we are all waiting for U.S. congressional approval. But there are some who feel that beings this is an election year, not much action is expected until after all of that is done. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO, Phillip Seng, hopes that is not the case.
The 52nd Florida Dairy Production Conference took place today in Gainesville, as a good crowd was on hand for the annual event. Southeast AgNet’s Josh McGill was there and had a chance to catch up with Dr. Geoff Dahl, Chair of the Department Animal Sciences at the University of Florida, who gave him an update on the beef teaching unit and more.
In this week’s “BQA Quality Report”, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, Sabrina McKinney from Autaugaville, Alabama, encourages producers who have not gone through the BQA certification process to do so.
Beef was in the spotlight as young culinary enthusiasts across Alabama convened at Carver High School in Montgomery on Saturday, April 2nd for the 55th Annual Junior and Senior High School Beef Cook-off, sponsored by the Beef Checkoff program and Alabama CattleWomen’s Association (ACWA). Forty students qualified to compete in Read the rest of this entry »
A brand new online contest from the Alabama Beef Checkoff kicked off this week and Erin Beasley, director of consumer marketing for the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, hopes everyone will take part in “Bama’s Best Beef.”
Kaytlyn Malia, director of public relations and industry information for the Georgia Beef Board, talks about the various ways the board was involved in last week’s Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention in Perry.