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.
Did 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.
Did 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.
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.