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Florida Promoting Beef for a Healthy Diet

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council knows many folks are working on their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and start eating healthier. That’s why she has this reminder of how important it is that lean, healthy beef be including as a part of your diet.


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Promoting Georgia Beef to Students

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board has another example of how partnerships help them spread the beef message.


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Hired Hands

migrant farm workers in agricultural field pickingEverett Griner talks about migrant farmworker complaints continuing in today’s Agri View.


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Beef-Pork-Dairy Update

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

If you remember what happened in the beef cattle markets this past couple of years, then you have a good idea of what’s going to happen next year. But for pork, hog producers are expected to boost production next year, which will mean a drop in hog prices. And when it comes to dairy markets, the sudden and sometimes severe ups and downs may be true again in 2015. Gary Crawford has this beef, pork and dairy update.


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Educating Consumers about the Beef Industry

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Betts Berry from Chickamauga, Georgia has information about how the beef checking is working to educate consumers.


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Spreading the Georgia Beef Message

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board has information about an event they will attend next week to start off the new year promoting the beef message in the state.


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End of Year Florida Beef Promotion

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council has information about a multi-state beef promotion that wraps up at the end of the year they have been taking part in.


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Contaminated Raw Milk Concerns

Cindy Zimmerman

Cindy Zimmerman

There have always been concerns with raw milk contamination, and Cindy Zimmerman has a story about what results from a new study are showing about this issue.


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Latest Milk Report Showing Output Continuing to Rise

milk productionMilk output is rising, but prices have been on the way down. Gary Crawford has the details.


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Beef Checkoff Promoting Product to Consumers

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, George Fisher from Chipley, Florida is a true believer in what the checkoff does, especially when it comes to promoting the product to consumers.


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

Good Year for Alabama Beef Checkoff Program

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association is pleased with the various programs that were conducted through the beef checkoff this year, and is also looking forward to getting next year’s marketing plan started.


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Food Safety Research for Florida Residents

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Food safety is important all year long but is always highlighted at this time of the year. And Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council recently learned how Floridians were doing with food safety issues.


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Enjoy Georgia Beef for the Holidays

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board hopes everyone will think beef for your family meals this holiday season and tells where you can find recipes and more beef information to help you with all of it.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending December 19, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will not pursue efforts to create another beef checkoff, there are ways to enjoy a real Christmas tree, and we look at agriculture history.

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Vilsack Dropping Beef Checkoff Proposal

It’s being reported that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will not pursue efforts to create another beef checkoff under the 1996 commodity promotion law.


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Beef Checkoff Involved in Overseas Promotions

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know the beef checkoff is involved in helping promote your product overseas? Jimmy Holliman from Dallas County, Alabama does and is glad to know the checkoff is there to help in this effort.


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

Time Running Out to Enroll in Dairy Program

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

It seems in the dairy business milk prices are either rising rapidly or crashing. So if you are still undecided about signing up for the new dairy Margin Protection Program, here’s a reminder that decision needs to be made by this Friday. Gary Crawford has more.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Dairy Deadline; Specialty Crop Protection

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a reminder on Friday’s dairy program deadline and information on increased protection for specialty crop growers. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Florida Beef Council Approves 2015 Marketing Plan

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

The Florida Beef Council has approved their 2015 marketing plan, and Ashley Hughes says they look forward to implementing those plans which include some new things.


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Georgia Looking for Team Beef Runners

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Georgia Beef Board’s Suzanne Bentley says they are expanding their efforts for Team Beef in 2015 and are looking for more runners to be a part of the team.


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End of Year Alabama Beef Promotion

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has information about a beef promotion that’s taking place here at the end of the year.


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Signup Deadline for Dairy Program is Friday

Vilsack

Tom Vilsack

Dairy producers who have yet to enroll in USDA’S new Margin Protection Program must do so by this coming Friday, December 19. USDA has extended the deadline a couple of times, but Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says while it seemed early on that high milk prices were resulting in low interest by producers, interest is now picking up.


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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review December 12

USDA-Week-in-ReviewA weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, snowy and cold or dry and mild? The International Year of Soils and healthcare coverage in rural America. Please watch the video.

Vilsack Updates Margin Protection Program Sign-Up

Rod Bain

Rod Bain

The Agriculture Secretary says interest in the new Dairy Margin Protection Program is picking up with the sign-up deadline coming next week. Rod Bain has more.


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Meat Production Forecast is Lowered

USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report notes in the Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy section that the forecast for total meat production in 2014 has been lowered from last month, as lower beef production in the fourth quarter more than offsets increased Read the rest of this entry »

Beef Producer Proud of Checkoff

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Mike Dee of Dee River Ranch in Aliceville, Alabama is one producer who truly believes in the beef checkoff.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Dairy Program Deadline; Tobacco Certificates

AgNet This Week

Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on a dairy program deadline extension and tobacco certificate redemption. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

UF/IFAS PIE Center Survey Shows Floridians Have Food Safety Concerns

Dr. Jack Payne

Dr. Jack Payne

While Floridians believe they do a fairly good job of keeping themselves safe from food-borne illnesses, they aren’t always clear about which foods, preparation techniques or cooking methods pose the biggest risks. A survey released this week by the University of Florida’s Public Issues in Education Center, shows the state’s residents have many concerns about food safety and genetically modified foods, but want to know more. Dr. Jack Payne, UF’s Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources explains.


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Talking Georgia Beef Checkoff with Producers

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board says they will attend an event this week where they will have a chance to talk with cattle producers about the beef checkoff.


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Florida Producer Pleased with Beef Checkoff

fbc-logo-2012Dr. Ashby Green, who serves on the Florida Beef Council, says the beef checkoff does so many things and feels it has been a good investment across several fronts.


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