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Alabama’s Best Steak Contest Starts Next Week

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says one of its biggest beef promotions, Alabama’s Best Steak Contest, is about to take place again.


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Florida Beef Council Thrilled with Electronic Coupon Campaign

fbcDuring the recent Beef Month promotion in Florida, the Florida Beef Council took part in something new. And in our weekly report, brought to you by your beef checkoff, Ashley Hughes says the Council was thrilled with the results.


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Pleased with Growth of Georgia Team Beef

gbb-team-beef-peachtree-201The Georgia Beef Board was busy over the Fourth of July weekend participating in the annual Peachtree Road Race. And according to Georgia Beef Board’s Kaytlyn Malia, the board was pleased with how things went for its promotional efforts at this year’s event and how Team Beef is growing.


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Senate Passes GMO Labeling Legislation

GMO yellow sign with the corn crop in the backgroundLate last night, various agriculture groups came out to thank the U.S. Senate for passing the Roberts-Stabenow food biotechnology labeling measure, otherwise known as the GMO labeling bill (S.764) by a vote of 63-30. And many of these groups are now encouraging the House to also pass this legislation: Read the rest of this entry »

Senate Advances GMO Labeling Legislation

The U.S. Senate has invoked cloture on the GMO labeling bill (S.764) by a vote of 65-32, which now clears the way for a final vote. Various agriculture groups are encouraging the passage of this legislation: Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Team Beef Shines at Peachtree Road Race

Taylor Martin

Taylor Martin

The Georgia Beef Board was busy over the Fourth of July weekend as board members talked with many runners participating in the annual Peachtree Road Race. Taylor Martin, summer intern with the Georgia Beef Board, explains.


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Florida Rancher on Spreading the Beef Message

fbcEfforts to increase beef demand continue, and part of those efforts is providing consumers with the information they are seeking about the beef industry. And one Florida rancher knows consumers are wanting more information about where their food comes and how important it is for agriculture to tell its story.


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Alabama Beef Checkoff Conducts Education Course

Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

Thanks to the Alabama Beef Checkoff, a beef education course took place last week. Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association explains.


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Dairy Producers Can Now Enroll in Margin Protection Program

dairy cows in milking parlorThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that dairy producers can now enroll for 2017 coverage in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). FSA Administrator Val Dolcini explains how the program works.


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NPPC Urges Producers to Submit Comments

nppc_logo_smallUSDA has proposed new animal welfare standards for the National Organic Program that, according to the National Pork Producers Council if enacted, would be the first time such standards are codified in federal law and would present serious challenges to livestock producers. NPPC opposes the new standards, and they point out there are a number of problems with the proposed new Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Signs Three International Agreements Supporting Animal Health and Global Trade

International trade is of course a key factor, but trade restrictions resulting from an animal disease outbreak can have devastating economic effects. With this in mind, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service signed three international agreements on this topic during a recent meeting of the World Organization for Animal Health in Paris, France.

These agreements will make it easier to maintain safe and fair trade of animals and animal products if an Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Team Beef Ready for Peachtree Road Race

gbb-team-beefThere is a big burger promotion that continues this week in Georgia, and according to Kaytlyn Malia with the Georgia Beef Board, Team Beef is also gearing up for a big event this weekend.


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