Who serves the best Ribeye in Alabama? Voting begins today in “Alabama’s Best Steak Contest” to find out. You have from now until August 15th to visit alabamasbeststeak.com and vote for your favorite Alabama steakhouse. A bracket challenge will determine the top “Fiery 4” restaurants, but only one will be named home to Alabama’s Best Steak.
In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Brian Smith from Green Hill, Alabama says the checkoff is instrumental in helping get our product in markets overseas.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes two USDA reports that show certain field crop acreage going in opposite directions: Cotton acreage is down 18 percent while peanut acreage is up the same percentage. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Team Beef, through the Georgia Beef Board, will be involved once again this year with the Peach Tree Road Race. Suzanne Bentley says the expo before the race will be held this Thursday and Friday where they hope to talk with a lot of consumers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 29, 2015)-Trade promotion authority (TPA) will soon help create and strengthen international trade agreements, opening valuable markets and providing an advantage for U.S. farmers.
The University of Florida and University of Georgia hold a Corn Silage and Forage Field Day each year which rotates between Citra, Florida and Tifton, Georgia. This year’s event took place recently in Tifton and Jerry Wasdin, University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences Beef and Dairy Units Coordinator, said next year the event will be back in Citra.
The University of Georgia and University of Florida held their annual Corn Silage and Forage Field Day last week. John Bernard, University of Georgia Department of Animal and Dairy Science professor in Tifton, said the event included showing some of the new varieties companies have entered into their statewide variety test trials.
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Florida beef producer Jim Lefils knows it’s a struggle to make that dollar per head stretch as the dollar bill just doesn’t go as far as it used to.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes videos that explain how Cotton Incorporated is trying to increase water-use efficiency in cotton production and how an Alabama farmer is using honeybees to pollinate his soybean crop. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that provides guidelines for beef cattle production. And Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council talks about an event they took part in today to help producers learn more about identifying management processes that can be improved.
Thanks to the beef checkoff, there are new videos designed to help consumers when cooking beef. Suzanne Bentley with the Georgia Beef Board explains what these videos are all about and where you can find them.
Award applications for the 10th annual checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance Award continue to be accepted as the entry deadline has been extended until June 25th. The 2016 National BQA Awards recognize five winners in the areas of beef, dairy, marketing and education. To Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports on how farmers can benefit from USDA grants, and how livestock farmers and other ag people have been granted a waiver from the Hours-of-Service rule. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
While many of us already feel it’s already here, summer officially starts this week. And Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council says when you think of summertime, you think of grilling steaks and that great sizzling sound.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on opposition to a proposal that would limit the number of entities on a farming operation as well as news on how warm weather is affecting avian influenza. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council has the details from the just completed final report of the Federation of State Beef Council’s funded program working with Pro Start high school culinary students.
In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff,” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Jennifer Houston, vice chair of the Federation of State Beef Councils, says she is pleased with how the Digital Beef Campaign is progressing.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a review of the EPA’s final “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule and comments on this rule from the deputy assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Water. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
USDA is looking for nominations to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. According to AgWeb, any beef producer in the U.S. who owns cattle, or any importer who imports cattle or beef is eligible. All eligible producers or importers are encouraged to seek nomination by this coming Friday, June 5th. The Board administers the research and promotion program authorized by Read the rest of this entry »