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Food Prices Consistent with Inflation

Cindy Zimmerman

Cindy Zimmerman

While food prices have risen, Cindy Zimmerman reports that the rise has stayed consistent with inflation.


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Conestoga Steakhouse Wins Alabama’s Best Steak Contest

From the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association:

acaThe Conestoga Steakhouse in Dothan, AL is the winner of the 2014 “Alabama’s Best Steak” contest. Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has the details.


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Florida Promotes Beef as an Important Part of your Diet

fbc-logo-2012The Florida Beef Council’s Ashley Hughes wants to remind everyone how important lean beef can be for a healthy diet.


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Georgia Beef Board Pleased with Fair

gbb-booth-2014-ga-fairThe Georgia Beef Board hopes you will stop by and see them at this year’s Georgia National Fair, and Suzanne Bentley says they are involved in various ways at this year’s event.


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Various Promotions Underway for Alabama Beef Month

aca-50-years-of-flavorA variety of events are taking place for the 50th anniversary of October Beef Month in Alabama, and Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association says one of those will be held this Wednesday night in Auburn.


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Livestock Producers Invited to Sunbelt Ag Expo

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo takes place next week at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Their Executive Director Chip Blalock says there will be a lot going on again this year with their livestock demonstrations.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending October 3, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have stories concerning big news for the cotton industry, the announcement of grants for specialty crops, and talks this week between Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group.

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Beef Checkoff Group Meets with Vilsack

Forrest Roberts

Forrest Roberts

The Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group has been working together for the past couple of years to try and find ways to make the current beef checkoff program more effective and more efficient. In a teleconference this afternoon Forrest Roberts, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, talked about a meeting they had this past week with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.


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Register Now for AFIA Feed Course

Now is the time to register for the Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing Course, which is a 5-week e-learning platform program designed to help participants get a better understanding of the feed manufacturing process.


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Alabama Celebrating 50th October Beef Month

aca-50-years-of-flavorOctober marks the 50th anniversary of one of the longest running beef promotion programs in the country, October Beef Month in Alabama. And the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s Erin Beasley says they are celebrating with 50 years of flavor.


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Georgia Beef Ready for the Fair

gbbThe Georgia Beef Board is ready for the annual Georgia National Fair, and Suzanne Bentley talks about the various ways they will be involved with this year’s event.


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Florida Culinary Teachers Learn More about Beef

fbc-logo-2012The Florida Beef Council has worked with culinary students in the past, but Ashley Hughes says they had a chance recently to work with a group of teachers.


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New Look and Feel for MyBeefCheckoff.com

From the Beef Checkoff:

cbb-my-beef-canThe 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 »

Beef Producers Work Together to Utilize Checkoff Dollars

www.mybeefcheckoff.comDid 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.


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

Milk Prices to Producers Could Take a Tumble Next Year

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

The picture for U.S. dairy operators could look a little different in 2015, as Gary Crawford has the story.


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Breaking Down the 2015 Beef Checkoff Budget

In action last week, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board Operating Committee approved the investment of about $39 million in programs through their fiscal year 2015 budget which begins October 1.


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Florida Beef Council Promotes Research Website

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Florida Beef Council’s Ashley Hughes says there is a website with lots of great beef information that if you haven’t been on lately, then she urges you to do so.


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That website again is beefresearch.org.

Georgia Beef Board Preparing for the Fair

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

As the Georgia Beef Board prepares for the annual Georgia National Fair, Suzanne Bentley reminds everyone their exhibit will be in a different location this year.


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Agri View: Dairy Products

Fresh soy milk and raw soy beanEverett Griner talks about milk, not the only dairy products in today’s Agri View.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending September 19, 2014

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.

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Cattle Producers Reminded to Get BQA Certified for Free

Josh White

Josh White

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.


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Beef Checkoff Sets FY2015 Plan of Work

From the Cattlemen’s Beef Board:

cbb-my-beef-canThe 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 »

Alabama Beef Producer Pleased with Checkoff

www.mybeefcheckoff.comIn 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.


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

USCA Supports USDA Review of Beef Checkoff

The United States Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging USDA to review and rewrite the Beef Checkoff. USCA joins the National Farmers Union in calling on intervention by USDA.


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Cattlewomen Holding Beef Tour in Florida

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

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.


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Georgia Beef on the Radio

Suzanne Bentley

Suzanne Bentley

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.


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Dairy Farmers Reminded to Look at New Risk Management Program

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.


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Vilsack on Beef Checkoff Matter

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Tom Vilsack

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.


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USDA Video: USDA Week In Review September 12

USDA-Week-in-ReviewA weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Watch the Video!

Animal Smart

farm animalsEverett Griner talks about the brain power of farm animals in today’s Agri View.


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