This is a release from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:
WASHINGTON (April 7, 2014) – In response to the announcement of a Bilateral Trade Agreement reached between Australia and Japan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bob McCan, a Victoria, Texas cattleman, issued the following statement: Read the rest of this entry »
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Quick implementation of the programs has been a top priority for USDA. Read the rest of this entry »
A big crowd was on hand for today’s luncheon during the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention as cattle producers stopped in to hear the keynote speaker.
Well known consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, Dr. Temple Grandin is in town and she spent time talking about her years of research. She also took part in this afternoon’s BQA training session. I talked with her about some of the things she has discovered about cattle and animal behaviors.
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know beef information was going social? Immediate Past Chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board Weldon Wynn says they are doing what producers have instructed them to do.
Did you know there’s a new bacon in town, and it’s called Schmacon. Schmaltz Deli Co. is officially introducing Schmacon, which is a beef alternative to regular bacon, at the National Restaurant Association convention in May. The checkoff’s Beef Innovations Group has been Read the rest of this entry »
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has canceled its 2014 Family Day at the Dairy Farm open house, which was set for Saturday, April 5 at the UF dairy farm in Hague. The event has not been rescheduled. Read the rest of this entry »
This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features highlights from USDA’s planting intentions report, a look at EPA’s proposed changes to the Clean Water Act and much more. To learn more about these topics and others click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.
The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention will take place this week at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. And Suzanne Black says the Georgia Beef Board hopes producers will attend to meet with Dr. Temple Grandin.
In this week’s BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national Beef Quality Assurance programs, Gillie Russell from Lake Placid, Florida says those involved in their operation is BQA certified and encourages everyone in the cattle business to do the same.
Comments from both sides of the aisle in this report, about a tax proposal that would ease tax pressure on farmers and ranchers with regard to the purchase of inputs, repairs and equipment needed for food and fiber production. Now at about the halfway point in the legislative session, hear Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Bill Montford, House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee Chairman Matt Caldwell, and House State Affairs Committee Chairman Jim Boyd all offer their views about the chances for this bill’s passage.
In this mid-session legislative report, Florida House Agriculture and Natural Resources Sub-Committee Chairman Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, shares some thoughts on fee rollbacks and other tax issues moving in the pipeline. This report also has a reminder of rumblings about another issue potentially on Florida’s horizon.
This week’s issue of AgNet This Week features a report on National Ag Day, as well as the difficulties of planting in a specific time window and a labor update. To learn more about these topics and more click here to subscribe today and view the current issue.
The Florida legislature is at its halfway point this week, and one bill of agricultural interest that has already made it through the channels is designed to rollback the fees for vehicle registrations. This report features comments from House State Affairs Committee Chairman, Rep. Jim Boyd.
The 53rd annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show is coming up next week in Perry, and the Georgia Beef Board hopes you will take part in the BQA training program as Temple Grandin will be one of their guest speakers.
The Gator Collegiate Cattlewomen, in partnership with the American National Cattlewomen, hosted a “What’s Your Beef?” educational event on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville Tuesday.
Campus Events Manager for the ANCW, Melissa Miller, says beef checkoff dollars allowed them to put on the event which they were very pleased with.