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.
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.
In 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.
In 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 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.
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.
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.
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.
A 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.
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 »
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.
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.