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Trudeau Talks Dairy Trade with House Speaker Ryan

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he asked Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (True-doh) regarding Canadian market access for U.S. dairy producers. The Wisconsin Republican met with Trudeau Monday as part of Trudeau’s visit to Washington, DC this week. Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Seeks Nominators to Cattlemen’s Beef Board

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is accepting applications from any state cattle association or state general farm organization that wants to be certified as eligible to nominate beef, dairy, or veal producers or importers to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.  Applications are due by March 16, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Distillers Grains Exports Reached 11.48 Million Metric Tons in 2016

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U.S. exports of distillers grains (DG) — a high protein co-product of dry mill ethanol production used to feed livestock and poultry — totaled 11.48 million metric tons (MMT) in 2016, down 10 percent from 2015’s record-high but still the second-highest on record, according to a 10-page summary of 2016 ethanol co-product trade data published today by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). DG exports were shipped to 50 countries on five continents last year. Read the rest of this entry »

New FARM Program Environmental Stewardship Module Helps Measure Improvements in Dairy Sustainability

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In its continued effort to share the compelling story of continuous improvement on America’s dairy farms, the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program has opened participation in its third component, FARM Environmental Stewardship (ES).

The Environmental Stewardship module joins the FARM Program’s two other pillars, FARM Animal Care and FARM Antibiotic Stewardship. The voluntary FARM Environmental Stewardship program helps dairy producers augment their environmental management efforts by identifying ways to improve their on-farm sustainability. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Beef Board Gathers Good Information at National Event

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During the recent Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, those involved with the beef checkoff were able to learn more about what the checkoff has been doing on a national basis and what’s in store yet this year. In our Georgia beef checkoff report, Will Bentley, Executive Vice President of the Georgia Beef Board, says it was a good place for them to learn the latest and bring information back home. Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Beef Council Continues to Implement Programs

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We told you last month that at the end of 2016, the Florida Beef Council had a position open up, and efforts continue through various interviews to fill it. But Jim Handley, chief executive officer with the Beef Council, wants producers to know work through their beef checkoff continues and has this reminder as to how the program is conducted in the state. Read the rest of this entry »

74th Annual ACA Convention and Trade Show Starts Wednesday

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Cattle producers in Alabama are invited to take part in the 2017 Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show Wednesday and Thursday in Montgomery. ACA President-elect, Richard Meadows, says there will be a lot to see this year. Read the rest of this entry »

NCBA President-elect Encourages Producers to Get Involved

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The new president-elect of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Kevin Kester from Parkfield, California, knows it will be a busy year for them as there are a variety of issues to deal with that affect cattlemen across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

ACA President Hopes Producers Will Attend Annual Convention

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The 74th Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Convention and Trade Show will be held this week, February 15-16, at the Renaissance Hotel and Montgomery Convention Center in downtown Montgomery. ACA President Bill Lipscomb hopes cattle producers from across Alabama will attend. Read the rest of this entry »

Dairy, Ag Groups Urge President Trump to Raise New Canadian Milk Pricing Scheme Issue in Meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau

The U.S. dairy sector is urging President Donald Trump to discuss Canada’s protectionist milk pricing policy during Monday’s meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read the rest of this entry »

Cargill Plans to Expand and Upgrade Canada Beef Processing Plant

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Cargill plans to spend $2.7 million to expand and upgrade an Ontario, Canada processing facility that handles 1,500 head of cattle per day. Read the rest of this entry »

FMD Concerns Growing in South Korea

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South Korea last week raised the nation’s foot-and-mouth disease alert status to its highest level, as a second strain of the disease was confirmed at a dairy farm. Read the rest of this entry »

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