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Cuba Still Very Challenging for U.S. Meat Exports, but Opportunities Emerging

Joe Schuele

Joe Schuele

With diplomatic relations restored between the U.S. and Cuba and some travel and trade restrictions being eased, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently sent a couple of staff members to Cuba to examine current market conditions. Which according to a story from Joe Schuele, is still very challenging.


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Latest Information to Help Improve Cattle Operations

Leading authorities in the cattle industry will be sharing their experience and knowledge in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2017, offering cattlemen and women practical information that can be turned into profit-building ideas at the 24th annual Cattlemen’s College. The event, which kicks off the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, has become the cattle industry’s number one resource for education and advice for improving operations and profits. For more information go to www.beefusa.org/cattlemenscollege.

Alabama NRCS Working to Help Producers during Drought

Ben Malone

Ben Malone

The drought, and lack of water for livestock has many producers in Alabama concerned right now. And USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is very aware of the situation. Here’s Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone.


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U.S. Beef Cuts Doing Well in Asia

usmefDuring the recent U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) strategic planning conference, USMEF members received an update on how meats cuts were doing in various areas we export to. And according to Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asian-Pacific, U.S. beef exports are doing well in that region.


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Reducing Meat Consumption

reducing meat consumption
Everett Griner talks about reducing meat consumption for health reasons in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Milk Prices and Margins Could Improve in 2017

dairy cows in milking parlorMilk production is expected to go up next year. And in the first part of this story, Gary Crawford looks at what that will mean for prices.


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Vilsack Leaving Office in Better Shape

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will see his time end in that position come January, but he recently looked back on his eight years in the office. A conversation with President Barack Obama made him think about whether or not he was leaving the office in better condition than when he took the job eight years ago. Vilsack says after thinking about the topic for some time, he feels it is in better shape.


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Record Meat Output Could Send Livestock Prices Down in 2017

Cow meat in a slaughter house-2Burgeoning supplies of meat and poultry next year could bring a price drop for beef cattle, hogs, broilers and turkeys. Gary Crawford has this report.


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Beef Alternatives for Thanksgiving

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

With Thanksgiving nearing, many folks are thinking about that turkey. But in the weekly Florida beef checkoff report, Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council says there are efforts to make you think about beef dishes, too.


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Alabama Cattlemen Approve Budgets

Dr. Billy Powell

Dr. Billy Powell

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) board of directors met last week and approved the 2017 Beef Checkoff marketing plan. ACA Executive Vice President Dr. Billy Powell says the board also passed the budget for the ACA general fund.


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And during that meeting, Dr. Billy Powell announced his retirement plans. To learn more about that click here.

Georgia Forages Suffering in Drought

Jennifer Tucker

Jennifer Tucker

For many livestock producers in Georgia, there aren’t any forages this year due to the drought which has a grip on most of the state. And Jennifer Tucker, assistant professor with the University of Georgia, knows the situation is not going to get better any time soon.


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More information can be found on the Georgia Forages website.

Alabama NRCS Looking at EQIP to Help Producers

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Drought conditions in Alabama are at the top of many minds right now, and some producers continue to look at ways to supply water for their livestock. While USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama does not have a disaster aid program, NRCS assistant state conservationist for programs, Steve Musser, explains how NRCS can help.


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