From the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association:
MONTGOMERY— In light of the unfortunate calf butchering occurrences that have taken place on Lauderdale County cattle operations, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) urges state cattlemen and cattlewomen to remember the Cattle Theft Reward member benefit.
The ACA offers a Cattle Theft Reward program that awards $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Read the rest of this entry »
FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
By JIM SAUNDERS
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 3, 2016………. In a move that caused a clash among Republican leaders, the Senate budget committee Wednesday approved spending $7.5 million for a project to address what lawmakers say is an environmental “emergency” in areas around Lake Okeechobee. Read the rest of this entry »
In our weekly BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, Limestone County, Alabama cattle producer Donna Jo Curtis says the beef quality assurance program has made a difference.
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The annual Florida State Fair opens Thursday in Tampa, and various state officials will be on hand to kick off this year’s event. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and Attorney General Bondi will open the event with first responders by “flipping the switch” to turn on the lights of the midway. They will then join local farmers, ranchers and representatives from Read the rest of this entry »
From the University of Florida Health News:GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A longtime University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member who spent his career working to improve public health, the health of livestock and the lives of veterinary medical students through scholarship support passed away Sunday (Jan. 31) at the age of 83.
Paul Nicoletti, D.V.M., M.S., a professor emeritus of infectious diseases at the college, was a 1956 graduate of the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine and received a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1962. He began his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Missouri, with later duties in Wisconsin, New York, Mississippi and Florida. Most of his career was spent with the USDA and later at UF, where he taught Read the rest of this entry »
From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:When it comes to election results in this race or any other for that matter, it is not so much about the “who”, but the “what.” I hope going forward the candidates will dare to articulate a consistent message about rural America. We need specifics, not sound bites, about where the candidates stand on important topics such as the elimination of the death tax, implementation of crushing regulations like Read the rest of this entry »
The University of Florida/IFAS wants to congratulate this year’s inductees into the Florida Ag Hall of Fame. Dr. Jack Payne, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, says there are four deserving folks that will be inducted on February 9 in Tampa.
The Georgia Beef Board continues its efforts in working with teachers across the state in providing information about the beef industry. And according to Bailey Toates, director of communications and youth activities for the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, the board was able to attend an event this past weekend where a lot of beef information was given out.