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.
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.
During 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association (PRVCGA) Executive Director LeAnna Himrod announced she has accepted a new position as communications manager at the Florida Department of Citrus. Responsibilities in her new role will include industry relations, the gift fruit program, managing sponsorship programs and providing project assistance to the global marketing team. Her last day […]
By Laura Reuss, Fred Gmitter and Yu Wang In Florida, it is necessary to produce large quantities of high-quality citrus fruits in order to keep pace with the projected market growth, as well as to maintain viability of the citrus industry. Successful development of new varieties and pre- and post-harvest practices should be consumer-driven. However, […]