Florida Cattlemen’s Convention Coming in June

Clint Thompson Beef, Cattle, Florida

The 2020 Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Convention and Trade Show will take place June 22-25. And according to FCA Director of Field Services, Dusty Holley, while they are monitoring the COVID-19 situation, for now the convention is still full steam ahead. Learn more about the annual FCA Convention & Trade Show, at floridacattlemen.org.

Georgia Beef Board Promoting Beef for St. Patrick’s Day

Clint Thompson Beef, Beef, Georgia

If you are feeling a little of the green this week, then it’s a good time to enjoy beef. The Georgia Beef Board’s (GBB’s) Kaytlyn Malia says this week is great opportunity to enjoy various beef dishes for St. Patrick’s Day. For more information about your Beef Checkoff program, contact the GBB office in Macon.

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2020 Team Beef Florida Off to Good Start

Clint Thompson Beef, Florida

The Florida Beef Council (FBC) is pleased with the fact the fourth season for Team Beef is off to a good start. Erin Freel told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, they are now up to 39 team members and they have already been running. To learn more, contact the Florida Beef Council office in Kissimmee, Florida or go to teambeefflorida.com. 


What is Sustainability in the Beef Value Chain?

Clint Thompson Beef

The term “sustainable” may mean different things regarding different aspects of the beef value chain, so how can there be some common understanding reached? Rod Bain has the story.   Townsend Bailey of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef explains how this initiative is bringing representatives of all aspects of the beef value chain together to find common ground regarding …


What’s at Stake for U.S. Beef in China

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Earlier this week President Trump said he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in June. The announcement comes as the trade war between the two largest economies in the world grows even more intense. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, discusses what’s at stake for U.S. beef producers and how close we …


NCBA President asks Congress to Move Swiftly on USMCA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Trade

Last week, the push to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) took National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) officers to Mexico for meetings during the Mexican Cattlemen’s Convention, where they also met with their counterparts from Canada. NCBA President Jennifer Houston notes there is an urgent need to pass USMCA and is asking Congress to move swiftly on it. Houston says USMCA keeps the same access to both Canada …


Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual

Dan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

Checkoff-Funded Effort Is a Resource for Responsible Cattle Management An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry. The manual and the BQA program are both managed by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. …

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Beef Alliance Discusses Trade Issues

Dan Beef, Trade

The International Beef Alliance held their annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada this week. One person attending was National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus. He talks about one topic of discussion, President Trump’s trade policies and the use of tariffs. Beef Alliance Discusses Trade Issues