Despite a few setbacks in some areas of the country, Gary Crawford reports that U.S. pasture and rangeland conditions continue to surpass recent years.
There are more and more women becoming the face of agriculture. Cindy Zimmerman has the details.
From the University of Florida:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thomas W. Vickroy, Ph.D., a pharmacologist and longtime University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member, has been named executive associate dean of the college.
Dean James W. Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D., made the announcement following a comprehensive national search. The appointment is effective Aug. 1. Read the rest of this entry »
With funding support from the American Lamb Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation has developed a new U.S. Lamb Cut Chart Guide to help promote U.S. lamb in international markets. Joe Schuele has the details.
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know that beef producers across the country have a vested interested in the beef checkoff? Robert Fountain from Adrian, Georgia says it’s important for producers to understand where funding for the beef checkoff comes from.
To learn more about your beef checkoff go to mybeefcheckoff.com.
According to the latest USDA forecast, total meat production for 2014 has been increased.
The National Veterinary Services Laboratory last week reported a positive test of vesicular stomatitis on samples submitted from four horses in Weld County, Colorado. Previous positive cases of this disease have been diagnosed in Read the rest of this entry »
To learn more go to the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association’s website.
A coalition of consumer groups have asked USDA and the Office of Management and Budget to release the latest version of its rule to change poultry inspection and open a new comment period.
Cargill has announced independent farms that supply it with turkey will stop using growth-promoting antibiotics. Some by this coming Thanksgiving and the rest by the end of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
From the National Chicken Council:
Greensboro, Ga. – July 21, 2014 – More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers’ plates, according to new research presented today at the National Chicken Council’s Chicken Marketing Seminar in Greensboro, Georgia.
Overall, the average number of meals or snacks that contained chicken eaten by survey respondents in the two weeks prior to the survey was 6.1. This is Read the rest of this entry »
Many folks are scratching their head over new the Environmental Protection Agency’s public relations campaign, “Ditch the Myth”, concerning the proposed Waters of the United States rule.
The state of Alabama welcomes the National Association of County Agricultural Agents to Mobile for their Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference. The event started Sunday and runs through Thursday as county agents from all 50 states are attending.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1, 2014, is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations.
From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
Tallahassee, FL – Are you a student going into 4th through 12th grade? Do you like to cook? Then this is the contest for you!
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is searching for student chef ambassadors to promote “Fresh From Florida” recipes and products. Read the rest of this entry »
This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports regarding the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, the peanut checkoff being approved in Alabama, did you know recent research efforts have been underway using aging methods on beef value cuts?
From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama:
Auburn, Ala, July 18, 2014 – The Alabama Association of Conservation Districts’ Forestry and Wildlife Committee will host a Forestry and Wildlife School, on August 21-22, 2014, at the National Guard Armory, 133 Walnut Street, Brent, Alabama.
The targeted audience includes landowners and land managers interested in improving wildlife habitat and timber production. Topics include wildlife management, timber management, feral hog control, and much more. The event will also include a tour of a Read the rest of this entry »
According to the latest USDA forecast, there is going to be less milk production for 2014 than earlier expected.
For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Meat Export Federation helped connect buyers and sellers of U.S. beef, pork and lamb products at the USMEF Latin American Product Showcase. This year’s event took place this past week in Lima, Peru. Joe Schuele has the story.