Secretary Perdue Comments on MOU on Animal Biotechnology

Dan Biotechnology, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, USDA

(USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Assistant Secretary for Health and Head of the Public Health Service Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D., establishing a regulatory environment at the Department of Agriculture for agricultural animal biotechnology innovation: “Today’s Memorandum of Understanding clears a path to bring our regulatory framework into …


CattleFax Presents 2020 Cow-Calf Survey

Dan Cattle

CattleFax is presenting the 2020 Cow-Calf Survey, which is directed towards cow-calf operations, both commercial and seedstock/purebred operations. The answers received will provide the industry and your operation with valuable information regarding industry benchmarks and trends. By completing the survey, participants will receive a results summary packet, full of useful benchmarking information that will allow managers and owners to evaluate their own …

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ACA Pleased with Alabama Steak Championship

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Steak Championship, an event held in Pelham, Alabama this past Saturday, saw competitors from nine states. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Director of Education and Outreach Ali Cantrell says 71 cooks came for the contest. To learn more about Beef Checkoff promotions in Alabama, contact the ACA office in Montgomery or go to its website,

Georgia Beef Board Promoting Atlanta Chili Week

Clint Thompson Beef, Georgia

The Beef Checkoff program in Georgia is ready for a brand new event. Georgia Beef Board (GBB) Director of Public Relations, Taylor Evans says various restaurants in Atlanta will be taking part in Atlanta Chili Week, which starts Jan. 25th. For more information about this and other Beef Checkoff promotions, contact the GBB office in Macon.


Masters of Beef Advocacy Program Updates Training Modules

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education

The Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program recently announced they have updated their training modules. The updates, called MBA NextGen, make it easier for a new generation of farmers and ranchers to share their stories and advocate for the beef industry. Manager of Communications for the MBA program, Paul Dybedahl, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman this program is open to anyone. …

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Pushing for Improved Dairy-Pricing

Dan Dairy, Marketing

Many dairy producers have suffered losses due to the extreme price disruptions that have been caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is calling for changes to the so-called Class I fluid milk price mover to help producers recover from those losses. They note dairy farmers may lose roughly $800 million in revenues under the current Class …


Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Launches “MBA NextGen”

Dan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Education, Industry News Release

Third iteration of the Masters of Beef Advocacy program provides updated information to arm the next generation of strong beef industry advocates (NCBA/Beef Checkoff) — The Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program managed by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff,  launched updated advocacy training modules – MBA NextGen. MBA NextGen updates the popular MBA training modules making it easier than ever …


Teaming with NASCAR to Promote Beef

Dan Beef, Beef, Cattle

Beef producers will have a new opportunity to promote their product in February of 2021. Clay Burtrum, vice-chair of the Federation of State Beef Councils, says a new opportunity for beef is sponsoring a NASCAR event. “With this pandemic, we’re seeing some great opportunities, as many businesses are. We had an opportunity, and on Saturday, February 13, the green flag …