New Veterinary Debt Solutions Program Launches

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Education, Livestock

Farm Journal Foundation is partnering with the Zoetis Foundation to launch a new program to find solutions for relieving student debt in the veterinary industry. The effort’s long-term goal seeks to address shortages of veterinarians to work with farmers in rural areas. The new Veterinary Debt Solutions Program will convene leaders from across the livestock, academic, nonprofit, and veterinary sectors …


NCBA Renews Call for Suspension of Brazilian Beef Imports

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

Following the recent USDA report highlighting an increase in Brazilian beef imports, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) renewed its call for the immediate suspension of fresh beef imports from Brazil. NCBA has repeatedly called for a thorough audit of Brazil’s animal health and food safety system, to ensure the safety of the U.S. cattle herd. In 2021, Brazilian exports to the U.S. increased by 131 …

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Florida Beef Council Finding New Ways to Reach Consumers

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida, Marketing

The Covid pandemic has changed a lot of things the past couple of years, and that includes how the Florida Beef Council (FBC) has continued their efforts in promoting beef across the state. FBC Director of Education & Promotion, DeAnne Maples, says they have had to find new ways to reach consumers. For more information about Beef Checkoff promotions in Florida, contact the …


NCBA Endorses Bipartisan A-PLUS Act

Dan Beef, Cattle, Livestock, Marketing, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

(NCBA/WASHINGTON, April 7, 2022) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) supports the Amplifying Processing of Livestock in the United States (A-PLUS) Act, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA). If enacted, the bill would clarify regulations under the Packers and Stockyards Act to allow livestock market owners to maintain an …

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Alabama Beef Checkoff Supporting High School Cookoff

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle

The Alabama State Beef checkoff is proud to once again help support the annual Alabama Junior/Senior High School Cookoff. It will be held this Saturday, April 9. Students will participate for various awards in both the junior and senior divisions. And Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Director of Education and Outreach, Ali Cantrell, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about a few new …

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Beef Safeguard Changes Critical in Highly Competitive Japanese Market

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Marketing

Last week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced changes to the safeguard on Japan’s imports of U.S. beef. U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom notes how this will help keep U.S. beef on a level tariff playing field with its major competitors. Halstrom adds that competition in Japan will further intensify later this …

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Georgia Beef Board Preparing for Milledgeville Burger Week

Dan Beef, Cattle, Georgia

The Georgia Beef Board (GBB) has been involved with various burger week promotions over the past few years, but they are now preparing for a brand new event. GBB Director of Public Relations, Taylor Evans, says in April they will be taking part in the Milledgeville Burger Week. For more information about this and other Beef Checkoff promotions, contact the GBB office in …

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BQA Training Event Held in Madison County

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida

The Beef Checkoff in Florida continues to promote Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) across the state. And two weeks ago, a big event was held in Madison County to work with producers there in becoming BQA certified. Josh Churchwell with the Madison County Cattlemen told us it was a hands on type training. The BQA training event, put together by the Madison County …

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Programs Announced by USDA to Increase and Expand Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity

Dan Beef, Cattle, Economy, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, USDA-AMS

Technical Assistance Now Available to Processors; $23.6 Million Available for Meat, Poultry Readiness Grant program (USDA/WASHINGTON, March 25, 2022) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the launch of the Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program (MPPTA) to provide technical assistance to meat and poultry grant applicants and grant-funded projects. Processors and applicants involved with the Meat and …