Georgia Beef Board

Georgia Beef Board Promoting Drool Log

Clint Thompson Beef, Georgia

Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner released a video called the ‘Drool Log’ last year for the holiday season. It was a two-hour long video of a Beef Prime Rib Roast slowly cooking over an open flame. This year, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, brought it back again. Georgia Beef Board (GBB) Director of …

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USDA Co-hosts Free Livestock Risk Management Webinar

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

(USDA) — The Extension Risk Management Education Program and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are hosting a webinar on Nov. 12 for agricultural producers and professionals focused on livestock risk management. The webinar is free to attend and will provide information on livestock markets, price risk, and risk management options available through USDA. “We strongly encourage farmers and ranchers to …

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USMEF Conducting Educational Webinars for Red Meat Exporters

Clint Thompson Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has been conducting monthly, web-based educational seminars for staff of its member companies. As Joe Schuele reports, these seminars are providing instructions for properly documenting and executing shipments of U.S. beef, pork and lamb to international destinations.

Beef Sector on the Road to Normalcy

Clint Thompson Beef, Beef, Industry

It was a little over three months ago that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was discussing the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the U.S. While it has taken some time, Gary Crawford reports the beef sector is gradually returning to some semblance of normalcy.  


NCBA Holding Summer Business Meeting

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia, Industry

As we all know, various meetings, conventions and other events in the agriculture industry have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. But one event that is still taking place as planned is the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Summer Business Meeting in Colorado. NCBA CEO Colin Woodall says the event this week is an in-person meeting. The …

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Big Trade Surplus in Most Red Meats

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Beef, Florida, Georgia, Industry

Right now, the U.S. is seeing a big trade surplus in most red meat categories. But according to a story from Gary Crawford, that does not include beef. We may actually import more beef this year than we export. USDA Economist Bart Kenner looks at the U.S. red meat import situation during the first eight months of the 2020 fiscal …

Red Meat Exports are Valuable to U.S. Corn, Soybeans

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Beef, Corn, Florida, Georgia, Pork, Soybeans

Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean farmers. This week, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) released an updated version of the independent study aimed at quantifying the value red meat exports provide to U.S. corn and …

Meat Production Continues to Rebound

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia, Poultry

The USDA recently raised its estimates of red meat and poultry production. The numbers in its newest WASDE report show production levels three billion pounds higher than the agency predicted after COVID-19 shut down meat plants in April and May. An article on says the meat outlook brightened for the second month in a row. “The beef production forecast …