Georgia Promoting Beef With Other Southeastern States

Clint Thompson Beef, Beef, Georgia

The Georgia Beef Board (GBB) has joined other Southeastern states in a regional beef promotion. GBB Executive Vice President Dale Sandlin explains the efforts behind this new Beef Checkoff promotion. For more information about this Beef Checkoff promotion contact the GBB officer in Macon.

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Senators Seek Meat Worker Protections from USDA

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Florida, General, Livestock

Senate Democrats want Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to provide more worker safety protection to meat processing employees. A group of 29 Senators, led by Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, penned a letter to Perdue outlining recommendations for ways the Department of Agriculture should improve worker safety. The Senators wrote, “While we recognize the importance of keeping these plants running, it …

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Forages Conference Virtual Meeting Scheduled for May 26

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

By Clint Thompson The annual Georgia Forages Conference will have a virtual look this year. On Tuesday, May 26, the conference will be held Live on Facebook and will feature pre-recorded video discussions with speakers about important topics like the bermudagrass stem maggot and alfalfa baleage production. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and be held through the Georgia …

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Differing Opinions on New Cattle Pricing Bill

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

Last week, a group of Senators introduced a bipartisan bill to increase transparency in cattle pricing. The legislation is designed to foster efficient markets while increasing competition and transparency among meatpackers who purchase livestock directly from independent producers. The bill will require that a minimum of 50% of a meat packer’s weekly volume of beef slaughter be purchased on the …

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Bill Introduced to Increase Transparency in Cattle Pricing

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

A group of Senators this week introduced a bipartisan bill to increase transparency in cattle pricing. Led by Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, the legislation seeks to foster efficient markets while increasing competition and transparency among meatpackers who purchase livestock directly from independent producers. The bill will require that a minimum of 50% of a meat packer’s weekly volume of …

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Lawmakers Seek Quick Investigation of Beef Industry

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

A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives urges the Department of Agriculture to provide findings of its beef pricing investigation as soon as possible. Following the announcement of the USDA’s Packers and Stockyard Division investigation in August of 2019, Secretary Sonny Perdue extended USDA’s investigation last month to determine the causes of divergence between live beef and box prices during the …

U.S. Pork, Beef Industries Find Innovative Ways to Communicate with International Customers

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

With more people across the globe working from home, spending more time at home and cooking and eating much more frequently at home, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), together with the U.S. beef and pork industries, have been working to find innovative ways to communicate with international consumers. Joe Schuele has the story.