May Beef Exports Shatter Record While Pork Exports Go Lower

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork, Trade

U.S. beef exports set a new value record in May, while also significantly increasing year-over-year in volume. That’s according to new data released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. May pork exports were lower, although January-May totals for U.S. pork remained ahead of last year’s pace. Beef export volume was 117,871 metric tons in May, …


Trade is Major Issue for Cattle Producers

Josh McGill Beef, Beef, Cattle, General, Industry

We told you last week that it has been just over one year since China reopened to U.S. beef after an absence of nearly 14 years. And while the our beef industry has made progress in establishing a customer base in China, it’s about to face an additional 25 percent retaliatory tariff, raising China’s total import duty rate on U.S. …

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Team Beef Florida Growing

Randall Weiseman Beef, Beef, Florida, Industry

The Florida Beef Council continues to support the Team Beef program in the state. During last week’s Florida Cattlemen’s Convention, Erin Freel, ambassador for Team Beef Florida , provided members with an update on the program. AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper caught up with Erin to talk about how the program has grown.

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Cattlemen Dealing with Fake Meat and Trade

Dan Beef, Florida, Trade

  There are various issues facing cattle producers across the country right now, but two of the top ones are fake meat and trade. While attending the 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester talked with AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper about both of those issues. Cattlemen Dealing with Fake …

FCA Sweetheart Contest a Convention Highlight

Randall Weiseman Beef, Cattle, Florida

For many years the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Sweetheart contest has been a featured part of their convention each year. The winner of the contest serves as a promotional spokesman and ambassador for the industry for the coming year. Contestants are judged on their knowledge of the industry, their poise and ability to field questions from the public and media …


NCBA President Discusses Farm Bill

Dan Beef, Farm Bill

Many eyes are on both the U.S. Senate and House this week to see what action may take place concerning the Farm Bill. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President, Kevin Kester, is in the Southeast this week attending the 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention. He told Southeast AgNet that if everything goes as expected, by September 30th we could have a new farm …


FDA to Hold Fake Meat Public Meeting

Dan Beef, Industry News Release

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comment on fake meat, or foods produced using animal cell culture technology. The FDA will hold a public meeting next month to gather comments. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the organization will participate in the public meeting, and will advocate for Department of Agriculture oversight of lab-grown fake meat products. NCBA …


Fake Meat a Top Priority for NCBA

Dan Beef, News from Our Sponsors

Back in April, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) submitted official comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) outlining key principles for the regulation of fake meat products. The comments were filed to encourage USDA to look beyond modifying “standards of identity” in order to provide adequate protection for beef producers and consumers. Colin Woodall, NCBA’s senior vice president of government …