Beef – Best Tasting Multivitamin

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As Executive Chef for the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB), Dave Zino doesn’t get to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen. The road is his home as he travels across the country educating consumers, food service operators and retailers how to merchandise and cook beef. BeefItsWhatforDinner.com is home to the greatest resource for anyone who is simply seeking …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, Food

Celebrating Exciting Times in American Sheep

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The 2014 Trade Talk brought me to the American Sheep Industry Association booth during last week’s National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual meeting. Executive director for American Sheep, Peter Orwick, recapped the wool and lamb markets and shared some exciting news about the organization. “Very strong prices in 2014. Feeder lambs selling over $2 a pound. The attitude among the …

Ag Group, Audio, Lamb, Livestock, Meat, NAFB, Sheep, Wool

FSA Programs Assist Producers

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Administrator for USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), Val Dolcini, explained what programs his agency has to assist livestock producers during National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk last week in Kansas City, MO. “The Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP) is going to cover the margin between the national price of milk and the cost of feed. And while milk prices …

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Sales, Innovation & Customer Trust

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The team from Midwest Dairy Association was out in full force for National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. I spoke with Mike Kruger, Midwest Dairy’s CEO, about current market trends, new partnerships formed to promote milk and how they instill consumer confidence into each and every product they produce. “Things have been going very well for dairy farmers in …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Milk, NAFB

NCBA CEO Introduces USFRA Faces

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Forrest Roberts had the honor of introducing the new US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance “Faces of Farming and Ranching” at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention last week in Kansas City. “This is the second class of really great talented farmers and ranchers from across the country to serve as spokespersons for the USFRA,” …

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Protein Export Numbers

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Leann Saunders, Chairman U.S. Meat Export Federation, was on hand during National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk to update us all on current and future export numbers for beef, pork and lamb. “It has been a great year for exports when you look at statistics January through December. We’ve seen unprecedented growth, 5 billion in pork exports, 5 billion …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Export, International, Lamb, Meat, NAFB, Pork

NCBA Update from Washington

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Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Vice President of Government Affairs, gave updates on hot issues facing the beef industry at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. He encourages all producers to step up and stay engaged with the political process. Topics discussed include Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), Water of the U.S. (WOTUS) and the most …

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Secretary Vilsack Addresses Animal Ag Topics

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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed a number of topics at the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention, including the proposed second beef checkoff. The Secretary was asked why he is proposing the additional checkoff to be implemented by the end of next year. “This is about getting more money into the system,” Vilsack said. “If you can get …

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Meet the new USFRA Faces

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At the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention on Wednesday, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) announced the winners of its second class of the Faces of Farming and Ranching program. The new “Faces” are (pictured left to right) Thomas Titus of Illinois, Jay Hill of New Mexico, Erin Brenneman of Iowa, Carla Wardin of Michigan, and Darrell …

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Dairy Checkoff News on Fluid Milk

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Dairy farmers, through their National Dairy Checkoff, have announced seven new partnerships to ignite innovation in the fluid milk category. Fluid milk sales have been declining for decades and farmers are eager to turn that trend around, with new milk beverages, new packaging, and much more. These new partnerships are the beginning of that turn around. “You know we didn’t …

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