Insights into Genomic Testing in Angus

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Dr. Dan Moser, President of Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) was on hand in the American Angus Association booth during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. AGI is a subsidiary of American Angus that provides a genetic evaluations of expected progeny differences (EPDs) that are released to Angus breeders each week and are responsible for the DNA testing for …

Ag Group, Angus, Audio, NAFB

NBB: Livestock Industry Sees Big Benefits from Biodiesel

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While some have tried to pit the biofuels industry against livestock producers, the folks at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) explain their green fuel is actually helping those producers. “The livestock industry is a strong stakeholder. That’s how we view animal agriculture in terms of biodiesel production,” said Alan Weber, economic consultant for the NBB, during a recent interview with …

Agribusiness, Audio, Feed, Livestock

Pork Producers Want Congress to Fix COOL

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The COOL Reform Coalition sent a letter last week asking Congress to act immediately on developing a contingency plan for the Country of Origin Labeling Law, which was recently ruled non-compliant by the WTO. “This problem is going to have to get resolved in the next Congress,” said Dr. Howard Hill, president of the National Pork Producers Council, one of …

Audio, NAFB, NPPC, Pork

A Roadmap Through American Lamb

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American Lamb Board chairman, Dan Lippert, provided an update on the lamb industry and some programs they are promoting that help producers and consumers alike. We chatted during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk held in Kansas City, MO. “The Roadmap was initiated because we saw some extreme volatility in the markets. Producers were concerned about longterm profitability. …

Ag Group, Audio, Lamb, NAFB, Sheep

General Farm Groups Views on 2nd Beef Checkoff

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The two general farm organizations in the country have differing views about the proposal for a second beef checkoff. Chandler Goule with the National Farmers Union says they absolutely would like to get rid of the current 1985 beef check off and have a new one under the 1996 generic check off act. “If we would move to the ’96 …

AFBF, Audio, Beef Checkoff, NAFB, NFU

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. 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 …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Government, Livestock, usda

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,” …