Federation of State Beef Councils Awards Grants

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, CBB, NCBA

The Federation of State Beef Councils has awarded seven grants totaling $77,850 to six state beef councils for programs aimed at enhancing beef demand in their states. The awards, part of the Federation Initiative Fund program, were announced at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver Aug. 2. The Federation Initiative Fund is managed by the Federation Executive Committee, … Read More

Policy Talks Underway at Cattle Industry Summer Conference

Jamie JohansenADM, Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, CBB, NCBA, Policy

The 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference is well underway here in Denver, CO. Cattlemen and women have gathered to discuss pressing issues affecting producers nationwide. I sat down with Philip Ellis, 2014 NCBA President Elect and he shed some light into what the cattlemen’s organization is doing to advocate and educate. “We always have many issues at our summer conference. … Read More

Beef Checkoff Doing More With Less

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Beef Checkoff, CBB

Doing more with less was a consistent theme at the Cattlemen’s Beef Board summer meeting this week in Denver. “We’re down in funds and the funds are probably going to be lower next year,” said CBB chairman Weldon Wynn of Arkansas. “But we’re doing more with less than we’ve ever done before within this industry and we’re still gaining ground.” … Read More

Beef Checkoff Executive Report

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Beef Checkoff, CBB

Cattlemen’s Beef Board CEO Polly Ruhland says the summer industry meeting in Denver is about strategy where “the rubber meets the road.” At the general session, Ruhland talked about the new committee structure and shorter format for the conference. “The format focuses more on strategy and the consumer directly than our old format did,” she said in an interview at … Read More

Checking up on Beef Checkoff Dollars

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Beef, Beef Checkoff, CBB

World Dairy Diary has been in Denver this week covering the Cattle Industry Summer meeting which includes the major decision-making meetings of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board regarding the spending of beef checkoff dollars. The Audit Committee of the Beef Board is chaired by Davis Denman (pictured on right). Davis is a dairy and grain farmer in Cortland, Ohio, and was … Read More