The national beef checkoff program, along with Yamaha, has launched a new Facebook contest. Weekly prizes will be awarded, with one winner claiming the grand prize of a new ATV. See today’s blog for contest details....More
Today is National Ag Day. Here are four ways to promote agriculture, celebrate the nation’s farmers and ranchers, have important discussions about sustainability, and teach kids about where their food comes from....More
The International Agency for Research on Cancer will soon be determining whether red meat and processed meats cause cancer. Labeling beef as a carcinogen could have a dramatic impact on producers, consumers and cancer patients. Here are five resources to share that debunk the cancer and red meat myth....More
In reflecting on recent consumer news about beef, it’s hard to tell whether March came in like a lion or a lamb. Here is a roundup of four beef headlines circulating in the mainstream media lately that ranchers should know about this week....More
There are challenges to U.S. meat exports, for one thing. Part of it has to do with the strongest U.S. dollar in years, making domestic products more expensive abroad, even if the inherent price remained the same....More
I don’t think I’ve ever before seen such a level of concern as that plaguing folks in the beef industry who have been dealing with the looming release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans....More
The news has been wide ranging, capped by the announcement that Canada has discovered another case of BSE. But that’s not all the news that affects you. From animal welfare to wins and losses in court, the news has been varied and interesting.
Demand, quality and transparency are three factors that are inextricably linked and will determine how the beef complex performs over the next several years, especially when beef production starts to increase again....More