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Ohio Farmers Featured in New NRCS Campaign

Ohio Farmers Featured in New NRCS Campaign

Five Ohio families are featured in a new awareness campaign from the Natural Resource Conservation Service. The campaign, called “Conservation: Our Purpose, Our Passion,” focuses not on programs, but on individual producers and the successes they’ve enjoyed with NRCS programming. Ohio has one of the larger contingents of all the states represented, with producers using […]

Cattlemen Elect New Officers, Conclude Annual Convention

Cattlemen Elect New Officers, Conclude Annual Convention

A summation of big policy issues from the Cattle Industry Convention:   Members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) held their board of directors meeting and annual membership meeting today, as the Cattle Industry Annual Convention concluded in Reno.   Cattlemen debated a number of important policy issues, but enhancement of the Beef Checkoff […]

New Veal Cuts Unveiled at Convention

New Veal Cuts Unveiled at Convention

In the end, it’s all about the food:   Beef, dairy and veal industry leaders attending the Veal Council Meeting at the 2008 Cattle Industry Annual Convention & Trade Show in Reno, Nev., learned more about four new veal cuts designed for the casual theme segment of the foodservice industry to help increase veal demand […]

Beef Checkoff Standing Strong

Beef Checkoff Standing Strong

According to the latest research, the beef checkoff is doing extremely well:   How well do you know your checkoff? Without prompting, 87 percent had heard of the program, and 68 percent consider themselves somewhat or very well informed, according to a recent study by Aspen Media & Market Research, Boulder, Colo. In total, random […]

Kroger Named Retail Beef Backer of the Year

Kroger Named Retail Beef Backer of the Year

Ohio’s own Kroger Company earned the Retail Beef Backer “Innovator” of the Year Award today at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Reno. I’ll be talking with some of our friends with Kroger later this morning, so watch for more!   The Beef Checkoff Program announced the winners of the first annual national Retail Beef […]

Foodservice Beef Backer Awards Announced

Foodservice Beef Backer Awards Announced

Showing’ the love to the folks who grill those great steaks:   National Beef Backer Award winners in foodservice were announced today by the Beef Checkoff Program at the Annual Cattle Industry Conference in Reno, Nev. The Beef Backer Award recognizes chain and independent restaurant operators who excel in menuing and marketing beef. This year’s […]

I'm Worried About Colorado

I’m Worried About Colorado

As if it wasn’t enough that the Colorado Pork Producers Council decided to “unilaterally disarm” on the subject of using gestation stalls, now the state legislature is getting in the mud on National Animal ID. This story goes back to last year’s Colorado State Fair, where some students were disqualified for not obeying expo rules […]

Cattle Outlook for 2008

Cattle Outlook for 2008

Just wrapped up the Annual Cattle-Fax Outlook seminar here at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention. The analyists shared there thoughts with a packed house of producers. Here’s the summary:   The corn market will dominate cattle talk in 2008. While the industry struggled to adjust to $3 per bushel corn for most of last year, […]

ODA Issues Emergency Rule on Dairy Labeling

ODA Issues Emergency Rule on Dairy Labeling

http://www.ohioagriculture.gov The Ohio Department of Agriculture has issued an Emergency Rule with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) that regulates on dairy labeling regarding recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), a supplement used for milk production. The issue of rBST labeling has become one of the hottest issues in Ohio agriculture, and Director of Agriculture […]