Cattle Features

Jolley: Five minutes with Crystal Albers & the future of agvocacy

‘Agvocacy’ is a made-up word but it works nicely in this case. When I visited with the folks at the American Angus Association a few days ago, the main topic of conversation was communication. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Mark Bittman opines that meat is bad, USDA is worse

Mark Bittman, The New York Times’ vegetarian-in-chief and a reputed ex-farm boy, kicked over another of his sun-baked cow patties when he attacked the USDA for reversing its Meatless Monday half-stance. FULL STORY »

Jolley: 5 minutes worth of federal chatter about the farm bill

Listening to five minutes worth of federal chatter is like buying five dollars worth of gas. You don’t get much for your money. No big bang for the buck. This year’s never ending version of a do-nothing Congress seems hell-bent on sitting this one out. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Dr. Leah Dorman, animal antibiotics and public health

The use of antibiotics on the farm has been a not-so-slowly simmering issue for a long time. I remember first discussing it 15 years ago with representatives of a few of the larger pharmaceutical companies. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five Minutes with Chef Michael Ollier and the CAB Kitchen

I am a sucker for great food so when Drovers Editor Greg Henderson called and asked, “Would you have some time to fly up to Cleveland and visit CAB’s new Culinary Center? They’ll feed you well,” I was elated. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five Minutes with Transglutaminase (TG) or “meat glue”

Quite possibly those 15 minute experts in the general press used the term “meat glue” because they didn’t take the time to learn how to pronounce transglutaminase. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five Minutes with Jim Avila’s “slimey” tweets

ABC’s Jim Avila struck ratings gold when he went after BPI. He’s used it as a platform to go after ‘big’ food and the meat industry. Maybe he can strike gold again or build a reputation as a modern day muckraker; a new age Upton Sinclair. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five minutes with John Munsell, E. coli & Salmonella

John Munsell was born into the meat business. His father ran a small meat packing plant in Montana. He graduated from college in 1968 and worked outside the business before returning in 1971 to take over Montana Quality Foods & Processing. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Susan Schneider and the rule of (ag) law

Professor Susan Schneider, B.A., J.D., LL.M., is the Director of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five minutes with Bill Bowman and cattle genetics

Bill Bowman is a Missouri farm boy who never imagined a career dealing with numbers—like the millions of data points in the American Angus Association’s database. Today he’s chief operating officer of the American Angus Association and president of Angus Genetics Inc. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five minutes with NCBA’s J.D. Alexander

Just a few days ago, the Ag Marketing Service proposed a rule change that would greatly expand the number of organizations that could do business with the beef checkoff. FULL STORY »

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