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November Producer Profile: Al Davis, Nebraska
Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) member Al Davis lives in the western half of Nebraska and that’s what worries him. Eastern Nebraska is doing well, especially those populated counties at the eastern-most edge. The rest of the state is experiencing a drain of population, talent and money.
Facts About Beef Website Corrects Meatless Myth
The checkoff has been updating and adding content to FactsAboutBeef.com, a website aimed at being an online hub of issues response. New myths include one addressing overuse of antibiotics in cattle, the myth of Meatless Mondays being better for health and the environment and a response to the common myth that grass-fed beef is better for the environment than grain-fed beef. Additionally, a Q&A with Shalene McNeill about what’s happening with the school lunch and breakfast program has been posted. Sign up on the site to receive alerts when new content is added.
Join in the Food Dialogues!
As our nation starts thinking about food and Thanksgiving, the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) will be hosting the next round of Food Dialogues in New York City. The event, on Nov. 15, will consist of three panel discussions addressing: Media Marketing; Antibiotics; and Biotechnology. These panels will bring together individuals who are both for and against modern agriculture to have open discussions and answer consumer’s toughest questions about the way we grow and raise food today. USFRA is comprised of more than 80 agriculture organizations and allied industry companies, including investments from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, the Federation of State Beef Councils and NCBA.
Kim Brackett, Cattlemen’s Beef Board secretary and Idaho cattle producer, attended a Food Dialogues event in Los Angeles. Brackett says she is, “impressed at the breath of people, both in agriculture and from the consumer audience who we as beef producers would not be able to reach individually, but can be reached through USFRA.”USFRA is making the Dialogues available through a live stream on the FoodDialogues.com website from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. Conversations will also be happening online all day on the USFRA Twitter page, and farmers and ranchers are encouraged to participate by answering questions and providing insight using the hashtag #foodd. “Because USFRA is partially funded through our Beef Checkoff program, it is important for beef producers to know what USFRA is doing, and to watch the Food Dialogue events,” believes Brackett.