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U.S. petroleum product exports reach record high in 2014

EIA’s December Petroleum Supply Monthly data show that exports of noncrude petroleum products from the United States averaged 3.8 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2014, an increase of 347,000 bbl/d from 2013, and a new record high. Increased exports of motor gasoline and hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL), including propane and butane, were the main contributors to the trend, while exports of distillate decreased.

Industry

Online BQA Certification Training Modules: Free until April 15

Boehringer Ingelheim Inc. is generously sponsoring the BQA online certification program allowing beef and dairy producers to complete the certification training for FREE until April 15th, 2015. This saves producers $25 to $50 on the online certification modules offered through the Kansas State Beef Cattle Institute.

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Additional Farm Bill webinar and workshops added in March

University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture experts will be delivering four additional decision aid workshops, as well as an additional online webinar, for the 2014 Farm Bill over the next two weeks.

Ag Policy

Agriculture Under Secretary leads USDA trade mission to Southeast Asia March 9-13

Leaders from six state agriculture departments and 21 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Michael Scuse on a trade mission to Southeast Asia from March 9 to March 13 to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products in one of the world's fastest-growing markets.

My Beef Checkoff

Checkoff unveils veal marketing website

The Beef Checkoff this week announced the launch of a new website, at VealFoodservice.com. The site is a mobile-friendly digital hub for all of the checkoff's veal-foodservice marketing efforts. Visitors can search recipes by cuisine, cuts and/or menu and discover up-to-date nutrition information, cooking methods, seasonings/companions and featured chefs.

Industry

Oldest living ABS bull celebrates golden birthday

ABS Global, Inc., the world leader in bovine genetics, reproduction services, and artificial insemination technologies, recently celebrated the 17th birthday of a veteran ABS bull—New Design 878. A Black Angus, born February 17, 1998, New Design 878 has been an impressive producer since he was a yearling.

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