NCBA CEO Forrest Roberts Moving On

Cindy Zimmerman

After six years of serving as the Chief Executive Officer for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Forrest Roberts has announced his resignation, effective July 31. Roberts is leaving NCBA to “pursue other opportunities in the cattle industry and agribusiness” but will remain with the organization until the end of July to help with the transition of staff leadership and …

Beef, NCBA

U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Assembly

Chuck Zimmerman

The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, started in March of this year, announced today the first general assembly meeting. When: July 14 and 15, 2015 Where: Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center 650 15th St., Denver, CO 80202 Program here. Registration here. USRSB’s mission is to advance, support and communicate continuous improvement in U.S. beef sustainability through leadership, …

Ag Group, Beef, Sustainability

House Passes COOL Repeal for Meat

Cindy Zimmerman

By a vote of 300 to 131, the House of Representatives passed legislation late Wednesday to repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef, pork and chicken. “I am thankful for the support of my colleagues today in passing this common-sense, bipartisan bill that is a necessary targeted response to avoid retaliation from Canada and Mexico,” said House Agriculture Committee …

Beef, Chicken, Government, Livestock, Pork

Schmacon Casserole

Chuck Zimmerman

The AgriBlogger is all about food. This includes casseroles. They’re easy and I make more than enough so I can freeze the rest for another meal. So, with a pound of Schmacon for inspiration I decided to make a new casserole this week. Here are my ingredients: 1 bag of shredded potatoes 1 pound Schmacon (beef’s answer to bacon) 1 …

Beef, Food

Schmacon Inventor Ready for Retail

Chuck Zimmerman

The inventor of Schmacon, Howard Bender, accepted a challenge to do better than the turkey bacon he and a friend were eating one day. So he invented “Beef’s Answer to Bacon – Schmacon.” If you attended this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation convention you might remember being able to sample it. You can read his full story here (pdf). Smokey, …

Audio, Bacon, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food, ZimmCast

Schmacon Kickstarter Campaign

Chuck Zimmerman

You’ve possible heard of Schmacon. After all AgWired brought it to your attention a while ago. This is an award winning product that I’d like to find in my local grocery store. Apparently there is a big fan base that has been started from Schmacon tastings and via social media. Now, Howard Bender, chef and inventor, is ready to get …

Beef, Beef Checkoff, Food

“Rev It Up” My ROI Checkoff Challenge

Jamie Johansen

The Beef Checkoff Program has a unique opportunity to encourage checkoff investors to share how they personally benefit from checkoff efforts, thanks to a generous donation from Yamaha of a three-passenger VikingT EPS 4×4 with specialized accessories and a total value of $21,728.07? Starting March 16, beef and dairy producers can enter the “Rev It Up” My ROI Checkoff Challenge …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff

5 Ways to BEEF Up Your Social Media Monitoring

Jamie Johansen

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is hosting a webinar on March 17, 12:30pm – 1:30pm ET to teach you five things you can do immediately to provide more actionable intelligence to your social media monitoring. Social media monitoring is critical to any organizations ability to respond to an issue or crisis. This brand new presentation will give you tips you …

Ag Group, ARC, Beef, Marketing, Social Media

New Leadership for CBB

Jamie Johansen

Cattle feeder Jimmy Maxey from Fresno, CA., was elected by fellow Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) members to serve as CBB chairman in 2015. The vote came during the 2015 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Melissa Sandford sat down with him to find out what he hopes to accomplish in his year as chairman. Other new leadership to …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Board

First Woman NCBA President Honored

Cindy Zimmerman

The first female president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, who was instrumental in getting the beef checkoff passed, was awarded the Swan Family Leadership Award today at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio. The award, which recognizes worthy individuals who have made a difference during a lifetime of dedication and leadership to the beef industry, was presented …

Beef, NCBA, NCBA Convention