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USMEF program helps small companies expand global market presence

With more than 96 percent of the world’s population living outside the borders of the United States, it only makes sense that American businesses look to expand their customer base beyond the domestic market. However, expanding globally can be difficult – from navigating, understanding and complying with export requirements to establishing one’s brand and developing […]

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US Drought Monitor and Summary, June 3, 2014

There were some new assessment tools available for Texas this week, and based on a substantial amount of added information, almost the entire state was redrawn, though Drought Monitor change was limited to 1 category in most of the state. Exceptions included some of the wet areas in the east, and a re-evaluated area in west-central Texas which has received significantly more relief than has been previously indicated.

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Texas Beef Checkoff – Friday is your last day to vote!

Friday will be your last chance to vote for a $1-per-head Texas beef checkoff. Vote at any TAMU AgriLife Extension Service office during regular business hours. Find a full list of county office locations and hours at texasbeefcheckoff.com. A “uniquely Texas” checkoff will strengthen beef demand in the marketplace. A state checkoff, controlled by Texans, […]

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Derided beef product once referred to as 'pink slime' making a comeback

Producers of finely textured beef, once slammed as “pink slime,” report a rebound in sales after a 2012 controversy ignited a frenzy over the meat ingredient. Labeling and education efforts have helped win over consumer confidence as ground beef prices spike. Read more at The Kansas City Star…

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S. Korea likely to lift ban on beef with feed additive mid-July

South Korea is likely to allow certain levels of the animal feed additive zilpaterol in beef from mid-July, a food ministry official said on Monday, delaying by one month the lifting of a ban on the growth enhancing drug. Read more at Reuters…

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It's what's for dinner: Cheesy jalapeno pepper-stuffed cheeseburgers

Add some kick to your burger by stuffing it with cheesy jalapenos! Read more at beefitswhatsfordinner.com…

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Texas crop, weather, for June 3, 2014

The drought may be far from gone, but from all indications it has been pushed back somewhat in the last couple of weeks, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and other sources. The National Weather Service’s precipitation analysis shows all but extreme South Texas and Far West Texas received one to six inches and more of rain in the past two weeks. In some isolated instances, the rainfall totals were 10 inches or more.

Jun 04, 2014 Read more...

Vote for the Texas Beef Checkoff at any Extension Service office this week

Eligible producers may vote at any Texas A&M Extension Service county office, regardless of where your cattle are located or where you live! All producers, regardless of age, who owned cattle between June 6, 2013, and June 6, 2014, are eligible to vote. Remember that a husband and wife involved in a sole proprietorship ranching […]

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Today is your last day to get summer meeting pre-registration prices!

Cattle producers from Texas and Oklahoma will gather June 9-11 in Arlington for the 2014 TSCRA summer membership meeting. The deadline for pre-registration prices is Wednesday, June 4. If you haven’t already got your reservations and event tickets, now’s the time to take advantage of  discounts! The meeting will be at the Sheraton Arlington located at […]

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Ranchers gather for event in Matagorda County

Almost 400 ranchers and landowners attended an event hosted by 7J Ranch owned by George and Donna Harrison in Matagorda County April 26. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples was one of the highlights of the afternoon. Topics discussed were cow nutrition, sustained nutrition and feedlot management.

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