Daily Archives: July 15, 2013

Marketing executive finds calling with Certified Angus Beef

Marketing executive finds calling with Certified Angus Beef

Jim Mackinnon

Akron Beacon Journal

Tracey Erickson envisioned earlier in her life that she would be an equine veterinarian — the fancy term for horse doctor.

She grew up in the community of Farmingdale, N.Y., on Long Island and headed west to study at Colorado State University with every intention to fulfill that goal.

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Breaking up the food stamp-agribusiness political alliance.

Breaking up the food stamp-agribusiness political alliance.

Wall Street Journal

An old Washington joke goes that an employee of the Department of Agriculture sees a colleague sobbing and rushes to ask what’s wrong? The man replies, "My farmer died." So it goes with this week’s House rebellion on the farm bill, which has Democrats wailing in protest. Their latest vehicle for subsidies and food stamps died.

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Beef association honors producer’s achievements

Beef association honors producer’s achievements

Ashley Bechman


Individuals who have dedicated their lives to agriculture and farming generally don’t do it for the recognition, but rather their passion for the industry.

However, commodity groups sometimes will honor an outstanding producer who has spent their majority of their life striving to make a difference for the betterment of the industry, which is exactly why the Indiana Beef Cattle Association annually hands out the Robert C. Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award.

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What are beta agonists?

What are beta agonists?

Jon Condon

Beef Central

Beta agonists act as a growth promotant, mimicking the effect of naturally occurring hormones at the cellular level. But unlike conventional Hormonal Growth Promotants, they do not affect the hormone status of the animal.

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