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Largest US food producers ask Congress to shield lobbying activities

The government-backed food marketing groups are called checkoffprograms, dedicated to promoting individual commodities and backed by a levy on farmers.
Therefore, the Committee urges USDA to recognize that such boards are not subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C.
Some of the largest food producers in the US have successfully petitioned Congress to propose a change to the Freedom of Information Act that would their communications with boards overseen by the US Department of Agriculture from the scrutiny of the public, the Guardian has learned.
The supreme court has ruled that contributing to the programs is mandatory, and that the programs themselves constitute government speech.
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Largest US food producers ask Congress to shield lobbying activities

Largest US food producers ask Congress to shield lobbying activities

United Egg Producers, National Cattlemens Beef Association and National Pork Producers Council are proposing a change to the Freedom of Information Act

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Some of the largest food producers in the US have successfully petitioned Congress to propose a change to the Freedom of Information Act that would shield their lobbying activities from the scrutiny of the public, the Guardian has learned.

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Largest US food producers ask Congress to shield lobbying activities

Largest US food producers ask Congress to shield lobbying activities

United Egg Producers, National Cattlemens Beef Association and National Pork Producers Council are proposing a change to the Freedom of Information Act

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Some of the largest food producers in the US have successfully petitioned Congress to propose a change to the Freedom of Information Act that would shield their lobbying activities from the scrutiny of the public, the Guardian has learned.

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The Other White Meat trademark worth more than purchase price
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#npb #NPB [National Hog Farmer]As part of that review process, the NPB was directed to utilize checkoff funds to contract an independent valuation of the current value of the trademarks. Stout Risius Ross found the value of the trademarks exceeds the value of the original purchase price …
INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny

NEW YORK (AP) – Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like “The Incredible, Edible Egg” and “Pork, the Other White Meat” from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.

The push comes after organizations representing eggs, pork, potatoes and even Christmas trees pressed for an exception from the federal Freedom of Information Act for programs that promote agricultural products. A provision supporting their push was part of spending legislation approved by a House panel last month.

The familiar campaigns are overseen by USDA but paid for by the industries that vote to organize them. In a non-binding report accompanying the agriculture spending bill, the House Appropriations Committee urged USDA to recognize that the campaigns are “not agencies of the federal government” and therefore should not be subject to information requests required by federal FOIA laws.

The move comes after some so-called “checkoff” programs have been dogged by controversy. Last year, The Associated Press reported that the American Egg Board tried to stop the sale of an eggless mayonnaise alternative at Whole Foods, based on documents obtained through a public records request.

The head of the egg board subsequently stepped down and the USDA launched an investigation into the board’s activities, saying it does not condone “efforts to limit competing products in commerce.”

On April 11, a group of 14 trade associations sent a letter to Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., chairman of the House Appropriations agriculture subcommittee, and Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., the subcommittee’s top Democrat, asking them to urge USDA to recognize that the promotional programs are not subject to public records requests.

The rationale was that the programs are funded by producers, according to a copy of a letter obtained by the AP.

The House Appropriations Committee approved the legislation on April 19, including the report language urging USDA to recognize the programs are not subject to FOIA. Congress often uses such non-binding directions to put a department on notice that lawmakers will push back if officials ignore them.

A spokeswoman for Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said Monday that the panel has no comment.

The industry associations that signed a letter seeking FOIA exemption include the American Mushroom Institute, the National Potato Council, the National Christmas Tree Association, the National Watermelon Association and the United Egg Producers.

The letter was not signed by the checkoff programs themselves, such as the American Egg Board and the U.S. Potato Board, which are not supposed to engage in lobbying.

“The American Egg Board had no role or involvement in the request by trade organizations for an exemption to the Freedom of Information Act,” wrote Kevin Burkum, an egg board representative.

Details of the letter were first reported last week by Capital Press.

The push underscores the gray area occupied by the checkoff programs, which have operated with little oversight.

The checkoff programs were established by the government at the industry’s urging as a way to collect mandatory fees from producers for promotional efforts. That has resulted in considerable marketing muscle for agricultural products. Last year, the egg board had revenue of more than $22 million; the pork board’s revenue topped $98 million in 2014.

The catch is that these programs are subject to government oversight to ensure they stick to generic promotion, and avoid lobbying that some producers might not agree with.

Still, the programs’ activities have been challenged in court. In 2008, a judge barred the egg board from spending money to campaign on a proposition in California. In 2012, the Humane Society sued the USDA over allegations that the National Pork Board cut a deal to improperly funnel money to a pork industry association that lobbies lawmakers, a case that remains unresolved.

In 2012, USDA’s inspector general issued a report saying departmental oversight should be improved. Specifically, the audit said USDA should better detect the misuse of board checkoff funds and gather more information from the boards to assess their activities. The report cited examples of improper employee bonuses and travel expenses.

Chase Adams, a spokesman for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, said he did not know if public records requests with the checkoff program have been increasing but said it is an issue “we’ve been cognizant of.”

Adams said the associations believe the money that producers contribute to the checkoff programs is intended for research and promotion, not carrying out FOIA requests.

“It’s really pretty cut and dry,” Adams said.

Not everyone agrees.

Matthew Penzer, special counsel to the Humane Society, says the groups are “trying to have it both ways” by saying the boards should not be subject to records laws, even though they rely on government authority for the mandatory collection of fees.

“The only thing that makes them constitutional is that they’re government programs,” Penzer said.

Penzer pointed to a Supreme Court decision in 2005 that upheld the boards’ collection of fees from producers as being protected as “government speech.”

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Associated Press writer Mary Clare Jalonick reported from Washington.

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Largest US food producers ask Congress to shield lobbying activities

Largest US food producers ask Congress to shield lobbying activities

United Egg Producers, National Cattlemens Beef Association and National Pork Producers Council are proposing a change to the Freedom of Information Act

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Some of the largest food producers in the US have successfully petitioned Congress to propose a change to the Freedom of Information Act that would shield their lobbying activities from the scrutiny of the public, the Guardian has learned.

The…

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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny

NEW YORK (AP) – Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like “Incredible, Edible Egg” and “Pork, the Other White Meat” from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.

The push comes after organizations representing eggs, pork, potatoes and even Christmas trees pressed for an exception from the federal Freedom of Information Act for programs that promote agricultural products. A provision supporting their push was part of spending legislation approved by a House panel last month.

The familiar campaigns are overseen by USDA but paid for by the industries that vote to organize them. In a non-binding report accompanying the agriculture spending bill, the House Appropriations Committee urged USDA to recognize that the campaigns are “not agencies of the federal government” and therefore should not be subject to information requests required by federal FOIA laws.

The move comes after some so-called “checkoff” programs have been dogged by controversy. Last year, The Associated Press reported that the American Egg Board tried to stop the sale of an eggless mayonnaise alternative at Whole Foods, based on documents obtained through a public records request.

The head of the egg board subsequently stepped down and the USDA launched an investigation into the board’s activities, saying it does not condone “efforts to limit competing products in commerce.”

On April 11, a group of 14 trade associations sent a letter to Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., chairman of the House Appropriations agriculture subcommittee, and Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., the subcommittee’s top Democrat, asking them to urge USDA to recognize that the promotional programs are not subject to public records requests.

The rationale was that the programs are funded by producers, according to a copy of a letter obtained by the AP.

The House Appropriations Committee approved the legislation on April 19, including the report language urging USDA to recognize the programs are not subject to FOIA. Congress often uses such non-binding directions to put a department on notice that lawmakers will push back if officials ignore them.

A spokeswoman for Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said Monday that the panel has no comment.

The industry associations that signed a letter seeking FOIA exemption include the American Mushroom Institute, the National Potato Council, the National Christmas Tree Association, the National Watermelon Association and the United Egg Producers.

The letter was not signed by the checkoff programs themselves, such as the American Egg Board and the U.S. Potato Board, which are not supposed to engage in lobbying.

“The American Egg Board had no role or involvement in the request by trade organizations for an exemption to the Freedom of Information Act,” wrote Kevin Burkum, an egg board representative.

Details of the letter were first reported last week by Capital Press.

The push underscores the gray area occupied by the checkoff programs, which have operated with little oversight.

The checkoff programs were established by the government at the industry’s urging as a way to collect mandatory fees from producers for promotional efforts. That has resulted in considerable marketing muscle for agricultural products. Last year, the egg board had revenue of more than $22 million; the pork board’s revenue topped $98 million in 2014.

The catch is that these programs are subject to government oversight to ensure they stick to generic promotion, and avoid lobbying that some producers might not agree with.

Still, the programs’ activities have been challenged in court. In 2008, a judge barred the egg board from spending money to campaign on a proposition in California. In 2012, the Humane Society sued the USDA over allegations that the National Pork Board cut a deal to improperly funnel money to a pork industry association that lobbies lawmakers, a case that remains unresolved.

In 2012, USDA’s inspector general issued a report saying departmental oversight should be improved. Specifically, the audit said USDA should better detect the misuse of board checkoff funds and gather more information from the boards to assess their activities. The report cited examples of improper employee bonuses and travel expenses.

Chase Adams, a spokesman for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, said he did not know if public records requests with the checkoff program have been increasing but said it is an issue “we’ve been cognizant of.”

Adams said the associations believe the money that producers contribute to the checkoff programs is intended for research and promotion, not carrying out FOIA requests.

“It’s really pretty cut and dry,” Adams said.

Not everyone agrees.

Matthew Penzer, special counsel to the Humane Society, says the groups are “trying to have it both ways” by saying the boards should not be subject to records laws, even though they rely on government authority for the mandatory collection of fees.

“The only thing that makes them constitutional is that they’re government programs,” Penzer said.

Penzer pointed to a Supreme Court decision in 2005 that upheld the boards’ collection of fees from producers as being protected as “government speech.”

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Associated Press writer Mary Clare Jalonick reported from Washington.

___

Follow Candice Choi at www.twitter.com/candicechoi

The Other White Meat trademark worth more than purchase price
External image
#npb #NPB [National Hog Farmer]As part of that review process, the NPB was directed to utilize checkoff funds to contract an independent valuation of the current value of the trademarks. Stout Risius Ross found the value of the trademarks exceeds the value of the original purchase price …
The Other White Meat trademark worth more than purchase price
External image
#npb #NPB [National Hog Farmer]As part of that review process, the NPB was directed to utilize checkoff funds to contract an independent valuation of the current value of the trademarks. Stout Risius Ross found the value of the trademarks exceeds the value of the original purchase price …
The Other White Meat trademark worth more than purchase price
External image
#npb #NPB [National Hog Farmer]As part of that review process, the NPB was directed to utilize checkoff funds to contract an independent valuation of the current value of the trademarks. Stout Risius Ross found the value of the trademarks exceeds the value of the original purchase price …
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I had my big checkoffs today for health assessment. I was super super super nervous because i failed the midterms version, which was only half as much material. I woke up early and went and reviewed at the library. Then I went to leave the library AND FELL OFF THE SIDEWALK. I rolled my ankle and hit the ground hard. It didn’t hurt except the fact that I limped/practically hopped to my car.
Then I did my checkoffs. I got head and neck and abdomen. I forgot to do a minor thing on head and neck (assess the spinal accessory nerve), and I forgot to check for CVA tenderness. Other than that, I really think I passed. I worked my ass off for it.

Schedule Update:

Hey guys! How’s it going? Good, I hope. 

As probably the same with some of you guys, I’m diving headfirst into the end of the semester! Which is usually the busiest time of the semester. I know I have an exam next Friday, followed by a HESI the following week, a skills checkoff, and a final exam the next week. Plus a stack of papers I gotta turn in!

So what’s that mean? 

Well, it means Trainer Entries will be delayed unless I can get a window somewhere. I’ll still try to answer asks when I can, but plot-updates will have to be on hold for just a bit! 

Thanks so much for understanding. 

- Tanya (silentcartoon)

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Everything you need to know about beef cuts in one helpful chart

Beef cuts don’t have to be intimidating.  

Whether it’s chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is how to cook it.

The experts at the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association created a chart of all the different kinds of beef cuts. It’s coded by what part of the cow it comes from and includes the recommended cooking methods like grilling, broiling, stir-fry, slow cooking, roast, skillet, or skillet-to-oven.

Courtesy of the Beef Checkoff Program

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ONTARIO, Ore. — When the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee cut its checkoff assessment in half last year, it slashed the budget for its promotion committee, from $635,000 a year to $250,000.The region’s onion industry is still conducting marketing and promotion efforts, only now it’s being done mostly by individual shippers instead of the IEOOC, which administers the federal marketing order that covers onion growers in southwestern Idaho and Eastern… http://dlvr.it/L3bZjV

Beef Talk: What Is A Denver Cut?

The Denver cut: You know it? Probably not. To be fair — and depending on who you ask — it didn’t really exist until a handful of years ago. We found it at Foragers Market in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood, obscured between familiar cuts like the rib eye and the New York strip. But don’t count on it being there. “We can’t keep it in the house,” head butcher Greg Brockman says of this increasingly popular cut of beef.

Here’s what you should know before bringing home the Denver:

Why don’t you know it?

Chances are you don’t recognize its name because the Denver hadn’t made a name for itself until a few years ago — and we mean that literally. A cattle industry–funded research and marketing effort known as the Beef Checkoff program has been exploring and promoting new, affordable cuts of meat. One cut among them was given the moniker Denver (sometimes called the zabuton or underblade steak, among others). Why Denver? No great backstory here, only that a consumer focus group found the name appealing. It’s certainly more appetizing than “zabuton.”

You could fill a book with all the things that meat eaters don’t know about eating meat. One book in particular, Larousse Gastronomique, according to Brockman, had outlined the most esoteric cuts since 1938, but who’s counting? “There’s no such thing as a new cut,” says Brockman. “We’ve figured out how to break it down by now.” But crafty butchering waned in the United States in the 1960s as beef made its way to supermarkets — crude, or more familiar, cuts reigned in the world of commodity beef. But thanks to the Beef Checkoff program’s “discovery” (read: marketing) and a new wave of butchers digging deeper, the Denver is something worth talking about.

Where does it come from?

“The Denver cut is from the chuck, which runs along the flat side of the shoulder blade,” explains Brockman. That may seem like a tough situation for a cut of steak; the chuck, of the shoulder, is the heaviest worked part of a steer, often used for slow cooking, pushed as a pot roast at most, or even ground beef.

But the Denver has it good. “It’s more of a support muscle,” says Brockman. “Usually if a muscle isn’t used as much, it has less blood going through it and has less flavor.” The Denver is located in a well-used muscle group to which blood flows thoroughly. And being a lesser-used muscle amongst them, it’s more tender with fat deposits. “The Denver is still part of the shoulder, which is used often — it just happens to be a tender cut amongst tougher cuts.”

Why choose the Denver?

“It’s a great everyday steak,” says Brockman. “If you want something similar to a New York strip, this is a great option — it doesn’t have the fat cap, but it’s marbled and cooked similarly.” Fat means flavor; that’s a fact.

Not to mention it’s easy to cook. Brockman explains: “This is a smaller-format meat, so you can get the amount of thickness you want for portion control and cooking abilities.”

And the best part, of course, is price. “It’s easy and won’t break the bank,” says Brockman. “It can be three, four, even five dollars cheaper per pound than other similar steaks.” The Denver is pulled from the chuck, which as a whole is a lower-quality section; by association, the Denver snags a lower rate. At Foragers Market, which butchers only pasture-raised beef, the New York strip is $27.99 per pound. The Denver? $17.99 per pound. Cheap with flavor; that’s a wrap.

Where to find it?

You won’t easily find this hunk of meat just hanging around. “Every butcher has access to it, but not everyone has it on their cut sheet,” says Brockman.

Thank the lucky stars of today’s butchery scene. Like Foragers, more shops, helmed and hewed by craft butchers, are selling a broader range of cuts. You likely won’t find it in supermarkets — commodity beef suppliers aren’t butchering from a whole cow. For this special cut, you’ll need to visit your local butcher.



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Protein-rich diet tied to improved physical function during weight loss

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(Ketchum Chicago) New research published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences shows that eating more protein from foods like lean beef, as part of a reduced-calorie diet, can help obese older adults with limited ability to exercise to lose weight and increase physical function. This new research, supported by the Beef Checkoff, contributes to the growing body of evidence that shows lean beef and other high-quality protein foods are beneficial for health, including overweight and obese people looking to reduce weight.Original Article