Cattlemen’s Beef Board using Beef Checkoff to combat misinformation

IARN — With the amount of misinformation circulating nowadays, especially in the ag industry, it’s important to have a group that will stand up and actively combat it. That’s one of the main purposes of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and the Beef Checkoff- to combat misinformation and promote the positive values of U.S. beef. Greg Hanes, Cattlemen’s Beef Board CEO, said the checkoff was established almost 40 years ago to promote beef and make it a top focus among consumers. Read more

Social Security increase followed by increase in scams

IARN — The Social Security increase for 2023 is welcome news for seniors, but it’s already being followed by an increase in scam attempts. Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments are increasing 8.7 percent in 2023. This is the annual cost-of-living adjustment required by law, according to AARP Oklahoma State Director Sean Voskuhl. Read more

U.S. bison industry pursuing market opportunities in Japan

IARN — U.S. bison is seeking access to the Japanese market, and importers in Japan are eager for the product. National Bison Association Executive Director Jim Matheson said the bison industry recently had an opportunity to make their case to Japanese officials in a visit to U.S. bison processing facilities made possible by USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. Read more