Animal Ag News 3/9

Carrie Muehling

  • The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and members to its board of directors at its National Pork Industry Forum. Howard AV Roth, a hog farmer from Wauzeka, Wis., was elected NPPC president.
  • At the National Pork Producers Council’s National Pork Industry Forum, delegates adopted several important resolutions, including those that call on NPPC to: strengthen efforts to prevent African swine fever; advocate for accurate and truthful labeling of plant-based and cell-cultured products, while supporting enforcement of fair labeling by the Food and Drug Administration and USDA; support reauthorization of and increased export data transparency in the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act; and reaffirm plans to increase the contribution rate of NPPC’s strategic investment program from 10 cents to 20 cents per $100 of hogs marketed, effective July 1, 2021.
  • The National Pork Board presented its Distinguished Service Award to Bret Marsh, DVM, during the National Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City. Marsh is the state veterinarian at the Indiana Board of Animal Health.
  • The pork industry announced that nearly 40,000 servings of pork will be donated to Harvesters – The Community Food Network. The donation, made by Prairie Fresh® Pork on behalf of attendees at the industry’s annual meeting, will help fight food insecurity in the Kansas City area.
  • The World Cheese Championship Contest, held in Madison Wisconsin this past week, announced results featuring the top 20 final candidates in the running for the top prize out of a record 3,667 international entries. Jasper Hill Farm is pleased to announce that they made two of these winning cheeses.
  • Liz Miles recently joined Dairy West as innovation partnerships manager.
  • As part of the USPOULTRY Foundation’s continued efforts to support the recruitment and training of the brightest students and to promote careers in the poultry and egg industry, the National FFA Officer Candidates were invited to the 2020 International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo. The opportunity for them to participate was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Tyson Foods.
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