Animal Ag News 3/16

Carrie Muehling

  • America is in danger of losing its leadership standing due to significant flaws in its current approach to regulating emerging animal breeding technologies, Iowa Pork Producers President Dr. Michael Paustian testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee. According to his testimony, oversight should be under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not the Food and Drug Administration.
  • U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is accepting applications for the 2020 Clean Water Awards. The awards recognize outstanding performance of wastewater treatment plants that operate at poultry or egg processing facilities. Winners will be announced at USPOULTRY’s 2020 Environmental Management Seminar to be held Sept. 17 – 18, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida. The deadline for submitting applications is June 26.
  • A rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture would undermine the intent of the Packers and Stockyards Act, according to comments submitted by National Farmers Union President Rob Larew.
  • Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, released a statement on COVID-19 and the availability of dairy products across the nation.
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Colin Woodall released a statement on the impact of Coronavirus on the U.S. beef supply chain.
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is cancelling its Spring Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 31-April 2, 2020.
  • Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, Evonik’s contract manufacturer had to shut-down its production facilities. Both production and shipping of the amino acid ThreAMINO® are affected. Evonik is keeping its customers regularly informed as the situation develops.
  • Wisconsin lived up to its long standing reputation by winning more awards than any other state or country at the recent World Championship Cheese Contest. 2020 marked the 33rd biennial edition, showcasing premier technical and quality cheese, butter, yogurt, and dry dairy ingredients to compete for global recognition.
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