Animal Ag News 5/4

Carrie Muehling

  • House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson issued a statement supporting efforts to create local task forces to provide a framework to safely and efficiently reopen meatpacking facilities in a way that protects worker health and safety and begins to reduce the backup of hogs for processing in Minnesota and nationwide.
  • The California Cattle Council, in conjunction with the California Cattlemen’s Association, launched Resilience 2020. The combined effort seeks to reassure consumers that California ranchers, in this time of adversity, are well-positioned to produce an ample supply of the safest, most sustainable beef anywhere in the world.
  • The Cowboy Channel is excited to stream its western lifestyle content to audiences on any device with the launch of The Cowboy Channel Plus app. As the world’s destination for all things rodeo, The Cowboy Channel Plus app will offer fans lifestyle shows and keep them up-to-date with their favorite Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) competitions and athletes, as well as behind-the-scenes access to livestreamed PRCA rodeo events for subscribers to the channel’s premium content.
  • Due to the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought and to ensure that everyone is able to attend and enjoy the event, the Art of Cheese Festival has been moved to April 30 – May 2, 2021. The first ever Art of Cheese Festival is a three-day celebration of all things Wisconsin Cheese, including educational classes, excursions, an exclusive farm dinner, The Cheese Ball, and more. Visit for updates on the schedule of events and ticket sales.
  • Cargill announced it is launching a series of plant-based products in China, bringing more quality protein options to the Chinese market. The launch includes products for foodservice and a consumer-facing brand PlantEver™. PlantEver™ is expected to debut in the Chinese market at the end of June and be available online and offline.
  • This year’s Alltech ONE speaker lineup includes thought-leaders from the agriculture and business sectors who will explore solutions for some of today’s biggest challenges. Focus session topics include agribusiness, aquaculture, beef, crop science, dairy, pig, poultry and sustainable agriculture. Explore all the thought-provoking focus sessions, available on-demand beginning May 18.
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