Animal Ag News 12/7

Carrie Muehling

  • On November 5-6, the virtual California Dairy Sustainability Summit welcomed 900+ registrants, with more than 600 tuning in live throughout the two-day online event. All session recordings from the virtual event can now be accessed here using the password, CDSSV20.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association‘s (NCBA) Vice President of Government Affairs, Ethan Lane, issued the following statement in response to U.S. Representative GT Thompson’s (PA-15) nomination by the Republican Steering Committee to serve as the next Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee: “Cattle producers in Pennsylvania and across the country are well represented by Congressman Thompson. From his long-standing track record of bipartisan legislative victories to his work mentoring the next generation of agriculture leaders, GT does it all. He is an exemplary choice to guide the Committee for years to come and we are excited to work with him and his team in the next Congress.”
  • The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have released an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages, and federal and state revenue in the United States. A dynamic and integral part of the national economy, the U.S. poultry industry provides 2,139,617 jobs, $121.1 billion in wages, $576.6 billion in economic activity and $41.9 billion in government revenue. Since the last study conducted in 2018, the poultry industry has created 154,833 additional jobs, and the economic impact has increased by more than 15 percent.
  • The 2021 Latin American Poultry Summit will be held virtually Monday, Jan. 25, and Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. each day, with a Q&A session after each presentation. This year’s theme, “Examining Key Growth Parameters for the Future,” will be explored through an online platform, making it accessible for participants from all over North and South America.
  • Hamlet Protein, global leader in the production of soy based protein ingredients, announced a sales team expansion. Chelcee Hindman and Lamar Rider are joining the Findlay (Ohio) headquartered North America organization.
  • Bison business leaders hailed an announcement from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service that the agency had approved the National Bison Association’s request for a $17 million purchase of ground bison under the Section 32 Surplus Removal program.
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