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Animal Ag News 3/8

Carrie Muehling

  • Plans for the 54th World Dairy Expo®, set for September 28 through October 2, continue to progress at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Expo recognizes that uncertainty remains surrounding future health regulations that may govern Madison this fall at the time of WDE 2021. For the latest Expo news, follow WDE on social media and visit www.worlddairyexpo.com.
  • The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and members to its board of directors at its National Pork Industry Forum. Jen Sorenson was introduced as the 2021-2022 NPPC president. For the past decade, Sorenson has been with Iowa Select Farms, an Iowa farming business that markets more than five million hogs per year. She grew up on a livestock farm, raising pigs and row crops. In addition to serving on NPPC’s board, Sorenson chairs NPPC’s Labor Security Task Force.
  • Al Deutsch, a longtime pork-industry stalwart who was instrumental in building the NPPC’s Pork Alliance membership, was inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame during the recent National Pork Industry Forum. Also at the forum, Missouri Pork Producers Association Executive Vice President Don Nikodim was presented with the Paulson-Whitmore State Executive Award.
  • The Beef Alliance is pleased to announce the ten finalist companies selected to present in the new initiative, Feeding Innovation: The 2021 Startup Challenge. The Startup Challenge is a virtual pitch competition for innovators with solutions related to the cattle feeding industry. Information about the Startup Challenge is available at beefalliance.com/startupchallenge/.
  • The U.S. Dairy Export Council, National Milk Producers Federation and International Dairy Foods Association issued joint comments on Canada’s Phase II Consultations on its Comprehensive Review of the Allocation and Administration of Tariff Rate Quotas for Dairy, Poultry, and Egg Products. The three organizations, which have repeatedly expressed concerns about Canada’s failure to align its TRQ conditions with its commitments in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, are united in their insistence that Canada must dramatically reform its policies regarding the administration and allocation of its TRQs.
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