Animal Ag News 9/14

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A wild boar, found near the Polish border, is the first confirmed case of African swine fever in Germany. According to Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, a zone at risk has been established, and domestic pig movement will not be allowed within the area. So far, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines have announced they will temporarily …

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Animal Ag News 9/8

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College students across the country are gearing up for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s annual College Aggies Online scholarship competition which kicks off September 14. This year’s students and collegiate clubs are competing for more than $20,000 in scholarships throughout the nine-week program. For more information or to sign up, visit https://collegeaggies.animalagalliance.org. The National Corn Growers Association is the sole sponsor …

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Animal Ag News 8/31

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On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Wisconsin agricultural commodity leaders will hold a virtual town hall to discuss the future of Wisconsin dairy and other Wisconsin ag products through the lens of trade and supply chains. The conversation, which is part of the AgTalks town hall series focusing on key U.S. ag states, comes at a time when Wisconsin’s competitiveness in agriculture …

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Iowa Governor Allocates $100 Million for Agriculture Relief

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has allocated approximately $100 million of federal CARES Act relief funds for a range of agricultural programs to offset the impact of COVID-19 on farmers, producers and agricultural industries. “Iowa is at the foundation of our global food supply chain and the epicenter of the renewable fuels industry,” said Gov. Reynolds. “COVID-19 and a devastating derecho …

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New Alltech ONE Virtual Session Focuses on Asia

Cindy Zimmerman

The Asian Agri-Business session of the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience began very early this morning for those of us in the western world, but a normal hour for our friends in Asia. As the energetic pace and market diversity in Asia have helped the region remain a global economic powerhouse, Alltech examines what the future may hold for the dynamic …

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Conservation Goals Unite Livestock and Sporting Groups

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Monday with Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Safari Club International (SCI) with a commitment to conservation of natural resources through sustainable multiple use. The MOU outlines these groups’ efforts to cultivate healthier ecosystems, wildlife populations, and economies through active management. Hunting, fishing, and …

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Animal Ag News 8/24

Carrie Muehling

Resero Genomics, a world-leading genomics company based in Utah, has launched Resero DNA Reserve, a DNA-banking service that enables livestock producers to store DNA information securely and – most importantly – maintain control of all genetic material in their own, proprietary DNA bank. In the latest episode of the Dairy Stream podcast, two Wisconsin state lawmakers who headed up a …

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Animal Ag News 8/17

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of assistance for agricultural producers in the Midwest affected by the recent severe weather to help eligible farmers and ranchers reestablish their operations. To give fall calves the nutritional boost they need during times of stress such as birth and weaning, Brookside Agra recommends Calf-Rescue™. When given as directed, Calf-Rescue provides …

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Animal Ag News 8/10

Carrie Muehling

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota and Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway of Texas sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging him to work with university policy research centers to analyze issues related to the cattle industry, especially in light of the recent and ongoing stress related to COVID-19. In the letter, …

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Animal Ag News 8/3

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Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, released a statement in support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s award of nearly $1 million to the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty to implement the new pilot program designed to encourage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase and consume milk as part of …

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