Animal Ag Bites 1/27

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Heidi Fischer of Fischer-Clark Dairy Farm was elected by members of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative to its board of directors at the co-op’s annual business meeting during the Dairy Strong conference. Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, announced that it has partnered with four dairy farms in central Florida to build and operate three anaerobic digesters …

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Animal Ag Bites 1/20

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Alltech is lending its support to Australia’s agriculture industry in the wake of devastating wildfires, launching a global fundraising effort for farmers and pledging to match donations dollar-for-dollar. The Australia Farming Relief Fund will provide goods and services directly to producers and will be coordinated on the ground by Alltech family companies Alltech Lienert Australia and KEENAN Australia. The Missouri …

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NCBA Calls China Trade a “Game Changer” for Beef Producers

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded the Phase One China Trade Deal signing, saying this agreement will lay the groundwork for American-produced beef to be highly competitive in the world’s most populous market. “The Phase-One Agreement with China will be a game changer for the U.S. beef industry,” said NCBA President Jennifer Houston, who joined President Trump at the …

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Animal Ag Bites 1/13

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, has selected Brandi Buzzard Frobose, blogger, Kansas rancher and influencer, as the 2019 Advocate of the Year. The International Dairy Foods Association is pleased to launch the Women in Dairy Network to support a stronger, more diverse future for U.S. dairy. See more in IDFA’s video explainer. The Animal …

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Pork Producers Say Impossible Pork is Impossible

Cindy Zimmerman

Pork producers have a beef with impossible pork. As Impossible Foods debuted its latest plant-based food offering at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) called out the company for violating food labeling laws. Citing law that prohibits the use of words that redefine pork as it has been known by consumers for centuries, Dr. …

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Animal Ag Bites 1/6

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston issued a celebratory statement regarding the new trade deals with Japan and the European Union (EU), which went into effect on New Year’s Day. American Dairy Association North East, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, revealed the recreation of three of the state’s most popular pro-sports mascots — Philadelphia Flyers’ Gritty, …

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Animal Ag Bites 12/23

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting internship applications for the Fall 2020 semester. Positions for next fall include public policy interns and a law clerk. The deadline to apply for either position is March 6, 2020. For decades USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have provided critical support to …

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Pork Producers Set 2020 Priorities

Cindy Zimmerman

The president of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is celebrating progress made in 2019 despite the challenges and setting priorities for 2020. On a call with reporters Wednesday, NPPC president David Herring of Lillington, NC pointed to both USMCA and the recent Japan agreement as successes in 2019 for pork producers, and getting the China phase one deal across …

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Animal Ag Bites 12/16

Carrie Muehling

World Dairy Expo® is accepting nominations for the 2020 Expo Recognition Awards now through February 1, 2020. New this year, WDE will be combining the former Dairyman and Dairy Woman of the Year Awards into one category, Dairy Producer(s) of the Year. Organizations, academic staff, producers and others involved in the dairy industry are encouraged to nominate individuals to recognize …

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Animal Ag Bites 12/9

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the final interim decision for the registered use of sodium cyanide. Working with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, the label for this predator control tool will include three additional use restrictions to promote public awareness and decrease non-target impacts. American Sheep Industry Association President Benny Cox said this announcement is welcomed by …

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