Animal Ag News 12/14

Carrie Muehling

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced Starbucks intent to support the Net Zero Initiative, a partnership of the U.S. dairy community seeking to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, optimize water usage and improve water quality on farms. The number of consumers who say they intend to eat beef at least weekly increased from 67 percent to 72 percent …

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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 …

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NCBA President Reviews 2020 for Cattle Industry

Carrie Muehling

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has continued to support cattle producers throughout a difficult year in 2020, said NCBA President Marty Smith. “Producers got direct money to cattle producers all over the country, and throughout all of that, NCBA was the only organization to submit any kind of economic damage studies,” said Smith, speaking of the group’s work on …

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Animal Ag News 11/30

Carrie Muehling

Rebel Nutrition and Proveta Nutrition Ltd. have joined forces under a new strategic partnership, designed to utilize the complementary expertise and resources of both companies to support new synergies and enhanced animal feed solutions – bringing both short- and long-term advantages for producers in the Swift Current area and more broadly across the West. Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO …

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Animal Ag News 11/23

Carrie Muehling

The National Pork Producers Council launched the “Give-a-Ham” challenge, a national social media campaign encouraging hog farmers and those involved in the industry to donate pork to organizations serving the food insecure, and challenging others to follow suit. The “Give-a-Ham” challenge runs through the end of the year. The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association will present a webinar on Dec. …

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Animal Ag News 11/16

Carrie Muehling

A shipment of breeding pigs from Henderson, Tennessee took off for Sao Paulo, Brazil recently, representing the first load to utilize the Livestock Export and Inspection Facility (LEIF) at St. Louis Lambert (STL). The LEIF-STL facility has been approved as a Port of Embarkation and Export Inspection Facility since 2017, but recent focus by a number of entities including the …

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Animal Ag News 11/9

Carrie Muehling

As a celebration of dairy farmers’ commitment to communities, Dairy Management Inc. is joining checkoff partner Domino’s Pizza and Wounded Warrior Project to honor, support and feed veterans and their families on Veterans Day. DMI and Domino’s Pizza are partnering to honor veterans and their families by offering 50 percent off pizzas for new Domino’s app users during Veterans Day …

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Animal Ag News 11/2

Carrie Muehling

The U.S. Trade Representative announced it is suspending $817 million in trade preferences for Thailand under the Generalized System of Preferences program because the country hasn’t made sufficient progress providing the United States with “equitable and reasonable market access” for pork products. The decision follows a 2018 petition by the National Pork Producers Council asking the USTR to review Thailand’s …

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Agri-Pulse Hosts National Pork Board Webinar on Trade

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse president Sara Wyant moderated a discussion last week with USDA Trade Undersecretary Ted McKinney, North Carolina hog farmer Jan Archer, and Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes on how exports add value for pork producers and support U.S. jobs. The event was sponsored by the National Pork Board. Watch the webinar here. Listen to the audio here: (1 hour)

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Cattle Industry Convention Postponed Until August 2021

Cindy Zimmerman

The Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show is one of the industry’s biggest events each year, bringing together cattlemen and cattlewomen from across the nation to do the work of our industry, normally held at the end of January. But next year, thanks to the pandemic, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has decided to postpone the in-person …

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