Animal Ag News 2/22

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The 2021 Cattle Industry Convention Winter Reboot is a two-day virtual event and will be held Feb. 23-24, featuring 15 unique educational sessions. The title sponsor of the event is Corteva Agriscience. Registration is now open for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2021 Virtual Stakeholders Summit, themed Obstacles to Opportunities. To register, visit http://bit.ly/AnimalAgSummit. The Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame has …

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Trust In Food Symposium Theme is Regenerative Reset

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The annual Trust In Food Symposium is being held this week with the theme Regenerative Reset and a focus on trends in carbon and climate, animal ag and innovation. Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative, has a record-setting audience of leaders from across the food value chain, the conservation community and public agencies registered for the event, which is …

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Animal Ag News 2/15

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The Livestock Export and Inspection Facility at St. Louis Lambert has enabled the shipment of 150 pigs to Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is the LEIF’s second shipment, the first being to Sao Paulo in November, and is a part of Brazil’s efforts to improve its herd in order to supply pork products to China subsequent to the devastation of the …

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Animal Ag News 2/8

Carrie Muehling

Despite significant disruptions in trade throughout 2020, the United States exported nearly 2.4 million metric tons of dairy goods last year–a record-setting mark, according to data released by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Following one of the most difficult years in the history of the American sheep industry, Susan Shultz of Ohio has been elected to lead the American Sheep Industry …

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Animal Ag News 2/1

Carrie Muehling

There were 93.6 million head of cattle and calves on U.S. farms as of Jan. 1, 2021, according to the Cattle report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The Cattle report and all other NASS reports are available online at nass.usda.gov/Publications. Cargill announced the expansion of its value-added protein footprint through the acquisition of …

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2021 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook

Chuck Zimmerman

The Alltech ONE Virtual Experience continues in 2021. This morning Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech, spoke with a panel of experts to go beyond the numbers and explore the trends shaping the future of agri-food. The presentation focused on results from the 10th annual Alltech Global Feed Survey and the second annual Women in Food & Agriculture …

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Animal Ag News 1/25

Carrie Muehling

After much consideration and guidance from health officials, the Board of Directors for the National Pork Board has decided the Pork Act portion of the 2021 Pork Industry Forum, scheduled for March 3-5, 2021, will be virtual. All pork producers and media are invited to attend the Pork Act Delegate Session. A detailed agenda and registration details will be available …

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Animal Ag News 1/18

Carrie Muehling

The Federation of State Beef Councils, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, has partnered with the Daytona International Speedway to sponsor the 40th season-opening race for the NASCAR Xfinity Series – the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.® 300. The event is set for a 5 p.m. ET start on Saturday, Feb. 13, the day before the 63rd Annual DAYTONA 500. …

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USDA Offers Additional CFAP Aid for Some Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied for the program. Among the announced updates: Contract producers of swine, broilers, laying hens, chicken eggs and turkeys who suffered a drop …

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Animal Ag News 1/11

Carrie Muehling

Brand new for 2021, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is hosting a two-day virtual event for cattlemen and women across the country to come together for industry news, updates, education and networking. The 2021 Cattle Industry Convention Winter Reboot, scheduled for Feb. 23-24, is an opportunity to connect with NCBA and serves as a kickoff event for the Cattle …

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