Meet the New USFRA Faces: Carla Wardin

John Davis

Earlier this month, we told you about the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) announcing the winners of its second class of the Faces of Farming and Ranching program. Now, we’d like you to meet each of the five selectees, starting with Carla Wardin of Michigan, who along with her husband Kris, both sixth-generation farmers, are the sole owners of …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy, USFRA

Animal Welfare Panel at LPC Vision Event

Chuck Zimmerman

The inaugural Livestock Publications Council “Vision, and industry celebration” event, held in Kansas City, MO, featured a panel discussion. The topic was “Animal welfare in today’s world of agriculture.” As you might guess, animal activist, rights and welfare continue to be a hot topic of discussion in the industry. The panel was moderated by Mike Adams, AgriTalk, and panelists were …

Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture, Audio, LPC, Media

Next USFRA Dialogues to Feature CAST Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is presenting the Borlaug CAST Communication Award this year to Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, an Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California-Davis. The award recognizes individuals who are actively excelling in communication of agricultural science and technology. She will receive the …

Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, USFRA, World Food Prize

FAPRI: Crop Prices Dropping Even More

John Davis

A new report is either good news or bad news, depending on whether you just raise crops or just raise livestock. But for many producers who do both, the latest report from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri is certainly a dose of both good and bad news. Earlier this month, we told …

Animal Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Farm Bill, Feed, Livestock, Soybean

Pork Economic Situation and Outlook

Cindy Zimmerman

The record yields and production predicted for the U.S. corn crop this year have good potential to get even bigger, according to livestock economist Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics. “It just looks very good … we’re looking at a great crop,” said Meyer at the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica North Carolina Swine Health Seminar last week. “Based on history, the two years …

Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Grains, Livestock, Pork

College Aggies Online to Launch 6th Year

Jamie Johansen

Move over animal agriculture nay sayers and detractors, there’s about to be a new crop of “agvocates” in town ready to promote farming and ranching and ensure that all traces of consumer confusion are eliminated. This fall, for the sixth consecutive year, the Animal Agriculture Alliance will launch its annual College Aggies Online Scholarship Program (CAO) to help college students …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Communications, Contest, Education

Dairy Carrie Exposes Latest PETA Sham

Chuck Zimmerman

The world’s beloved AgShill Heiress Dairy Farmer Carrie Chestnut Mess, aka Dairy Carrie, is once again showing her brilliance as she has just pretty well slam dunked PETA and their latest dairy cow (bull) manure video release. As of now her revealing story has been visited over a quarter million times. With your help in spreading the word how about …

Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Dairy

Meredith Promoted to VP of Communications & Membership

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is pleased to announce the promotion of Emily Meredith to Vice President of Communications and Membership. In this position, Emily will assume a greater management role over the communications and membership outreach strategies for the Alliance, with direct management of the Alliance’s Membership and Marketing Manager, Special Projects Manager and internship program. Emily joined the Alliance …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, Company Announcement

Texas Beef Producers Approve Beef Checkoff Program

Jamie Johansen

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced that Texas beef producers have voted to establish a state-level Beef Checkoff program. TDA conducted this referendum upon petition by cattle industry organizations under the authorities designed by the Texas Legislature. “Texas is the largest cattle producing state in the nation, and our beef is among the highest-quality in the world,” says Agriculture …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Beef, Beef Checkoff