Animal Ag News 9/21

Carrie Muehling

The National Bison Association welcomed USDA’s announcement that bison producers are now eligible for relief under the second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) released a statement in response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s announcement that additional support would be made available to cattle producers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. …

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Animal Ag News 9/14

Carrie Muehling

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

Carrie Muehling

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

Carrie Muehling

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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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

Carrie Muehling

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

Carrie Muehling

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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Animal Ag News 7/27

Carrie Muehling

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) launched a nationwide grassroots campaign to highlight the #BenefitsofBeef and is calling on cattle producers to submit public comments in support of federal dietary guidelines that recognize beef’s role in a healthy diet. NCBA will generate public comments by reaching out to cattle producers via e-mail blast, text messages, social media, and earned media …

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Animal Ag News 7/20

Carrie Muehling

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation announced its partnership with Cargill to provide funding to North American cattle producers to provide practical tools to help manage market shifts, reduce costs, manage finite natural resource availability and withstand extreme weather events. The four-year strategic partnership, which was funded by a $3 million contribution from Cargill’s protein business, establishes a professional development scholarship program, …

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