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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Animal Ag News 10/26

Carrie Muehling

Steve Kopperud died Oct. 19 of a sudden and highly unexpected arrhythmia while in Minneapolis for a family wedding. Kopperud was senior vice president of legislative affairs at the American Feed Industry Association for more than 20 years and a government affairs consultant for almost 15 years, before officially retiring in 2017. He founded the Animal Industry Foundation, now the …

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Animal Ag News 10/19

Carrie Muehling

The ONE Virtual Experience looks at a sea of opportunity awaiting the global aquaculture market, which is expected to see an increase in demand of more than 30% by 2030. Explore what awaits the world’s fastest-growing protein sector and learn how aquaculture will play a vital role in feeding the world in a healthy, sustainable way. Access the ONE Virtual …

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Animal Ag News 10/12

Carrie Muehling

After thoughtful and thorough consideration, show management for the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has made the difficult decision to not hold the in-person component of IPPE 2021 in Atlanta, scheduled for Jan. 26-28. The decision was based on numerous factors, including extensive surveys, direct feedback from our industries and other stakeholders, as well as the expected decrease in …

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Animal Ag News 10/5

Carrie Muehling

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for 2021-2022 beef industry scholarships sponsored by CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. Online applications should be submitted by Nov. 13, 2020 at midnight Central Time. To apply, or learn more about the scholarship, click here. Twelve U.S. Senators, led by John Hoeven (R-ND) …

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Animal Ag News 9/28

Carrie Muehling

Following a successful virtual annual meeting, the Public Lands Council announced Wyoming rancher Niels Hansen will lead the organization as the new president and Steve Osguthorpe will join the PLC Executive Committee as the organization’s secretary. The Public Lands Council also announced that John Falen was selected as the 2020 PLC President’s Award. PLC leadership also announced they selected Aaron …

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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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