Animal Ag News 3/30

Carrie Muehling

The Beef Checkoff program and fifteen grassroots-led state beef councils won a major court victory when the United States District Court of Montana ruled in favor of USDA and the Montana Beef Council in the matter of R-CALF vs. Sonny Perdue and USDA. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association praised the court’s decision, which ends a legal battle that has spanned more …

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Animal Ag News 3/23

Carrie Muehling

In response to the ongoing efforts to provide relief to Americans impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane issued a statement to Capitol Hill. The National Pork Producers Council applauds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s guidance on critical industry workforce that should continue as the country addresses and responds to …

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Animal Ag News 3/16

Carrie Muehling

America is in danger of losing its leadership standing due to significant flaws in its current approach to regulating emerging animal breeding technologies, Iowa Pork Producers President Dr. Michael Paustian testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee. According to his testimony, oversight should be under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not the Food and Drug Administration. U.S. Poultry & Egg Association …

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Animal Ag News 3/9

Carrie Muehling

The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and members to its board of directors at its National Pork Industry Forum. Howard AV Roth, a hog farmer from Wauzeka, Wis., was elected NPPC president. At the National Pork Producers Council’s National Pork Industry Forum, delegates adopted several important resolutions, including those that call on NPPC to: strengthen efforts to prevent …

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Animal Ag News 3/2

Carrie Muehling

The 2020 International Production & Processing Expo had 31,504 animal food, meat and poultry industry leaders from all over the world in attendance, with an 8% increase in the number of buyers from last year. A total of 1,377 exhibitors showcased their latest technology and solutions, with more than 573,000 square feet of exhibit space. IPPE is the world’s largest …

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Animal Ag News 2/24

Carrie Muehling

Mark Frasier of Fort Morgan, Colo., was elected 2020 president of CattleFax at the organization’s annual meeting, held in conjunction with the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas. Public Lands Council Executive Director and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Natural Resources, Kaitlynn Glover released a statement applauding the court ruling in a case …

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Animal Ag News 2/17

Carrie Muehling

The National Pork Board has opened the application period for a new series of swine research fellowships to provide a pipeline of highly skilled employees for the pork industry. The application deadline is February 25. U.S. pork exports finished 2019 on a high note, setting new records for both value and volume, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department …

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Animal Ag Bites 2/10

Carrie Muehling

Registration is now open with early bird savings available for the 2020 Chicken Marketing Summit. This annual executive conference, hosted by WATT Global Media, is scheduled for July 19-21, 2020 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Noble Research Institute, LLC and GrowSafe Systems Ltd. have entered into a new research agreement that aims to improve …

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Animal Ag Bites 2/3

Carrie Muehling

An initial agenda is now available for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2020 Stakeholders Summit, themed Primed & Prepared. The turnout for the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo approached 32,000 poultry, meat and feed industry attendees from all over the world. This year saw an 8 percent increase in the number of buyers. In addition, the show has more than …

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Animal Ag Bites 1/27

Carrie Muehling

Heidi Fischer of Fischer-Clark Dairy Farm was elected by members of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative to its board of directors at the co-op’s annual business meeting during the Dairy Strong conference. Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, announced that it has partnered with four dairy farms in central Florida to build and operate three anaerobic digesters …

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