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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Animal Ag News 7/13

Carrie Muehling

The Wisconsin Cheese community comprised of cheese lovers from across the nation, called Cheeselandia, won the Grand Champion Award at the American Marketing Association’s Brand Smart Awards in Chicago. In addition to taking home the competition’s largest award, Wisconsin Cheese/Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin also claimed the Gold Award for the Influencer Marketing category. Reps. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Abby Finkenauer (IA-01), …

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Animal Ag News 7/6

Carrie Muehling

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and former Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma, joined Reps. Sanford Bishop of Georgia, Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, Chellie Pingree of Maine, G.T. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Jim Costa of California, David Rouzer of North Carolina, Angie Craig of Minnesota and Robert Aderholt of Alabama, to introduce the Requiring Assistance to Meat Processors for …

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