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Animal Ag News 10/11

Carrie Muehling

  • The checkoff-founded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy released its biennial 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report inclusive of progress made in 2019 and 2020 within environmental stewardship and broader social responsibility commitments to people, animals and communities.
  • Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative is making available a resource that journalists might find useful. Dr. Marin Bozic, a nationally recognized agricultural economist at the University of Minnesota, gave a presentation to members of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative on Sept. 30 at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. A video recording of the 50-minute event is now accessible on YouTube.
  • The dairy checkoff has awarded 12 academic scholarships to students enrolled in programs that emphasize dairy and who have shown potential to become future dairy leaders. The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB), through Dairy Management Inc., which manages the national dairy checkoff, annually awards $2,500 scholarships to 11 students. In addition, the NDB awards a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship to one outstanding scholarship recipient.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Public Lands Council criticized the Biden administration’s unilateral decision to put sweeping federal designations on millions of acres surrounding the Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.
  • USPOULTRY’s 2021 Poultry Processor Workshop will be held Nov. 16-17, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The Public Lands Council announced they will provide over $450,000 in grant funding to multiple cattle groups, university research teams, and federal land-focused organizations to support research and educational programs that strengthen the future of public lands livestock production.
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