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Animal Ag News 6/28

Carrie Muehling

  • Farmers, including pork producers, are encouraged to participate in USDA’s 2022 Agriculture Census. The data collected looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures. The information collected from the census provides a variety of public data that represents the ag industry. The census includes data from every operation – large or small, urban or rural – from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products are produced and sold, or would normally be produced and sold, in the ag census year. Sign Up for 2022 Ag Census by June 30.
  • Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative stressed flexibility and fairness in announcing its priorities for reforming the federal milk pricing system. Edge’s proposal primarily focuses on two key principles ― flexibility and fairness. Differences across the Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMO) require added flexibility to meet their respective needs, and current markets driving milk outside the FMMO system point to a need for a standard set of “contracting principles” to build a more fair and equitable pricing system.
  • The National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry gives poultry facility and safety professionals the necessary tools to help ensure the continued well-being and protection of industry personnel. The Conference, sponsored by the Georgia Tech Research Institute/ATRP and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), is scheduled for Aug. 15-17 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida.
  • The Supreme Court of the United States denied R-CALF’s lawsuit against 13 state beef councils and the Beef Checkoff. This ruling effectively ends yet another R-CALF attack on the Beef Checkoff and prevents the activist attorneys at Public Justice, from further diverting Checkoff and beef industry resources.
  • Whether you grew up on a farm, visit farms for work, or have friends and family who are farmers, we all have life lessons learned from the farm. Pork industry colleagues have been filling LinkedIn newsfeeds recently with their #LessonsFromTheFarm to talk about the pork industry’s ethical principles, goals/metrics and elevate the industry’s story. When you post, use the hashtag #LessonsFromTheFarm and tag @NationalPorkBoard.
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