Animal Ag News 8/29

Carrie Muehling

  • Dr. Ashley Johnson has joined the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) as director of food policy. In her role, she will focus on developing and implementing post-harvest food safety and human nutrition programs and addressing animal care issues in market channels.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is looking for new talent to perform during the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, Feb. 1-3. Applications for the National Anthem Contest, sponsored by Norbrook®, and the Talent Round-Up are now being accepted.
  • Certified Angus Beef recognized Randy Blach for more than 40 years at CattleFax bringing decision-friendly data to cattlemen.
  • The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) released its annual, “Our Industry, Our Promise” report, detailing the challenges the U.S. feed and pet food industry faced over the past year and the steps the AFIA took to address member priorities.
  • The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Livestock Issues Research Unit, held an open house event to commemorate 23 years of accomplished research and contributions to the beef, dairy, and swine industries.
  • R-CALF USA hosted its 23rd Annual National Convention “Code of the West” in Deadwood, South Dakota, Aug. 18-19, 2022. At least 25 states were represented with about 400 cattle producers, consumers and industry representatives in attendance. Several thousand additional guests viewed the convention through online streaming, which enabled the convention to reach far into cattle county.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Public Lands Council (PLC) and other agriculture coalition members commended a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that will allow the coalition to intervene in the case Defenders of Wildlife v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and defend the previous administration’s delisting of the gray wolf. To view the full decision, please click here.
  • The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) recognized 37 dairy companies for their outstanding achievements in worker safety in 2021 with the IDFA Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Award. This is the nineteenth year that IDFA has sponsored this program, highlighting the outstanding workplace safety achievements of U.S. dairy companies.
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