Animal Ag News 9/26

Carrie Muehling

  • The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) announced that Mikayla Dolch has joined the organization as its new manager of marketing and digital communications. Dolch will support the expansion and enhancement of NPPC’s digital programming activities.
  • The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) invites you to its 15th Annual Meeting and Cattle Producer’s Forum at the DoubleTree Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee this upcoming December 8-10, 2022. Registration and room reservations are now live at
  • The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is now accepting nominations for the second cohort of the Advanced Training for Animal Agriculture Leaders program. Nominations are due November 1.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), in conjunction with the Public Lands Council (PLC), is now accepting applications for public policy internships in the NCBA Washington, D.C., office for summer 2023.
  • The dairy checkoff’s “Reset Yourself with Dairy” campaign earned a best-in-class International Milk Promotions (IMP) Trophy at the recent International Dairy Federation’s
    World Dairy Summit 2022 in India, winning against finalist campaigns from France and Switzerland.
  • The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) awarded the 2022 Clean Water Award to and Tyson Foods in Dardanelle, Ark., and Pilgrim’s in Arcadia, Wis. The award is presented annually to poultry facilities that go above and beyond in their commitment to sustainable wastewater treatment and water reuse.
  • A new poll of registered voters, conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) shows an overwhelming majority of voters—including 86% of Democrats, 83% of Independents, and 90% of Republicans—support the American Beef Labeling Act (S.2716 and H.R.7291) that reinstates mandatory country of origin labeling (MCOOL) for beef.
  • The partners in a new broad climate-smart initiative touted the potential of the project to greatly expand farmer-led conservation practices and business opportunities. The groups learned they will receive up to $50 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the initiative through USDA’s new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program.
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