Animal Ag News 3/13

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  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) hailed the passage of H.J. Res. 27, a joint resolution that would invalidate the Biden administration’s new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule through the Congressional Review Act.
  • Registration is now open for six Stockmanship & Stewardship regional events in five states this spring and summer, with an additional virtual event to be held in November. During each event producers can become Beef Quality Assurance certified, network with fellow cattlemen and women, participate in hands-on demonstrations led by animal handling experts including Curt Pate and Dr. Ron Gill, and learn cutting-edge operation techniques.
  • The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) installed new officers and elected members to its board of directors at its annual business meeting — the National Pork Industry Forum. Scott Hays of Monroe City, Missouri, was elevated to NPPC president for 2023-2024.
  • Innovation, family, and a customer-focused mindset were foundational for the latest National Pork Industry Hall of Fame inductee, William “Billy” Herring. With his successful career spanning more than 50 years in the pork industry, Herring was inducted at the National Pork Producers Council’s annual business meeting — the National Pork Industry Forum.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an investment of more than $43 million in meat and poultry processing research, innovation and expansion in support of its ongoing efforts to transform the food system at every stage along the supply chain. This investment is funded through the American Rescue Plan and the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).
  • The USDA released a proposed rule with new regulatory requirements to better align the voluntary “Product of USA” label claim with consumer understanding of what the claim means. The proposed rule allows the voluntary “Product of USA” or “Made in the USA” label claim to be used on meat, poultry and egg products only when they are derived from animals born, raised, slaughtered and processed in the United States.
  • For the second year, WATT Global Media will present the Chicken Marketer of the Year award during the annual Chicken Marketing Summit, with nominations being accepted until May 1, 2023. The executive conference is scheduled for July 31-August 2, 2023, at Hotel Effie Sandestin in Miramar Beach, Florida.
  • The National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) Board of Directors unanimously endorsed a proposal to modernize the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system at its March meeting, a milestone that caps more than two years of discussion and more than 130 meetings on different aspects of the proposal.
  • Join the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association on March 16 at 7 p.m. Central for a live webinar hosted by Redd Summit Advisor’s Risk Management Consultant, Ross Bronson. He’ll talk through real scenarios and financial examples showing the true costs associated with drought. And, learn how to supplement those costs using PRF insurance, as well as understand the benefits and drawbacks of disaster relief programs like NAP and Pasture Relief. Register here.

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