Animal Ag News 4/24/23

Cindy Zimmerman

  • Join the next NCBA Producer Education Webinar “Cutting Through the Carbon Clutter,” April 27 at 7:00 PM Central to learn more about the Wild West of Carbon Markets. Hear multiple perspectives and takeaways for ranchers on the current status of the carbon landscape, and what opportunities are available. Watch the entire Cattlemen’s Webinar Series on YouTube.
  • The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) announced the signing of a set of principles and a new partnership with the National Agricultural Organizations (FARM) from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Colombia to constructively engage governments and international organizations around the world on the issues of livestock, agriculture, climate and trade.
  • The Animal Agriculture Alliance released its updated Sustainability Impact Report ahead of Earth Day on April 22. The U.S. farm and food community continues to be a global leader in sustainability efforts. The updated report highlights these advancements and includes a new section on the animal feed community’s role in environmental stewardship.
  • The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) recognized more than 200 meat and poultry plants at the 2023 Environmental, Labor and Safety+ Conference in Carlsbad, California for their positive environmental impact achievements. Fifteen additional establishments that went above and beyond were granted Environmental Achievement Awards for their progress with emissions reduction, energy conservation, packaging/food waste reduction, technological innovation, and water conservation.
  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) filed comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed rule “Use of Electronic Identification Eartags as Official Identification in Cattle and Bison” to emphasize the importance of electronic animal identification to protect the cattle industry from the threat of a foreign animal disease. USDA’s proposed rule would apply to cattle 18-months or older only when moving interstate.
  • FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is pleased to welcome Sarah Sarbacker as Director of Communications and Marketing. Raised on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Sarbacker comes to FarmFirst from Boviteq, a bovine IVF company and division of Semex, where she served as the Client Service Supervisor for North America. Prior to her role with Boviteq, she worked in various areas of agriculture throughout her career including positions with US Livestock Genetics Export, Compeer Financial, Minitube, and Agri-View Newspaper.
  • Banana Graham Ice Cream. Smooth Blended Cottage Cheese with Strawberry. Costa Rican Pineapple & Guava Greek Yogurt. These and other sensational, fruit-forward flavors and inclusions shined this week, taking home two-thirds of the awards at the International Dairy Foods Association’s (IDFA) annual Innovative Ice Cream Flavor and Innovative Cultured Dairy Product competitions, co-sponsored by Dairy Foods magazine. The ice cream and cultured dairy product competitions took place during IDFA’s annual, co-located Ice Cream Technology Conference and Yogurt & Cultured Innovation Conference, which attracted a record crowd of more than 270 industry professionals to Austin, Texas.
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