Animal Ag News 1/24

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The American Farm Bureau Federation announced its support of the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2021, with the exception of the bill’s establishment of mandatory minimums for negotiated purchases. The Alltech ONE Conference (ONE) returns May 22 – 24, 2022, to unite changemakers and thought leaders in a collaborative exploration of solutions within agri-business and beyond. John Deere …

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Animal Ag News 1/18

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced support for a report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee. In a move to enhance their focus on strategic priorities, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative announced the promotion of Tim Trotter to a new position of chief executive officer. The North American …

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Animal Ag News 1/10

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Until Jan. 17, nominations are being accepted for Certified Angus Beef (CAB) producer awards, which recognize cattlemen and women raising beef to the highest standards. There are three categories of awards to nominate someone you know. Visit www.cabcattle.com/nominate to nominate someone who deserves to be recognized. The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the International Cheese Council of Canada (ICCC), the …

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Animal Ag News 1/3

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Checkoff foodservice partners continued to grow sales of U.S. dairy foods and more domestic dairy headed into the international marketplace. There also were increased efforts to connect with the valued Gen Z consumer and dairy’s sustainability journey reached new levels. These and other results are some of Dairy Management Inc.’s top checkoff highlights from 2021. 4-H’ers from around the country …

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Animal Ag News 12/27

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As of Dec. 1, there were 74.2 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, down 4% from December 2020 and down 1% from Sept. 1, 2021, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The National Bison Association and Rocky Mountain Bison Association announce the 2022 National Bison Junior …

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Animal Ag News 12/20

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The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) joins the Trust In Beef program as a founding partner and technical advisor. Trust In Beef is a new effort to empower beef producers to accelerate the adoption of their sustainability journey and provide consumers with real-life proof of the continuously improving environmental performance of American beef. The program is led by Farm …

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Animal Ag News 12/13

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As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to support dairy farmers and rural communities, today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opened signup for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and expanded the program to allow dairy producers to better protect their operations by enrolling supplemental production. This signup period – which runs from Dec. 13, 2021 to Feb. …

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Animal Ag News 12/6

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The annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will once again be held at the 2022 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta. Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the American Feed Industry Association and the North American Meat Institute, the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, and is …

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Animal Ag News 11/29

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the investment of $32 million in grants awarded to 167 meat and poultry slaughter and processing facilities to support expanded capacity and efficiency through the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant (MPIRG) program. Barbara O’Brien, President and CEO of Dairy Management Inc. and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, said agriculture …

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Animal Ag News 11/22

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US Representatives Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Randy Feenstra (IA-04) – both members of the House Agriculture Committee – led the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that will return fairness to the cattle marketplace dominated by four major meat packers. Identical legislation was introduced in the Senate by Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst along …

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