NCBA Campaign Highlights #BenefitsofBeef

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) last week launched a nationwide grassroots campaign to highlight the #BenefitsofBeef, calling on cattle producers to submit public comments in support of beef’s role in federal dietary guidelines. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) newly released Scientific Report lays the groundwork for five years of federal nutrition guidance and comments are being accepted until …

AgWired Animal, Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, NCBA

ZimmCast 648 – Trent Loos in The Stand at Paxton County

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. This week we’re going to hear from someone whose goal is to bridge rural and urban America. You probably have heard of him. Maybe you haven’t. But in this week’s program I’m sharing a conversation with …

Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Media, ZimmCast

Animal Ag Alliance Responds to Animal Rights Groups

Carrie Muehling

The Animal Agriculture Alliance has shared reaction to the most recent gathering of the Animal Rights National Conference, held June 28 through July 1 in Los Angeles. The event was organized by the Farm Animal Rights Movement and sponsored by Mercy for Animals, The Save Movement, Compassion Over Killing and The Humane League, along with other animal rights extremist groups. …

Ag Groups, AgWired Animal, Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture

Larson Dairy Reacts to Latest Activist Video

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the most well-respected dairy operations in the nation was the subject of an underground animal activist video that was released this past week. Larson Dairy in Okeechobee, Florida is owned by Woody Larson, who bought the operation from his father Red Larson, who started in the dairy business in 1947. His son Jacob is also involved in the …

AgWired Animal, Animal Activists, Audio, Wackos

HSUS = PETA Parody

Chuck Zimmerman

At least parody can be funnier than truth. Sometimes. And in the case of this video from HumaneWatch it’s worth a chuckle. If it only wasn’t so true. Read more about the rationale behind the parody here.

Animal Activists, Video, Wackos

Where Does the Money Go?

Kelly Marshall

HumaneWatch.Org, a project of the non-profit Center for Consumer Freedom, is releasing a commercial on the Fox News Channel this week.  The spot comes out hard against the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for their inaccurate advertising and use of donated funds. Using a compilation of HSUS’s own commercials, the new advertisement highlights the juxtaposition of using dogs …

Advertising, Animal Activists, Video

11 Attorneys General Called to Investigate HSUS

Jamie Johansen, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, applauded the Midwestern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments for passing a resolution calling on 11 state attorneys general to investigate the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The states covered are North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. The …

Ag Groups, Animal Activists

Undercover Videos – A Proactive Approach

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Helen Wojcinski, DVM DVSc ACPV, Science & Sustainability Manager, Hybrid Turkeys, provided a case study on how they proactively managed an undercover video at the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit. “We always want to make sure we have good animal welfare programs in place, commitment of senior managers and engagement of employees so they understand what it means. …

Ag Groups, Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture

Nationwide Efforts of Protect the Harvest

Jamie Johansen

Protect the Harvest is an advocacy group that started in Missouri five years ago to fight back against animal activists groups. During the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, policies impacting the future of animal agriculture was an important issue discussed. Brian Klippenstein, Executive Director, Protect the Harvest, spoke on how they are helping farmers and ranchers nationwide provide for a …

Ag Groups, Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture

Whistleblower Speaks Out Against HSUS

Chuck Zimmerman

It looks like the tables have been turned on animal liberation group Humane Society of the United States. A former undercover investigator for the extremist group is featured in a just released video by discussing gestation stalls or also called individual maternity pens (IMPs) which are used to house pregnant pigs. You can watch the video below. IMPs provide …

Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture, Video, Wackos