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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Animal Ag News 11/15

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U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are announcing a compromise cattle market proposal, known as the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act. U.S. pork exports have experienced significant growth since 2010 — increasing more than 50% in volume and 60% in value. This substantial increase can be attributed to the fact …

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ZimmCast 680 – Learning About Zeolite from Ida-Ore

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. In this week’s program, we meet a new sponsor – IDA-ORE ZEOLITE. I have a conversation with Ida-Ore Sales Manager Matt Lott about the company and just what is Zeolite. Matt will provide us with background on the company and then focus on their products. Zeolite is used in a variety …

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Animal Ag News 11/8

Carrie Muehling

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative announced the hiring of Travis Senn to help drive the company’s social media strategy and public relations development. A letter seeking signatures from a wide-range of organizations supporting the recently introduced American Beef Labeling Act of 2021 (S.2716) is now being circulated among organizations representing farm, ranch, rural, faith, environmental, farm/food worker, manufacturing, and cattle/farm industry …

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Animal Ag News 11/1

Carrie Muehling

Registration for #CattleCon22 opens November 1st! Registration and Housing are available beginning at 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time and never closes. Register early for best rates. Four finalists have been selected for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) 9th annual National Anthem Singing Contest, sponsored by Norbrook®. The winner will receive a trip to the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA …

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Animal Ag News 10/25

Carrie Muehling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that it is mobilizing a stronger, and more comprehensive effort to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products. The agency is initiating several key activities to gather the data and information necessary to support future action and move closer to the national target of a 25% reduction in …

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Cattle Contract Library Act Introduced in House

Cindy Zimmerman

Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) this week introduced the bipartisan Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021 to create a library for cattle contracts within the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service Department equipping cattle producers with market data to make informed decisions in negotiations with meatpackers. Currently, USDA maintains a pork contract library, and following significant volatility in the …

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Animal Ag News 10/18

Carrie Muehling

C.W. (Bill) McMillan, a long-time lobbyist and consultant for the U.S. beef cattle industry and briefly an Agriculture Department assistant secretary, died Wednesday of heart failure. He was 95. For more than three decades cattle producers have simplified their recordkeeping with a handy pocket-sized booklet from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). The 2022 version of the Redbook is now …

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Animal Ag News 10/11

Carrie Muehling

The checkoff-founded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy released its biennial 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report inclusive of progress made in 2019 and 2020 within environmental stewardship and broader social responsibility commitments to people, animals and communities. Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative is making available a resource that journalists might find useful. Dr. Marin Bozic, a nationally recognized agricultural economist at the …

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Animal Ag News 10/4

Carrie Muehling

The MILK Business Conference, the only event that focuses exclusively on every business aspect of dairy operations, is set for Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2021, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The event will offer educational and networking opportunities for dairy industry leaders, live and in person, and will take place prior to the start of the National …

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