Legislation Pushes New Labeling Laws for Soy, Almond Milk

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Soy and almond milk producers may soon face new labeling laws if new industry-backed legislation, sponsored by a pair of dairy state lawmakers, attracts more support in Congress. The Dairy Pride Act, sponsored by Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Vermont Rep. Peter Welch, would enforce longstanding FDA definitions (CFR 131.110) that define milk. The new bill expands the definition of …

Ag Group, Dairy, FDA, idfa, Milk, National Milk, Policy

Grassland Dairy Products Joins DSSA

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Grassland Dairy Products has is the newest member of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a diverse group of partners who have come together to ensure that all touchpoints in the production of dairy foods are continuously improving. The goal of the alliance is to show tangible continuous improvements in animal care, environmental conservation, food safety and other practices through …

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Animal Ag & Ethanol Working Together

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At the National Ethanol Conference this week, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen sat down with representatives from the corn and livestock industries to talk about the current state of the farm economy, the policy impact of historic surpluses, and moving past food versus fuel. Dinneen discussed common ground with National Corn Growers Association CEO Chris Novak …

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KS Dairy Farmer Testifies to Senate Ag Committee

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Kansas dairy farmer Lynda Foster says dairy farmers need Congress to make improvements in the dairy title of the farm bill this year, and not wait until 2018. In a field hearing Thursday on the campus of Kansas State University, Foster told members of the Senate Agriculture Committee that “dairy farmers deserve better” than the current Margin Protection Program (MPP). …

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Study of Antibiotic Use on Farms & Resistant Salmonella

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A team of interdisciplinary scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Charleston VA Medical Center Research Service recently reviewed published literature for evidence of a relationship between antibiotic use in agricultural animals and drug-resistant foodborne Salmonella infections in humans, commonly known as salmonellosis. According to the 2013 CDC Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report, two of the eighteen pathogens …

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Watch Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman at Commodity Classic

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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman will preview at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas before it airs worldwide on Discovery Channel in August. Based on a book by the same name, the Discovery Impact film weaves together the stories of a Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers and a handful of Gulf fishermen who feed the world while stewarding the land and water …

Ag Group, Conservation, environment, Farming, Fish, Ranches, sustainability

Investing In Angus Breeding Technology

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In a new video clip from Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association, Braden Schaal, owner and manager of Schaal Cattle Company talks about GeneMax, the selection and breeding technology that has improved beef quality in his commercial Angus herd. After beginning a timed breeding program with 100 heifers five years ago, Schaal plans to AI more than …

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2016 U.S. Pork Exports Show Impressive Progress

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U.S. pork exports have shown impressive progress at year-end 2016 following a challenging 2015. 5.1 billion pounds of pork and pork variety meats valued at $5.94 billion dollars were exported in 2016, up 8 percent and 7 percent respectively from 2015, according to the USDA. “We saw a strong 2016 for U.S. pork exports, but we still face challenges with …

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Cattlemen’s Webinar Series on Beef Cattle Selection Tools

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Time to register for the next Cattlemen’s Webinar Series on ‘Understanding Advancements in Beef Cattle Selection Tools.’ The webinar will take place Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Central and is brought to you by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Get the latest update cattle selection tools and how to use them including: New EPD calculation software, updated across …

Ag Group, Beef, Breeding, Education, NCBA, Reproduction, Webinar

Costco Expansion Builds Momentum for U.S. Beef in Korea

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U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) reports that U.S. beef has built momentum in South Korea, and received a further boost since Costco recently began converting its imported chilled beef selection from Australian beef to 100% U.S. product. The move follows a multi-year effort by the USMEF to persuade store managers that sales of U.S. beef would match or exceed Australian …

Ag Group, Beef, Export, Food, Meat, USMEF