South Dakota Ranchers Answer Consumer Questions

Jamie Johansen

The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) along with the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), through the use of Beef Checkoff dollars, hosted the second “Meat Your Beef” retail and foodservice influencer immersion event for May Beef Month. South Dakota cattle rancher and SDBIC board of director Craig Bieber, Leola, SD, attended the first “Meat Your Beef” event at Hedgeapple …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff

Poultry Groups Comment on FMCSA's Proposed Rule

Jamie Johansen

The U. S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposed rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). Many of our member companies have already installed ELDs in their fleets and enjoy the benefits of the technology including enhanced recordkeeping and other fleet management …

Ag Group, Poultry, Transportation

Elanco's $500,000 Commitment to Heifer Int. Project

Jamie Johansen

Elanco is celebrating World Hunger Day (May 28, 2014) by announcing a $500,000 commitment to Heifer International’s East Africa Dairy Development Project (EADD), continuing the company’s long-term partnership aimed at breaking the cycle of hunger for those most in need. EADD aims to provide sustainable livelihoods for one million people in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya by 2018. Initiated in 2008, …

Ag Group, Dairy, Elanco

Partnership Formed to Aid in Members Legal Issues

Jamie Johansen

Milk Producers Council (MPC) and Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation (Weintraub) announced their new strategic partnership. The partnership was created to provide labor and employment and environmental support services for the dairy family members of MPC and offer these members access to legal counseling. Weintraub’s program developed for MPC’s members includes unlimited access to Weintraub’s monthly Labor and …

Ag Group, Dairy, environment, Labor

Precautionary Principle & Animal Ag White Paper

Jamie Johansen

While the Precautionary Principle has been accepted by many national governments as a basis for policymaking, controversy looms regarding the actual content and the practical implications of its implementation in policy issues. The National Institute for Animal Agriculture devoted the Opening and Closing General Sessions of its 2014 Annual Conference to the Precautionary Principle and recently released a white paper, …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Livestock

U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards Announced

Jamie Johansen

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® announced the winners of the third annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards on May 14, 2014, at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships that are committed to stewardship and sustainability, delivering exceptional results that are good for business, good for the environment and good for the …

Ag Group, award, Dairy, sustainability

Partnership To Benefit Local Feeding America Food Banks

Jamie Johansen

According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated. America’s milk companies and dairy farmers, along with the American Dairy Association of Indiana, have helped to create The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program …

Ag Group, Dairy, Milk

Glanbia Economist to Address All-Jersey Inc. Meeting

Jamie Johansen

Director of Dairy Economics and Policy for Glanbia Foods, Inc., Michael L. Brown, will be the keynote speaker for the 56th Annual Meeting of National All-Jersey Inc. The event takes place June 27 in Alexandria, Virginia’s historic district. Glanbia Foods is the largest American-style cheese manufacturer and among the largest whey ingredient producers in the United States. The company manufactures …

Ag Group, Dairy, Events

House Members Urge Removal of EU Trade Barriers

Jamie Johansen

A bipartisan group of 177 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged the Obama administration to use the transatlantic trade talks with the European Union (EU) to address a variety of export barriers hampering the U.S. dairy industry. Among the barriers are the EU’s recent efforts to prevent U.S. companies from using common food names like parmesan and feta …

Ag Group, Dairy, Export, Government, National Milk, Policy