Deadline for World Forage Analysis Superbowl Approaches

Jamie Johansen

The entry deadlines this year’s World Forage Analysis Superbowl is quickly approaching. The entry deadline for the standard and brown midrib corn silage is Thursday, August 14. The deadline for all other forage samples including dairy hay, haylage, bagelage, commercial hay and grass hay is Thursday, September 4. The official entry form and contest rules can be found at foragesuperbowl.org …

Ag Group, Dairy, Forage, World Dairy Expo

Meredith Promoted to VP of Communications & Membership

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is pleased to announce the promotion of Emily Meredith to Vice President of Communications and Membership. In this position, Emily will assume a greater management role over the communications and membership outreach strategies for the Alliance, with direct management of the Alliance’s Membership and Marketing Manager, Special Projects Manager and internship program. Emily joined the Alliance …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Company Announcement

Sportsman Channel Unleashes a Full Week of “Aporkalypse 2014”

Jamie Johansen

When Brian “Pigman” Quaca decides to contribute to the eradication of the exploding feral hog population – few experts are better equipped. Beginning Monday, August 4 at 7 p.m. ET, Sportsman Channel returns with a full-week of the award-winning programming stunt – Aporkalypse 2014. The entire week of expanded hog eradication takes a deep dive into the many issues associated …

Ag Group, Hunting

Cattlemen Commence to Talk Business at Summer Conference

Jamie Johansen

Cattle Industry Summer Conference is right around the corner and for the first time Animal.AgWired will be there to cover all the happenings. The 2014 event will feature meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Cattle industry members will meet in both NCBA Policy committees …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, NCBA

Supporting Support the Harvest

Chuck Zimmerman

Have you heard of Protect The Harvest? Probably. How about hearing from the founder? At the Agricultural Media Summit, an annual gathering of ag journalists, I met Forrest Lucas, Lucas Oil (l). We were in the Lucas Oil Stadium here in Indianapolis. Also with him were Steele Shippy, Director of Political Operations for Protect The Harvest (r) and Dave Hageman, …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Audio

Cheese & Whole Milk Powder Receive Export Sales Assistance

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 8 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 1.645 million pounds (746 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese, and 2.222 million pounds (1008 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in North Africa, Central and South America. The product will be delivered July 2014 through …

Ag Group, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Milk

Alliance President & CEO Celebrates 20 Years

Jamie Johansen

In 1994 the Animal Industry Foundation (AIF), now known as Animal Agriculture Alliance, hired Kay Johnson Smith to be its Executive Director. Tomorrow, Johnson Smith celebrates 20 years of service to the Animal Agriculture Alliance and the membership it represents. Steve Kopperud, then Senior Vice President of the American Feed Industry Association and also President of AIF, quickly realized that …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance

Farmer, Mother & Blogger Talks Biotech at House Hearing

Jamie Johansen

Farmers need to do a better job at connecting with the public when talking about the benefits that biotechnology brings to producers, consumers and the environment, said Joanna Lidback, a dairy farmer from northeast Vermont. Lidback, who also keeps a blog documenting her family’s life on the farm, testified during a hearing of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, …

Ag Group, Biotech, cooperatives, Dairy, Government, National Milk

American Junior Shorthorn Association Elects New Board

Jamie Johansen

The 2014 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Conference was held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 23 through June 28. Junior voting delegates took part in electing three members to the American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) Board of Directors, with new and retiring board members electing new AJSA officers. 2014-15 AJSA Board of Directors are as follows: President Dustin Smith, Decorah, Iowa, …

Ag Group, Beef, Education, Livestock, Shorthorn, Youth

Dairy Products Get Export Assistance

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 21 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Land O’Lakes, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 15.615 million pounds (7,083 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda, Monterey Jack cheese, 1.246 million pounds (565 metric tons) of butter (82% butterfat) and 837,757 pounds (380 metric …

Ag Group, Butter, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Milk