NCBA's Environmental Committee Brings Packed House

Jamie Johansen

Ashley McDonald, Environmental Council for NCBA, talked about what is on everybody’s minds here at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Waters of the United States (WOTUS) has become a household phrase over the last couple of months and she highlighted NCBA’s efforts to eliminate the EPA’s term ‘navigable’ from the Clean Water Act. “We are in the midst of …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, environment, NCBA, Water

Programs to Benefit Sheep Producers of All Sizes

Jamie Johansen

Two new programs will benefit sheep producers and the sheep industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced July 28. The new Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program, part of the 2014 Farm Bill, will provide approximately $1.5 million in grant funds that can be used by sheep organizations to assist producers by strengthening the production …

Ag Group, Sheep, usda

NMPF Supports FDA’s Draft Food Shipment Safety Regulations

Jamie Johansen

Milk producers joined milk processors yesterday in supporting the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed regulations on the safe shipment of food, saying the draft rules largely write into regulations what the dairy industry is already doing. “Dairy foods are safely transported already, and there is no need to improve on current practices,” said Beth Briczinski, vice president for dairy foods …

Ag Group, Food, Milk, National Milk

Members of the Cattle-Feeding Community Honored

Jamie Johansen

Four individuals who have been catalysts for the beef industry and inspired others to do the same were honored July 29 during the sixth annual Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet in Westminster, Colorado. The Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame was established to honor the exceptional individuals who have made lasting contributions to the cattle-feeding industry. This year, Dinsdale and …

Ag Group, award, Beef, Cattle, Feed

Policy Talks Underway at Cattle Industry Summer Conference

Jamie Johansen

The 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference is well underway here in Denver, CO. Cattlemen and women have gathered to discuss pressing issues affecting producers nationwide. I sat down with Philip Ellis, 2014 NCBA President Elect and he shed some light into what the cattlemen’s organization is doing to advocate and educate. “We always have many issues at our summer conference. …

ADM, Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, CBB, NCBA, Policy

Oklahoma Attorney General Advances Investigation of HSUS

Jamie Johansen

HumaneWatch.org, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, applauded Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for moving forward with his investigation into the deceptive fundraising of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Pruitt stated in a radio interview last week that his office has issued subpoenas to HSUS and an HSUS vendor, direct-mail firm Quadriga Art, in …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare

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