American Farmers Receive "Thanks" From Culver's

Jamie Johansen

June Dairy Month brings the efforts of America’s farm families front and center. And now, Culver’s is strengthening that spotlight through the second year of its “Thank You Farmers” campaign. In partnership with participating restaurants, great guests, the National FFA Foundation, local FFA chapters and other agricultural groups, Culver’s turns gratitude into full-fledged support of today’s farm families. Last year …

Ag Group, Food

Young Dairy Leaders Institute Invites Applicants

Jamie Johansen

The Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) is inviting applicants for its ninth class. A program of the Holstein Foundation, YDLI is a renowned, innovative leadership and communication skills development program that has graduated hundreds of young adults. Dairy producers working with all breeds of dairy cattle and allied dairy industry members, ages 22 to 45, are encouraged to apply. Applications …

Ag Group, Dairy, Events, Holstein Association

TPP Must Deliver Meaningful Access for All Dairy Products

Jamie Johansen

The majority of U.S. dairy farmer cooperatives and dairy processing companies, all of which are members of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) or the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), threatened to withdraw support from the pending Trans-Pacific trade agreement if Japan and Canada refuse to follow through on pledges to provide comprehensive market access for U.S. dairy products. NMPF …

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

California Dairy Industry Redefines the Term “Milk Money”

Jamie Johansen

June is Dairy Month in California and this year, California dairy farmers and fluid milk processors are joining together to help local communities by supporting the Great American Milk Drive in the number one dairy state. On a national level, this campaign, in conjunction with Feeding America, provides gallons of nutrient-rich milk for millions of families across the nation to …

Ag Group, Dairy, Health, Milk

AMSA Announces New Leadership

Jamie Johansen

American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Professional and Emeritus members cast their votes for three new directors and a president-elect. The new board members will begin their terms at the end of the AMSA 2014 67th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) in Madison, Wisconsin. The new members to AMSA’s Board of Directors include: President Elect: – Bucky Gwartney, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service …

Ag Group, American Meat Science, Meat

Give Us Your Best Sheep Shot

Jamie Johansen

The American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) 2014 Photo Contest is underway and is open to all who wish to enter. The only rule is that the photographs entered in the contest must include sheep or lambs raised in the United States. Photographs entered in the contest will be judged on clarity, content, composition and appeal. More than $1,000 will be …

Ag Group, contest, Sheep

IDF World Dairy Summit Deadline Approaching

Jamie Johansen

The International Dairy Federation’s World Dairy Summit is soon approaching. The event is scheduled for Oct. 27-31 in Tel Aviv, Israel. But the deadline for Abstract submission is right around the corner. Submit your abstract before May 30, 2014. Participants who wish to give a presentation at the IDF World Dairy Summit should make submissions to be reviewed by the …

Ag Group, Dairy, Events, International

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