Animal Ag Alliance Blog & Photo Contest Winners

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The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced the winners of its blog and photo contests. Wanda Patsche of Minnesota and Michelle Miller of Iowa will receive a free registration to the 2017 Stakeholders Summit, themed “Connect to Protect Animal Ag” on May 3-4 in Kansas City, Mo. Patsche took the top spot in the blog contest with a piece titled “Action, Please …

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U.S. Red Meat Exports Maintain Strong Pace in January

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According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), January exports of U.S. beef and pork were up significantly year-over-year, maintaining the solid momentum established in the fourth quarter of 2016. Beef exports totaled 96,488 metric tons, up 17 percent from a year ago, valued at $515.5 million – up 18 percent and the …

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Rolling Back BLM Rule: “Strike Two for 2.0”

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The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) hail Senate passage of the resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Planning 2.0 Rule. “This is Strike Two for 2.0. Streamlining is needed in the planning process, but not at the expense of input from local communities and permittees or elimination of economic analysis requirements,” …

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Engaging Youth To Empower Agriculture

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Engaging youth in agriculture is an important part of fueling the future of the industry, and a presentation surrounding this necessary, complex concept took the spotlight during the 2017 Bayer #AgVocacy Forum last week. One of the presenters was Bev Flatt, a young farmer from Tennessee who seeks to share her passion and knowledge of farming with other young people. …

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Equipment Manufacturers’ Contribute $159 billion to GDP

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) unveiled a new report at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 which found the equipment manufacturing industry supported about 1.3 million jobs and contributed over $159 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States in 2016. The report was prepared by the leading research firm IHS Markit and details the size and reach of the …

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Inaugural Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Named

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The Pig Farmers of Tomorrow award recognizes farm leaders, ages 18-29, who intend to make pig farming their life’s work and who are committed to raising pigs using the pork industry’s We Care ethical principles. National Pork Board announced that Kyle Coble from Minnesota, Logan Thornton from Idaho and Madison Schafer from Minnesota were given the inaugural award at the …

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Culver’s CEO Shares Commitment to Farming Community

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Culver’s CEO, Joseph Koss, sat on a U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) panel during the 2017 Commodity Classic to discuss the role GMO’s play in sustainable farming. Over the last few years we have all seen how Culver’s has gone out of the way to support agriculture and Cindy sat down with Koss to learn more about their efforts. …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, Food Dialogue, sustainability, USFRA

Dairy Promotion Directors Elect Board Officers

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Leaders of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) recently announced election results to lead national dairy checkoff strategies and programs to protect and grow sales. “I’m honored to join my fellow farmers and help create a better future for dairy,” said Paul Rovey, a farmer from Glendale, …

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NMPF Proposes Changes to MPP Making Viable Safety Net

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Board of Directors today unanimously approved a series of recommended changes to the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) that will restore several key elements first proposed by NMPF during development of the 2014 Farm Bill. These changes to the MPP will ensure an effective safety net for the nation’s dairy farmers – if the …

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Pork Industry Awards Distinguished Service Award

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The National Pork Board honored Rich Degner, former CEO of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, as the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award during the National Pork Industry Forum in Atlanta. This award recognizes Degner for his outstanding leadership and lifelong contribution to the pork industry. “Rich has provided extraordinary leadership to the pork industry,” said National Pork Board President …

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