Food Dialogues Paved Way For DSSA

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Yesterday marked the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative group of dairy industry professionals that seeks to foster continuous improvement in the sustainability of the dairy community with a panel of DSSA collaborators, including Dairy Business Association (DBA) Executive Director Tim Trotter. The idea to establish DSSA was first born out of DBA’s Dairy Strong …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Business, Dairy Strong, Food Dialogue, sustainability, USFRA

USMEF Hosts Reception in South Africa

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This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) comes to us from Johannesburg, South Africa, where USMEF is holding its first South Africa Seminar and Buyers Reception. At the reception, U.S. red meat exporters will have the opportunity to meet and network with importers from South Africa. “The regained access on beef and pork into South Africa …

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DBA Launches Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance

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A diverse group of partners came together this afternoon at Endres Berryridge Farm in Waunakee, Wisconsin for the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative sustainability campaign featuring representatives from every facet of the dairy community, including farmers, processors, retailers, government agencies, universities, and dairy and trade non-profits. The alliance seeks to engage individuals from across …

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Cattle Producer Talks DDGs at #ACE2016

Lizzy Schultz

The growth of the ethanol industry and the use of dried distillers grains (DDGs), a co-product of ethanol production, as livestock feed have both harnessed significant controversy and skepticism from livestock producers through the years, and the use of distillers grains as livestock feed was a major topic of discussion at this year’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Conference, held …

Audio, Cattle, corn, ethanol, Feed, Nutrition

USMEF Reports on 2016 Export Results

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) provides a summary of U.S. pork and beef export results for the first six months of 2016. The report highlights the success for U.S. pork and beef exports during June, and how that month’s success helped drive the export growth for the first sixth months of 2016. Though demand …

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Wisconsin Dairy Industry Pushes Immigration Reform

Lizzy Schultz

Earlier this week, a coalition of Wisconsin business and community leaders came together in Madison for the launch of the “Reason for Reform” campaign, highlighting the need for immigration reform and presenting data about the significant contributions immigrants make to the state’s economy. The event was hosted by the Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE) and the Latino Chamber …

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USMEF Focused on New Beef Liver Markets

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the importance of diversifying international destinations for beef livers and variety meat, and why it has become a priority for the U.S. beef industry. Creating markets for these products can add significant value to U.S. cattle and bolster returns for producers, and Dan Halstrom, USMEF senior vice president …

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#Biodiesel – It’s Not Just for Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

Biodiesel, it’s just not for fuel. This is one of the messages that National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) Kaleb Little shared with media during the #2016 AgMedia Summit in St. Louis this week. Jamie Johansen spoke with him about some of the benefits the biodiesel industry brings to livestock producers. “The livestock industry has always been important to biodiesel. As the …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, biodiesel, Feed, Livestock

Producers Reflect on USMEF Latin American Showcase

Lizzy Schultz

In this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), four U.S. livestock and crop producers offer their observations after attending the sixth annual USMEF Latin American Product Showcase in Panama City, Panama. About 120 buyers from 14 countries participated in the showcase, a premier event for U.S. companies that export beef, pork and lamb to Central and …

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JNHE Draws Over 900 Members

Lizzy Schultz

900 members of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) were in Madison, Wisconsin, last week to participate in the annual Junior National Hereford Exposition (JNHE). The expo’s cattle show brought in over 1600 entires vying for over $50,000 in prize money, and the many leadership opportunities available for participants, with events in the areas of team sales and marketing, photography, …

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