Livestock Industry Calls for Relief from EPA’s Regulations

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) filed comments to the EPA calling for immediate action on several regulations the agency put forward under previous Administrations. The groups said that the regulations, “inhibit job creation, are ineffective, are unnecessary, or impose costs that exceed the environmental benefits. Often, these regulations impose federal requirements on cattle …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, environment, EPA, Government, Land, NCBA, PLC

New Forage Seed Mixture Benefits Bees & Livestock

Jamie Johansen

In response to America’s urgent needs to protect pollinators and to support sustainable livestock farming, Grassland Oregon, a leading seed research and development company, has introduced a new seed mixture called Pastures for Pollinators. Proceeds from the sales of Pastures for Pollinators will be donated to further sustainable agriculture research programs. “We have put together a great formula with a …

Agribusiness, Audio, bees, environment, Feed, Grazing, Livestock, Research, sustainability

Dairy FARM Program Celebrates #EarthDay

Jamie Johansen

The National Dairy FARM Program released its Environmental Stewardship Continuous Improvement Reference Manual in cooperation with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Released in celebration of Earth Day, the guide provides a comprehensive suite of on-farm management practices to reduce a farm’s environmental footprint and improve its profitability. The manual features strategies to reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emissions in various …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy, environment

Enviro Stewardship on Poultry, Egg Farms – #EarthDay

Jamie Johansen

In observance of Earth Day, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is highlighting two videos from its series emphasizing environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms and on poultry companies with exemplary performance at water reclamation. Riverhill Farms, Port Republic, Va., is a recipient of USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award, which recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farms engaged …

Ag Group, Eggs, environment, Poultry, Waste Management, Water

Sustainable Innovation on Dairy Farms

Jamie Johansen

Elanco Animal Health’s seminar at the Central Plains Dairy Expo highlighted the role of innovation in the dairy industry. Dr. Roger Cady, Global Sustainability Lead, Scientific Affairs & Policy for Elanco talked about the positive impact of innovation on the I-29 Dairy Corridor which includes Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. “Producers along the I-29 Corridor are recognized as leaders …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, dairy farming, Elanco, energy, environment, Livestock, sustainability

Animal Ag Cheers Ditch of WOTUS

Jamie Johansen

The animal agriculture community are smiles this week as they revel in the news about President Trump’s executive action regarding the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider. John Starkey, president of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), said, “USPOULTRY is very pleased that the thousands of …

Ag Group, environment, EPA, Government, Livestock, Water

Watch Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman at Commodity Classic

Jamie Johansen

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman will preview at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas before it airs worldwide on Discovery Channel in August. Based on a book by the same name, the Discovery Impact film weaves together the stories of a Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers and a handful of Gulf fishermen who feed the world while stewarding the land and water …

Ag Group, Conservation, environment, Farming, Fish, Ranches, sustainability

Beef, Pork Groups Congratulate Pruitt as EPA Admin

Jamie Johansen

Groups representing the beef and pork industries released statements in response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator. Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), said, “For far too long, the EPA has been a runaway bureaucracy largely out of touch with how its policies directly affect folks like cattle ranchers, who use …

Ag Group, Beef, environment, EPA, Government, NCBA, NPPC, Policy, Pork

New FARM Program Environmental Stewardship Module

Jamie Johansen

The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program has opened participation in its third component, FARM Environmental Stewardship (ES). The voluntary FARM Environmental Stewardship program helps dairy producers augment their environmental management efforts by identifying ways to improve their on-farm sustainability. “America’s dairy farmers have long been active stewards of the environment,” said Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Cattle, Conservation, Dairy, environment, National Milk

Black Leg Ranch – Environmental Stewardship Award Winner

Jamie Johansen

Congratulations go to Black Leg Ranch of McKenzie, ND. The ranch was named the 2016 winner of the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) for its commitment to protecting America’s natural resources in a flourishing operation. Dow Agrosciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation are sponsors of …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Conservation, environment, Livestock, NCBA