Nina Teicholz to Headline Alliance Summit

Lizzy Schultz

Nina Teicholz, an investigative journalist and author of the bestseller, “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet,” will speak at the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit. “The Big Fat Surprise” – named the number one science book of 2014 by The Economist and a 2014 “Best Book” by the Wall Street Journal, …

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Meet New Executive VP of Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has named Chris Roberts as the organizations Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dairy Foods, effective Feb. 6, 2017. The move marks the re-unification of all Land O’Lakes Dairy businesses under one executive for the company. “We’re excited to welcome Chris Roberts to Land O’Lakes,” said Beth Ford, group executive vice president and chief operating officer …

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We All Want Safe Food – Food Safety Rule Challenges

Jamie Johansen

Bob Ehart, senior policy and science advisor with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), spoke to farmers and ranchers during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show on the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). NASDA and AFBF simply want to ensure farmers have the tools needed to meet these …

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Dairy Groups Concerned with Proposed Changes in WIC

Jamie Johansen

Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of National Milk Producers Federation, and Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO of International Dairy Foods Association are concerned with the proposed changes in WIC from the National Academy of Sciences who is suggesting a major reduction in servings of milk. “The NAS Committee’s recommendations would undermine the nutritional value of the WIC program to …

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Dairy Groups Welcome New U.S. Trade Rep

Jamie Johansen

Jim Mulhern, President and CEO, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and Matt McKnight, Senior Vice President of Market Access, Regulatory and Industry Affairs, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) have released a statement on the selection of new U.S. Trade Representative. “America’s dairy farmers and processors welcome the opportunity to work closely with Robert Lighthizer as the new U.S. Trade Representative. …

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#TwitterBeef – Wendy’s ‘Fresh, Never Frozen’

Jamie Johansen

This week Wendy’s took on a troll questioning their ‘fresh, never frozen’ beef. This is not the first time Wendy’s has taken pride in the beef they serve. Last year at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show, Wendy’s gave away burgers and Frosty’s to cattlemen and women in attendance. I was one of those …

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Cargill Donates $3 Million To Feeding America

Lizzy Schultz

Feeding America has received a $3 million grant from Cargill to help provide children and families with nutrition solutions over the next three years. The gift will help food banks to increase access for families to fruits and vegetables. The grant will also help fund nutrition education services through an investment in a diabetes prevention pilot program and funding food …

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Increased Beef Production = Lower Prices at Meat Case

Jamie Johansen

As consumers shop at the meat case this holiday season and into the new year, they’ll see lower retail prices on beef, including popular holiday cuts like the tenderloin and rib roast. November 2016 was the largest beef production month since 2010, prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to raise its beef production forecast for 2016 in its World Agricultural …

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Dairy Farm Families Support Super Bowl’s ’52 Weeks of Giving’

Jamie Johansen

Midwest Dairy Council is giving $250,000 to provide Fuel Up to Play 60 Super School Breakfast grants in support of schools serving breakfast outside the cafeteria to 52 communities across Minnesota during the 52 weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII. Through funding from dairy farm families, the contribution will match other support to the Legacy Fund of the Minnesota …

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