Washington DC in Spring is typically known for its Cherry Blossoms, but for Barbara and Leroy Shatto, they might remember meeting George W. Bush more than they’ll remember the trees.
A study released earlier this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that calcium intake isn’t linked to weight gain.
How about some more news out of USDA today. This one’s from their World Outlook Board. USDA reporter, Brenda Curtis, has a story about milk prices being forecast lower due to higher production and higher stocks.
Maybe not quite, but USDA is working on a solution. The Ag Research Service is working to determine if we can genetically engineer our cows to resist the infection altogether.
IDFA is happy that the president signed the Milk Regulatory Equity Act into law on Tuesday. According to a press release, “We commend the President for signing this piece of legislation,” said Chip Kunde, senior vice president of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). “His action today brings this long-fought battle to a close.” The bill, which was passed by …
USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation announced today the issuance of a newly revised contract for purchasing bulk dairy commodities under the Milk Price Support Program. Bulk dairy products include salted butter, block cheddar cheese, American cheese packed in barrels and nonfat dry milk.
It’s time to caucus about dairy according to a release we received today from Congressman Collin Peterson (MN 7th Dist.).
Accelerated Genetics hosted Rod Nilsestuen, Secretary of Agriculture, and Mr. Gary Radloff, Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, on March 9th, as one of the Columbia and Sauk County agribusiness to provide input on new innovative projects to assist Wisconsin’s dairy industry. Discussions focused on recent grant money towards the development of ASAP®, a reproductive synchronization assistance program, and a new “El Toro” energy project in Cashton, WI. Ideas and programs gathered from local agribusinesses will be shared with Governor Doyle.
This past week the Cattlemen’s Beef Board had a meeting in Kansas City of the Promotion Operating Committee. This is the first time the committee has met with new members that were appointed at the winter convention.
In a press conference held Monday at 3 p.m. (EST), Dr. John Clifford,Chief Veterinary Officer with the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed that a Santa Gertrudis beef cow on a farm in Alabama has tested positive for BSE. An initial rapid test taken March 10th came back inconclusive, indicating the possibility that the cow might be infected. Results from a second rapid test were positive.