NFU Hosts Presser On TPP Opposition

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While many United States trade officials are promoting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as an export-boon for agriculture, the National Farmers Union (NFU) continues to stand strong in their opposition of the free trade agreement. NFU, representing nearly 200,000 family farmers and ranchers, hosted a media teleconference this morning to talk about the TPP and announce a letter signed by 160 …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, Export, Imports, International, NFU, Trade

USMEF Reports on Port Labor Contract Extensions

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On this week’s audio report from the United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF), USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng discusses the developments being made regarding important contractual negotiations between the West Coast port operators and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). In late 2014 and for much of 2015, U.S. meat exports were slowed by severe port congestion on …

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ALB Selects Four Young Leaders Representatives

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This year, the American Lamb Board (ALB) developed the Tri-Lamb Young Leaders Program was developed to create a forum of young producers and leaders from the United States, Australia and New Zealand to share ideas, network, and broaden the understanding of sheep production practices in all three countries. Representatives from each country will participate in the forum for two years, …

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NCBA Hosting Webinar on Beef Trade

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As trade issues become increasingly prevalent in headlines throughout both the agricultural media and the popular press’ coverage of the current election season, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) will be hosting a webinar on international trade beef trade. The webinar will take place May 12, 2016, at 7:00 pm CST. Trade has long been an important component of the …

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Taiwan’s New President May Affect Meat Trade

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On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific region discusses Taiwan, which will soon be welcoming a new presidential administration. On May 20, Tsai Ing-wen will be sworn in as Taiwan’s first female president. Her party, the Democratic Progressive Party or DPP, will also hold a …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, International, Meat, Pork, Trade, USMEF

Alltech Launches Aquaculture Research Partnership

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Alltech recently announced the launch of the Alltech Aquaculture Postgraduate Program, a joint research partnership with the world-renowned University of Stirling Institute of Aquaculture in Scotland. The program launch will serve as an opportunity to fill a number of postgraduate positions within the company’s growing aquaculture division. “Alltech’s aquaculture division is of growing importance to the company as we continue …

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NMPF Economist Talks Impact of Declining Milk Prices

Lizzy Schultz

Since the record highs of 2014, when milk was priced at well above 25 dollars per cwt, U.S. milk production has continued to grow at record numbers, and the USDA has projected that a record 212 billion pounds of milk will be produced in the U.S. in 2016. The demand, however, has begun to slow, and this new dynamic of …

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Ag Journalists Earn IFAJ-Alltech Award

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Sarah Hill from Brookings, South Dakota, USA and Julienne Isaacs of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  have been honored as two of this year’s 2016 IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award winners. These representatives from North America competed with some of the best throughout the world and will now participate in the International Federation of Agricultural Jounralists (IFAJ) Congress.  They will …

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USEF Names Short List for Olympic Show Jumping

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named 10 athletes and their horses to the Short List for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team. The athletes and their horses will compete in designated CSIO/CSI observation events taking place May 12 – June 26, 2016. The following athletes and horses have been named to the Short List for the 2016 …

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NCBA Holds Press Conference on TPP

Lizzy Schultz

This morning, the National Cattlemen ‘s Beef Association (NCBA) hosted a press teleconference regarding the organization’s sustained support for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Michael Froman and NCBA Vice President Kevin Kester discussed how the agriculture industry and the administration are working together to promote the TPP. Following the presser, an estimated 300 cattle …

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