Meat Industry Hall of Fame Seeks Candidates

Jamie Johansen

The Meat Industry Hall of Fame is requesting nominations for Members of the Class of 2015. Eligible candidates must meet three key qualifications: – Candidates must have spent a significant portion of their professional careers in an industry-related field (animal agriculture, food processing, government, academia, retail) – Candidates must have contributed significant innovation, achieved notable business success or otherwise positively …

Ag Group, Meat

2015 IPPE Breaks Records

Jamie Johansen

The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) broke several records with 30,350 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, there were 1,284 exhibitors covering almost 500,000 net square feet. The Expo is the world’s largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event of its kind and is one of the 50 largest …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Events, Feed, IPPE, Meat, Novus International, Poultry, US Poultry

Proposal Would Move Meat Inspection to HHS

Cindy Zimmerman

President Obama’s proposed budget would combine USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other agencies’ efforts into a single agency under Health and Human Services (HHS). The proposal would primarily impact the meat inspection program which would be combined with other food safety responsibilities. On Monday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spent much of a …

Audio, food safety, Government, Meat, usda

IPPE Breaks Attendance Record

Jamie Johansen

Our coverage of the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) wraps up today and a special thank you goes out to our sponsor Novus International for making it possible. Nearly all the photos have been uploaded and you can see audio posted throughout the coming week on here and AgWired.com. Here are a few stats from this year’s event …

Ag Group, Feed, IPE, IPPE, Meat, Novus International, Nutrition, Poultry, US Poultry

Positive Outlook for Meat and Livestock

John Davis

More supply and strong demand are expected to keep the outlook in the livestock sector pretty positive. During a workshop on the subject at the recent American Farm Bureau Federation Convention and IDEAg Trade Show, Dr. Glynn Tonsor, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, talked about what the future would hold. “The meat-to-feed price …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Beef, Farm Bureau, Livestock, Meat

Nominations Open for 2015 Meat Industry Hall of Fame

Jamie Johansen

Now celebrating their seventh year of honoring the best in their industry, the Meat Industry Hall of Fame is requesting nominations for Members of the Class of 2015. Eligible candidates must meet three key qualifications: – Candidates must have spent a significant portion of their professional careers in an industry-related field (animal agriculture, food processing, government, academia, retail) – Candidates …

Ag Group, award, Meat

USDA Appoints Meat and Poultry Inspection Members

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term. Established in 1971, the 17-member committee advises the Secretary on matters affecting federal and state inspection program activities and contributes to USDA’s regulatory policy development. The new NACMPI members are: Dr. Michael Crupain, Consumer Product Safety and Sustainability; …

Meat, Poultry, usda

Meat & Poultry Execs Join to Tell Story of Meat Supply

Jamie Johansen

Thirty C-Suite level executives from meat and poultry companies big and small have added their voices and faces to a new video highlighting facts about today’s amazing meat and poultry industry. The video called “Amazing Meat” shares the numerous benefits of the U.S. meat supply delivered by the industry’s leaders themselves including affordability, nutrition, food safety, animal welfare and more. …

Ag Group, AMI, Meat, Poultry, Video

NAMA Executive Director Steps Down

Jamie Johansen

The North American Meat Association (NAMA) and Executive Director Philip H. Kimball announced that he has stepped down after eight years of service to the North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP) and NAMA. Kimball became NAMP’s Executive Director in 2007. When NAMP merged with the National Meat Association (NMA) in 2012, Kimball became NAMA’s Executive Director, working closely with CEO …

Ag Group, Meat