IPPE Launches '30 Under 30' Program

Jamie Johansen

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is launching the third annual Young Leaders “30 under 30” program, which targets young professionals who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE. The goal of the program is to invest in, and engage, young professionals between the ages of 21 and 29, who work for companies actively …

Ag Group, Education, IPPE, Meat, Poultry

Meat Industry Hall of Fame Introduces Class of 2014

Jamie Johansen

During a moving and occasionally humorous event held at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, SC on September 13, “One of the most distinguished Classes to be inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame joined the ranks of our five previous Classes,” said Chuck Jolley, President of the Hall of Fame. After a brief acknowledgment by Master of Ceremonies, …

Ag Group, award, Meat

Top Pork Countries Want Tariffs Eliminated In TPP

Jamie Johansen

In an open letter to negotiators on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, organizations representing hog farmers in Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the United States called for a “comprehensive, high-quality” agreement that eliminates tariffs on nearly all products, including pork. The TPP is a regional negotiation that includes the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New …

Ag Group, Export, Government, International, Meat, NPPC, Pork

Pork Economic Situation and Outlook

Cindy Zimmerman

The record yields and production predicted for the U.S. corn crop this year have good potential to get even bigger, according to livestock economist Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics. “It just looks very good … we’re looking at a great crop,” said Meyer at the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica North Carolina Swine Health Seminar last week. “Based on history, the two years …

Audio, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, economics, Feed, Meat, Pork, Price

New Video Tour Shows How Ground Beef & Hamburgers are Made

Jamie Johansen

Ground beef and hamburgers are two of America’s most beloved meat products, yet also among the most misunderstood when it comes to how they’re made. With that in mind, American Meat Institute (AMI) has developed a new video as part of its “Glass Walls” series featuring a tour of a processing plant that produces ground beef for several major restaurant …

Ag Group, AMI, Meat, Video

2015 IPPE Exceeds 435,000 Sq Ft & Continues to Grow

Jamie Johansen

With seven months remaining until the show, the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has already surpassed 435,000 net square feet of exhibit space and is on target to reach its goal of 450,000-plus net square feet. Comprised of the three integrated tradeshows – International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo and International Meat Expo – the 2015 IPPE has …

Ag Group, AMI, IPE, IPPE, Meat

AMSA Announces New Leadership

Jamie Johansen

American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Professional and Emeritus members cast their votes for three new directors and a president-elect. The new board members will begin their terms at the end of the AMSA 2014 67th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) in Madison, Wisconsin. The new members to AMSA’s Board of Directors include: President Elect: – Bucky Gwartney, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service …

Ag Group, American Meat Science, Meat