Big Picture Ideas for Future of Pork Policy

Jamie Johansen

The World Pork Expo each years brings to life key policy issues that impact the producers and consumers alike. As the policy arm of the pork industry, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is always busy tackling current issues. But I sat down with NPPC CEO Neil Dierks to talk about the future. “Our vision is for NPPC to be …

Ag Group, Audio, NPPC, Policy, Pork, Research, Trade, World Pork Expo

Creating Solutions – R&D in the Field with #BIVIswine

Jamie Johansen

Research and development in animal health is all well and good, but a strong team of professional services veterinarians to help implement and communicate to the producers is needed to ensure lab creations are effective. While visiting Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.’s (BIVI) new R&D facility in Ames, Iowa, I sat down with Dr. John Waddell, senior associate director, professional services …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Research, Swine, Vaccine, Veterinary

#BIVIswine Takes Research to the Field

Jamie Johansen

Research at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) doesn’t stop in the lab. They are dedicated to taking research to the field to provide support for the BIVI swine sales and marketing team. The Field Research Services team answers customers’ product questions through field trials, diagnostic support and data management. Roy Edler, heads up that team as manager and he sat …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pharmaceutical, Pig, Pork, Research, Swine

Texas Tech Professor Honored at AMSA Conference

Lizzy Schultz

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced that the recipient of the 2016 Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award will be Dr. Mark Miller, Professor and San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Distinguished Chair in Meat Science at Texas Tech University. The award, sponsored by Food Safety Net Services and Agri-West International, will honor Dr. Miller during the AMSA …

Ag Group, AMSA, award, Meat, Research, University

USDA Launches 2016 Ag Resource Management Survey

Jamie Johansen

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is beginning to collect data from more than 100,000 farmers and ranchers, for its annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). The survey looks at all aspects of U.S. agricultural production, including farm financial well-being, chemical usage, and various farm characteristics. ARMS is a joint effort of NASS and USDA’s Economic Research Service. The …

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AMSA Honors Osborn At RMC

Lizzy Schultz

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced that the recipient of the 2016 Meat Processing Award will be Dr. Wesley Osburn, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Osburn will be honored at a special awards banquet at the AMSA 69th Reciprocal Meat Conference on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in San Angelo, Texas. Dr. Osburn has …

Ag Group, award, Meat, Research, Science, University

Genus and Caribou Announce Collaboration

Lizzy Schultz

This week, Genus plc and Caribou Biosciences, Inc. announced a multi-year strategic collaboration. As part of the collaboration, Genus will receive a worldwide, exclusive license to Caribou’s leading CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology platform in certain livestock species. The partnership marks the largest technology-driven alliance that Genus has made to date, and positions Caribou at the forefront of an emerging market …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Biotech, Company Announcement, Genetics, Genomics, Research, Science, Technology

FGI And Monsanto Announce Research Agreements

Lizzy Schultz

Forage Genetics International (FGI) and Monsanto announced this week that FGI has acquired all of the commercial rights from the parties’ existing alfalfa research collaboration. The groups also announced that Monsanto has licensed to FGI certain intellectual property relating to its alfalfa traits and technology. The deal will support the ongoing discovery and commercial delivery of innovative alfalfa seed products …

Ag Group, Alfalfa, Monsanto, Research, Science

Alltech Signs Alliances in Latin America

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech recently announced that they have signed six research alliances in Latin America with four universities and two institutes linked to agricultural research from Brazil, Honduras and Mexico. The alliances bring together leading experts in their respective fields and provide the necessary resources to drive industry transformation. Alltech has successfully collaborated with top academic institutions throughout the world, building research …

Ag Group, Alltech, International, Research, University, USDEC

USDA Awards $16.5 Million In Research Grants

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $16.5 million in research grants to universities that are pursuing methods of boosting agriculture productivity and ensuring food security in the face of pests, diseases, and a changing climate. USDA is also seeking applications for the next round of projects, which will focus on pollinator health and plant and animal phenomics. The …

Ag Group, Food, Research, University, usda