U.S. Farm Report Host to Moderate #ActionPlease2017

Jamie Johansen

Tyne Morgan, host of the U.S. Farm Report, will serve as the moderator for Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2017 Stakeholders Summit, May 3-4 in Kansas City, Mo. Since 2014, Morgan has served as host of “U.S. Farm Report,” which has been on air for more than three decades. The program airs weekly on stations coast-to-coast. Morgan grew up in Missouri and …

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FARM Program, Merck Offer Animal Health Webinars

Lizzy Schultz

The Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program , which is administered by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), has announced that it is teaming up with Merck Animal Health to offer a series of animal health webinars that will further build upon the strong partnership established last year between the Merck Dairy Care365 Program and the FARM Program. This decision …

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NMPF Pushes Congress On Federal GMO Labeling

Lizzy Schultz

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has urged Congress to take immediate action on GMO labeling and work to establish a federal standard that would preempt state GMO food labeling mandates before Vermont’s biotechnology food labeling law takes effect in July. The NMPF Board of Directors expressed concern at its recent summer meeting that, despite months of negotiation in the …

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Champion Mustang Inspires At Midwest Horse Fair

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 Midwest Horse Fair featured several notable equine celebrities, and AgWired was fortunate enough to receive the opportunity to visit with one of this year’s most exceptional honorees. Padre is a mustang stallion and former wild horse who went above all odds to prove himself as a champion dressage horse, and is continuing to inspire so many in his …

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Hawaiian Beef – It's What's For Dinner

Jamie Johansen

When you think beef cattle production, do you think Hawaii? I will assume you don’t. I hadn’t given the topic much thought until I meet Dale Sandlin, managing director, Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council (HCC), during the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show. HCC represents 145 members and the majority of those operations run less than 100 …

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Register for 2015 Animal Ag Stakeholders Summit

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is once again pulling out all the stops for the 2016 Stakeholders Summit. This year’s event comes with the theme Securing Animal Agriculture’s Future: Action, Please! So, mark your calendars for May 5-6, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The Alliance is a united force committed to protecting animal agriculture and invites decision-makers, farmers, association executives, government officials …

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Purina Launches Amplicalf Program

Lizzy Schultz

Purina Animal Nutrition has introduced the AMPLI-CALF® Program: a feeding program for calves proven by an eight year research study to increase first lactation milk production performance by as much as 2,740 pounds. The research, conducted at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center from April 2007 to October 2014, obtained data from 162,577 lactation observations and studied 650 animals. The data …

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South African Farmer Recognized at WDE

Lizzy Schultz

Kevin Lang of Howick, South Africa was one of several dairy industry professionals honored for their outstanding contributions to the dairy industry through the 2015 World Dairy Expo Recognition Awards, specifically the 2015 World Dairy Expo International Person of the Year. Lang is the owner of Fairfield Dairy, a private label milk processing business that processes 310,600 pounds of milk …

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Brookside Agra Celebrates 30 Years

Jamie Johansen

In 1985, Don and Margaret Riesenberg founded Brookside Agra in their Highland, Illinois home realizing that they could achieve the same or better results using all-natural ingredients, instead of chemicals in specialty feed additives and agricultural and environmental products. For the past 30 years, Don has served as president and lead researcher for O’Fallon, Illinois-based Brookside Agra. Because of Don’s …

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Dairy Industry Collaborates to Fight Listeria

Jamie Johansen

Members of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy are ramping up their fight against a formidable food safety opponent – listeria. The effort is being led by the Innovation Center’s food safety committee, which created a Listeria Research Consortium in January, to identify science-based solutions that further protect consumers. “Consumers should be confident that the products they eat are safe,” …

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