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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Alltech Talks Mycotoxins at Central Plains Dairy Expo

Jamie Johansen

Join five-star sponsor Alltech during Central Plains Dairy Expo for their annual breakout session. This year’s featured speaker is Randy Asher of Animal Science Consulting. Asher’s presentation, “The Mycotoxin Threat- PROTECT your herd and maximize profitability” will bring dairy producers the latest information collected from the 2014 North America Harvest Analysis. Asher will also discuss common symptoms associated with feed …

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Ag Groups Comment on Proposed Dietary Guidelines

Jamie Johansen

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted their recommendations to the Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack. The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and USDA will consider this report, along with input from other federal agencies and comments from the public as they develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015, to be released …

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'Farmland' Star: Be Willing to Step Forward for Ag

John Davis

One of the farmers featured in the documentary “Farmland” says being willing to step forward for agriculture can make all the difference when it comes to connecting with consumers about food and feeding their families. That thought comes from Georgia farmer Leighton Cooley. “We take every chance that comes along to let visitors see our farm,” Cooley told Farm Bureau …

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Video Highlights Poultry & Egg Farm Environmental Stewardship

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a new video series highlighting environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms. The first video in the series features one of USPOULTRY’s 2014 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winners, Bar G Ranch Poultry, in Rogers, Texas. Bar G Ranch Poultry, owned and operated by Darrell and Shannon Glaser, consists of 500 acres …

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1.9 Million lbs of Cheese & Whole Milk Powder Export Sales

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 5 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Michigan Milk Producers Association, and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 277,782 pounds (126 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese and 1.587 million pounds (720 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and South America. The product …

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Propane Users to Find Info on One Website

John Davis

Users of propane will now be able to find information on the clean fuel consolidated on one website. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announced it is combining information that used to be available on several sites, including autogasusa.org, agpropane.com, poweredbypropane.com, and usepropane.com, into one place Propane.com, where customers can find information on propane’s many uses in transportation, commercial …

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ANIMART Launches Photo Contest

Jamie Johansen

ANIMART, Inc. is holding their annual Kids N’ Cows Cowlendar contest. Contestants will have until August 1st to submit their best “kids n’ cows” photos. All selected photos will be placed in the 2015 Cowlendar and the contestants will receive ANIMART apparel. Three photos will then be selected to compete for the 2015 ANIMART Cowlendar cover. You can vote for …

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May Dairy Market Report

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Management Inc. have released the May 2014 Dairy Market Report. The report looks at the record rise in milk prices and what is expected to happen after this spring. Here is a summary. Find the full report here. Many key milk and dairy product prices continued to set records in April. And while …

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