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  • The results of a new survey show that customers are confused about whether plant-based imitation dairy products are indeed dairy foods and whether they carry the same nutritional value. The research evaluated three plant-based foods that mimic dairy cheese to understand if the packaging and descriptions are confusing. The survey, conducted by Ravel, was commissioned by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, based in Wisconsin.
  • Marin Western was recently named a Vita Plus dairy specialist based in central Michigan. Western will work closely with a team of nutritionists to provide farm-specific nutrition and management strategies.
  • The National FFA Officer Candidates will be attending the International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo, as a result of the USPOULTRY Foundation’s ongoing initiative to further attract students to the poultry and egg industries. The students will receive an all-expense paid trip to IPE in Atlanta, Georgia, and this opportunity is made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Tyson Foods.
  • Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer with a focus on improving the quality of life for more than half the world’s population, has appointed Haley Stomp, a 16-year company veteran, to lead its worldwide marketing as Senior Vice President, effective immediately.
  • Kent Nutrition Group launched their NutriVantage® Nutrition Optimizer® products for swine at the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines, Ia.
  • Vytelle™ announced Jared Knock has joined the team as national sales manager. In this role he will work alongside veterinarians, reproductive specialists and producers to grow Vytelle’s IVF business.
  • Vytelle™ announced the addition of Michael D. Bishop, Ph.D., as director of strategy. In this role he will be responsible for helping set the direction for Vytelle, growing partnerships globally and increasing market penetration.
  • A diverse, ad hoc coalition of more than 45 groups representing many sectors of the U.S. economy joined the National Pork Producers Council in calling for an end to U.S. tariffs on Canadian and Mexican aluminum and steel imports so that America can take advantage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.