Animal Ag Bites 11/25

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  • The National Pork Board has named two new executives to its leadership team. Bryan Humphreys has been named the vice president of producer, state and industry relations, and Jacque Matsen has been named vice president of strategic communications. Both will assume their new roles Dec. 16.
  • The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Accreditation Site Visit Committee completed its audit of the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in September 2019, and the AAVLD granted LADDL full accreditation through December 31, 2024.
  • Land O’Lakes Venture37 announced it has been awarded funding for seven new international development projects across the globe in 2019, further building the organization’s reach as it works to strengthen agricultural and food systems in developing nations. Funding for the new projects spans a range of governments, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders.
  • Just in time for the holidays, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is releasing a new craveable Beef Drool Log video sure to “spice up” any gathering and celebration. The Beef Drool Log is a two-and-a-half-hour video featuring a beautiful Prime Rib Roast cooking to perfection on a rotisserie over open flame. The video pays homage to the iconic Yule Log but puts a tasty spin on it like only beef can.
  • Public Lands Council President Bob Skinner and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston released statements in response to markup of S. 1081, the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act, by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.