Animal Ag Bites 12/9

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  • Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the final interim decision for the registered use of sodium cyanide. Working with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, the label for this predator control tool will include three additional use restrictions to promote public awareness and decrease non-target impacts. American Sheep Industry Association President Benny Cox said this announcement is welcomed by our nation’s sheep producers.
  • ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company, has opened a new Animal Nutrition Technology Center in Decatur, Illinois.
  • The U.S. Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation and the Poultry Science Association Foundation are pleased to announce the 3rd annual, jointly sponsored Ph.D. and Vet Student Career Fair, which will be held during the International Production & Processing Expo, scheduled for Jan. 28 – 30, 2020, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • The American Feed Industry Association supports the Food and Drug Administration’s vision outlined in the Blueprint for a New Era of Smarter Food Safety, but is concerned about unintended consequences brought about by the requirement to adopt emerging technology for use in food tracking and traceability.
  • The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation have filed a legal challenge to California’s Proposition 12, which imposes animal housing standards that reach outside of California’s borders to farms across the United States and beyond.
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston issued a statement in response to Japan’s final approval of a trade deal that will lower tariffs for U.S. beef exports to that nation.
  • The holidays came early for students from North Dakota State University, Western Illinois University, University of Wisconsin at Madison, State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Louisiana State University and Northwest Missouri State University as they take home scholarships for being named winners of the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s College Aggies Online scholarship competition. The Alliance awarded more than $20,000 to students and clubs this year.