Animal Ag Bites 12/23

carrie muehlingAgWired Animal, Animal Bites

  • The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting internship applications for the Fall 2020 semester. Positions for next fall include public policy interns and a law clerk. The deadline to apply for either position is March 6, 2020.
  • For decades USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have provided critical support to the UGA Department of Poultry Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. This funding has been crucial for research and student recruitment. Since 1993, more than $6,164,000 has been provided in research funding to UGA, with another $396,340 provided for student recruitment since 1994.
  • The National Dairy Council and the U.S. Dairy Export Council came together to tackle a challenge: spore contamination in powders that are shipped internationally. The effort spanned seven years and included 33 projects conducted at 10 universities. USDEC reports that since 2000, the U.S. has grown NDM/SMP exports from just over 100,000 metric tons in 2000 to more than 700,000 in 2018. In 2002, the U.S. accounted for less than 7 percent of total SMP trade. Today, that number hovers between 25 and 30 percent annually.
  • A new video demonstrates the value of GENYOUth, which brings money, resources and influence to help support dairy farmer priorities around youth wellness and Fuel Up to Play 60.