Talking Turkey: See through Myths on Cages, Farms & Antibiotics

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, National Turkey Federation, Poultry, Turkey

America’s turkey farmers, represented by the National Turkey Federation, have prepared a new series of videos and resources offering common-sense answers about raising healthy turkey flocks on family farms. “People are curious and like to understand more about their food and where it comes from,” said Minnesota turkey farmer John Zimmerman. “It’s satisfying to know consumers can appreciate how turkey … Read More

2018 Stakeholders Summit Themed ‘Protect Your Roots’

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Food, Livestock

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced its 2018 Stakeholders Summit will be themed Protect Your Roots. The event will be held May 3-4 in Arlington, Va. Registration for the event will open later this year. The 2018 Summit will inspire attendees representing all facets of animal agriculture to be proud of their past and current roles in the industry and challenge … Read More

PORK Academy Seminars Return to World Pork Expo

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Welfare, Education, Pork, Pork Checkoff, World Pork Expo

The Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will once again be held during this year’s World Pork Expo. Seminars will run Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, to help educate pig farmers on the latest trends in pork production. “The PORK Academy sessions offer more … Read More

FARM Program Releases Stockmanship Training Video

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Welfare, Beef, BQA, Dairy

The National Dairy FARM Program announced the release of a stockmanship training video through its partnership with the National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. The 27-minute video, directed by Dr. Robert Hagevoort of New Mexico State and the U.S. Dairy Education & Training Consortium, is available on the FARM Program website and YouTube page in both English and Spanish. Topics … Read More

Dr. Grandin to Speak at Sterling College Butchery Course

Jamie JohansenAnimal Health, Animal Welfare, Education, Livestock

The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College is offering the course “Ethical Slaughter and Butchery” for those looking to explore how to safely, ethically, and humanely bring livestock from the field to the table. This five-day course, held June 19-23, 2017, will combine dialogue, presentations, and debate with observational slaughter and hands-on butchery of several species of … Read More

USFRA Offers Animal Welfare Earth Day Resources

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Welfare, Communications, USFRA

USA Today, which reaches about 750,000 readers in print, and more digitally, is releasing a story for Earth Day that alleges livestock agriculture is damaging the planet, using too many resources and is rife with animal abuse. According to the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), the article will talk about how animals are “raised purely for profit, without regard … Read More

Animal Alliance Summit to Feature Broiler Welfare Panel

Lizzy SchultzAnimal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare, Events, Poultry

Registration is still open for the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit to be held May 3-4, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. This year’s event comes as the Alliance celebrates 30 years of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork. The Summit will feature a panel spotlight on broiler welfare, a topic of interest to several animal activist groups … Read More

Place Yourself at the Table – The Future of Protein

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Welfare, Audio, Farming, Food, sustainability, Technology, USFRA

Future Food-Tech took place in San Francisco last week and brought together over 300 food business technology leaders, investors and food-tech innovators. Brad Greenway, Chairman, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) sat on a panel titled, “Creating Consumer Demand for Healthier and More Sustainable Ingredients.” As the sole panelist who represented the animal agriculture community, Brad was able to share … Read More

Handling Activist Investors at Animal Ag Alliance Summit

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare, Livestock

Tim McIntyre of Domino’s Pizza and Kathryn Hembree Night of CamberView Partners will give attendees at the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit themed “Connect to Protect Animal Ag” held May 3-4 in Kansas City, Mo. advice for handling activist investors and responding to shareholder resolutions. The panel, titled “Extremists in the Boardroom: Responding to Activist Investors” is sponsored by … Read More

Animal Ag Alliance Blog & Photo Contest Winners

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced the winners of its blog and photo contests. Wanda Patsche of Minnesota and Michelle Miller of Iowa will receive a free registration to the 2017 Stakeholders Summit, themed “Connect to Protect Animal Ag” on May 3-4 in Kansas City, Mo. Patsche took the top spot in the blog contest with a piece titled “Action, Please … Read More