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Weekly News Bulletin: January 28, 2021

 

Plant-based diets and climate change solutions
Food Navigator

Opinion poll: majority view climate as “global emergency” but plant-based diet is not desired solution.

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Biotech-feed giant partnership explores bacteriophage potential
Aquaculture Alliance

Poland-based companies set out to broaden the fish health management toolboxes.

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Antibiotic sales for food animals increased in 2019 FDA reported a sales increase of 3 % in medically important antibiotics for use in food-producing animals. This is the second year in a row that quantities have increased.

Improving animal welfare communication Candace Croney, Purdue University, outlined the communication challenges the industry faces at the Animal Agriculture Alliance Virtual Stakeholders Summit.

Pig farms restart in Belgium’s ASF zone Repopulation is begun in the region hit by African Swine Fever between 2018-2020 that resulted in a depopulation of 67 farms and 4,150 pigs. 

Beyond pesticides sues Sargento Foods In two lawsuits, plaintiffs claim misleading product label claims of “no antibiotics” in products from cows raised with antibiotics.

Video: What is resistance and how does it develop? Genetic mutations in coccida allows resistance to some of the treatment drugs. 

Missouri bill could limit inspectors HB 574, which would limit who can conduct inspections of agricultural facilities, is being considered by the Missouri House Agriculture Policy Committee.

Groups denounce “One Health Certified” label A coalition of animal welfare, consumer, public health, and environmental organizations called on grocery stores, restaurants and meat producers to reject the use of a label known as One Health CertifiedTM (OHC) and the standards behind it. 

Can Minnesota support sustainable aquaculture?  A new three-year, $250,000 project led by the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program seeks to determine the potential for a sustainable food-fish aquaculture industry in Minnesota.

 

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Member SPOTLIGHT

 

 Dr. Angela Baysinger, Merck Animal Health, received Feather in Her Cap Award. 

 
 
Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota Animal Industry Board, received Friends of the Industry Award. 





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American Boer Goat Association hiring Executive Director

The American Boer Goat Association (ABGA) is a founding member of the American Goat Federation. ABGA is a breed registry established in 1993 – a young organization with a lot of potential and a brand new state-of-art office building in San Angelo, Texas. ABGA is actively searching for applicants to fill their Executive Director position. The Association is seeking a dynamic and experienced business professional from the livestock industry. A tremendous opportunity exists to drive technological efficiencies and process improvements for a results oriented executive with a proven track record.

Learn more by visiting here.

Aspire Food Group Seeking Senior Animal Nutritionist

The Animal Nutritionist will spearhead a research program to improve the cricket feed, with an eye on improve the quality and quantity of the macro and micronutrients of the crickets while reducing overall costs. The role is within the R&D division and will report to the VP of Research & Development. 

This role will be an important component to our existing team and will position Aspire Food Group to address the massive market potential ahead. The position is located in Austin, TX. 

Learn more or apply here.

Do you have an event, job opening or news you would like to share in our weekly news bulletin? Share it with us at,  communications@animalagriculture.org.

 

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Weekly News Bulletin: January 21, 2021

What to Expect for Animal Agriculture in a Biden Administration
National Institute for Animal Agriculture

There are many topics ranging from trade to competition issues, where animal agriculture could see potential action with the new administration. 

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Memorandum of Understanding between USDA and FDA on genetic engineering
Drovers

The USDA has announced the MOU with the FDA that outlines the responsibilities regarding genetically engineered animals intended for agricultural purposes.

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Investments for cell-based seafood BlueNalu has raised $60 million to launch first cultured seafood item. 

Economic analysis Three economic charts project when and how the economy will rebound from COVID-19.

Bill Gates is America’s biggest owner of farmland Gates has become the largest private owner of U.S. farmland, owning a total of 268,985 acres. 

USDA unveils $2.3 billion in new COVID-19 aid The USDA will pay additional aid to livestock producers suffering from disruption in slaughtering and restaurant demand for meat.

Feed sustainability A digital resource called the Resource Guide on Sustainable Animal Feed has been released to help companies understand and address how the demand for animal protein products affect the environment.

Tyson Foods pays to settle some chicken price-fixing claims Tyson Foods will pay $221.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused them of chicken price inflation. 

Vilsack sees ag as a tool to battle climate change Vilsack envisions creating new markets that pay farmers and foresters to sequester carbon into soil. 

ASU receives $500,000 grant for meat processing safety The College of Agriculture at Arkansas State University has received $500,000 grant to expand and improve the laboratory space devoted to livestock research.

 

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Dealer Statutory Trust Webinar

Livestock Dealer Statutory Trust is now law! Dealer Trust gives sellers of livestock (often livestock auction markets or producers) the legal priority to get livestock back when a livestock dealer fails to pay. If the cattle have been resold, the unpaid sellers are now first in line for the proceeds. 

But how will a Dealer Trust function? What does this mean for cattle producers, feeders, dealers, livestock auction markets, and lenders? Livestock Marketing Association will be hosting a virtual call regarding Dealer Statutory Trust on Thursday, January 21, at 7 p.m. Central via Zoom. 

Learn more by visiting here.

American Boer Goat Association hiring Executive Director

The American Boer Goat Association (ABGA) is a founding member of the American Goat Federation. ABGA is a breed registry established in 1993 – a young organization with a lot of potential and a brand new state-of-art office building in San Angelo, Texas. ABGA is actively searching for applicants to fill their Executive Director position. The Association is seeking a dynamic and experienced business professional from the livestock industry. A tremendous opportunity exists to drive technological efficiencies and process improvements for a results oriented executive with a proven track record.

Learn more by visiting here.

Aspire Food Group Seeking Senior Animal Nutritionist

The Animal Nutritionist will spearhead a research program to improve the cricket feed, with an eye on improve the quality and quantity of the macro and micronutrients of the crickets while reducing overall costs. The role is within the R&D division and will report to the VP of Research & Development. 

This role will be an important component to our existing team and will position Aspire Food Group to address the massive market potential ahead. The position is located in Austin, TX. 

Learn more or apply here.

Livestock Marketing Association hiring Government and Industry Affairs Administrator

LMA is hiring a Government and Industry Affairs Administrator. The role will be a key member providing administrative and organizational support our Government and Industry Affairs and Legal team.

The ideal candidate will have administrative experience and an appreciation for the livestock industry. However, early career candidates or people looking for a change in career path are also encouraged to apply. The position will serve the Livestock Marketing Association in Overland Park, Kansas. 

For more information or to apply, click here.

 

Do you have an event, job opening or news you would like to share in our weekly news bulletin? Share it with us at,  communications@animalagriculture.org.

 

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Phone: (833) 877-0121 | Email: communications@animalagriculture.org

Weekly News Bulletin: January 14, 2021

 

As a leader in animal agriculture preparing for 2021, please save the dates for the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s 2021 annual conference and 11th Annual NIAA Antibiotic Symposium. We look forward to continuing to convene the depth and breadth of animal agriculture as, together, we learn, discuss, and collaborate on issues affecting the animal agriculture sector of today’s food system. 

The annual conference planning team is finalizing the agenda and speakers in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned for additional details and registration information.

 

COVID-19 took a bite out of greenhouse gas emissions
New York Times

Emissions plunged by more than 10 percent in 2020, reaching lowest level in three decades.

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APHIS funds programs focused on animal disease
JAVMA News

USDA-APHIS is awarding $14.4 million to fund 76 projects focused on protecting animal health.

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How is the pandemic affecting agriculture’s workforce? Confidence about the future of the workplace declined between January and May in 2020.

USDA releases Agriculture Innovation Research The USDA has released a summary and dashboard to help guide future research decisions within the department.

FDA opens public comments for antimicrobial use in feed The FDA is now seeking public comments to define how long certain antimicrobials are used in farm animal diets. 

USDA shows animals don’t pose risk to COVID A study from USDA-APHIS shows that animals involved in production don’t pose a COVID risk to producers.

Cargill opens one of the largest premix facilities The 220,000 square-foot, future-ready facility in Lewisburg, Ohio, is deploying advancing technology now previously used in animal agriculture or pet food production.

Removal of dairy cows has little impact on greenhouse emissions Virginia Tech researchers found that the removal of dairy cows would only reduce emissions by about 0.7 percent.

Plumrose USA rebranding Plumrose USA, a subsidiary of JBS USA, is rebranding as Swift Prepared Foods. The shift better aligns the heritage and future direction of the company. 

K-9 sniffs out prohibited sausages at airport K-9, “Kody”, sniffed out 88 pounds of homemade sausage at Newark Liberty International Airport. 

Why collaboration is necessary in agricultureThe industry’s environmental problems – waste, greenhouse gases, biodiversity loss – are real. But so are the solutions.

 

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OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture


Dealer Statutory Trust Webinar

Livestock Dealer Statutory Trust is now law! Dealer Trust gives sellers of livestock (often livestock auction markets or producers) the legal priority to get livestock back when a livestock dealer fails to pay. If the cattle have been resold, the unpaid sellers are now first in line for the proceeds. 

But how will a Dealer Trust function? What does this mean for cattle producers, feeders, dealers, livestock auction markets, and lenders? Livestock Marketing Association will be hosting a virtual call regarding Dealer Statutory Trust on Thursday, January 21, at 7 p.m. Central via Zoom. 

Learn more by visiting here.

American Boer Goat Association hiring Executive Director

The American Boer Goat Association (ABGA) is a founding member of the American Goat Federation. ABGA is a breed registry established in 1993 – a young organization with a lot of potential and a brand new state-of-art office building in San Angelo, Texas. ABGA is actively searching for applicants to fill their Executive Director position. The Association is seeking a dynamic and experienced business professional from the livestock industry. A tremendous opportunity exists to drive technological efficiencies and process improvements for a results oriented executive with a proven track record.

Learn more by visiting here.

Aspire Food Group Seeking Senior Animal Nutritionist

The Animal Nutritionist will spearhead a research program to improve the cricket feed, with an eye on improve the quality and quantity of the macro and micronutrients of the crickets while reducing overall costs. The role is within the R&D division and will report to the VP of Research & Development. 

This role will be an important component to our existing team and will position Aspire Food Group to address the massive market potential ahead. The position is located in Austin, TX. 

Learn more or apply here.

Livestock Marketing Association hiring Government and Industry Affairs Administrator

LMA is hiring a Government and Industry Affairs Administrator. The role will be a key member providing administrative and organizational support our Government and Industry Affairs and Legal team.

The ideal candidate will have administrative experience and an appreciation for the livestock industry. However, early career candidates or people looking for a change in career path are also encouraged to apply. The position will serve the Livestock Marketing Association in Overland Park, Kansas. 

For more information or to apply, click here.

 

Do you have an event, job opening or news you would like to share in our weekly news bulletin? Share it with us at,  communications@animalagriculture.org.

 

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Phone: (833) 877-0121 | Email: communications@animalagriculture.org

Weekly News Bulletin: January 7, 2021

oysters Robots in Aquaculture
Dee Shore, NC State CALS

Researchers are testing robots to improve oyster production on the North Carolina coastline.

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Beef packing plant

Custom Prime Beef Packers 
Greg Henderson

A 500-head per day custom beef packing plant plans to open later this month in Missouri.

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Jimmy Dean adds plant-based breakfast patties Tyson Foods is adding a plant-based option to the iconic sausage line.

Meatless Mondays at Starbucks Starbucks is offering customers $2 off vegetarian breakfast meals every Monday in January.

Nebraska rancher thanks healthcare workers A rancher in Nebraska pays a tribute to healthcare workers through a unique video.

More funds for USDA food program USDA announces $1.5 billion worth of food to be distributed through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Temple Grandin offers alternatives to livestock farmers Animal welfare expert, Temple Grandin, shares business models that farmers should consider for their operations as a result of 2020 pandemic bottlenecks. 

First American Humane Certified Dairy on east coast Kreider Farms, Pennsylvania, becomes first American Humane Certified Dairy east of the Mississippi. 

Impossible Foods cuts back wholesale prices  The alternative protein company has cut wholesale prices by 15% for the second time in a year to increase demand for their products.

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OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture

Aspire Food Group Seeking Senior Animal Nutritionist

The Animal Nutritionist will spearhead a research program to improve the cricket feed, with an eye on improve the quality and quantity of the macro and micronutrients of the crickets while reducing overall costs. The role is within the R&D division and will report to the VP of Research & Development. 

This role will be an important component to our existing team and will position Aspire Food Group to address the massive market potential ahead. The position is located in Austin, TX. 

Learn more or apply here.

Livestock Marketing Association hiring Government and Industry Affairs Administrator

LMA is hiring a Government and Industry Affairs Administrator. The role will be a key member providing administrative and organizational support our Government and Industry Affairs and Legal team.

The ideal candidate will have administrative experience and an appreciation for the livestock industry. However, early career candidates or people looking for a change in career path are also encouraged to apply. The position will serve the Livestock Marketing Association in Overland Park, Kansas. 

For more information or to apply, click here.

Maryland Department of Agriculture Accepting Proposals for 2021 Animal Waste Technology Grants

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is accepting FY 2021 grant proposals for the department’s Animal Waste Technology Fund. Vendors, businesses, and individuals offering technologies that can demonstrate innovative, economically-feasible animal waste projects should apply.

Learn more by visiting here.

 

Do you have an event, job opening or news you would like to share in our weekly news bulletin? Share it with us at,  communications@animalagriculture.org.

 

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National Institute for Animal Agriculture | 1310A Westloop Place, #122, Manhattan, KS 66502

Phone: (833) 877-0121 | Email: communications@animalagriculture.org