Attend our new member virtual coffee May 6!

NIAA Executive Director, J.J. Jones, hosts a new member virtual coffee quarterly. Whether you and/or your organization are brand new to NIAA or it’s been a while since you’ve been active, this meet-up is great to ensure you are getting the full value of your NIAA membership. Learn more and register here!

Your cow is texting you: How technology is revolutionizing farming

All across America’s heartland, farmers’ phones are lighting up with alerts and messages — from their cattle. Farmers and ranchers are using new technology to remotely monitor their herds’ health in real time.


African swine fever vaccine passes tests for regulatory approval

The successful safety test moves the vaccine one step closer to commercial availability. The new results show that USDA’s vaccine candidate does not revert to its normal virulence, after being injected into swine.



Virtual reality in poultry processing – Using virtual reality with factory-based robotics in some poultry processing operations could allow workers to perform their jobs in safer environments.

Technology can beef up food chain sustainability – Advancements in technology can reduce waste and improve consumer perceptions of animal agriculture.

Animal Ag Alliance releases sustainability report – Released in advance of Earth Day, the report provides the latest data on the nutritional benefits of meat, milk, poultry, and eggs and details U.S. animal agriculture’s achievements in modern environmental stewardship, animal care, judicious antibiotic use and food safety.

Court won’t revive ban on secret filming – The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Kansas to revive a law that banned secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities but that was struck down by lower courts.

Regenerative agriculture makes farmers and ranchers more resilient to climate change – Regenerative agriculture helps farmers and ranchers withstand the effects of climate change, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

USDA animal inspector charged with accepting bribes at border – A Laredo man admitted to accepting more than $40,000 in bribes while employed as a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) lead animal health technician, according U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Dairy cow monitoring systems are benefitting the bottom line – Herd monitoring systems have been a part of some operations for several decades, but the technology is getting smarter. New data provides even more insight into the daily life of a cow and what producers can do to make that animal more productive.


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OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture


Our 2022 Annual Conference was a success! Thank you to all of those that joined us both virtually and in person in Kansas City this year. We hope you enjoyed insights from the speakers and panelists. We found them incredibly valuable as we continue to examine how we produce protein for a food-insecure and uncertain world.

If you were unable to attend portions of Annual Conference, the recordings are available in our store and are complementary to participants.


Update Your Council Preferences

NIAA is updating the lists of council members. Whether you attend every council meeting or have never attended, please review our council list and check the boxes for each council you are interested in. To review the purpose of each council, please visit our website here.


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