NIAA WEEKLY BULLETIN
FEBRUARY 4, 2021
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Chicken wings remain hot
by AgriLife Today
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service projects chicken wing sales will set another Super Bowl Record.
Impossible Foods cuts prices
Impossible Foods announces plan to cut prices of faux meat patties by 20% at U.S. grocery stores.
More news in ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
Meat and Poultry Worker COVID-19 rates A new analysis shows the COVID-19 infection rates among meat and poultry workers are 60% lower than the general U.S. population and two-thirds lower than case rates in the sector in May 2020.
$1.3 million to fund research to grow PA agriculture industry Pennsylvania’s secretary announced $1.287 million for research on issues critical to sustaining and growing animal agriculture within the state to eight organizations.
Vilsack weighs in on the parallel between COVID-19 and Animal Disease Outbreaks USDA Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, says there is a tremendous amount of synergy between the circumstances of a pandemic involving humans and those involving animals.
USDA can steer farm aid money to fight climate change The White House wants to tap a pool of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation to support on-the-farm efforts to fight climate change.
US Dairy Farms could lower net emissions to zero with the next five years A study from the World Wildlife Fund found that U.S. dairy farms have the potential to reduce their net greenhouse gas emissions to zero within the next five years.
Meatpacking industry responds to investigation Meatpacking plants say they will welcome the opportunity to provide members of the House for Representatives Coronavirus Subcommittee with information in regard to how they responded to COVID-19 and protecting their workforce.
National Pork Board CEO outlines 2021 Checkoff priorities Growing consumer demand for pork, foreign disease preparedness and diversifying markets are top priorities for the National Pork Board this year.
EVENT IN ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
U.S. Pork Exports and Market Update – Feb. 9
Animal Identification and Information Council meeting – Feb. 10
Trust in Food Symposium – Feb. 23-25, 2021
USDA’s Forum on Building Resilience in Agricultural and Food Systems through Innovative and Strategic Partnerships – Feb. 17
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OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture
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.
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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.
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