Ag accounted for less than 12 percent of U.S. GHG in 2020

From 2019 to 2020, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions declined 11.2 percent.


USDA lowers pork and chicken estimates but raises beef and turkey.

The USDA has raised its 2022 beef and turkey production projections, while lowering pork and chicken outlooks.



Iowa Supreme Court brings back pig farmers’ right to farm- Iowa pork producers won a major victory last week after the Iowa Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision said the state may provide livestock producers immunity from nuisance lawsuits such as ones complaining about odor.

Methane-reduced beef trial in Sweden ‘sold out in less than a week’-  A ‘unique pilot’ was launched at the end of last month at Coop Supermarkets in Sweden. From 30 June, methane-reduced beef was presented to Swedish customers under the LOME (‘Low on Methane’) brand.

Webinar symposium to discuss small tick causing big problems for cattle- The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is hosting a two-day webinar symposium to address concerns regarding the Asian Longhorned Tick and the pest’s possible impact on the U.S. cattle industry.

Drought pressures northwest Iowa producers- Several areas of northwest Iowa are suffering from extreme drought conditions according to the U.S. Drought Monitor released July 7.

Tyson Foods completes expansion at Mississippi plant- Tyson Foods completed a $90 million expansion to the poultry processing plant in Forest, Mississippi. This investment is part of the company’s commitment to meet the increasing demand for protein and deliver on its strategy of accelerating long-term growth.

Ukraine urgently needs dairy cows – There are fears in Ukraine that the country may lose 150,000 cows, a third of its national herd, if the war with Russia continues.

OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture

Beef Alliance Announces 2nd Annual Startup Challenge

Startups can apply to participate in the 2022 Startup Challenge. The Beef Alliance is opening the competition to any startup with an offering for feedyards with a focus on innovation and technology to enhance environmental sustainability in cattle feeding. Applications must be received by August 17, 2022. Learn more here.


44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy

Applications are now open. The next academy begins in September 2022 and continues through August 2023. The program consists of seven courses with nearly 30 learning hours per course. Classes are taught online with pre-recorded lectures.


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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