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.
More news in ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
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.
EVENTS IN ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
- NIAA New Member Virtual Coffee – July 15
- Ag Media Summit – July 16-20, Raleigh, NC
- AMR Research Webinar: Systems Biology and Detection Strategies – July 19
- NIAA Farm Journal Partnership Update (members-only) – July 21
- 2022 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting – July 25-27, Reno, NV
- AMR Research Webinar: Mitigation Alternatives to Antibiotics – August 16
- Tick Management Webinar – Aug 23-24
- USDA Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop – August 30
- AMR Research Webinar: Mitigation – Farm and Production Environments – Sept 20
- AMR Research Webinar: Science Communication – October 18
- NIAA Antibiotics Symposium – Nov 1-3, Alexandria, VA
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.
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