July 22, 2021


Traceability is a topic at the forefront of discussion in the industry as of late, as consumers push for greater transparency in where their food comes from, in addition to the benefits in tracing, controlling and stopping spread of disease. Join us on July 29 for a discussion with Portia Stewart from Farm Journal. Member registration is complementary when accessed through the membership portal. Non-members may attend for $25 and may register here. Please contact with any questions.
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Tyson integrates new animal welfare framework

Tyson Foods is evolving its approach to animal welfare by integrating a new framework across its global operations. The initiative is known as the Five Domains.


US pork industry watches California’s Prop 12 rule

New animal welfare regulations for sows in California are expected to affect production across the US. Read for updates on housing standards, lawsuits, and timeline.



Animal protein groups announce joint sustainability initiative – The Protein PACT for the People, Animals, and Climate of Tomorrow, is the first initiative of its kind to push for progress toward sustainable development goals through a coalition spanning multiple animal protein sectors.

Key trends impacting fisheries and aquaculture in the United States – An increased focus on climate change and environmental stewardship is rapidly changing the legal and regulatory landscape affecting the fisheries and aquaculture industries.

Milk prices may climb as WA dairy cows hit hard by NW heatwave – Dairy farmers are bracing for another agonizing stretch of near 100-degree days as they and other growers worry about the fallout from continuing drought conditions and heat-stress on their cows.

Gene editing: experts say it’s time to remodel regulatory landscape – In order for gene editing in agricultural animals to “unleash enormous gains in productivity,” a remodeling of the federal landscape is imperative.

Why big ag can’t afford to ignore cultured meat technology –  Consumer interest in cultivated meat products –beef, chicken, and more– has producers of conventional meats watching the space very closely.

Chinese appetite for chicken paws proves a boon for the US poultry industry – Chicken paws, also called phoenix talons, are proving to be as popular with Chinese consumers as chicken wings are in the U.S.

Get the flock out: how farmers save livestock from natural disasters – Prepping livestock for natural disasters requires a lot of planning, especially moving into hurricane season.


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