July 29, 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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Threat of food inflation persists, as Sec. Vilsack sees prices moderating

Extreme weather is slamming crops across the globe, bringing with it the threat of further food inflation at a time when costs are already hovering near the highest in a decade.


Future Meat Technologies launches the first industrial cultured  meat production facility

Producing 500 kilograms of cultured products a day, equivalent to 5,000 hamburgers, this facility makes scalable cell-based meat production a reality.



Decline in U.S. dairy product shipments unlikely to be offset by growth in substitute products – U.S. shipments of dairy and substitute products are forecast to see marginal annual declines in nominal terms through 2025.

Auburn University developing management practices for problem algae in aquaculture – A researcher at Auburn University is focused on developing programs to help the aquaculture industry better manage problematic algae growth in ponds and other water sources.

Rabobank Poultry 3Q21: improving local industry performance, shifting trade flows – The outlook for the global poultry industry continues to improve, driven mainly by the reopening of economies as vaccination levels accelerate in developed countries and increase in emerging markets.

U.S. vows to improve protections for wild horse adoptions – U.S. officials who are trying to adopt out wild horses captured on public land say they are tightening protections to guard against the illegal resale of the animals for slaughter.

Vermont dairy industry shifts focus to goats – Faced with ongoing challenges over milk prices, local farms have been making changes, including using grants to try out new animals like goats.

Iowa State researchers using hair to gauge pig stress – Researchers aim to use hair samples to identify genetics that allow pigs to respond favorably to a wide range of stressful situations.

Alternative protein must move beyond plant-based and taste to reach full market potential – While the alternative protein category is not saturated, investors predict the companies that remain in the game will be those that improve nutrition, accessibility, and sustainability.


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