NIAA will host a members-only Paradigm webinar on at 2 p.m. central on March 23. Guests will include dietician, Kim Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN (IL), FAND, NAS-CES, CAE and Dr. James Kincheloe, food safety campaign manager from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and will explore protein choice. Learn more here.


Join NIAA for the Sustainability Council’s inaugural webinar at 2:00 p.m. central on April 14, 2022. Co-chairs Angela Baysinger DVM, Merck Animal Health, and Fabian Bernal, DeLaval, invite Tara Vander Dussen, The New Mexico Milk Maid, Jack Britt, food futurist, scientist, and agricultural systems consultant, and Lara Moody, IFEEDER executive director, to discuss how animal agriculture can lead the sustainability conversation. Learn more here.

Poultry farmers struggle to keep birds safe from flu 

Millions of birds in 13 states have died due to avian influenza despite farmers’ best efforts to  stop the disease.


Animal agriculture: essential to global food system

Animal foods can form part of a healthy, sustainable and ethical lifestyle, despite increasing claims to the contrary.



U.S., Canada agree on emergency cross-border transit – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and USDA APHIS have officially agreed to implement an Emergency Transit Policy for Regulated Animals to make it easier and faster to evacuate livestock across the border during emergencies such as flooding, forest fires, etc.

NPPC hires new director of animal health – The National Pork Producers Council has hired Dr. Anna Forseth for the newly created position of director of animal health. She will focus on foreign animal disease prevention and preparedness, as well as antibiotic use and resistance issues.

U.S. farmers feel the squeeze as Ukraine invasion increases livestock feed costs –  Commodity prices for corn – part of the essential diet for steers, pigs, chickens and turkeys – had been rising before the war began and have skyrocketed since, demonstrating how the conflict is affecting industries globally.

The changing world of raising livestock – Livestock producers are running their operations differently than they did a decade or two ago, and sustainability is now a goal for most of them.

Chickens on Mars? –  After COVID–19 delayed the project, North Carolina State University is now taking applicants for its Nuggets on Mars program.

U.S. spending bill set to limit regulations of livestock emissions –  Congress’ annual spending bill is set to include major limitations on the federal government’s ability to regulate emissions from animal agriculture.

Colorado Livestock Association names new CEO – The Colorado Livestock Association announced Zachary Riley as the organization’s new CEO replacing long-time leader Bill Hammerich.

Poultry feed formulations reflect sustainability pressures – Poultry and poultry feed production has increasingly been influenced by shifting consumer preferences. An emphasis and adoption of sustainability principles by downstream partners has dictated how poultry is raised and fed.


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