beef

Bad News for U.S. Beef/Chicken in Potential U.K. Trade Deal

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Poultry, Trade

(NAFB) — The U.S. beef and poultry industries got some bad news through a recent article on BBC Dot Com. Chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef will be kept out of the United Kingdom under any potential trade deal with the U.S. That comes straight from the UK environmental secretary. Theresa Villiers tells the BBC that the current European Union ban …

american grown

American Grown Campaign Launches

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Citrus, Dairy, Economy, Field Crops, Forestry, Fruits, Industry, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Non-Profit Created to Address the growing Financial Crisis in American Farms Launches Campaign The American Grown Campaign launched at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference on January 11. The non-profit was created by growers to address the growing financial crisis in American farms. American Grown was founded with farmers and growers from Florida, Georgia, and Michigan. “America’s farmers need our support …

pasture weed

New Pasture Weed Control Product from Corteva

Dan Cattle, Livestock

For the first time in fifteen years, Corteva is bringing the first new active ingredient to pasture weed control, a new product that cattle producers will want to learn more about. According to Jeff Clark, Range & Pasture Specialist for Corteva, it’s called DuraCor. Producers are invited to learn more about new DuraCor herbicide and how it helps grow more low-cost forage.

african

Study to Learn Lessons about African Swine Fever

Dan Pork

We’ve talked various times about African Swine Fever (ASF) and how devastating of a disease it’s been in various countries. So efforts to keep it out of the U.S. continue, and according to a story from Rod Bain, that includes current research which hopes to find clues about the disease on the ground level in Vietnam. And Paul Sundberg with …

impossible

Impossible Pork is Impossible; Violates Labeling Law

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

(NPPC) — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) called Impossible Foods’ naming convention for its plant-based products designed to mimic real pork a brazen violation of labelling law. Citing law that prohibits the use of words that redefine pork as it has been known by consumers for centuries, Dr. Dan Kovich, director of science and technology for the National Pork …

census takers

Animal Agriculture Alliance on Fake Census Takers

Dan Poultry

There were reports last year in various states about people posing as U.S. Census takers visiting poultry farms while attempting to take photos of farm operations. While these people did not identify who they truly work for, it is believed that they were employed by anti-animal agriculture organizations. Animal Agriculture Alliance Vice President of Communications Hannah Thompson-Weeman wants producers to be aware of …

approval process

AFIA: December Spending Bills Improve Feed Ingredient Approval Process

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

(NAFB) — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) says spending bills passed last month will improve the approval process for animal feed ingredients. The 2020 fiscal year appropriations package allocates new dollars to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine to hire additional staff specifically for reviewing new animal food ingredient submissions. The $5 million allocation from appropriators …

heavy rains

Heavy Rains and Flooding Affecting Livestock

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Livestock

(ACES) — Heavy rains in Alabama are causing headaches for livestock producers. Producers may need to make changes to ensure their livestock get an adequate diet while pastures are saturated with recent rainfall. Landon Marks, a regional animal science and forages agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said livestock producers should consider adding more hay or feed feeding sites. “This reduces competition …