USDA Seeks Nominators to American Lamb Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is accepting applications from lamb producers, seedstock producers, feeders, or first handers interested in nominating members to the American Lamb Board.  Applications are due by March 16, 2017. The primary considerations in determining the eligibility of state, regional, or national organizations to participate in nominating individuals for board membership are:

Trump Reportedly Taps Perdue as Ag Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly picked former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be Agriculture Secretary under the incoming administration. While the USDA landing team has yet to confirm the nominee, multiple media outlets attributed a senior transition official as saying Trump will nominate Perdue to the post. The American Farm Bureau strongly endorsed the nomination of Perdue following the news.

Getting TPP Done Sooner than Later is the Best Option

There’s been a lot of discussion the past few weeks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and efforts to get it passed through Congress during the upcoming lame duck session. Of course it’s also been a topic of discussion by both presidential candidates, on the campaign trail. During last week’s U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) annual strategic planning conference, USMEF President …

Florida and Georgia FFA Members Receive National Awards

The 89th National FFA Convention and Expo has wrapped up in Indianapolis and during the event the National Agricultural Proficiency Awards were handed out as eight members from Florida and Georgia were recipients. From the National FFA Organization:

Many Livestock Events at Sunbelt Ag Expo

The 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off tomorrow in Moultrie, Georgia, and according to show director Chip Blalock, there will once again be a variety of livestock related events. Download Audio

Land Grant Universities Compiling Animal Feed Database

21 land-grant institutions are collaborating to provide researchers, producers and industry partners’ up-to-date, research-based information on the nutrient needs of agricultural animals. Since forming in 2010, the National Animal Nutrition Program has created a database of animal feed ingredients. Organizers say the database is a vital tool to inform cost-effective production decisions, animal welfare policies and procedures, and to guarantee …

Man’s New Best Friend

Move over Rover – how another four-legged creature may soon be taking over as man’s best friend. Cathy Isom has that story coming up on This Land of Ours.