Alltech #ONE17

Cindy Zimmerman

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference challenges you to seek out that one-in-a-million idea that will revolutionize the way you do business. A record crowd of 4,000 attended this year’s conference held May 21–24 in Lexington, KY. This virtual newsroom includes links to photos, audio, and video from the conference. All content posted here is available free of charge for digital …

Alltech, Animal Agriculture, audio

Canadian Trade Policy Delivers Blow to Wisconsin Dairies

Lizzy Schultz

Over 70 Wisconsin dairy operations are already feeling the blow from a protectionist Canadian trade policy that has slammed the door on American dairy exports, violated existing trade commitments, and left farmers across the state scrambling to find milk buyers. Grassland Dairy Products Inc. informed over 70 operations this week that their contracts with the company will end May 1st, …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, audio, Dairy, exports, trade

USFRA Panel Looks At The Future of Protein

Lizzy Schultz

Future Food-Tech took place in San Francisco last week and brought together over 300 food business technology leaders, investors and food-tech innovators. Brad Greenway, Chairman, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) sat on a panel titled, “Creating Consumer Demand for Healthier and More Sustainable Ingredients.” As the sole panelist who represented the animal agriculture community, Brad was able to share …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, audio, technology, USFRA

2017 USSEC Aquaculture Educational Opportunity

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) joined forces to host the 2017 Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama. U.S. soybean growers, researchers and aquaculture experts gathered to take in the latest on the fastest growing animal protein – aquaculture. Attendees also visited the Panama Canal and witnessed the center of global trade and the …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Aquaculture, audio, soybeans, USSEC

EU Farm Agenda Would Hurt U.S. Dairy Industry

Joanna Schroeder

Surrendering to a European Union (EU) seizure of common food names would cost the U.S. dairy industry billions of dollars, slash domestic cheese consumption and increase prices for consumers, according to an analysis released today by Informa Economics IEG. The European farm policy agenda, which is focused on using geographical indications (GIs) to unfairly grant European food producers a huge …

agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, audio, Dairy

#Celebrate50 Theme of World Dairy Expo

Joanna Schroeder

The 2016 World Dairy Expo (WDE) in Madison, WI is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary. The concept of bringing a cattle show together with a dairy industry expo was once simply a dream; today it is a legacy. The event is known to bring over 70,000 visitors each year with nearly 3,000 international guests representing over 90 different countries. Those attendees …

Animal Agriculture, audio, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

NFU Hosts Presser On TPP Opposition

Joanna Schroeder

While many United States trade officials are promoting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as an export-boon for agriculture, the National Farmers Union (NFU) continues to stand strong in their opposition of the free trade agreement. NFU hosted a media teleconference to talk about the TPP and announce a letter signed by 160 food, farm, faith and rural groups. “We are very …

Animal Agriculture, audio, trade

Meet New Angus CEO Allen Moczygemba

Joanna Schroeder

Four months ago the American Angus Association brought in Allen Moczygemba to help lead the organization as Chief Executive Officer. Jamie Johansen recently had to the opportunity to sit down with him. During the interview, Allen shared the story about his life-long commitment to agriculture his vision for the breed going forward. Angus is known as the ‘Business Breed’ and Allen …

Animal Agriculture, audio, Beef

Cattlemen, Cattlewomen Head West for CIC & NCBA

Joanna Schroeder

Cattlemen and women made their way West January 27-29, 2016 to take in the sunshine and sea breeze for the 2016 Cattle Industry Conference (CIC) & National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in San Diego, CA. The event brought beef leaders together to attend the educational Cattlemen’s College, walk the aisles of the industry trade show and network, network, …

Animal Agriculture, audio, Beef, New Holland

New Practices Aim to Increase Productivity for Lamb Producers

Talia Goes

Lamb producers were introduced to the industry’s first set of Productivity Best Practices at the 2016 Sheep Industry Convention January 27-30. Lambs sold per ewe is the biggest influence on profitability, and implementing the new Best Practices to Increase Your Lamb Crop gives sheep producers more control over price volatility, according to the panel of sheep producers and production experts …

agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, Animals