An update on the status of the Secure Milk Supply Project supplemental to ongoing Foot and Mouth Disease prevention and response planning with Dr. Pam Hullinger, currently with UC-Davis Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology. Dr. Hullinger's presentation was part of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's 2012 Annual Meeting in Denver.
The importance of catching residue violations before the tank cannot be overstated, according to Dr. Karen Jordan with Dairy Farmers of America. She overviews the recent updates to the Milk and Dairy Beef Residue Prevention Manual. PDF version available here.
National Grocers Association
VP of Public Affairs, Greg Ferrara offers his insight on today's social media world
as he shares with the recent Stakeholders Summit of the Animal
Agriculture Alliance meeting in Alexandria, VA. In the case of consumer concerns and food safety issues, "We can't wait a day or two. We've got to respond in minutes!" and when a problem surfaces, "Let the know we've taken care of it immediately." For both producers and retailers, loss of trust in food safety equates to loss of customers at the counter.
Hazlett, chief counsel to the Senate Ag Committee, and Pete Thomson,
senior professional staffer with the House Ag Committee, break down the significant portions of the 2012 Farm Bill negotiations as related to livestock production. The Animal Ag Alliance
Stakeholder Summit in Arlington, VA marked the organization's 25th year
of raising awareness of the value of animal agriculture to legislators
Attorney and Illinois farmer Gary Baise once played a role in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. He tells the annual meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture that the agency is now establishing regulations that will end modern agriculture.
Nature's Farm is developing a specialized retail channel promoting liquid milk products naturally higher in Omega 3 and CLA's. Vice-president of Sales and Marketing, Jon Van Koy joins us at the JBS United Midwest Dairy Conference to discuss the dietary formulation which contributes to the Nature's Farm product.
Talking with a livestock group, House Ag Committee Chair Congressman Frank Lucas recently spent some time walking
through the current climate in Washington, D.C. and gave his thoughts
on the next Farm Bill, where it stands and what might happen. Please
pass this one to others in your organization.
"Pink Slime" fiasco made its entry into social consicousness via
social media, then exploded onto the national scene. Here Eric Atkinson
talks with Kansas State meat scientist John Gonzales to better
understand what the product is and to shed light on some repeatedly