NIAA Weekly News Bulletin

NOVEMBER 05, 2020


Farm tours spread truth about antibiotic use

Roy Graber

Claire Masker-King speaks at the 10th annual Antibiotic Symposium about bringing influencers to farms and how it can provide a positive message on antibiotic use.  

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Attacks against meat increase during pandemic

Amanda Radke

Anti-meat threats have increased during the pandemic and have given critical insights on where they are attempting to erode the future of animal agriculture.

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Agriculture policy expert passes away Kansas State University and the agricultural community mourn the loss of agricultural policy legend, Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh.

COVID-19 pandemic brings increase in beef consumption Consumer trends found during the pandemic could prove important for future generations.

AgriLife creates project to aid rural veterinary practices Texas A&M AgriLife faculty establish a rural veterinarian network to aid with sustaining rural veterinarians. 

Department of Ag hosts educational webinar on exporting genetics Producers in the state of Kansas took away key information about exporting breeding stock and genetics in a recent webinar.

Dairy video advocates for full-fat milk in schools Dairy farmers produce video for President Donald Trump and Secretary Sonny Perdue to bring full-fat milk back into schools. 

Ag Committee Chair loses bid  Collin Peterson, House Agriculture Committee Chairman, loses Minnesota seat that he first won in 1991.

U.S. Poultry Association approves new research grants U.S. Poultry and the U.S. Poultry Foundation approved $350,000 for five research grants.

Gray wolf gets de-listed The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will de-list the gray wolf from the endangered species list on January 4, 2021. 


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OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture

AMR Public Meeting 

A public meeting will take place to update processes for ranking importance of antimicrobials for human medicine on November 16, 2020. To register email by November 12, 2020. 

Maryland Department of Agriculture Accepting Proposals for 2021 Animal Waste Technology Grants

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is accepting FY 2021 grant proposals for the department’s Animal Waste Technology Fund. Vendors, businesses, and individuals offering technologies that can demonstrate innovative, economically-feasible animal waste projects should apply.

Learn more by visiting here.

Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture offers Discovery Learning Series

The Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture (HFHA) Project’s Biosecurity Learning Module Series is for students and is intended to create a new culture of biosecurity advocates.

Learn more by visiting, here.

USDA in search of candidates for air quality task force

The Task Force advises the Secretary of Agriculture on air quality and its relationship to agriculture based on sound scientific findings and review of research on agricultural air quality supported by federal agencies. Nominations must be emailed or postmarked by November 9, 2020 to be considered.

To apply or learn more, visit here.

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