NIAA Weekly News Bulletin

NOVEMBER 12, 2020


China replenishes swine population after ASF

Bloomberg News

China is flying in breeding stock after droves were decimated by ASF earlier this year.

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McDonald's announces plant-based Burger

Katie James

McDonald's announced Monday that the McPlant will be hitting the menus within the upcoming year. 

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National Pork Board launches AgView The new technology is used to help pork producers navigate a path to protect the industry during a foreign animal disease outbreak.

Could food service demands affect livestock exports? Kansas State University economist discusses the risk of the declining need for protein in restaurants and how it could affect livestock prices moving forward.

Ways to demonstrate sustainability Lucy Stitzer, founder of Dirt-To-Dinner blog, and Ken McCarty, McCarty Farms discuss ways to build a transparent information bridge to consumers.

AMMRRIC calls for research focused on One Health The Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities calls for further research and understanding of the One Health mission.

Senate bill aims to eliminate CAFOs by 2040 Lawmakers have drafted a bill that would benefit smaller farming operations.

Poultry sector celebrates safety milestone For the first time since 1994, the U.S. poultry sector leads the manufacturing industry with the lowest illness and injury rates. 

Changes to the Ag Committee Mary Kay Thatcher, Syngenta, speaks to the changes on the Ag Committee leadership and the future of the committee.

Dairy checkoff supports Veterans with dairy products Dairy Management Inc., partnered with Wounded Warrior Project and Domino's to feed veterans on Veterans Day.


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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.

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