NIAA Weekly News Bulletin

SEPTEMBER 03, 2020


3-D vegan steak printed to compete with meat industry

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Is the future of the meat industry
3-D? Redefine Meat is developing a steak with a taste and of real meat.

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Researchers analyze industrial hemp as an cattle feed ingredient

A research team at Kansas State University is analyzing the safety of  industrial hemp for cattle feedstuffs. 

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Taiwan lifts restrictions on U.S. pork and beef – With restrictions lifting on pork and beef in Taiwan, what opportunities does it provide for U.S. producers?  

Answers to the common questions asked during the pandemic  – A guide to answering the common questions that consumers have formed around agriculture throughout the pandemic.

Pork producers navigating production without ractopamine –During the Carthage Veterinary Service Swine Conference, the solutions team outlined strategies that can help growers minimize loss.

California's plan to reduce methane – California's dairy sector places focus on reducing methane emissions.

Farm babe invites Burger King's CMO on farm visit – Iowa producer, Michelle Miller, invites Burger King's chief marketing officer on a farm visit. 

Backyard farming cases spike in animal cruelty cases – Backyard farming leads to an increase in farm animal cruelty cases recorded.

The "Adopt a Cow" program provides an educational tool to classrooms – Dairy Excellence Foundation is in search of classrooms and homes interested in the "Adopt a Cow" program. 51,000 classrooms and homes have signed up to for the program. 


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Kentucky Department of Agriculture seeking new state vet

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is seeking to hire a new State Veterinarian to serve as the chief animal agriculture health official in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and as a liaison to Kentucky’s livestock and commodity groups. Candidates are required to have at least five years of experience in the practice of veterinary medicine and will be required to maintain licensure with the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners and hold USDA-APHIS Category II Accreditation. Preference may be given to candidates with regulatory experience in the management of animal health programs, epidemiology, emergency management/response, foreign animal disease investigations, and animal welfare regulations. To learn more, please visit

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