NIAA Weekly News Bulletin

OCTOBER 29, 2020


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The Pivotal Moment is Now

Jennifer Shike

Efforts in the swine and poultry sectors on an operation level
could lead to carbon-neutral
farm production. 

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Cows role in regenerative ag

Donna Berry

The importance of regenerative agriculture and cows to providing nutrition for the anticipated population of 10 billion by 2050.

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Vytelle adds to their genetic portfolio Vytelle will increase their accuracy of predicting cattle performance using phenotype and genomic data through Synomic Insight Platform. 

Elanco releases sustainability commitments Elanco Animal Health Inc. released three Healthy Purpose Pledges to drive sustainability by 2030. 

Perdue shares progress toward animal welfare goals and initiatives Perdue experts share the latest updates to their goals and initiatives and announce 10 new initiatives to implement in 2021.

Agriculture Department provides livestock shelter The Alabama A&M Agribition Center will open their facility to house livestock being evacuated due to Hurricane Zeta. 

DFA Accelerator program Dairy Farmers of America are now accepting applications for the 2021 DFA CoLab Accelerator program. This program will focus on growth in the ag-tech and dairy food product companies.

Dairy farmer incorporates new technology  A Indiana dairy farmer utilizes a new technology to treat and convert waste into water. 

Pennsylvania to grow livestock and poultry industries PA Department of Agriculture is seeking research proposals to grow their poultry, swine, lamb, goat and sheep industries. 

Kentucky Farm Bureau offers free wifi locations  KFB has established 155 statewide Wi-Fi signals to bring attention to the lack of rural broadband availability across the U.S. 

Positive outlook for beef industry  Don Close, Rabo AgriFinance, provides a positive overview for the beef industry – especially the cow-calf producers. 

Innovation in the pork industry The Maschoffs share their lessons learned on what it takes to create successful innovation.

FMD vaccine market Companies that develop FMD vaccines are expanding their efforts by developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Other companies are increasing their production targets in areas of the world that has big FMD demands. 


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OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture

Celebrate One Health Day

Mark your calendars to celebrate One Health Day on November 3rd. Quiz your knowledge on One Health by participating in this quiz here.

Maryland Department of Agriculture Accepting Proposal 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. 

To apply or learn more, visit here.

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