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Export Skepticism Not Warranted as Global Market is Key for US Protein in 2019
Export Skepticism Not Warranted as Global Market is Key for US Protein in 2019 Livestock | 01/30/2019

Per capita animal protein consumption in the U.S. will climb to an all-time high in 2019, surpassing the previous record set in 2006, prior to the 2008 financial crisis and the run-up in feed costs.

NPPC Urges U.S., China to Resolve Differences
NPPC Urges U.S., China to Resolve Differences Livestock | 01/29/2019

As Chinese officials are in Washington, D.C. this week for trade negotiations, the National Pork Producers Council is urging the two countries to resolve their differences quickly.

American Royal hires new leadership
American Royal hires new leadership Livestock | 01/27/2019

The American Royal Association has hired Glen Alan Phillips as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer and Jackie McClaskey will lead fundraising and development efforts.

New USDA Beef Lifecycle Assessment Finds Lower Environmental Impact Than Perceived
New USDA Beef Lifecycle Assessment Finds Lower Environmental Impact Than Perceived Livestock | 01/26/2019

A new comprehensive lifecycle assessment conducted by the USDA Ag Research Service and the beef checkoff found measures related to the impact of beef cattle in the U.S. often are overstated

Americans to Eat More than 1.3 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl
Americans to Eat More than 1.3 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl Livestock | 01/24/2019

The National Chicken Council Wednesday released its annual Chicken Wing Report estimating Americans will eat an all-time high of 1.38 billion wings during the Super Bowl weekend.

Groups Urge Administration To Lift Metals Tariffs
Groups Urge Administration To Lift Metals Tariffs Livestock | 01/24/2019

A diverse, ad hoc coalition of more than 45 groups representing many sectors of the U.S. economy joined the National Pork Producers Council in calling for an end to U.S. tariffs on Canadian and Mexican aluminum and steel imports so...

Vilsack: Shutdown Impacts Could Last Years
Vilsack: Shutdown Impacts Could Last Years Livestock | 01/22/2019

The government shutdown could cause a ripple effect across the federal government for years, according to former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Traceability Pilot Project Seeking More Cow-Calf Producers
Traceability Pilot Project Seeking More Cow-Calf Producers Livestock | 01/20/2019

More cow-calf producers are needed to participate in the CattleTrace pilot project. Organizers specifically need cow-calf producers who sell cattle at livestock auction markets or to feedyards participating in the project.

EU Won’t Include Agriculture In Trade Talks With U.S.
EU Won’t Include Agriculture In Trade Talks With U.S. Livestock | 01/19/2019

The National Pork Producers Council said it cannot support a trade agreement between the United States and the European Union that does not include agriculture, after the European Commission issued draft negotiating mandates to EU member states that doesn’t include...

New Study Shows U.S. Pork’s Long-term Sustainability Progress
New Study Shows U.S. Pork’s Long-term Sustainability Progress Livestock | 01/11/2019

A new study from the University of Arkansas confirms that America’s pig farmers are producing a product that has become increasingly sustainable over the past five decades.

AFAN Names Steve Martin As Executive Director
AFAN Names Steve Martin As Executive Director Livestock | 01/07/2019

Steve Martin has been named executive director of Lincoln-based AFAN (The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska), effective January 15.

New Meat Cuts, Breakfast Dishes, Top Expected 2019 Trends
New Meat Cuts, Breakfast Dishes, Top Expected 2019 Trends Livestock | 01/03/2019

New Meat Cuts, Breakfast Dishes, Top Expected 2019 Trends.