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  • May
    24
    Washington Roundup - May 2021- By Lowell Randel


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    President’s Budget to be Released on May 28th. The White House has announced that President Biden’s budget request for fiscal year 2022 will be released on May 28th.

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  • May
    24
    “America the Beautiful” Report Released by Biden Administration


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    The Biden Administration has released the “Conserving and Restoring America The Beautiful” report, detailing efforts to conserve and restore the nation’s lands, waters, and wildlife.

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  • May
    24
    Biden Administration Revokes Trump Era Restriction on Human Fetal Tissue Research


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    The Biden Administration has recently removed the restrictions on human fetal tissue research imposed by former President Trump.

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  • May
    24
    FAO Food Price Index Highest Since 2014


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    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations releases the FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) each month.

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  • May
    24
    Impossible Foods Granted Child Nutrition Label by USDA


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    Impossible Foods, a company that develops plant-based meat substitutes, targeted towards “people who love meat,” has just received a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Child Nutrition (CN) Label.

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  • May
    24
    Initiatives in a Few States Would Criminalize Farming of Food Animals


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    Recently, various propositions and initiatives in several states, if passed, would have severe consequences on the agricultural community and farming of animals.

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  • May
    24
    National Strategy to Ensure American Leadership (SEAL) Act Introduced


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    New legislation was introduced into the senate by Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) to ensure U.S. leadership in discovery and innovation and to strengthen the United States’ competitive edge against China and across the global economy.

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  • May
    24
    Several Agriculture-Related Bills Introduced


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    Several bills have been introduced to the U.S. House and Senate that would affect the agricultural community. The DAIRY PRIDE ACT of 2021, the Kids Eat Local Act, and the Agriculture Resilience Act all intend to support farmers and ranchers.

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  • May
    24
    Sustainability Campaign Launched by NCBA


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    The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, a national marketing, and research program designed to increase the demand for beef at home and abroad, has launched a new marketing campaign focused on sustainability.

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  • May
    24
    The Cover Crop Flexibility Act of 2021 Introduced


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    A bipartisan bill was recently introduced to the Senate by John Thune (R-SD) and Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to ensure farmers can still plant beneficial cover crops after delays due to severe weather prevent them without facing crop insurance penalties.

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  • May
    24
    USDA Launches Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate


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    The United States and the United Arab Emirates announced plans to launch the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate).

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  • May
    24
    Virtual Session on Animal Biotechnology to be Held by FDA


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    The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has announced a virtual Animal Biotechnology Stakeholder Outreach Session that is open to the public.

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  • May
    24
    USDA Sued Over Dietary Guidelines for American’s Dairy Suggestions


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    Three Californian physicians, Seth Ammerman, MD, Donald Forrester, MD, and Heather Shenkman, MD, along with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization of 17,000 physicians, have filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the amount of dairy recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), published in December 2020.

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  • May
    20
    Interpretive Summary: Modeling genetic differences of combined broiler chicken populations in single-step GBLUP


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science modeled the inclusion of a group of external birds into a local broiler chicken population, using either a fixed effect representing the origin of parents, unknown parent groups, or metafounders for the purpose of genomic evaluations.

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  • May
    20
    Interpretive Summary: validation of the GreenFeed system for measuring enteric gas emissions from cattle


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science evaluated the use of the commercially available GreenFeed system for measuring enteric gas emissions from cattle.

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  • May
    17
    Interpretive Summary: Relationships among intramammary health, udder and teat characteristics, and productivity of extensively managed ewes


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    A paper recently published in the Journal of Animal Science evaluated the relationships among intramammary health, udder/teat characteristics, and productivity of extensively managed ewes.

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  • May
    17
    Interpretive Summary: Optimum grape pomace proportion in feedlot cattle diets


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science investigated the optimum proportion of grape pomace in finishing cattle diets.

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  • May
    13
    Interpretive Summary: Genetic and phenotypic parameters for body weights, harvest length, and growth curve parameters in American mink


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    A paper recently published in the Journal of Animal Science aimed to estimate the genetic and phenotypic parameters for growth curve parameters derived from Richards growth model and the correlations of growth curve parameters with body weights and harvest length in American mink.

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  • May
    13
    Interpretive Summary: Influence of feeding thermally peroxidized soybean oil on growth performance, digestibility, gut integrity, and oxidative stress in nursery pigs


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    Recently, Kerr et al. published “Influence of feeding thermally peroxidized lipids on growth performance, lipid digestibility and oxidative status in nursery pigs” in the Journal of Animal science to critically evaluate the impact of inclusions of differentially sourced lipids and thermally processed soybean oil in nursery pig diets.

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  • May
    10
    Interpretive Summary: Trace amounts of antibiotics is detrimental to the health of weaned pigs


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    The authors of this recent Journal of Animal Science study evaluated how trace amounts of antibiotics impacted the health and growth of weaned pigs.

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