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News Update

April 25, 2017

Power of Perception

In line with creating a more sustainable beef supply is gaining greater insight into consumer perceptions at the meat case. A new survey, sponsored by the Enough Movement, says that confusing food label claims make it difficult for families to navigate grocery aisles worldwide.

The study surveyed nearly 3,500 urban consumers in 11 countries, and key findings showed that people across the globe care about what goes on their tables. But, even the most diligent consumer admitted they don’t really know the meaning of many food labels or the differences in farming methods like organic and conventional.

Two-thirds of respondents report buying “all-natural” or “organic” goods motivated by a perception that they are healthier and safer. However an analysis from Stanford University has concluded that there is no health or nutrition differences found between conventional- and organically-produced food.

Watch this week’s The Angus Report online to learn more. You can also catch the show at 1:30 p.m. CDT Saturday and 7:30 a.m. CDT each Monday morning on RFD-TV.

Farm Bureau Welcomes New Ag Secretary

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall: “Farm Bureau heartily congratulates Secretary Sonny Perdue on his new role leading our nation’s Agriculture Department. We are eager for agriculture to finally have a seat in the president’s cabinet, and we know Secretary Perdue is just as eager to get to work for farmers, consumers and rural America.

“Secretary Perdue is a long-time friend to me and farmers across Georgia and soon to the millions of men and women across our country who feed and clothe our nation. He is a real-world farmer himself and knows the business inside out.

He understands the impact farm labor shortages, trade agreements and regulations have on a farmer’s bottom line and ability to stay in business from one season to the next. There’s important work ahead for the secretary, and he’ll need to address these challenges against the backdrop of the biggest drop in farm prices and income we’ve seen in decades.”

Chairman Conaway Applauds the
Confirmation of Secretary Perdue

The House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway issued the following statement upon the confirmation of Governor Sonny Perdue as the 31st Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“Today is a great day for American agriculture. Secretary Perdue is a strong friend of America’s farmers and ranchers, and I know he will work to ensure that agriculture is a top priority in the new Administration.

“President Trump has made it clear he supports a good farm bill that is delivered on time and includes a strong safety net for our nation’s farmers. That is absolutely critical as rural America struggles against the largest 4-year percentage decline in net farm income since the start of the Great Depression. It is good to have someone at the table fighting on behalf of rural America, and I look forward to working with Secretary Perdue as we develop a strong farm bill that improves the lives of America’s farmers and ranchers.”

Lallemand Launches Educational
Resources on Ruminant Digestion

Lallemand Animal Nutrition announces the launch of the Ruminant Digestive System website,, a new online educational resource, and the Rumen Health Technical Guide, a printed technical handbook for veterinarians, nutritionists and producers.

These resources provide information dedicated to the role of rumen microorganisms and their impact on the host’s performance and health. Both resources are a part of Lallemand Forward, which are solutions that enhance knowledge, capabilities and production practices.

“Rumen microflora have a very important role in an animal’s health and productivity”, says Laurent Dussert, global ruminant feed additive category manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “We developed this website and handbook with leading ruminant experts to ensure knowledge is paid forward to help producers and their farm advisers learn more about this complex symbiotic relationship with the never-ending pursuit of mindfully increasing efficiency and productivity.”

Learn more in the Lallemand news release online.

Allflex Promotes Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager

Allflex USA, part of the Allflex Group, global leader in animal identification and traceability systems, announced April 25, the promotion of Chuck Rogers to Northwest regional manager. In his new role, Rogers will be based in Boise, Idaho, and will oversee sales and marketing and technical responsibilities for Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

A native of Washington state, Rogers served our country as a U.S. Navy aircrewman and helicopter crew chief for nine years. After his service, he attended Fullerton College and transferred to DeVry Institute of Technology in Pomona, Calif., to pursue studies in electronics and electronic engineering.

He has been a member of the Allflex technical team and manager of that department supporting our electronic identification products. This has given him the skills needed to help producers better utilize electronic identification in various industry applications.

View the Allflex news release online.



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