Weekly eNewsletter | July 19, 2021 | Volume 171
USDA Unveils Plan to Help Build Small Meat Processing Plants
The federal government promised Friday to spend $500 million to encourage the construction of smaller meat processing plants located closer to farmers who raise chickens, pigs and cows with the goal of diversifying an industry now largely run by a small number of large corporations.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the program in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in addition to another $150 million to be used for existing small processing facilities with unexpected costs. The goal is to help them recover from the coronavirus pandemic and compete better in the marketplace.
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Johne's Disease: Scientists Serve Up Cattle Vaccine Cocktail
Scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have developed a new experimental vaccine to protect cattle from the bacterium that causes Johne’s disease, Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP).
Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association hosts Annual Summer Tour
The Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) hosted its annual Summer Tour on June 26, 2021, in the Madison, Wisconsin area. The tour welcomed over 60 attendees for a day that included three unique stops, provided three meals, and encouraged the mission of the WCA by providing networking and educational opportunities for beef cattle producers.
New Leadership For DFW
The Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW) board of directors re-elects Jeff Strassburg as Board Chair at its annual reorganization meeting. Strassburg is a fifth-generation dairy farmer from Wittenberg representing District 9 (Menomonee, Shawano and Waupaca counties).
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