ALIGNING THE FOOD
BetterFedFoods is designed to immediately shift producers from subsidies to premiums. Based in Kansas with a national reach, the company incorporates all phases of the food value chain through investments, partnerships, and other relationships with companies, associations, non-profit entities, and individuals representing and fulfilling each link in that chain. By providing traceability using block chain technology, the system provides testing and certification, documents climate-smart best practices, and connects producers and consumers while promoting environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG).
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
USCA represents the interests of thousands of small producers that will use the products and services delivered to improve soil health, animal performance, reduce greenhouse gasses, and contribute to carbon sequestration. USCA constituents will play a vital role in production of cattle, production of crops, and management of pastures to produce a new standard of beef, grown through independent feed lots and processed by independent companies, and delivered to consumers at a Climate-Smart premium.
The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association advocates nationally for its membership of beef producers, who number in the thousands. USCA has the capacity, connectivity and credibility to deliver the CSAF message to its membership and throughout the cattle industry. It has offices in Washington DC and Wichita, KS.
AAMP is North America’s largest meat trade organization. It is the mission of AAMP to provide quality service, knowledge through education, regulatory representation, and networking opportunities for its 1,600+ members. AAMP is uniquely equipped to align independent and new abattoirs with small and independent producers.
Of AAMP’s 1,600 members, more than 1,100 are small and independent abattoirs and packing plants that look to AAMP for guidance and support. AAMP hosts events throughout the U.S. as it advocates for its industry sector.
Through sponsorship with BetterFedFoods and its supporting entities, researchers at the KSU Department of Animal Sciences and Industry have conducted extensive laboratory research and related industry trials with cattle producers, feed lots and other industry professionals. This research data validates the high value of balancing Omega 6:3 ratios in ruminant animals to reduce stress, improve performance, and enhance meat composition. Related research will continue to support approximately 10,000 established data points and key aspects in a financially and environmentally sustainable system.
UMCES and its Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology perform research in collaboration with BetterFedFoods entities to optimize the growth of microalgae used in soil amendments and animal feed. UMCES has participated in a series of grant-funded research to isolate strains, sequence gene structure, and determine commercial applications of selected strains of microalgae.