TUCKER, GEORGIA, US — A US Department of Agriculture undersecretary will discuss grants available for “climate-smart” commodities during the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit at the 2023 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, US.

Robert Bonnie, undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, will speak during the summit, planned 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 24. The summit is free to all registered IPPE attendees.  

Bonnie will share specific examples of some of the funded programs, plans or ideas for accounting and monetizing emissions reduction technologies linked to poultry and livestock.

 “As a valued partner of the animal agriculture industry, we applaud USDA’s multibillion-dollar investment to support climate-smart commodities that stand to open new markets and extend our efforts to be more sustainable,” said organizers of the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit.

 Following Bonnie’s presentation, representatives of the meat, poultry and egg, and animal feed industries will share updates on industry programs or tools to advance their aspirations of producing more protein in a sustainable fashion, followed by a Q&A session at the conclusion. The speakers for this portion of the program include:

1. The Protein PACT

Eric Mittenthal, chief strategy officer

North American Meat Institute

2. Institute for Feed Education & Research and American Feed Industry Association

Laura Moody, executive director

Institute for Feed Education & Research

3. US Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs

Ryan Bennett, executive director

U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs/International Poultry Welfare Alliance

The 2023 IPPE is Jan. 24-26 and is a collaboration of three trade shows — the International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo and International Poultry Expo — representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by USPOULTRY, the AFIA and NAMI.