Dr. Jewel Bronaugh nominated for USDA Deputy Secretary

January 21, 2021

President Biden has nominated Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, USDA deputy secretary of agriculture. Currently, she serves as the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture. If confirmed, Bronaugh would be the highest-ranking African American woman to …

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Biden Nominates Michael Regan as EPA Administrator

January 21, 2021

President Joe Biden has nominated Michael Regan as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He is currently the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC-DEQ). Regan’s confirmation hearing has …

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HPAI reported in India and Ireland

January 21, 2021

HPAI continues spreading across Europe, Japan, South Korea, and China at an alarming rate, with outbreaks being reported in India and Northern Ireland. Nine states and Union Territories in India have recorded outbreaks, with Haryana …

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UEP Mourns Blair Van Zetten

January 21, 2021

Blair Van Zetten was raised in the egg industry, taking over Oskaloosa Food Products in 1975 after his father’s death. He was dedicated to advancing egg production and an active UEP member, most recently serving …

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FDA reports antimicrobial sales remain steady in 2018, 2019

January 7, 2021

The FDA’s 2019 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals shows sales and distribution of antimicrobials are down 25% since 2010. This year’s report does an excellent job highlighting many …

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