Biosecurity Standards Now Available in Spanish

April 18, 2019

Implementing biosecurity on a poultry operation can prevent the introduction and spread of infectious diseases, including Avian Influenza.  Poultry biosecurity resources were released in December 2018 now have a full complement of resources in Spanish. …

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Senate Starts Child Nutrition Work

April 18, 2019

The Senate Agriculture Committee kicked off an effort to reauthorize child nutrition programs and hopes to pass a bill later this year.  At an April 10 hearing, Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) said, “There is a …

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Census of AG: Fewer, Bigger Farms

April 18, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the 2017 Census of Agriculture, providing a wealth of new data on production agriculture in the United States.  Since the last census in 2012, both the number of farms …

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FDA Issues New Q & A on Veterinary Feed Directive

April 18, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration issued a revised question-and-answer guidance document on the agency’s Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD).  The VFD, which went into effect in 2015, governs the use of animal drugs in or on …

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Newcastle on the Decline

April 18, 2019

Cases of reported virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) have been declining since USDA announced the availability of $45 million to combat the spread of the disease.  On April 1, the first Arizona case was confirmed in …

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