USDA Announces $12 Billion Trade Assistance Plan

July 26, 2018

This week U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a $12 billion plan to support farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs imposed by U.S. trading partners.  In acknowledgment of the disproportionate effect on U.S. farmers of …

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ASPCA Publishes Results of Retail Animal Welfare Survey

July 26, 2018

According to Understanding Retailers’ Animal Welfare Priorities, sponsored by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA),  retail decision-makers interest in stocking products with animal welfare claims is increasing, but there is …

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New Study Shows Advantages and Disadvantages to Free-Range Systems

July 26, 2018

Higher mortality in free-range poultry systems not only affects bird welfare but may also increase environmental impacts, according to a summary report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). CAST, a network whose …

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Krista Eberle-Krish Wins Maurice Stein Fellowship Award

July 25, 2018

UEP is pleased to congratulate Krista Eberle-Krish, the 2018 winner of the Maurice Stein Fellowship Award. Eberle-Krish is a Ph.D. candidate under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Anderson and Dr. Jesse Grimes in the Prestage …

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New Nominee for Top USDA Science Post

July 25, 2018

Scott Hutchins is the new White House nominee for Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics. Hutchins is currently the global leader of integrated field sciences for Corteva Agriscience and was previously president …

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