Virulent Newcastle Cases in California Continue to Rise

February 7, 2019

Eradication Efforts Intensify California continues to see an uptick in detections of virulent Newcastle Disease (vND), mostly in “backyard exhibition chickens”.   The sheer number of potentially infected premises requires extensive manpower when conducting house-by-house surveillance.   …

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UEP Supports Wheeler’s Nomination to EPA

February 7, 2019

MEDIA STATEMENT Atlanta, Georgia,  February 7, 2019:  The below statement is attributable to Chad Gregory, President and CEO of United Egg Producers “United Egg Producers (UEP) fully supports Andrew Wheeler’s confirmation as EPA Administrator.  Mr. …

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Short-Term Funding Ends Government Shutdown

January 29, 2019

The federal government is open again, at least until mid-February.  President Trump agreed to a short-term funding bill that contained no money for a border wall.  House and Senate negotiators will try to put together …

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Proposed WOTUS Rule Clarifies Water Categories

January 24, 2019

On December 11, 2018, the U.S. EPA transmitted its proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule for publication in the Federal Register.  This new rule, once finalized, would supersede the previous version issued in 2015 …

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Antibiotic Use Decreases, Consumer Concerns Remain

January 24, 2019

While some issues flare in popularity, antibiotic use in agriculture is drawing more attention than ever before.  There are two issues that companies and non-government organizations (NGOs) voice as concerns: 1)  Residual antibiotics in the …

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