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Researchers Develop Improved Lab-Testing System for Mosquito Repellents

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Among the processes by which researchers gauge the effectiveness of a mosquito repellent is one that depends on convincing a volunteer to shove an arm treated with the compound into a box and let the little bloodsuckers have a go at it. The system works well enough but, like all such assays, has limitations, not […]

Fighting cattle fever tick

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging the immediate funding of up to $6 million to help offset the costs associated with eradicating cattle fever ticks and preventing the spread of this significant threat to the U.S. cattle industry. USCA Animal Health Committee Chairman Dwight Keller […]

USDA Announces Eradication of New World Screwworm in Florida

Friday, March 24th, 2017

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)is announcing the successful eradication of the New World screwworm (NWS) from Florida. “I want to personally thank our many collaborating partners at the Federal, State, and local levels,” said Dr. Jack Shere, USDA Chief Veterinarian. “Through their dedication and professionalism close to 154 million sterile flies have […]

Avian flu confirmed in Tennessee Tyson breeder flock

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials and Tyson Foods Inc. confirmed avian influenza in a breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. On March 5, state and national veterinary authorities announced the appearance of H7 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of wild bird lineage on the Tyson contract farm. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health and […]

Proposition 2 again being challenged by other states

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The State of Missouri is appealing to the the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to California’s Proposition 2 law, which took effect in 2015. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, in a press release, stated that he has asked the high court to hear arguments in the state’s challenge to the California law, which […]

Mosquito Repellents: DEET and PMD Sprays Most Effective, While Wearable Devices Disappoint, Study Finds

Friday, February 17th, 2017

A search for “mosquito repellent” on Amazon.com delivers more than 28,000 product results. For a regular consumer, it can be difficult to find the ones that truly work among a sea of products that make bold claims. Researchers at the Molecular Vector Physiology Laboratory at New Mexico State University are working to make the search […]

Six states lose appeal on California egg law

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

California’s 2015 egg law does not interfere with interstate commerce, a federal court ruled. On November 17, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled six states challenging the law – Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky and Iowa – didn’t have the legal right to challenge the law that prohibits the […]

Vaccine for Bovine Foothill Abortion is Evaluated at ANR Research Facility

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

After more than 60 years of working closely with University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources researchers to identify and learn how to manage a disease that causes the death of up to 90,000 calves annually, ranchers are optimistic that they are on the home stretch  to getting a vaccine that will protect […]

Unlocking the potential for innovation in rural California

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

UC ANR has for more than a century been in the business of what’s known as “technology incubation” — providing infrastructure, tools and connections to help scientists and entrepreneurs turn innovative ideas into profitable, socially beneficial enterprises. Expanding ANR’s role as an incubator in California is a top priorities of ANR. It’s also an area where […]

Broad beef producer input sought

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Beef producers all across the country, from every segment of the industry, are being encouraged to participate in a survey that will help establish a benchmark and course for the beef industry for 2017 and beyond. The Producer Survey of the checkoff-funded 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) will collect producer information and opinions, which […]

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