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Certification Program to Expand Response Capability for Vector-Borne Disease Outbreaks

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Certification Program to Expand Response Capability for Vector-Borne Disease Outbreaks

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Entomological Society of America will train and certify insect scientists to stand ready for CDC Emergency Response Teams Soon, the public health community will be better equipped to respond to outbreaks of diseases spread by mosquitoes and other arthropod vectors, thanks to a contract awarded to the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation by the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cattle Fever Tick Quarantine Areas

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Cattle Fever Ticks, known scientifically as Rhipicephalus (formerly Boophilus) annulatus and R. microplus, are a significant threat to the United States cattle industry. These ticks are capable of carrying the protozoa, or microscopic parasits, Babesia bovis or B. bigemina, commonly known as cattle fever. The Babesia organism attacks and destroys red blood cells, causing acute […]

England: Free-range poultry ordered indoors as bird flu risk rises

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Free-range poultry keepers have been ordered to move their birds indoors, or at least keep them separated from wild birds, as a precaution against avian influenza. The move follows the rapid spread of the highly contagious disease across Europe, with the most recent cases being found on a 5,000-bird duck farm in France, and a […]

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 […]

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 […]

USDA Awards $4.3 Million to Ensure Access to Needed Veterinary Services in Rural Communities

Friday, November 4th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded more than $4.3 million to 48 American veterinarians to help repay a portion of their veterinary school loans in return for serving in areas lacking sufficient veterinary resources critical to America’s food safety, food security, and to the health and […]

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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