All across America’s heartland, farmers’ phones are lighting up with alerts and messages — from their cattle. Farmers and ranchers are using new technology to remotely monitor their herds’ health in real time.
African swine fever vaccine passes tests for regulatory approval
The successful safety test moves the vaccine one step closer to commercial availability. The new results show that USDA’s vaccine candidate does not revert to its normal virulence, after being injected into swine.
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Court won’t revive ban on secret filming – The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Kansas to revive a law that banned secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities but that was struck down by lower courts.
Regenerative agriculture makes farmers and ranchers more resilient to climate change – Regenerative agriculture helps farmers and ranchers withstand the effects of climate change, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
USDA animal inspector charged with accepting bribes at border – A Laredo man admitted to accepting more than $40,000 in bribes while employed as a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) lead animal health technician, according U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.
Dairy cow monitoring systems are benefitting the bottom line – Herd monitoring systems have been a part of some operations for several decades, but the technology is getting smarter. New data provides even more insight into the daily life of a cow and what producers can do to make that animal more productive.
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