Plum Island closure receives support in omnibus bill

Since 1954, PIADC has served as the nation’s premier defense against introduction of foreign animal diseases. The $1.7 trillion omnibus appropriations bill will fund the Plum Island closure and island preservation.


ICASA awards nine grants to reduce antibiotic use in livestock

The International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture (ICASA) awarded nine grants to develop management strategies that improve judicious antibiotic use in beef cattle and swine.



Can dogs catch a whiff of bovine respiratory disease?  – Texas A&M AgriLife researcher is taking a page out of human disease research to see if dogs might be able to sniff out bovine respiratory disease (BRD) one of the largest health challenges for the feedlot cattle industry.

Dairy labor bill comes up short again – The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, twice passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, suffered a second death after failing to garner the necessary votes in the U.S. Senate. The second funeral transpired despite whirlwind efforts by some U.S. Senators, congressional staffers, and dairy industry leaders.

21 poultry technologies to follow in 2023 – During the 2022 Poultry Tech Summit, industry experts previewed what’s coming next for the poultry industry – from prospective solutions to developing technologies. Read more for full highlights.

Innovative bovine-herd research boosts understanding of female infertility – A Reproductive physiologist Andrea Cupp and colleagues in the Department of Animal Science are deepening the understanding of bovine reproductive biology by using advanced genetic analysis, culture of reproductive tissue and other tools.

SHIC 2022 report outlines deliverables to safeguard swine health – The US swine herd health is vulnerable to emerging domestic and international swine diseases, as the introduction of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus in 2013 clearly revealed. African swine fever, as well as other foreign animal diseases, threaten today.

Ag leaders skeptical of new WOTUS rule – Engineers clarifying the definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ provides American farmers with the clarity and consistency needed to effectively manage their operations and be stewards of their natural resources.

U.S., Chinese officials meet after first cultivated meat approval – FDA’s recent approval of cultivated chicken from Upside Foods set a positive tone for the adoption of cultivated meat and other innovative food in global markets.

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