Critical role of animal protein highlighted at COP27

 The Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (convened its first-ever “Sustainable Agriculture in the Americas” pavilion at the UN Climate Summit and partnered with the Protein PACT.


Impact of the elections on
Farm Bill 2023

The farm bill debate depends in part on who controls the House because leadership of the Ag Committee would see definite changes if the GOP wins. Veteran Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) will lead the Ag panel.



Highly pathogenic avian influenza increase in Tennessee – The Tennessee State Veterinarian is reporting a third detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the state. The latest occurrence affects a commercial chicken facility in Bledsoe County.

FDA announces food traceability final rule – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the Food Traceability Final Rule Nov. 15 to establish additional record keeping requirements. The rule is scheduled to be published by the Federal Register and take effect on Nov. 21.

Paper identifies gaps in understanding how yeast components influence dairy cow health – Despite the recognized benefits of yeast supplementation in the rumen, results are variable an inconsistent across published research, likely due to the lack of consistency among yeast strain, dose, and physiological or trial conditions, finds a paper.

Send the right message about your company’s sustainability – Sustainability is a global issue that affects all species in animal production, and it creates opportunities for companies in the industry, according to Patrick Charlton, vice president – Europe at Alltech, who spoke November 15 as part of the Feed Strategy Seminar Series at EuroTier 2022 in Hanover, Germany.

A nutritional approach to prolong the production cycle of aging laying hens – In the modern layer industry, the single production cycle of commercial laying hens has been extended with the continuous improvement of breeding and the deepening of nutrition research. Now they can be raised to 90-100 weeks old.

Beagle intercepts one of the most damaging snails in the world at the airport – According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the giant African snail is one of the most damaging snails in the world because it eats at least 500 types of plants. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Beagle Brigade helps keep the border secure from ASF. 

CAST releases a special publication on “Zoonotic Diseases in Animal Agriculture and Beyond: A One Health Perspective” – One Health brings together experts and thinking in biomedicine and health, but goes much further to include animal, environmental, climate sciences, social and behavioral sciences, agriculture, business, engineering, and many more fields. Zoonotic diseases are diseases of animals that infect humans and continue to afflict humanity and animal health and welfare.

Pork producers pleased with slaughterhouse outcome –  Agricultural producers across South Dakota are pleased with the recent rejection of a slaughterhouse ban. As the ban was rejected by voters in Sioux Falls, the Wholestone pork plant will be built in the city.

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