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FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Salmon By: 11/19/2015 @ 2:43pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a consumer update that a brand of genetically engineered (GE) salmon is indeed safe for sale and for consumption by…

Pork Powerhouses® 2015: Expansion Looms By: 09/16/2015 @ 5:23pm

Questions or comments about this report? Email Betsy Freese at betsy.freese@meredith.com.When corn is cheap, hogs get…

7 Tips for Avoiding Bloat in Cattle By: 10/07/2015 @ 11:05am

Not many things scare ranchers more than the "B" word: bloat. It comes on quickly when cattle go to new, lush legume…

Mixed Attitudes at Cattle Industry Convention By: 01/27/2016 @ 4:49pm

San Diego, California, took on the title of Cowtown U.S.A. this week when the annual Cattle Industry Convention set up shop at the Convention Center. Thousands of cattle ranchers and feedlot operators came to…

More Bird Flu Cases Confirmed in Indiana By: 01/18/2016 @ 1:48pm

Since news broke of an Indiana turkey flock carrying a new strain of avian influenza, H7N8, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed eight detections of low pathogenic…

New Bird Flu Strain Found in Indiana By: 01/15/2016 @ 1:00pm

A new strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) that caused the depopulation of more than 48 million birds last year has been detected in Indiana. The new strain – H7N8 – was…

19,000 Texas Dairy, Beef Cattle Lost in Winter Storm Goliath By: 01/08/2016 @ 2:23pm

Dairy farmers and cattle ranchers in Texas and New Mexico are still assessing losses and searching for missing livestock after winter storm Goliath’s blizzard conditions terrorized their operations. An…

Avian Influenza Found in Oregon Duck By: 12/09/2015 @ 10:45am

A Eurasian H5 strain of avian influenza was recently found in a mallard duck harvested by a hunter in Morrow County, Oregon, in the north-central part of the state along the Washington border. According to the…

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