NIAA Weekly News Bulletin

OCTOBER 08, 2020

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Livestock grazing is a powerful management tool

Greg Henderson

Could livestock grazing help protect the planet's natural resources?

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The importance of One Health and biotechnology innovation 


One Health and biotechnology make a healthy and resilient world. 

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APHIS Animal ID proposal draws cattle industry interest – The now-closed comment period asking for input on the proposal for requiring RFID tags in cattle and bison drew more than 800 public comments. 

Incentivizing sustainable farming practices Helping bridge the gap between retailers and producers while meeting consumers demands of wanting to know how their purchase positively effects the environment.

Technology could help predict disease in cattle – Tag-Ag could help cattle ranchers identify risk for bovine respiratory disease to help with management decisions.

Feed additive to reduce antimicrobials in broilers – Gut health is a major concern for broiler producers. Researchers show how to maintain gut health while reducing use of antimicrobials.

Difficult times for Minnesota livestock farm families – Closure of meat plants and businesses caused Minnesota families to have to make difficult decisions during the pandemic.

Application open for $5 million in grants for livestock farmers – Illinois Department of Agriculture announced that $5 million in business grants will be available for the state's livestock industry. 

Academic reacts to comparing EU livestock emissions to cars  – Dr. Frank Mitloehner, professor and air quality extension specialist at the University of California-Davis, reacts to article release by Greenpeace that presents inaccurate data about greenhouse gases.

Confronting antimicrobial resistance following 2020 –The importance of One Health beyond COVID and the election. The article outlines the COVID-19 related antimicrobial challenges and opportunities. 


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OPPORTUNITIES in Animal Agriculture

Texas A&M AgriLife organizes veterinarian network

Texas A&M AgriLife faculty is establishing a rural veterinarian network to provide education and assistance with a goal of making rural veterinary practices sustainable.

To learn more about his program, visit here.

Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture offers Discovery Learning Series

The Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture (HFHA) Project’s Biosecurity Learning Module Series is for students and is intended to create a new culture of biosecurity advocates.

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USDA in search of candidates for air quality task force

The Task Force advises the Secretary of Agriculture on air quality and its relationship to agriculture based on sound scientific findings and review of research on agricultural air quality supported by federal agencies. 

To apply or learn more, visit here.

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