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USDA grants encourage veterinarians to work on farm animals

When I wrote my books on pet foods some years ago, Feed Your Pet Right and Pet Food Politics, I was reading a lot about veterinary practice and how it has shifted from large animals to small.  The shift is so great that hardly anyone trains to be a farm-animal veterinarian anymore.  Almost all students focus on pet […]

Former Ag Secretaries Urge TPP Passage

Several former U.S. Agriculture secretaries are calling on Congress to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). This news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says TPP will create new opportunities for American-grown and American–made products in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. Show More Summary

'Good' and 'bad' bacteria in the fight against citrus greening disease

ITHACA, NY -- New research from the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the University of Washington finds that helpful bacteria living inside the insect that transmits the bacterial pathogen associated...Show More Summary

USDA: Alternatives to Antibiotics to Keep Food Animals Healthy

(This article was posted Nov. 18, 2015, on the USDA blog site.) Antibiotics are lifesavers. We depend on them to treat bacterial infections and diseases, such as pneumonia, bronchitis and strep throat, as well as ear infections and infected wounds. In response to U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidance, veterinarians and producers are moving toward... Continue Reading

Feds Blast Southern Indiana Operation for Abusing Tiger Cubs, Endangering Children

Just days after PETA filed a complaint tipping off the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reported cruelty to tiger cubs and danger to visitors at Tim Stark’s notoriously... The post Feds Blast Southern Indiana Operation for Abusing Tiger Cubs, Endangering Children appeared first on PETA.

USDA Looks to Expand Export Markets with MAP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has handed out the fiscal year 2016 award funds for its program for commerical export markets for U.S. goods. This agency news release says the Market Access Program (MAP) will provide more than...Show More Summary

Tyson recalls chicken wings on 'off odor,' some customer illnesses

Tyson Foods is recalling buffalo-style chicken wings after some customers complained of an "off-odor" and reported "mild" illnesses, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Tuesday. The recall includes 52,486 pounds of frozen "Tyson Any'tizers Fully Cooked Hot Wings" produced on Oct....

Over 52,000 Pounds of Tyson Chicken Product Recalled

The product "may be adulterated because of having an 'off odor' scent," the USDA said

USDA’s FSIS Releases Food Allergen Guidelines for Producers

In an effort to reduce adverse reactions to food allergens, along with potential recalls, the  U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released a 26-page set of guidelines to assist meat, poultry, and processed egg product producers in properly managing ingredients which could trigger such problems. Show More Summary

USDA Secretary and Deputy on Trade Trips to Japan and Africa

Agricultural trade between the U.S. and countries in Asia and Africa is vitally important. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture has two important trips this week to those regions, with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack traveling to Tokyo, Japan, Nov. Show More Summary

Retired USDA Inspectors Share Concerns About HIMP Project

Joe Ferguson says he just couldn’t take it any longer. The former inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) spent more than 23 years monitoring operations inside pork processing plants inspecting hog carcasses for signs of anything that could translate to a food safety problem, in particular hints... Continue Reading

Turkey Prices Are Up, But It's Not As Bad As You Think

Here's something not to be thankful for. The market price for turkey has jumped considerably this year. USDA data shows that fresh turkeys are going for an average of $1.60 per pound right now. At this time last year, they cost around...Show More Summary

USDA Whistleblower Takes the Heat for Speaking Inconvenient Truths About Pesticides and GMOs

A recent story in the Atlantic questions whether the USDA is silencing scientists for espousing inconvenient truths.

Daily API RoundUp: USDA, FAOSTAT, Clickmeter Rebrandly, Prototypster

Every day, the ProgrammableWeb team is busy, updating its three primary directories for APIs, clients (language-specific libraries or SDKs for consuming or providing APIs), and source code samples.

TPP Big Topic for Ag Groups at #NAFB15

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is no doubt the biggest issue for ag groups at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City this week. Representatives from six national farm groups joined USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Phil Karsting in Kansas City Wednesday for a press event to discuss the TPP. Show More Summary

USDA Investigating Hormel Pork Supplier After Video Showing “Completely Unacceptable” Conditions Surfaces

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s going to investigate a Hormel Foods’ pork supplier in Austin, after an undercover video surfaced showing treatment of pigs that is “completely unacceptable,” federal meat inspectors say. The...Show More Summary

Halal Beef Scheme Could Have Millions of Potential Victims in Asia

Ahead of the yet-to-be scheduled sentencing of the defendants, the government wants to be relieved of the burden of notifying individual victims of a scheme that altered and falsified the true USDA establishment numbers on beef products exported from the United States. Government attorneys have asked the U.S. District Court for Northern Iowa to allow... Continue Reading

Participatory breeding program assists organic tomato growers

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - Organic tomato production is growing rapidly in Midwestern states in the US, as evidenced by a USDA study that found certified organic tomato production increased more than 277% in the region from 2007-2011. TheShow More Summary

PETA Statement on Ringling Bros. Traveling With Tuberculosis-Infected Elephants

PETA Foundation Counsel Rachel Mathews released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) failure to protect elephants and the public from the threat of tuberculosis, as reported by... The post PETA Statement on Ringling Bros. Traveling With Tuberculosis-Infected Elephants appeared first on PETA.

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