WHAT'S NEW THIS WEEK?
- Veterinary Feed Directive Spells Changes for Antibiotic Use
How those who raise livestock administer certain antibiotics will change beginning Jan. 1, 2017. That’s the date farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and feed suppliers must comply with the Federal Drug Administration’s revised Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for feed-based antibiotics...READ HERE
- Farm Bureau Asks USDA for Emergency Dairy Assistance
Against a backdrop of plummeting farm-level milk prices and farm cash receipts for milk sales, the American Farm Bureau Federation this week asked the Agriculture Department to provide emergency assistance for the nation's dairy farmers...READ HERE
- Accumulation of farm data can aid safety, production
Interest in food safety from customers and regulators can expose farmers to additional questions, but it can also greatly benefit production decision-making, according to specialists in the field. Some produce business analysts say they believe the rapid increase in available information can, when managed well, improve farm production in this generation as much as tractors and agricultural chemicals did in earlier times…READ HERE
- Pecan program to be implemented
Pecan growers and handlers in California and 14 other states have approved a new federal marketing order and agreement to regulate handling of the crop... READ MORE
Grapes make the perfect snack: they are delicious, with a juicy burst of flavor, and are hydrating, easy to eat and portable. Additionally, grapes are good for you, offering a variety of nutritional benefits.…READ MORE
If you’re ready for something new on the grill, nothing beats duck for a sizzling cookout experience. Duck is a versatile and delicious alternative to the usual beef, pork or chicken and it's just as easy to prepare.…READ MORE
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