After outbreaks of avian influenza in their respective poultry sectors, the veterinary authorities of Mexico and Belgium have introduced new measures aimed at preventing the further spread of the disease.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on June 13 announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to the Kansas City Region.
U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on June 13 applauded U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s selection of the Kansas City area as the new location for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
A teaching space inside the flagship building at Auburn University’s Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center is now the Pilgrim’s Education Classroom. The university’s Board of Trustees approved the designation at its June 7 meeting in Auburn in recognition of Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.’s $500,000 gift to support the 30-acre Miller Center complex north of Auburn’s main campus.
Recently, Chicken Farmers of Ontario’s (CFO) Farming Operations Representatives (FOR) attended an Animal Welfare Assessment training session as an opportunity for continuous learning on animal welfare recognition techniques. The training session was created and held in partnership with the Campbell Center for the Study of Animal Welfare (CCSAW) at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) joined nearly 1,000 organizations representing the U.S. food and agriculture value chain in calling on members of Congress to swiftly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).