January 20, 2016
A National Farm Foundation report says there are major barriers to the successful implementation of new animal drug use policies on antibiotics that go into effect in less than a year. Foundation president Neil Conklin tells Brownfield there is still an education gap, “There’s a lack of awareness in some parts of the livestock sector and a need for more education and better information.” He says the education gaps are throughout but mostly among smaller, independent producers. National Farm Foundation has unveiled its report at the national summit going on in Washington, DC about Antibiotic Stewardship put on by the foundation, the USDA, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
December 18, 2015
Antimicrobial stewardship is of vital interest to the livestock industry. That’s why our friends at Farm Foundation will hold a free, national summit highlighting policy, education and economic issues surrounding the stewardship of antimicrobial drug use in food-producing animals Jan. 20-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C. A collaboration of Farm Foundation, NFP, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the Association of American Veterinary Medicine Colleges (AAVMC) and USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), this summit will highlight the diverse issues involved in antimicrobial stewardship. Targeted to livestock producers, feed suppliers, veterinarians, academics and government agency staff, the summit is an opportunity to advance the conversation on the industry’s adaptation to the changing landscape of antimicrobial drug use.
December 8, 2015
Last month, a memorandum of understanding was signed by USDA and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Cooperative Extension and Experiment Station sections to better equip farmers, communities and individuals with information and technology so they can best adapt to climate change and weather variability.
December 2, 2015
A strategy for addressing the use of antibiotics in food animal production has been recently launched by the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. The strategy includes preparing producers for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Guidance #213, which will require producers to obtain authorization from a licensed veterinarian to use antibiotics for food animals.
November 13, 2015
A national task force report on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture highlights the need to make finding solutions a top public health priority, said Willie Reed, dean of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.
November 10, 2015
A national task force report on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture spotlights the need to make finding solutions a top public health priority, said Willie Reed, dean of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.
November 9, 2015
The Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU)/Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture recently unveiled a report that outlines a comprehensive national strategy for diminishing the role antibiotics used in food animal production systems play in the broader antimicrobial resistance (AMR) problem.
October 19, 2015
Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, will receive the 2015 Excellence in Extension Award given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
October 17, 2015
You may have a GPS on your tractor, a drone collecting thermal imagery of your fields, and an app to track your irrigation pivots, but your collegiate son or daughter is going to ag classes in buildings that are desperately in need of renovation.
October 16, 2015
Colleges of agriculture authorized to receive U.S. Department of Agriculture funding have serious deferred maintenance needs, a study by Sightlines and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has found.