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In Memory: Dr. Gordon Niswender

Dr. Gordon Niswender, Colorado State University, passed away on March 24, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and colleagues. Dr. Niswender’s obituary speaks volumes of the impact that he had on agriculture and reproductive physiology. Read more


Still time to comment on FDA draft guidance

You have the opportunity to comment on the FDA’s draft guidance on the “Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals.” Please take the time to do so! Comments will be accepted through April 19, 2017 at the following link: Read more

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Please speak up!

ASAS members: Please contact your federal legislators to voice your opinion on dramatic cuts proposed to federally funded research in the U.S.

For more information, please read this recent ASAS statement.

Recent Articles


Chromium supplementation shows potential for heat stress management in pigs

By Penny Young, ASAS/ASAP Intern

New research from the University of Melbourne and accepted for publication in Translational Animal Science finds that chromium supplementation may help to increase insulin sensitivity, normalize NEFA metabolism and reduce heat stress in pigs. Read more »


Block & Bridle Convention starts this Friday!

The 97th National Block & Bridle Convention begins this Friday, March 31, and runs through April 2, with an optional Congressional Hill Visit day on April 3. The convention will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.  Read more »


FASS-AFIA award nominations now open

Nominations for the FASS-AFIA New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award are now being accepted. The deadline to submit nominations is May 1, 2017. Nominate your colleagues today! Read more »

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Read more science policy news

Read the latest science policy news in the March 8 Science Policy Report compiled by the American Society of AgronomyCrop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.


Snack & Fact recording available

A recording of a presentation from a recent Snack & Fact briefing on performance-enhancing technologies in animal agriculture is now available. Read more »