House Representative Frank Lucas describes the process the New Farm Bill will go through to be passed into legislation:
The Federation of Animal Science Societies is hosting their Annual Spring Symposium on June 4 in Washington D.C. The meeting is an open invitation with no registration fee.
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Snail epidemic taking over Florida
The giant African land snail has made it past customs and border control and is now threatening Florida crops. These snails not only pose a threat to crop commodities, but also to human health, as they are a known carrier of meningitis. Read more
High levels of stress and injuries, such as bruising, reduce meat quality when hogs go to market. Some stress and bruising can be avoided by proper handling, but normal pig behavior also plays a role. Read more