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ASAS and ADSA begin discussions on future of annual meetings

Message from ASAS President Dr. Mike Looper

Aug. 31, 2015 

ASAS and ADSA have initiated discussions to explore opportunities for locating future annual meetings at the same site, similar to what ASAS has negotiated with other associations. ASAS feels it is paramount to partner with science-based societies and allied industries that share the same vision for hosting dynamic and state-of-the-art annual meetings in a fair and equitable manner. We will keep you updated on these important discussions as more information becomes available.

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Policy Committee submits comments to FFAR

Aug. 31, 2015

In July, members of the ASAS Public Policy Committee participated in a teleconference with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to discuss FFAR research target areas. Read more

Policy statements undergoing revision

Aug. 31, 2015 – The first of several newly revised ASAS policy statements has been released. The first statement to be released is entitled “Biotechnology: A Tool to Enhance Sustainable Production of Animal-Sourced Foods.” A copy of the statement is provided here. Read more

Recent Articles

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D.C. update: Animal welfare policy remains hot topic

By Lowell Randel, FASS Science Policy Director

Aug. 31, 2015 – The issue of animal welfare has remained a hot topic during the summer of 2015.  On July 23rd, the Animal Handling and Welfare Review Panel established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its findings from the Phase II review, which was entitled: “Final Report of the Findings and Recommendations on the Phase II Review of the Animal Care and Well-Being at the Agricultural Research Service to the REE Under Secretary.”    Read more »

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D.C. interns wanted for 2016

Aug. 31, 2015 – ASAS is seeking applicants for the 2016 Science Policy Summer Internship Program. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 30, 2015.  Washington DC Capitol building Read more »

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D.C. interns share experiences in podcast


Aug. 31, 2015 – Two of the ASAS Science Policy Interns are featured in a podcast, speaking about their experiences in Washington D.C. this summer. They talk about their day-to-day tasks, what they enjoyed most about the internship, the transition to living in Washington D.C., and their advice for students who may want to apply for next summer’s internship program.

Listen to the podcasts here.
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Foundation: Temple Grandin Appreciation Club

Aug. 27, 2015 – The ASAS Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the new Temple Grandin Appreciation Club. The Temple Grandin Appreciation Club is being formed to recognize the contribution of Dr. Temple Grandin to the field of animal research, animal welfare and to the American Society of Animal Science. grandin Read more »

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AnimalSmart.org heading to World Dairy Expo

Aug. 27, 2015 – For the second year in a row, AnimalSmart.org will be headed to World Dairy Expo. This year, World Dairy Expo is September 29 to October 3 in Madison, Wis. WDX Read more »