This week, 23 veterinarians from the National Pork Producers Council’s (NPPC) Swine Veterinarian Public Policy Advocacy Program visited Capitol Hill to promote the creation of a robust FMD vaccine bank through the 201
The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) this week published a "sources-sought" notice regarding foot and mouth disease (FMD) vaccine, as part of
A new approach to vaccinating cattle could help farmers worldwide, research suggests. Scientists have developed a technique using a harmless parasite, which lives in cows but has no effect on their health, to carry medi
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) announced today the licensing of a rapid-response (three-hour) Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) diagnostic kit by the U.S. Department of
New USDA Policy enables more U.S. research and vaccine development for foot and mouth disease (FMD), but biosecurity precautions and approval processes will take several years, says UDSA Chief Veterinarian Jack Shere.
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) formally appealed a lower court ruling that allowed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publicly release information re
The United Farm Workers (UFW) union, the organization once led by Cesar Chavez, is alleging that Darigold/Northwest Dairy Association-member farms are mistreating lame and sick cows by forcing them to be milked, and not
The National Farmers Union and four state Farmers Unions have sent an urgent request to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to release Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres to utilize the forage to feed livestock.