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South Korean farmers assess fallout of major outbreak of foot and mouth disease

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has plunged the South Korean farming sector into crisis mode, threatening the livelihoods of a generation of farmers and hitting consumers.

Mystery of 200 dead Wisconsin cows solved

Researchers find the cause of the mysterious deaths of 200 cows in Wisconsin: the sweet potato; the animals were killed by a poison found in spoiled sweet potatoes that were part of the cattle’s feed

Michigan State Helping Iraq Rebuild Its Livestock

Michigan State helping Iraq rebuild its livestockChicago TribuneTopics include farm management, animal nutrition, biosecurity and modern breeding techniques. The project started this fall and is funded by the US …and more »

Fourth International Symposium on Agroterrorism announced

The fourth International Symposium on Agroterrorism is scheduled for 26-28 April 2011, at the Hyatt Regency and Westin Crown Center Hotels in Kansas City, Missouri; it will focus on the need closely to communicate and coordinate among private industry, law enforcement, government agencies, science, academia, and the health and medical professions in order to protect  Read More »

BIO Statement On USDA Announcement On Alfalfa EIS And Coexistence Issue

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the availability of the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa that evaluates the potential environmental effects of deregulating alfalfa engineered to be resistant to the herbicide glyphosate. (This GE alfalfa is commonly referred to as Roundup Ready or “RR” alfalfa…