posted on December 7, 2015 at 1:35 PM
The journal Nature Biotechnology on Monday published the work of animal scientists who report they have genetically modified pigs to be resistant to one of the hog industry’s most troublesome diseases.
posted on September 4, 2015 at 3:18 PM
The state Animal Industry Board says vesicular stomatitis virus has been found at 29 locations in five counties in western South Dakota since July 28
posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:46 PM
Eggs are getting much more expensive — by the dozen and otherwise. The outbreak of avian flu caused the cost of eggs to nearly double last month for producers. Wholesale prices for chicken eggs jumped 84.5 percent in June, the Labor Department said...
posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:44 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that it considers many factors when determining ways to euthanize large numbers of animals during a disease outbreak, and said it was reviewing an animal rights group's criticism of a recent...
posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM
Police in China have arrested more than 110 people on suspicion of selling pork from diseased pigs in the country's latest food safety scandal.
posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM
The state of Washington is implementing rule changes as part of its new system to trace livestock in the event of a disease outbreak. Representatives of the livestock and dairy industry support the moves.
posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:10 PM
The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to impose a 23-cent fee on the sale of each head of cattle. The fee would raise more than $275,000 a year to help pay for a database that would help investigate livestock diseases.
posted on November 21, 2012 at 12:54 PM
The insect transports a bacteria that has decimated citrus trees in Florida and other parts of the world, but has yet to touch California's $1.8 billion industry.
posted on September 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM
State agriculture officials say a disease fueled by the Midwest drought that's often fatal to deer is showing up in cattle in Nebraska.
posted on April 6, 2012 at 10:48 AM
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) - The ubiquitous backyard citrus
tree, symbolic of California's agricultural abundance, is front and
center in the battle now under way to save the state's nearly $2