Education & Reference

Wal-Mart announces new beef-safety rules

Published Apr. 29, 2010

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced today that it will implement additional beef safety measures designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses. The new process controls standards and goals are additions to a food safety program...

Veterinary leader addresses USDA’s shift on animal ID

Published Mar. 31, 2010

A recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to scrap a national animal identification system could seriously hinder U.S. veterinarians' ability to track diseased animals and prevent the spread of those diseases...

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The program will only apply to animals moved in interstate commerce and will encourage the use of low-cost technology.

USDA Abandons Stalled Animal ID Program

Published Mar. 10, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it has abandoned a program that was intended to trace the movement of farm animals around the country but garnered little support from farmers.

Senate to Granholm: Take back proclamation for no-meat day

Published Mar. 17, 2010

Meat-eating got political today, as the state Senate called on Gov. Jennifer Granholm to rescind her proclamation urging Michiganders to give up meat for a day Saturday to recognize the healthiness of vegetarian diets.

Robots help do the work on a Wayne County, Ohio dairy

Published Sep. 10, 2010

What is the one chore dairymen dread the most? Well, that depends on which dairyman you ask.