Education & Reference

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...

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.

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No illnesses have been reported in connection with the products.

Kroger Recalls 2 Onion Soup And Dip Mixes

Published Mar. 10, 2010

CINCINNATI—Kroger Co. is recalling two onion soup and dip mixes because of possible salmonella contamination.

House Committee Considers Kentucky Livestock Care Standards

Published Mar. 10, 2010

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the House committee will decide on new legislation this week giving authority on farm animal treatment to a new state panel.

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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.