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Following is the letter Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp sent to Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow.----------------------------------------Dr. Lawrence S. BacowPresidentHarvard UniversityMassa

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the progress the agency is making to implement programs funded by the 2018 Farm

A new program administered by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), will soon give producers a better way to demonstrate to consumers that they follow re

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to work with stakeholders to address antiparasitic resistance in livestock (cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry) and horses. In an on-going effort

In a move to address the dramatic global demand for safe, high-quality protein-based food sources, Colorado State University has announced the creation of a first-of-its-kind collaborative to support

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) on Wednesday (Dec. 11) adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Academic and Workforce Success (CAWS) to approve the request from Texas Tech

FDA’s annual summary report on antimicrobial sales for use in food animals shows a small year-over-year increase in 2018, but the total remains well below pre-VFD levels. According to the report’s

After nearly two years of planning, development and implementation of a cattle disease traceability infrastructure, CattleTrace is inviting all beef industry stakeholders to attend the first-ever Catt

Use of antibiotics is under heightened scrutiny due to the increased prevalence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. While the primary focus is on more stringent use of antibiotics in medical settings,

On Monday, September 23, the FDA released draft guidance for industry (GFI) #263, outlining a process for voluntarily bringing remaining approved animal drugs containing antimicrobials of human medica

The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine this week issued a final rule, “New Animal Drugs; Updating Tolerances for Residues of New Animal Drugs in Food.” The final rule standardizes and clarifie

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Monovet 90, manufactured by Huvepharma EOOD, the first generic monensin for use in cattle and goats.In its approval notice, the FDA notes that Monens

Dale Grotelueschen, DVM, MS, retires this week, following a distinguished career serving the beef cattle industry. Since 2003, Grotelueschen has served as director of the University of Nebraska’s Gr

The PEW Charitable Trusts, long involved in public health and antibiotics policy, encourages the FDA to follow through with its plans to adopt a “biomass method” for measuring and analyzing antibi

Poultry’s status as a presumed “healthier” meat could be coming to an end. People have long assumed that poultry, with lower levels of saturated fatty acids compared with most red meats, would c

In recent months, APHIS has revised the Animal Disease Traceability program standards for approving new tags entering the market, with the following goals:Assure that quality devices are approved. Es

The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.This week, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technolo

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the availability of $1 million in cooperative agreement funding to support animal disease traceability (ADT) and electronic

The JBS Global Food Innovation Center In Honor of Gary & Kay Smith officially opened on the Colorado State University campus Tuesday, April 9, when JBS USA CEO Andre Nogueira cut the ribbon on the $20

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Nancy Johner this week announced that emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is authorized for all Nebraska counties, due