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TomatoPlant3_blogDon’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

Compliance guidelines for controlling Salmonella in market hogs now posted – USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

The guidance comes after Salmonella outbreaks associated with pork products.

Our top 5 predictions for 2014 – The Acheson Group

Movement on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules tops the list.

Study: Green tomatoes less susceptible to Salmonella – Food Safety News

The results showed green tomatoes are less likely to host Salmonella than ripe tomatoes.

 

Animal safety

Speak, Fido: Device promises dog translations – LiveScience

We may soon know what dogs are thinking.

Could cow belches be a new power source? The Cattle Site

A new device could find a new use for cow burps.

 

Agriculture

U.S. soy exports break value record in 2013 – Ag Professional

Soybean farmers in the U.S. exported 1.7 billion bushels of soy.

Texas ranchers hit hard by drought eye rebuilding – Ag Web

About 44 percent of Texas is in drought as compared to the peak of 88 percent during the worst of the drought.

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