Monday links

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

Animal Science

America Has A New Queen Of Milk Production. Meet Gigi, The ‘Diva’ Cow – KUNC A 9-year-old cow, who spends her days grazing at Bur-Wall Holsteins in Brooklyn, Wisconsin, Gigi […]

Monday links

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

Agriculture

There’s a new sustainable ag technique in town, and it’s cleaning up – Grist The farming technique known as push-pull — which involves planting grasses with special properties to protect crops — […]

Wastewater could quench thirst of some California farms

It’s old news by now that many California farmers are in a tight spot this summer as their normal water supplies have dried up with the state’s extreme drought that has continued in some areas of the state for years. What’s new, however, is the creative way some farmers are dealing with the dry conditions.

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‘Internet of Agriculture Things’ proving valuable to strawberry producers

The U.S. is the leading producer of the strawberries worldwide with states such as California and Florida producing more than $300 million each of the fruit every year. Because the success of the crop is so vital to these states’ economies, strawberry growers spend their winter looking for ways to sustain their harvests and profitability.

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Monday links

Don’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

FDA Says BPA-Lined Containers Are Safe, But New Study Raises Concerns – Food Safety News A new Korean soy milk study, involving taking the blood pressure of a relatively […]

Aflatoxin detection seen as key to reduce preventable liver cancer

For several years, scientist Felicia Wu, Ph.D. and her team have been studying cost-effective and feasible aflatoxin prevention methods that have the possibility to prevent future cases of aflatoxin-induced liver cancer around the world.

According to a recently publish article in Nature, aflatoxin is generated by the fungi Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus and is […]

Heavy fall snowfall causing concern in northern U.S. corn harvest

Farmers in the Midwest are already dealing with the first snowfall of the season which is causing concern in some states including South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and upper Michigan where the corn crop still remains to be fully harvested.

According to a recent report from the Associated Press (AP), 11 inches of snow has already […]

100 billion animal study: GM feed is safe

The practice of using genetically modified (GM) crops in livestock feed has been a controversy since the concept was introduced almost two decades ago. However, a recent study published in Journal of Animal Science found that GM feed does not have a negative effect on the animals, and that they are about as nutritionally equivalent […]

Concerns raised about mycotoxins in wheat east of Mississippi

Following a rainy season, the wheat harvest east of the Mississippi is behind schedule, meaning it is more subject to deoxynivalenol (DON) than usual, according to Max Hawkins, a nutritionist in Lexington, Kentucky.

Hawkins works with Alltech’s mycotoxin management team, and explains that DON is produced by Fusarium garminareum mold—the same mold that produces Fusarium […]

Monday Mycotoxin Report, July 21

Every Monday during the growing season, we’re happy to present the Monday Mycotoxin Reports, highlighting the most recent agricultural news from around the United States. This report features information about crop growth and yield, drought information and more. Stay tuned at the end for information on Neogen’s new app: NeoMyco.

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