Discovery helps pesticides “stick” more; reduce runoff

A new study completed by researchers at MIT have found a new way to make pesticides “more sticky” helping them latch onto crops more effectually and potentially limiting the amount that are wasted by bouncing off plants and contributing to runoff that flows to streams and rivers.

A recent article explains that many plant leaves […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science

Chickens Found with Genetic Resistance to Bird Flu – The Poultry Site New research carried out at The Pirbright Institute indicates that the genes of some chickens makes them almost resistant […]

Surplus of commodities could mean dismal path ahead for many farmers

As farmers gear up for spring planting, those who sell crops on the commodities markets are preparing to lose money from low prices that are beyond their control. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. net farm income is expected to drop to $54.8 billion this year, the lowest since 2002 […]

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

Wisconsin’s dairy cows get edge on their bovine sisters in California – The Chippewa Herald Some studies say that happy cows produce more milk and California has claimed for years that […]

Monday links

After your holiday weekend it’s time to catch up on the latest news and information in the food safety, animal science and agriculture industries with Monday links!

Animal Science

Ranchers need to be alert for acorn poisoning in cattle – Drovers Autumn’s generous acorn crop may be great for deer, but could be deadly for […]

Monday Links

Catch up on the latest news and information in the food safety, animal science and agriculture industries with Monday links!

Food Safety

Studies Find Reusable Produce Containers Often Contaminated – Food Safety News Reusable plastic containers used by farmers to ship fresh produce from farms to grocery stores have gained wide usage in the last […]

Farmers debate value of proposed organic checkoffs

According to the article “Organic Checkoff: Is it What’s for Dinner?” The United States Department of Agriculture is currently proposing a redirection of funds from general checkoff programs to instead be used for promotion and research in organic foods.

Checkoffs are defined as a percentage of farmer’s income that is then used by the USDA […]

Kick off August with the Monday links

August is starting off with a toxicology edition of the Monday links: looking at drug use and abuse, and a ban on tap water, around the world. Read on for more on that, plus need-to-know news in the food and animal safety and agriculture industries:

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Optimization & prevention for animal safety

One of the key aspects of every farmer’s job is to ensure that their animals and crops are happy and healthy. To do this, they must put preventative measures in place to optimize performance and quality down the road.

The website All About Feed recently released its list of ways to optimize performance in animals, […]

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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