FDA issues food safety guidelines for facilities affected by hurricanes

Southeastern Americans and Caribbean residents are pulling themselves up and pulling together after two hurricanes wreaked havoc in the areas in a short time frame.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma destroyed homes and took lives in the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean. The floodwaters they left are fraught with risk; pathogens, chemical contaminants and other hidden […]

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Texas cattle and cotton

In recent weeks, numerous parts of the world have faced dangerous flooding due to excessive rainfall: Texas, Northern Ireland and South Asia, most notably.

While flooding is devastating in innumerable ways, the impact on agriculture is huge, with effects that shoot far along the food supply chain.

In the case of Texas, the biggest producer […]

64 million bushels of wheat could be lost to drought in U.S.

Bad news for farmers this week in the central and northern regions of the U.S. An ongoing drought in the northern plains is expected to persist into August, while heavy, flood-inducing rains in the central U.S. are expected to continue as well.

Much of the northern plains regions are experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional drought […]

Monday links

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Animal Science

Researchers Study Horses’ Fearfulness and Learning Ability –The Horse Researchers know that a horse’s personality traits can explain some of the differences we see in horses’ behavior and learning. […]