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BlackAngusCow2_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

US, EU farmers feel hit from Russia food ban – Daily World

Russian diners will not be able to find creamy Dutch cheeses or juicy Polish apples in the grocery store or cook chicken from the United States — the result of a Russian ban on most food imports from the West.

Worldwide Food Safety Report Puts America Near Bottom – Liberty Voice

According to a worldwide report on food safety, America is near the bottom of the list when it comes to delivering food that is safe to eat to consumers.

Animal safety

New case of African swine fever appears in Poland farms –

Polish authorities have identified a second case of African swine fever, lethal for farm pigs and boars but not dangerous to humans.

Finding Long-term Links Between Weather, Beef Cattle Production – Beef

Decades of data kept by USDA scientists are providing valuable information about how seasonal weather patterns affect cattle production.


Cattle Outlook: Pasture Values Increasing – AgWeb

Pasture values are increasing at a faster rate than cropland. The trend could continue with on-going profitability in the cattle market.

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