Daily Archives: January 17, 2013

APHIS publishes final rule on traceability for livestock moving interstate

January 17, 2013
APHIS publishes final rule on traceability for livestock moving interstate

WASHINGTON — The Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service has  published in the Federal Register its final rule on traceability requirements for livestock moved interstate. Though the final rule mainly focuses on cattle, it leaves in place existing poultry-related traceability regimes and requires records be retained for poultry for two years. The rule becomes...

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Vilsack urges farmers to reach beyond agriculture

January 17, 2013
Vilsack urges farmers to reach beyond agriculture

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Last year was a tough one for farmers and ranchers, and while many are anxious to put it behind them, a number of 2012′s key events will be driving USDA’s efforts in 2013, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told attendees at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting. Chief among those...

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Poultry dianostic lab director earns Texas A&M AgriLife award

January 17, 2013

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Dr. Randle Moore, resident director of the  Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory’s Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory in Center, Texas, has received the annual Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence from Texas A&M AgriLife. The Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence were established in 1980 to recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of...

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