Daily Archives: November 15, 2013

Auburn poultry scientists link enzyme level, green muscle disease

November 15, 2013
Auburn poultry scientists link enzyme level, green muscle disease

AUBURN, Ala .— After more than a decade of research into an increasingly common and costly broiler condition known as green muscle disease, a team of poultry scientists at Auburn University has identified a blood enzyme that could give breeders a noninvasive tool to screen birds for susceptibility to the disease. The enzyme is...

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Payments for conservation program ready following shutdown

November 15, 2013
Payments for conservation program ready following shutdown

WASHINGTON — Farmers waiting for their Conservation Security or Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) payments should receive them in the coming days. The shutdown of the federal government delayed some of the $907 million in payments from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to CSP participants who have enrolled millions of acres to improve the...

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Bird flu strain infects human for 1st time

November 15, 2013
Bird flu strain infects human for 1st time

The Associated Press LONDON — A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors say. On a more hopeful front, two pharmaceuticals separately...

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