A step toward new vaccines for a chicken parasite

October 25, 2011
A step toward new vaccines for a chicken parasite

LONDON — Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), among others, have taken the first step in developing a new type of vaccine to protect chickens against coccidiosis, the most important parasite of poultry globally. A vaccine of this type — based on proteins from the coccidiosis bug rather than being...

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American Agri-Women plan convention

October 25, 2011

WICHITA, Kan. — Women involved in agricultural from throughout the U.S. and Canada will meet here Nov. 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita for the 36th annual American Agri-Women convention. Kansas Agri-Women, a state affiliate, will host the convention with the theme of “Sharing America’s Harvest.” Topics for the program will cover the latest...

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Turkey breast product being recalled

October 25, 2011
Turkey breast product being recalled

WASHINGTON — Kuck’s Turkey Farm of St. Marys, Ohio, is recalling approximately 2,325 pounds of fully cooked skinless turkey breast products. The products contain wheat and soy, which are not declared on the label, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced. Wheat and soy are known allergens. The products being recalled include Cartons...

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ASA supports revenue-based farm program

October 24, 2011
ASA supports revenue-based farm program

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. — The American Soybean Association (ASA) has called on the congressional agriculture committees to consider moving to a revenue-based farm program when they make further recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Budget Reduction by Nov. 1. “The realities of the current federal budget and debt crises make it imperative to...

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Miss America helps showcase U.S. agriculture

October 24, 2011
Miss America helps showcase U.S. agriculture

ARLINGTON Va. — Every day is Food Day to America’s farmers and ranchers, says Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan. The high-profile agriculture advocate is joining the Animal Agriculture Alliance to announce the launch of http://www.realfarmersrealfood.com with a call to action for Americans to celebrate the hard work of our nation’s farmers and ranchers. “Not...

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CEFS initiative will support new incubator farms

October 24, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C. — Up to five North Carolina communities will receive support to develop incubator farms to attract new farmers, due to an effort by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Incubator farms provide aspiring farmers with a place to learn, try their hand at farming and develop the markets to make their own...

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