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by WLJ
2015 May 29
Bistro In Vitro is a fictitious restaurant that explores the potential impact that in vitro meat could have on our food culture. By presenting imaginary cultured meat recipes, it aims to contribute to the discussion about the future of meat. Bistro In Vitro is a collaboration between Submarine Channel and Next Nature Network in the Netherlands.


by WLJ
2015 May 29
In agriculture, crop and livestock activities are unique sources of nitrous oxide and methane emissions, notably from soil nutrient management, enteric fermentation (a normal digestive process in animals that produces methane), and manure management..

2015 May 22
By moving to invoke cloture, McConnell set the stage for a vote, but several amendments remained in consideration. Still, hope remained that a vote would be taken and the bill would be passed before Congress left town for Memorial Day recess. On May 18, Sen.


2015 May 22
“The stress of cold, wet weather and fighting muddy conditions seems to weaken the immune system to the point whereby bacteria, viruses and certain protozoa such as coccidia gain a foothold and can cause clinical disease,” says Extension Veterinarian and Livestock Stewardship Specialist Gerald Stokka.


by WLJ
2015 May 22
The Leopold Conservation Award Program recognizes agricultural landowners who are actively committed to a land ethic. Working with prominent state conservation partners, Sand County Foundation presents the prestigious honor, which consists of $10,000 and a crystal award, in settings that showcase the landowner’s achievements among their peers.


by WLJ
2015 May 22
Do you know a Montana rancher who is a leader in stewardship and sustainability, implementing conservation practices to ensure the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of their operation? Encourage them to apply for the Montana Environmental Stewardship Award, presented by the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA).


2015 May 22
As cow herd managers monitor the pasture conditions this spring and make decisions about rebuilding a depleted cow herd, some may wish to rethink the time of year that breeding and calving take place. New data from Tennessee on a fescue-based forage system gives more information about the direct comparison between fall and spring calving.


2015 May 22
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 20 released its proposed rule presenting revisions to its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors (pharmaceutical companies). The purpose is to obtain estimates of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animal species (cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys).


by WLJ
2015 May 22
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced May 14 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $6.5 million in the Ogallala Aquifer region this year to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water and improve water quality.


by WLJ
2015 May 22
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced USDA’s plan to implement a farm bill provision that will have a major policy impact on the way the Department of Agriculture helps rural communities plan and finance regional economic development strategies.




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