Dr. Dee Ellis, Texas' State Veterinarian and Executive Director of the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) was recently awarded the "2014 International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM-USA) Career Excellence Award".
The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is soliciting nominations of veterinary service shortage situations for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) for fiscal year 2015.
On August 29, 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), published a rule proposal in the federal register that would allow the importation of live cattle and fresh or frozen beef from Northern Argentina.
Ashton Richardson, a second-year veterinary medical student at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. He is one of only 40 students in the United States selected for this honor.
Iraq believes Islamic State militants have stolen more than one million tonnes of grain from the country's north and taken it to two cities they control in neighboring Syria, the agriculture minister has said.
Falah Hassan al-Zeidan said in a statement posted on the Agriculture Ministry's website on Sunday that the government "had information about the smuggling by Islamic State gangs of more than one million tonnes of wheat and barley from Nineveh Province to the Syrian cities of Raqqa and Deir al-Zor."
U.S. Rep. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) was named the 50th chairman of the House Agricultural Committee. Selected by the House Republican Steering Committee, Conway succeeds Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), who has held the post since 2011.
By Tera R. Barnhardt, DVM; Daniel U. Thomson, DVM, PhD; Shane P. Terrell, DVM, MS; Darrell J. Rezac, MS, PhD; Daniel A. Frese, DVM; Chris D. Reinhardt, PhD; Kansas State University
Cattle feeders are doing a lot of things right in terms of animal welfare and beef quality assurance, but many might need to improve in some areas, particularly their documentation of best practices, to maintain consumer trust.