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Monday, August 18,2014

NARMS report finds hopeful trends in Salmonella, E. Coli in beef

Beef doing well on the E. coli battle

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Agriculture and humanity in general has some celebrating to do. The most recent National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) report showed that drug-resistant Salmonella was down in humans and chickens in 2011 (most recent complete data). Also, retail ground beef had one of its best years in 2011 in terms of non-resistant E. coli.

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Monday, August 18,2014

New bipartisan measure on the ballot for California water crisis

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Rainfall in parts of southern California over the last few weeks provided a small reprieve from the state’s dry spell, but overall, the moisture didn’t have much impact on the ongoing drought. New restrictions on the state’s water supplies have farmers and ranchers looking at all of their water options.

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