The recently-released Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) report came to the conclusion that environmental litigation has had “limited” effect on the actions of federal agencies. A couple environmental litigation groups, particularly the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), hailed this as vindication against “right-wing fearmongering.
This year-on-year drop came despite FAO’s subindex for meat rising to an all-time high annual average of 199 points, up 8.1 percent from 2013. Cereals, by contrast, dropped 12.5 percent from the previous year, buoyed by forecasts of record production and ample inventories.
The camp is a partnership between Foodways Texas and the meat science section in the Department of Animal Science. Event registration sold out in less than five minutes, according to organizers, and various national and state media reported from the event.
Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop scientists will make a strong push in the coming years to increase food and feed production using marker-assisted breeding programs, according to Dr. David Baltensperger, head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences in College Station.
California State University, Chico, College of Agriculture will cohost the Western Regional Grazing Conference, titled Grazing for Change, with the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management Feb. 27–28, 2015, at the University Farm Pavilion.
Genetically engineered food animals could provide a sustainable means to feed a fast-growing world population, yet regulatory hurdles keep such animals off the market, according to an award-winning scientist who recently spoke at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL).
Kevin Bearley, Principal of Kennedy and Coe LLC, offered guidance to farmers and ranchers looking to retain their legacy at a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show. With 70 percent of U.S.
Ron Lemenager said cattle can maintain an optimal body condition score of 5 to 5.5—an industry rating of body weight—that would allow the animal to more readily adapt to low winter temperatures as long as they have a dry winter hair coat and access to a windbreak.