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  • Apr
    26
    APLU Releases Study About Ag School Infrastructure


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    The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) has released A National Study of Capital Infrastructure at Colleges and Schools of Agriculture report. The study found that there is nearly $11.5 billion in needed repairs and renovations at the buildings and supporting facilities at the Land-Grant Universities that are authorized to receive funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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  • Apr
    26
    “Benefits of Increased Investment in Agriculture Research” Report Released


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    The Farm Journal Foundation (FJF), the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), and the IHS Markit Agribusiness Consulting Group released the Benefits of Increased Investment in Agriculture Research Report. The report highlights the vital importance of public funding for agricultural research and development.

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  • Apr
    26
    House Approves Ag Labor Bill, Sent to Senate


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    The United States House of Representatives voted 274-174 to advance the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The Act is said to stabilize the agriculture sector and preserve rural heritage by ensuring that farmers can meet their labor needs in the future. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA).

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  • Apr
    26
    New Legislation Introduced Addressing Health, Nutrition, and Research


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    During the last month, there have been numerous bills introduced relating to health, nutrition, and research.

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  • Apr
    26
    The Food Safety and Nutrition Survey Results Released by FDA


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    The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food and Safety Nutrition Survey (FSANS) results were released. The FSANS assesses consumers’ awareness, knowledge, understanding, and reports the behaviors relating to a variety of food safety and nutrition-related topics.

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  • Apr
    26
    USDA Releases “AgLabs” For Students Interested in Science


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    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has launched AgLabs, a science-education website for students and educators.

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  • Apr
    26
    USDA Agencies Remain Understaffed


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    It has been a little over a year since the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) relocated from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City, Missouri.

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  • Apr
    26
    New Biden Appointees Take Office


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    Within the last month, the Biden Administration has announced numerous appointees relating to health, agriculture, and research. Vivek Murthy was confirmed by the Senate and will serve as US Surgeon General. Murthy previously served as Surgeon General under the Obama Administration.

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  • Apr
    22
    The American Society of Animal Science submits letter to EPA.


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    The letter was prompted by EPA sponsorship of “Plant Forward Menus for the Planet” programs at universities across the nation.

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  • Apr
    22
    Interpretive Summary: Effects of dietary oregano essential oil supplementation in yellow-feathered chickens


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    A paper recently published in the Journal of Animal Science investigated the effects or oregano essential oil supplementation on growth performance, intestinal antioxidative capacity, immunity, and intestinal microbiota of young yellow-feathered chickens.

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  • Apr
    22
    Interpretive Summary: Calcium salts of fatty acids impacts the performance and carcass characteristics of Bos indicus bulls


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    In this recent Journal of Animal Science study, Bos indicus (Nellnore) bulls were given CSFA-supplemented feed and evaluated for improvements in performance and carcass/meat characteristics. B. indicus bulls were specifically chosen because their meat is lean with a low marbling score, leaving much room for improvement.

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  • Apr
    22
    ANIMAL FRONTIERS The Review Magazine of Animal Agriculture


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    Animal Frontiers was formed to provide general reviews on topics of Global importance to Animal Science and Animal Agriculture.

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  • Apr
    19
    Interpretive Summary: Effects of different defatted rice bran sources and processing technologies on nutrient digestibility in cannulated growing pigs


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science evaluated the effects of different defatted rice bran sources and processing technologies on nutrient digestibility in different intestinal segments of pigs.

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  • Apr
    19
    Interpretive Summary: Effects of administering exogenous bovine somatotropin to beef heifers during the first trimester on conceptus development


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science evaluated the administration of bovine somatotropin and its effects on fetal and placental development in beef heifers, including steroid- and eicosanoid-metabolizing enzyme activity when administered during the first trimester.

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  • Apr
    14
    Interpretive Summary: Effect of supplementation with different fatty acid profile in sheep


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    A paper recently published in the Journal of Animal Science evaluated the effects of maternal supplementation with an enriched source of monounsaturated fatty acid or of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid during the first third of gestation on productive and metabolic status of their offspring pre- and postweaning, postweaning plasma metabolites and hormones concentrations, and hypothalamic relative mRNA expression during the finishing period.

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  • Apr
    14
    Interpretive Summary: Economic and environmental assessments of combined genetics and nutrition optimization strategies to improve the efficiency of sustainable pork production


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science evaluated the economic and environmental impacts of these strategies that incorporated selection for pig feed:gain and dietary optimization based on a single or multiple objectives tailored to meet the population’s nutritional requirements, with the goal to optimize sustainable farm feed efficiency.

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  • Apr
    12
    Interpretive Summary: Nutrient digestibility and fecal characteristics, microbiota, and metabolites in dogs fed human-grade foods


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    The authors of this recent Journal of Animal Science study evaluated the digestibility of HG food in dogs.

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  • Apr
    12
    American Society of Animal Science Journals Featured on the OUP Blog


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    In recognition of the infographic efforts by the ASAS Journals and to enhance distribution, OUP (Oxford University Press) has begun to feature infographics on the OUP Blog each month.

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  • Apr
    12
    Journal of Animal Science Late to Press in March 2021 and April 2021


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    Many members have noticed that we have yet to close out the March 2021 issue of Journal of Animal Science (JAS) or launch the April 2021 issue, let us begin by apologizing for the inconvenience.

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  • Apr
    08
    The 9th International Congress on Farm Animal Endocrinology will take place October 10-13, 2021


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    The meeting venue for ICFAE is the newly opened Sweetgrass Inn on the Isle of Palms, SC.

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