Archive for February, 2016

  • FAO calls for international action on antimicrobial resistance

    Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo said Wednesday.
    Overuse and misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents foster increasing resistance among the very microbes that cause the infections and disease they were designed to [...]

  • New tool approved for use with EQIP planning

    Monday, February 1st, 2016

    The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) was developed through the collaboration of more than 12 land grant universities and numerous industry partners. The NAQSAT was developed for livestock producers, their advisors, and conservation planners to identify opportunities for addressing air emissions from confinement-based livestock and poultry operations. It provides assistance to livestock and poultry [...]