Andy Vance

That’s the word from Japan this morning – the 26th confirmed case of BSE in the Land of the Rising Sun. This time, cow in question is a 5-year old dairy cow from the Hokkaido province.

Export, Government, Markets

Raw Milk May Kill You

Andy Vance

That’s the message health professionals are delivering as many states contemplate potential legislation to allow the sale of unpasteurized dairy products. Advocates of the unprocessed dairy claim that raw milk can magically prevent asthma, tooth decay, diabetes, attention deficit disorder, osteoporosis and other ailments. On the other hand, the health community points out that you’ll most likely end up with salmonella, E. coli, listeria, and more.

Dairy Business, Government, Milk

AFBF Pushing for Ag Exclusion in Air Standards

Andy Vance

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to exclude agriculture from new air quality standards governing coarse dust particles. The Agency is revising national air quality standards for both coarse and fine dust particles, and the American Farm Bureau Federation is strongly encouraging adoption of the ag exclusion. Submitting comments on the proposed rule, AFBF cited the lack of scientific justification …

Agribusiness, Government, Membership, Production