July 25, 2019

Chairman Costa of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture opened a meeting of this body the other day with a prepared statement.  That statement included the following:

“Today’s hearing builds on the previous work of this subcommittee, in...

March 18, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is launching a new “Pests and Diseases” webpage. The new page lists all pest and disease programs managed by APHIS as part of its mission to protect American agriculture and natural...

January 28, 2019

WASHINGTON — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of backyard exhibition chickens in Utah County, Utah. This is the first case of vi...

January 14, 2019

California has had its third case of virulent Newcastle disease (vND) in a commercial poultry flock, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Serviceconfirmed on January 10.

According to a press release from APHIS, the lates...

January 9, 2019

Virulent Newcastle disease (vND) has been confirmed in a second commercial poultry flock in California, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on January 8. 

The latest case is in a com...

December 18, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a commercial chicken flock in Riverside County, California.  This finding is part of an outbreak in southern...

September 11, 2018

Rift Valley Fever (RVF), an infectious viral disease, poses a significant threat to livestock and human health in Africa and the Middle East. Although the disease has not reached the United States, a recent study by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Kansas St...

May 30, 2018

Veterinary Entomologists - this appears to be the most targeted RFA for veterinary entomology research that we have seen in many years.  The word "pests" actually shows up in the RFA as does "surveillance"!!

View the RFA here: AFRI Foundational RFA

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