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Obama signs GMO labeling bill
President Barack Obama today signed into law a bill that will require the labeling of genetically modified ingredients.
The legislation requires most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic code readable by smartphone that indicates whether the food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture now has two years to write the rules. The new federal law pre-empts a Vermont law that required GMO labeling on certain food products. The Vermont law did not apply to animal feed.
Polar ice reveals new secrets of Earth's climate
Scientists have used air bubbles in polar ice from pre-industrial times to measure the sensitivity of the Earth's land biosphere to changes in temperature. The paper, published in Nature Geoscience, has verified and quantified the relationship for the first time and showed how it affects the cycles of carbon among the land, oceans and the atmosphere.
About half of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activities since 1850 has been taken out of the atmosphere by the land biosphere and the ocean. How these sinks will behave in the future has been a significant source of uncertainty in climate projections.
The paper, led by Dr. Mauro Rubino of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Seconda Universita di Napoli, has revealed that the Earth's land biosphere takes up less carbon in a warmer climate.
CIDRAP tackles antimicrobial resistance
The University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP) is tackling antimicrobial resistance, one of the world's biggest public health issues, through a new program called the Antimicrobial Stewardship Project (ASP).
The project will help address this issue by providing current, free, accurate and comprehensive information and educational resources on antimicrobial stewardship practice, research and policy.
Antimicrobial stewardship refers to efforts to improve the appropriate use of antimicrobials by promoting the selection of optimal antimicrobial drug regimen, dose, duration of therapy and route of administration. The overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in people and animals contribute to the increased occurrence of disease-causing microbes developing resistance and subsequently reducing the effectiveness of antibiotics in treating infectious diseases.
Walmart taking a bite out of food waste
With 795 million people in the world reportedly going hungry, addressing food waste has become an important part of the solution. In the U.S. alone, consumers throw away an estimated $29 billion worth of edible food each year in their homes. Some of the largest global food companies, including Walmart, have begun taking steps to decrease food waste.
According to Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety at Walmart, two culprits of food wastage are confusion caused by food labels and the tossing of imperfect but perfectly usable fresh produce.
"Consumers often mistake date labels as food safety indicators; however, most of the labels are created based on peak quality," he said. Adding to the confusion is the different language used on labels, including "best by," "use by" and "sell by." As such, over the past year, Walmart started requiring suppliers of non-perishable food products under its Great Value private label to use a standardized date label: "Best if used by."
The switch will go into full effect this month and involves thousands of products.
FARM Environmental Stewardship
The National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) Program, administered and managed by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), will soon be launching FARM Environmental Stewardship that will be voluntarily available to all FARM program participants.
FARM Environmental Stewardship integrates the methodology and science that currently resides in Farm Smart, developed by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy over the last several years. Farm Smart is a proven resource, having been field-tested on dozens of farms and in several full supply chain pilots. Its science-based models are being fully integrated into FARM to provide producers and dairy cooperatives and companies with a more streamlined, single source for voluntary on-farm assessment.
FARM Environmental Stewardship is a strong addition to the FARM Program's existing Antibiotic Stewardship and Animal Care which have earned strong customer support. The new module will be launched in conjunction with the FARM Animal Care Version 3.0, on January 1, 2017. <MORE>
USDA Holds Stakeholder Webinar on Antimicrobial Resistance
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and Office of the Chief Scientist held a stakeholder webinar on July 19th to discuss, prioritize, and develop strategies to help meet the most pressing animal health research education and extension needs related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). FASS Washington Representative Lowell Randel participated in the webinar.
The goal of the webinar was to identify AMR Research, Education and Extension priorities for the next 5 years from the perspective of animal agriculture. Five major themes were discussed including:
- Risk Analysis
- Optimizing Antibiotic Therapy
- Alternative Approaches to Health
- "One Health" Challenges
- Underserved/represented Groups
USDA will now review and analyze of all comments provided via webinar or other mediums and develop a final report. The report is expected to be completed in 2017 and will be used to inform the development of RFAs and scientific priorities.
NIFA and ARS are planning to conduct additional stakeholder sessions through the fall of 2016 on 13 additional topics related to animal health. FASS plans to participate in these sessions as the process moves forward.
FFAR Announces New Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences
On July 13th, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) announced that it has established the first-ever National Academy of Sciences (NAS) prize dedicated to food and agriculture research. The new prize is endowed by FFAR and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which will enable the prize to be awarded in perpetuity.
Beginning in 2017, NAS will recognize one annual prize recipient for an extraordinary contribution to agriculture or to the understanding of the biology of a species fundamentally important to agriculture or food production. The prize may also be shared by one or more individuals for a collaborative accomplishment. Winners of the prize will be awarded $100,000.
The prize is targeting "mid-career" scientists, which is defined as no more than 20 years since Ph.D. completion. For the purposes of the prize, areas of science with applications to agriculture include plant and animal sciences, microbiology, nutrition and food science, soil science, entomology, veterinary medicine, and agricultural economics. Nomination requirements and submission instructions can be found by clicking here. Applications are due by October 3rd.
S-PAC Grows Again
We are pleased to announce addition of the Proceeding of the 2016 Virginia Tech Feed and Nutritional Management Cow College Conference to S-PAC. Subscribers now have 24/7 access to 560 proceedings from 59 of the top animal related conferences in the world through S-PAC. Visit our website https://spac.adsa.org/ for details and a complete list of conferences. Put the Power of S-PAC to work for you.
Attention: Animal Science Companies! - Are You Looking for Way to Thank Your Best Customers?
S-PAC (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences) is the largest online collection of proceedings from animal-related conferences in the world. It allows subscribers from across the globe to access 560 proceedings from 59 of the top animal-related conferences worldwide-and it is constantly growing (visit http://spac.adsa.org to view a full listing of current conferences). It turns conference proceedings from a book on your shelf, a CD on your desk, or a file hiding somewhere on the Internet to a comprehensive source of valuable, highly searchable information available whenever you need it. Users can search every article in the database in a single pass for exactly the information they need. It is a great tool for anyone in the industry, and its value increases every time new proceedings and conferences are added to the collection.
Does this sound like a resource that you would like to share with your best customers?
ADSA now provides an easy and affordable way for you to do that-the S-PAC Bundle. You can now purchase a bundle of subscriptions to distribute to your customers to show them how much you appreciate their business ... and they will keep you in mind as they use S-PAC! Here are the basics:
Determine which bundle best meets your needs (multiple bundles may be purchased):
- 25 subscriptions at $60* each: total cost = $1,500
- 50 subscriptions at $55 each: total cost = $2,750
- 100 subscriptions at $45 each: total cost = $4,500
*Note: The ADSA individual member rate is $75 and the non-member rate is $150, so buying bundled subscriptions provides a considerable savings!
Then go to https://secure.fass.org/SPAC_bundles.asp to place your order. A pdf with your bundle's unique access codes will sent to you as a pdf, suitable for printing on business card stock, for easy distribution. The individual to whom you give S-PAC will use the code to activate their S-PAC subscription (ADSA membership is not required to activate subscriptions), which runs for 365 days from date of activation. There is nothing else you need do except know that you will stand out and be remembered and appreciated by your most valuable customers.
Please contact Ken Olson by e-mail: [email protected] or phone: 630-237-4961 if you have additional questions.
Large Dairy Herd Management Conference Recordings available
Synchronized PowerPoint� presentations from the Large Dairy Herd Management conference, hosted by the ADSA Foundation at the Hilton Oakbrook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL May 1-4, 2016, are now available for sale to all interested individuals. They provide an opportunity to get a preview of the upcoming e- book and are a great resource for use in the classroom or industry meetings. Ninety four presentations, each representing one chapter in the Large Dairy Herd Management, 3rd Edition, are grouped into the fifteen sections planned for the e-book. The e-book is scheduled for release in early 2017. The sections are:
- Large Herd Systems - Steven P. Washburn, North Carolina State University
- Building Sustainability and Capacity - Dave Beede, Michigan State University
- Facilities and Environment - Joseph M. Zulovich, University of
- Missouri & Joseph P. Harner, Kansas State University
- Milk Markets and Marketing - Normand R. St-Pierre, The Ohio State University
- Genetic Selection Programs and Breeding Strategies - Kent A. Weigel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Calves and Replacements - Robert E. James, Virginia Tech
- Reproduction and Reproductive Management - William W. Thatcher, University of Florida
- Nutrition and Nutritional Management - Richard J. Grant & Heather M. Dann, William H. Miner Agricultural Research - Institute
- Lactation and Milking Systems - Rupert M. Bruckmaier, - University of Bern
- Mastitis and Milk Quality - Joseph S. Hogan, The Ohio State - University/OARDC
- Animal and Herd Welfare - Trevor DeVries, University of - Guelph
- Herd Health - Carlos A. Risco, University of Florida
- Business, Economic Analysis, Decision-Making - Albert De Vries, University of Florida
- Effectively Managing Farm Employees - Stanley J. Moore & Phillip T. Durst, Michigan State University
- Precision Management Technologies - Jeffrey M. Bewley, University of Kentucky
The presentations provide an overview of the content planned for each chapter. The entire set, or one or more sections, can be viewed without limitation for one year, from date of subscription.
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Help them benefit from the shared resource concept and the 264 years of collective experience the FASS staff have in working with non-profit animal science organizations. If your referral becomes a FASS customer prior to June 1, 2017, ADSA will comp your registration to the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting that will be held June 25 to 28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. It's win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.
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|Aug 2-3, 2016 Milk Pasteurization, Babcock Hall, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Aug 2-4, 2016 Preventive Controls for Human Food - Individual training, Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, Genesee Community College, Batavia NY For more information click here
Aug 15-18, 2016 Food Safety Systems (HACCP) and Implementing SQF, Cornell University, For more information contact Kimberly Bukowski Ph: 607-243-3313 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Aug 17-18, 2016 2016 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference*, Embassy Suites, Grapevine, TX, For registration and more information click here
Aug 30-Sept 1, 2016 Advanced Fluid Milk Packaged for Consumption Workshop, Food Science Conference Center, 148 Stocking Hall, Cornell Campus, Ithaca, NY, To register click here
Sept 6-8, 2016 Preventive Controls for Human Food - Individual training, Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, FDA Regional Field Office, Jamaica NY, For more information click here
Sept 11-14, 2016. WATER Technologies Short Course - Process & Reuse Water, Wastewater & Desalination, TIPS building, Texas A&M University Campus, College Station, TX For more information click here
Sept 13-14, 2016 Master Artisan Short Course Series, Babcock Hall, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Sept 14-15, 2016 Advanced Fluid Milk Cornell University, For more information contact Kimberly Bukowski Ph: 607-243-3313 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Sept 15-17, 2016 American Association of Bovine Practitioners*, 49th Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, For more information and registration click here
Sept 21-22, 2016 77th Minnesota Nutrition Conference*, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN, For more information and registration click here
Sept 27-28, 2016 American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Dairy Ingredient Seminar, Fess Parker Doubletree, Santa Barbara, CA for more information visit www.adpi.org
Sept 27-29, 2016 2016 International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health, UC Davis Conference Center, Davis, CA For more information click here
Oct 3-7, 2016 Cheese Tech Short Course, Babcock, Hall Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Oct 4 - 6, 2016 Introduction to Dairy Processing and Management, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 4-6, 2016 Preventive Controls for Human Food - Individual training, Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, NYS Dept. of Ag & Markets Office, Albany NY , For more information click here
Oct 4-8, 2016 50th World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI. For more information click here
Oct 11-13, 2016 Preventive Controls for Human Foods Workshop, Penn State Department of Food Science, University Park, For more information click here
Oct 11-12, 2016 Dairy Ingredient Manufacturing, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Oct 11-13, 2016 High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Pasteurizer Workshop, Cornell University, For more information contact Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Oct 13-19, 2016 120th IUSAHA- AAVLD Annual Meeting, Greensboro Sheraton Hotel, Greensboro, NC, For more information click here.
Oct 18-20, 2016 78th Annual Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers, Doubletree Hotel Syracuse, East Syracuse, NY, For more information and registration click here
Oct 19-20, 2016 Advanced Cheese Making, Cornell University, For more information contact Rob Ralyea Ph: 607-255-7643 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Oct 19 - 20, 2016 HTST Maintenance Workshop, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 25-26, 2016 Vat Pasteurization/Basic Cheese Making Workshop, On-line and Cornell University, For more information contact Rob Ralyea Ph: 607-255-7643 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Oct 25 - 26, 2016 Advanced Clean In Place (CIP), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 25 - 26, 2016 American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Technical Symposium, The Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI for more information visit www.adpi.org
Oct 25-27, 2016 Pasteurizer Operators Workshop, Penn State University, Food Science Building, Curtain and Bigler Roads, University Park, PA 16802, For detail on the workshop and a registration information click here.
Oct 25-30, 2016 American Dairy Goat Association Convention, Hilton Austin Airport Hotel, Austin, Texas. For more information contact ADGA, PO Box 865, Spindale, NC 28160, 828-286-3801 www.ADGA.org.
Oct 27, 2016 American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Lactose Seminar, The Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI for more information visit www.adpi.org
Nov 1-4, 2016 31st ADSA Discover Conference: Big Data Dairy Management, Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL, For more information click here
Nov 2-4, 2016 Cheese Grading Short Course, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Nov 2-4, 2016 Dairy Risk Management Seminar, Chicago, IL for more information visit www.adpi.org
Nov 7-10, 2016 The Science and Art of Cheese Making short course, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University, University Park, PA, for more information and registration click here
Nov 9-10, 2016 Pennsylvania Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, For more information click here
Nov 10-11, 2016 2016 DCRC Annual Meeting, Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, For registration and more information click here
Nov 14-16, 2016 Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals*, St. Louis, MO, For more information and registration click here
Nov 30-Dec 2, 2016 Ice Cream Makers Short Course, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Dec 4, 2016 The 4th Annual Meeting of the Multistate Research Project, NE1201 - "Mycobacterial Diseases of Animals (MDA), Chicago Marriott Downtown - 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL (in conjunction with the CRWAD conference, http://crwad.org/ ), for more information contact Robab Katani at ([email protected]) or Ken Olson ([email protected])
Dec 6-7, 2016 Food Safety Plans for Artisan and Farmstead Processors, Online & Hands-On Location TBD, For more information contact Kimberly Bukowski Ph: 607-243-3313 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Jan18-19, 2017 Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference*, Red Lion Hotel-Richland, Richland, WA, For registration and more information click here
Feb 21, 2017 Vermont Dairy Producer's Conference*, Sheraton-Burlington Conference Center, Burlington, VT, For registration and more information click here
Feb 21-23, 2017 Preventive Controls for Human Foods Workshop, Penn State Department of Food Science, University Park, For more information click here
Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2017 Western Dairy Management Conference*, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, NV, For more information and registration click here
Mar 7 - 10, 2017 35th Western Canadian Dairy Seminar*, Sheraton Red Deer, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, For more information and registration click here
Apr 17 - 19, 2017 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN, For more information and registration click here
Apr 23 - 25, 2017 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, For more information visit www.adpi.org
May 10 - 11, 2017 California Animal Nutrition Conference (CANC)*, For more information click here
June 25-28, 2017 2017 ADSA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information click here
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ADSA Membership Benefits
Did you know that your ADSA Professional Membership provides you with:
* Electronic access to the Journal of Dairy Science�
* Joint Annual Meeting at member rates
* Discover Conferences at member rates
* S-PAC: Free access to JAM and ADSA divisional abstracts
* S-PAC subscription at member rates
* Access to recorded symposia library
* ADSA News (association newsletter)
* ADSA Dair e-news (ADSA industry newsletter)
* Access to member directory
* Peer recognition through ADSA and Foundation Award Program
* Discounted page charges in Journal of Dairy Science�
* A strong voice of advocacy for the animal sciences, animal agriculture and agriculture research
* Broad author recognition through ADSA/Elsevier press release program
* Linked In and You Tube sites for ADSA
* Quality networking with academic and industry professionals
* Travel awards for all graduate students attending Discover Conferences
* Opportunity to serve peers via committee and officer positions
Integrating Dairy Science Globally
Make your plans now to attend the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world, the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting.
Included are invited symposia and special pre- and post-conference events.
See you in Pittsburg - The place where the dairy world meets in 2017.
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