perdue

Perdue Speaks Alabama Farmers’ Language

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Alabama farmers are hopeful a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture laid the groundwork for improved farm programs, trade, and communication. Secretary Sonny Perdue told Alabama Farmers Federation leaders he wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to partner with farmers. “My goal is to make….the USDA to be identified, recognized and acknowledged as the most efficient, the most …

alabama disaster relief

McMillan Pleased with Alabama Surveillance System

Dan Alabama, Cattle

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Commissioner, John McMillan, confirmed this week that his department has been working closely with USDA officials to address the positive test in an eleven-year old Alabama beef cow for atypical BSE. But McMillan told Southeast AgNet he’s pleased with their surveillance system.

Alabama State Vet Says Surveillance System Works Well

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has confirmed a positive test for atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an eleven-year old Alabama beef cow. An atypical BSE case basically means it is a rare and spontaneous incident. Alabama State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier says their surveillance system worked well, as routine testing made this discovery and they hope it’s …

cabinet

Atypical BSE Cow Discovered through Routine Testing

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has confirmed they are working with USDA officials to address a positive test for atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an eleven-year old Alabama beef cow. Hassey Brooks, ADAI deputy commissioner, says this was found through routine testing.

bovine

Case of Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Detected in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Cattle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a neurologic disease of cattle, in an eleven-year old cow in Alabama.  This animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States. USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) …

Senate Agriculture Committee Members Visit Alabama Farms

Dan Alabama, Farm Bill

Autauga County farmer Harold Gaines stood with his sons Dan and Levi as he told leaders of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee his priority for the 2018 farm bill Saturday morning. “I want to be able to pass on this farm to the next generation and for them to be successful,” Gaines said as Sens. Luther Strange, R-Alabama, and Pat …