Eliminating New World Screwworm from the U. S.

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

As we near eradication of New World Screwworm from the Florida Keys. APHIS invites you to take an interactive look at all the steps we’ve taken to rid the United States of this dangerous pest, and save the Florida Key deer. Go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/maps/animal-health/screwworm-mapping to view our screwworm story map.  A story map is a web-based application that can include …

USDA Strengthens Integrity of the Organic Label

Dan Industry News Release, Organic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced a final rule that strengthens the integrity of the organic label by clarifying production requirements for organic livestock and poultry. The final rule establishes a level playing field for organic producers, bolsters consumer confidence in the organic label, and ensures that all organic animals live in pasture-based systems utilizing …

Officials to Release Sterile Flies in Homestead in Precautionary Move

Dan Cattle, Florida, Industry News Release, Livestock

From: Florida Department of Agriculture Following the announcement that a stray dog found in Homestead, Fla. was positive for New World screwworm, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that it will begin releasing sterile flies on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 in the Homestead area as a precautionary measure. Since the 1950s, …