Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Update

Dan Georgia, Rabbits

(GDA/August 3, 2021) — The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division confirmed Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) in domestic rabbits at a single Gwinnett County premise. This is the second confirmed case this year. The investigation is ongoing to determine the source of the virus and currently it does not appear to be linked to the Cobb …

National Farmers Market Week

National Farmers Market Week Underway

Dan Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Dairy, Field Crops, Fruits, Herbs, Livestock, Marketing, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, Vegetables

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture proclaimed this first week of August as National Farmers Market Week. It is a way to champion the direct-to-consumer producers, market managers, and customers that make their communities come alive during market days. According to a story from Rod Bain, highlights of the week are not only the markets themselves, but the innovations that allow these institutions to …

product

Clarifying the Product of the USA Label

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Livestock, Marketing, Organic, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Regulation, Sheep-Goats, USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a top-to-bottom review of the “Product of the USA” label, which will inform a forthcoming rulemaking on this topic. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said “American consumers depend upon accurate, transparent labels to obtain important information about the food they consume. American farmers and ranchers depend upon those same labels to convey information about …

relief

Deadline Nearing to Apply for ADAI Relief Program

Dan ADAI, Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Equine, Field Crops, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, Specialty Crops, Tree Nuts

Back in April, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) announced they were administering the Alabama Agriculture Relief Program (AARP) to provide USDA relief funds to farmers who suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael in 2018. While the original deadline to apply was June 25th, they want to remind those who experienced necessary expenses related to losses of beef …

nifa

NIFA Invests $14 Million in Animal Health and Disease Research

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Livestock, Pasture, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Research, Sheep-Goats

The Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced an investment of $14 million in research to protect agricultural animals from disease. The grants are part of NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Diseases of Agricultural Animals program area priority. NIFA director Carrie Castille says, “This research will help better understand, diagnose, control and prevent diseases in …

Supreme Court

Supreme Court Rejects Petition against California Prop 12

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Legislative, Livestock, Marketing, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Regulation, Sheep-Goats

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied a petition to review California’s Proposition 12. The denial was included in a batch of announcements by the Supreme Court. Earlier this month, the North American Meat Institute supported its petition, stating the law “provides no benefit to consumers and increases breeding sow mortality.” The Meat Institute file the petition in February, challenging the …

Hemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Update

Dan Georgia, Livestock, Rabbits

The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has confirmed Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) in domestic rabbits at a single Cobb County premise. The investigation is ongoing to determine the source of the virus and there are currently no other confirmed or suspect cases in Georgia. RHDV2 is a highly contagious Calicivirus that affects domestic rabbits, as …