Imperial Valley News Center
West Lafayette, Indiana - Purdue University’s award-winning Agronomy e-Learning Academy is starting a certificate program for agricultural professionals seeking to grow their expertise.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule today that revises its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in animals intended for human consumption or food-producing animals. Companies are now required to provide estimates of sales broken down by major food-producing species (cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys) in addition to the overall estimates they already submit on the amount of antimicrobial drugs they sell or distribute for use in food-producing animals.
Washington, DC - According to a recent report by Biodiversity International, the Center for International Forestry Research, the World Agroforestry Centre, and Charles Sturt University, forests contribute to the livelihoods of more than 1.6 billion people. Yet, 30 percent of the world’s forests are used primarily for the production of wood products.
Washington, DC - On May 8-9, Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon visited Baghdad for meetings with senior Iraqi government officials, including Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, as well as UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq Jan Kubis. Under Secretary Shannon expressed the United States’ strong support for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Iraqi people.
Sacramento, California - Raw milk and cream produced by Organic Pastures Dairy of Fresno County with a code date of MAY 18 is the subject of a statewide recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones. The quarantine order followed the confirmed detection of Salmonella bacteria in raw cream. No illnesses have been reported at this time.
U.S. Hails Entry into Force of Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material
Washington, DC - Yesterday, the global community took a significant step forward in protecting the world’s nuclear material and preventing nuclear terrorism with the entry into force of the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM).