Animal health and production and animal products

World Food Day: Protecting Natural Resources through Nutrient Planning Around the World

First established on Oct. 16, 1979, World Food Day recognizes the day in 1945 when 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, effectively managing the global food system.

Happy Birthday NIFA: Celebrating seven years of research, education and extension milestones

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture celebrates the seventh anniversary of its establishment on Oct. 1. Replacing the former Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, NIFA was established by the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) to find innovative solutions to issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and communities. In the past seven years, NIFA-funded research has led to breakthrough discoveries in the areas of sustainable Ag production systems, education, environmental systems, family and consumer sciences, bioenergy, human nutrition, food safety, climate variability, youth development, and more.

Reversing Pollinator Decline is Key to Feeding the Future

Without pollinators, we don’t eat—it’s simple as that—and, at the moment, large numbers of pollinators are dying. With the world’s population projected to exceed 9 billion in just the next 30 years or so, that is not a good position for us to be in.

University of DC’s Rooftop Garden hosts celebration of Pollinator Week

A garden in the sky. That’s the best way to describe the Green Roof, a rooftop garden at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), the nation’s only urban land-grant university. This living laboratory is one of the latest features at UDC’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), which is also home to the Center for 4-H & Youth Development. 4-H is the nation’s premiere youth development program, managed by National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Modifying bovine embryos could increase profitability and sustainability

Modifying bovine embryos could increase profitability and sustainability in the production of animal-based food products

Scientists Use Trout Bacteria to Combat Coldwater Disease

Scientists Use Trout Bacteria to Combat Coldwater Disease

Mycoplasmal Bovine Mastitis

Mycoplasmal Bovine Mastitis

Hands-On Dairy Training for the Next Generation

Dairy Business: Hands-On Training for the Next Generation – It’s Working

Delivering Pain Meds to Pigs Through Sow’s Milk

Delivering Pain Meds to Pigs Through Sow’s Milk

Training pipeline quenches industry’s thirst for college grads

A team at New Mexico University has proposed a solution to the decline in the number of dairy-related programs at colleges and universities.