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September 2, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Dealing with the mortalities of HPAI
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USDA announces $5 million to improve Lake Erie

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur announced August 14 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest an additional $5 million across Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to improve water quality in Lake Erie’s western basin. >> Read full article

Proposal aims to fight manure pollution in WA

Major new rules were unveiled recently by state regulators aimed at stopping the pollution coming off Washington's large animal operations like dairy farms. >> Read full article

New Holland tractor uses farm’s biomethane

On the La Bellotta farm outside of Turin, the owners are demonstrating the concept of an energy-independent farm. And part of the mix is a unique New Holland tractor that runs on biogas produced at the farm. >> Read full article

 Featured News 

Dealing with the mortalities of HPAI

The 1983-84 outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) resulted in euthanizing approximately 17 million chickens, turkeys and guinea fowl in Pennsylvania and Virginia before the disease was contained and eradicated.

In 2004, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed an outbreak in chickens in Texas. The disease was quickly eradicated due to coordination and cooperation between USDA and state, local, and industry leaders. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Beef Farmers of Ontario's 8th Annual Cow-Calf Roadshow

September 9-10, 2015
More details to come. >> More Info

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

November 6-15, 2015
Location: Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON >> More Info