Monthly Archives: March 2011

0, 1, 8, or 2026? How many makes a crisis? (Part 1 of 4)

Foot-and-mouth disease hoax in New Zealand In 2005 a letter was sent to New Zealand’s minister of agriculture (similar to our federal Secretary of Agriculture) claiming that foot-and-mouth disease had been released on Waiheke Island, a small island just north … Continue reading

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Dairy Industry Advisory Committee Public Meeting March 3, 2011

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced a public meeting of the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee (Dairy Committee) to review and approve the final recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on policy issues impacting the dairy industry. The meeting will … Continue reading

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Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health (SACAH)

Public participation is the rule for all SACAH meetings. Sign up by email to Comments, suggestions and/or questions for the Committee’s consideration may likewise be submitted. Committee documentation will be posted on this web site and on

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