December 6, 2016

  • Amanda Bryant Culp Posted on 12/06/2016 by Amanda Bryant Culp
    NASDA Member Spotlight: Jamie Clover Adams, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

    As part of our centennial celebrations, NASDA is starting a new feature in NASDA News to highlight our members. This week's feature is Michigan Director of Agriculture & Rural Development Jamie Clover Adams.

    1. How do you start your day?
      My day starts with my “chores” – feeding our black lab, two indoor cats and our outside kitty.  Then it’s time for the news.  First, I listen to AgriPulse Daybreak.  It takes me back to working cattle listening to the local farm station on Dad’s dusty radio tied with binder twine to the center beam of the barn.  Then it’s a scan of the Wall Street Journal, the Detroit News and AgriPulse; then out the door for work with a homemade latte in my hand.
       
    2. What do you think is missing from the conversation when we don’t have women at the table and in leadership roles?
      Differing experiences make for more robust conversation and durable decisions.  I believe women enrich the ...
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  • Amanda Bryant Culp Posted on 12/06/2016 by Amanda Bryant Culp
    Secretary Kee to Retire After Eight Years of Service

    Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee is retiring in January after eight years on the job, including service as NASDA president in 2010 and NEASDA president in 2014.

    His tenure as secretary capped a long career in Delaware agriculture, with Delaware Cooperative Extension as a county agent and fruit and vegetable specialist, and as director of agriculture for Hanover Foods. He was appointed secretary by Gov. Jack Markell in 2009.

    "I'm proud of what we've been able to accomplish over the last eight years for Delaware farmers, and I'm thankful for so many people who have played a role in that," Kee said. "I’m especially proud of the Young Farmers Program, which we began to assist with the purchase of land and which has helped 28 young people or couples start or expand their farms. Keeping farmers profitable is the best way to preserve farming, and that has been the core of our mission."

    In retirement, he plans to spend time with his family and ...

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  • Dudley W Hoskins Posted on 12/06/2016 by Dudley W Hoskins

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a revised Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) about the extralabel use of new animal drugs approved for use in or on animal feed (medicated feeds) for for minor species. The FDA originally published CPG 615.115 in 2001 to provide guidance to FDA field staff concerning the agency’s use of enforcement discretion for the extralabel use of medicated feeds in minor species. Minor species are defined as animals other than cattle, horses, swine, chickens, turkeys, dogs, and cats.

    Extralabel use means actual use or intended use of a drug in an animal in a manner that is not in accordance with the approved labeling. This includes, but is not limited to, use in species not listed in the labeling, use for indications (disease or other conditions) not listed in the labeling, use at frequencies or routes of administration other than those stated in the labeling, and deviation from the labeled withdrawal time based on these different uses.

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  • Dudley W Hoskins Posted on 12/06/2016 by Dudley W Hoskins

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced  an open period for applications for grants to support the development of new animal drugs intended for minor species or minor uses in major species (major species are horses, dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, turkeys and chickens). This is Funding Opportunity Announcement #RFA-FD-15-004. Applications must be submitted electronically by January 13, 2017, through www.grants.gov.

    The grant program was established by the Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act of 2004, and funding was authorized to start after finalization of regulations to implement the Designation provisions of Section 573 of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act.

    Eligibility requirements to apply for a MUMS grant include: 1) the drug must be “designated” by the Center for Veterinary Medicine’s (CVM) Office of Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Drug Development (OMUMS) under the MUMS Act (Designations List on FDA website); 2) the grant funding ...

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  • 12/02/2016
    Press Release
    Pennsylvania will host organic farmers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast to learn from internationally renowned organic and sustainable agriculture experts at the third annual Growing Pennsylvania’s Organic Farms Conference Dec. 13 and 14 in Harrisburg, Agriculture Secretary ...