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Getting research on the right track

Recently the National Research Council (NRC) published an important report entitled “Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability.” The NRC is our nation’s pre-eminent research body and has a long history of publishing insightful reports on science and society. Some have been highly influential while others have languished with seemingly little impact.

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Groups file lawsuit to vacate ‘WOTUS’ rule

On the 239th anniversary of the Second Continental Congress declaring the fledgling United States should be free from an oppressive, oversized government, the National Pork Producers Council and 13 other organizations filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to vacate a new Clean Water Act (CWA) regulation that will bring under federal jurisdiction “a staggering range” of land and water and adversely affect numerous agricultural and business activities.

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TPP action expected soon following TPA approval

A ministerial meeting aimed at finalizing the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade deal is set for the last week of July, a source close to the negotiations said a week ago on condition of anonymity. This was on the heels of the Trade Promotion Authority (fast-track trade authority) signed into law by President Obama.

The meeting of trade ministers from the dozen countries involved would likely mark the final stage in the TPP negotiations, a massive trade pact covering 40 percent of the world's economy.

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Ag students landing jobs just 6 months after graduation

Ninety-two percent of recent graduates of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University report either having a job or being enrolled in an advanced degree program within six months of graduation.

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Miner Institute: Getting research on the right track

Recently the National Research Council (NRC) published an important report entitled “Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability.” The NRC is our nation’s pre-eminent research body and has a long history of publishing insightful reports on science and society. Some have been highly influential while others have languished with seemingly little impact. This latest report lays out a compelling vision for the needed research in animal agriculture to sustain future U.S. and global food production systems.

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