Friday, May 16, 2014

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ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
May 16, 2014

Scientists eye "supershedders":
On average, about 2 percent of cattle may be "supershedders" who shed high levels of pathogenic organisms in their manure. Now USDA studies may provide a scientifically sound basis for new and effective strategies to curb shedding. (5/12)

Bee loss survey released:
Total losses of managed honey bee colonies from all causes were 23.2 percent nationwide for the 2013-2014 winter, according to the annual survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership and the USDA. (5/15)


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