June 2022 CALS in the News

Megaphone shouting news about agriculture.

CALS and Extension faculty, staff and students are making headlines for their commentaries, research findings, as subject matter experts, and for outreach collaborations. Below is a collection of recent stories.

WCAX reported on a new public service announcement reminding drivers to be careful of horses on the roads, and cites research from the UVM Center for Rural Studies on the economic contributions of the equine industry in Vermont. Continue reading “June 2022 CALS in the News”

Smith Projects Aim to Secure the Animal-Based Food Supply in New England

A farm with a biosecurity sign at the entrance.

We have recently witnessed how a human epidemic like COVID-19 can impact animal protein supply chains. A highly contagious disease of food animals themselves could result in even more disruption of those supply chains. An example of such a disease is foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). An outbreak of FMD would directly impact all farmers with cattle, pigs, and small ruminants and indirectly affect all related segments of agriculture. Continue reading “Smith Projects Aim to Secure the Animal-Based Food Supply in New England”