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Collaborating for Research-Based Solutions

Categorized: Livestock, Profit Tips, Agronomy, Profit Tips, Healthy Families, Community Development, Gardens

BROOKINGS, S.D. - As a young child growing up on his family's diversified farm in Uganda, Africa, this unanswered question frustrated Emmanuel Byamukama. It also sparked an interest in agricultural research which eventually led to his career as a South Dakota State University Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist.

Consumers & Packers Demanding BQA Certification

Categorized: Livestock, Beef, Dairy, Healthy Families, Food Safety

BROOKINGS, S.D. - As of Jan. 1, 2019 one of the nation's largest processors of U.S. beef, Tyson Foods, will require that all beef they purchase is sourced from Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified producers. Additionally, by Jan. 1, 2020 all cattle transporters hauling to Tyson Foods' harvest facilities will need BQA Transportation (BQAT) certification.