Mad Cow Found in South Carolina and Ford to Keep AM Radio
**USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced the finding of an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (in-sef-o-lop-athy), or Mad-Cow Disease.
The approximately five-year-old beef cow tested positive following routine surveillance protocols at a slaughterhouse in South Carolina but was traced back to a herd in Tennessee.
USDA APHIS and state animal health officials will conduct a thorough investigation.
This is only the nation's 7th case of atypical BSE, the last in 2018.
**Ford CEO Jim Farley announced on Twitter last week that Ford will keep AM radio in their newly manufactured vehicles in 2024.
Farley says, “After speaking with policy leaders about the importance of AM broadcast radio as a part of the emergency alert system, we've decided to include it on all 2024 Ford and Lincoln vehicles.”
The reversal follows action by lawmakers who introduced the “AM for Every Vehicle Act”, and opposition by broadcast associations.
**Today is your deadline for USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service 2022 Census of Agriculture.
Producers who have not yet returned their completed questionnaires better hurry/
Federal law requires everyone who received the ag census to complete and return it.
NASS Administrator Hubert Hamer says, “Not being represented in these widely used data means risking being underserved.”
Recipients can respond online at agcounts.usda.gov or by mail.
To learn more about the Census of Agriculture, visit nass.usda.gov/AgCensus.