|Scholarly Siege of Boston: Frontier’s 23rd Field Trip|
A blog post by Gabrielle Abeles-Allison, NCFPD Information Tech Student, University of Minnesota Undergraduate in Food Science
In Mid-October, the NCFPD associated Frontier group made its 23rd trip, but its first to the port city of Boston, Massachusetts. Called, “A Scholarly Siege of Boston,” the group spent time discussing behavioral economics, port security, and everything in between.
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This month in history
In his annual message to the U.S. Congress on 6 December 1880, and amidst transatlantic concerns over the disease contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia in U.S. cattle exported to Britain, U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes mentioned that “pleuro-pneumonia” was “a serious disturbance to our trade with Great Britain.” Congressional leaders asked for more information, and the U.S. Commissioner for Agriculture, William Le Duc, provided an in-depth report authored by Dr. Charles Lyman. Three months later, Congress approved $15,000 for U.S. inspection and export-certification efforts.