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Swine Disease Matrix prioritizes pathogens of threat

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) recently released a prioritized list of pathogens of threat on a Swine Disease Matrix. SHIC will use the Swine Disease Matrix to prioritize 2016 actions and research. Immediate next steps include creation of additional educational fact sheets beyond the 25 fact sheets already prepared as well as identification of US pork industry preparedness gaps.


You must stop making these 7 excuses on your farm

The new year is well underway, meaning it’s a perfect time to make sure you’re prepared for the challenges and opportunities headed your way. For producers, people development and leadership training often come in second behind the daily stresses of your operation, whether preparing for planting, managing cattle or milking cows. There are risks to this mindset, though. Don’t let these excuses hold you back.


Subcommittee examines FMD response ability

On Thursday, Feb. 11, Rep. David Rouzer (NC-7), Chairman of the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, held a hearing to examine the preparedness of the United States in the event of the introduction of foot and mouth disease (FMD) into the country.


Hogs provide route back to the family farm

Adding more acres isn’t an option for many family farms looking to bring back a son or daughter. For Nebraska farmer Paul Segner, partnering with The Maschhoffs means a lot more than raising hogs. It’s an opportunity for his sons to come back to the family farm


Credit demand rises in U.S. farm economy as incomes fall

Demand for bank loans, loan extensions and renewals is surging among U.S. farmers, and farm incomes are forecast to fall for a third year, as grain and livestock prices remain stubbornly low, according to reports from Federal Reserve Banks on Thursday.


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