Award recipients honored at AASV annual meeting
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) honored five members for their contributions to the association and the swine industry. FULL STORY »
AASV announces 2014 officers
Dr. Michelle Sprague was installed as the President of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians at the association’s 45th Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. FULL STORY »
FDA denies request to extend animal food rule comment period
"We are disappointed FDA did not grant the industry more time to review the 'Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals', proposed rule provided the agency themselves was given an extension by the courts. FULL STORY »
NCGA calls out livestock producers' "free corn coalition"
Recently, ethanol opponents in the livestock and poultry sector signed a letter supporting the EPA's proposed cuts in the Renewable Fuel Standard. In the letter, they complain about how high corn prices have affected the viability of the industry. FULL STORY »
AFIA host purchasing and ingredient suppliers conference
The American Feed Industry Association hosted a record setting Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., March 11-13. There were more than 625 industry representatives in attendance, up from last year's 535 conference participants. FULL STORY »
NPPC awards pork industry scholarships
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) awarded scholarships, sponsored by CME Group, to four college students who intend to pursue careers in the pork industry at the annual National Pork Industry Forum held last week in Kansas City, Mo. FULL STORY »
Family farm or corporate farm – which is it?
Do you know the difference between a family farm and a corporate farm? Common Ground posed that question in a recent blog post. See the answer here. FULL STORY »
Congress learns about 4-H and food security
The nation's youth will be solving food-security issues in the future - that's the message Congress heard this week, as the benefits of 4-H and Extension were highlighted. FULL STORY »