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Commentary: Pushing a ‘Right to Farm’

Enshrining a right to farm in a state constitution might seem silly. However, given the fierce opposition from anti-industry activists, it may be a necessity. But doing so creates some real risks. FULL STORY »

Iowa State research sheds light on feed efficiency in pigs

Research conducted at Iowa State University is dispelling myths about the practice of breeding pigs to improve feed efficiency, a measurement of how well swine convert the feed they consume into mass. FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff launches social media blitz

#RealPigFarming, a new social media project from the Pork Checkoff, gives curious consumers an inside look at modern pork production. FULL STORY »

Grains in pig diets may help determine human nutritional needs

Cereal grains are a staple of human diets all over the world. However, cereal grains do not all make the same contributions to the diet, said Hans Stein, a University of Illinois animal sciences professor. FULL STORY »

USDA offers PEDv reporting instructions, other details

The USDA has followed up with more specifics on how to understand and comply with its Federal Order on June 5 that requires pork producers, veterinarians and diagnostic labs to report presumptive or confirmed positive occurrences of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV), Porcine Deltacoronavirus, (PDCoV) or other swine enteric coronavirus diseases (SECDs) that meet the case definition. FULL STORY »

Wapello County hog farm named ‘Prettiest Farm in Iowa’

From the neatly kept lawn and lush and colorful landscaping to the playhouses for the kids and custom quilts on each of their hog barns, Ryan and Lana Reed and their three young children go to great lengths to make their rural Ottumwa, Iowa, farm attractive. FULL STORY »

Popular Science debunks 10 GMO claims

In the July issue of Popular Science, the magazine tackles the topic of biotechnology and debunks many of the commonly held ideas about genetically modified food. FULL STORY »

Setting the record straight on 'Waters of the U.S.'

There’s been some confusion about EPA’s proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule under the Clean Water Act, especially in the agriculture community, and we want to make sure you know the facts, recently blogged Nancy Stoner, EPA acting assistant administrator for water. FULL STORY »

Oscar Mayer, UW-River Falls want to improve animal welfare

The Oscar Mayer brand announced last week a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) to focus on animal welfare issues. The program will train the next generation of animal welfare leaders, including farmers, scientists, processors and veterinarians. FULL STORY »

Missouri Gov. vetos ag bills

After receiving overwhelming bi-partisan support in both the Missouri state House and Senate, Governor Jeremiah Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 506 and House Bill 1326. FULL STORY »

Man faces jail time after hog theft conviction

A South Dakota man is facing up to a decade in prison after pleading guilty to stealing and selling 121 market hogs in northwestern Iowa. FULL STORY »

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