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CDC issues mixed food-safety report

Some foodborne illnesses have declined and some have increased, according to a new report from FoodNet at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff updates Youth PQA Plus program

Through its Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus program (PQA), the National Pork Board will make training available to young producers so they can continue to earn the trust of consumers through transparency and training. FULL STORY »

13th annual Animal Ag Summit "Cracking the Millennial Code"

Menu analysts, trend spotters, brand strategists and researchers will comprise a panel on food trends at the upcoming 13th annual Stakeholders Summit, the Animal Agriculture Alliance announced. FULL STORY »

Feral hogs eyed in PEDv spread

Do feral swine play a part in spreading Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv)? That’s what scientists across Michigan and the country are rushing to figure out. FULL STORY »

Transportation biosecurity recommendations for PEDV control

Because of the extreme ease of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) to spread, it's very important that everyone do their part to prevent the spread of this costly disease. This means taking steps after the market pigs leave the farm. FULL STORY »

Market hog inventories lower

The March 1 inventory of market hogs at 57.048 million head was 3.7 percent lower than a year ago, continuing a run of year-over-year lower inventories beginning in June 1 2013. This is the lowest March level since 2007. FULL STORY »

USDA issues rule for emergency livestock assistance

The USDA issued a rule implementing requirements for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock Program (ELAP), which was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. FULL STORY »

Dear Vilsack: Help pork industry fight PEDv

U.S. Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., has joined a growing number of politicians calling for help in fighting Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). FULL STORY »

Agriculture gives UAVs a new purpose

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), sometimes referred to as “drones,” have found a use beyond the military. According to Rory Paul, founder and CEO of Volt Aerial Robotics, a UAV company, the sky’s the limit for what these devices offer farmers. FULL STORY »

Ag groups applaud small business tax break legislation

Last week, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), along with 36 other agricultural organizations, signed onto a letter applauding the House Ways and Means Committee for addressing expired tax provisions. FULL STORY »

Farrow-to-finish margins still top $100 per head

Farrow-to-finish margins remained above $100 per head the week ending April 11, according to the Sterling Pork Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

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