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Brumm Speaks Out: Thinking bubble wrap in August

The most popular topic for me this summer and fall at producer meetings is managing propane expense in swine facilities. FULL STORY »

Harmon named interim director of Iowa Pork Industry Center

Jay Harmon has been named the interim director for Iowa State University’s Iowa Pork Industry Center. FULL STORY »

Veterinarians, producers gain new tool to assess residue risk

Swine veterinarians can help pork producers measure the farm risk level for violative residues in pork with the new Swine Residue Risk Assessment app. FULL STORY »

New interactive map highlights state ag contributions

Farm Policy Facts unveiled a new interactive map highlighting state-specific agriculture contributions across America. FULL STORY »

PEDv can be carried in animal feed

A research study has shown for the first time that livestock feed can carry a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, the study's lead author said, confirming suspicions among farmers and veterinarians battling outbreaks. FULL STORY »

U.S. Plains farmland values hold steady in second quarter

Farmland prices in the U.S. central Plains held steady during the second quarter with the prior three months despite lower farm income, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Thursday. FULL STORY »

10 ways to control workers’ compensation costs

Due diligence may help you avoid costly payouts. And when your employees see that you care, they will care more about safety, too. FULL STORY »

China halts some U.S. pork imports over ractopamine

China has barred pork imports from six U.S processing plants and six cold storage facilities effective on Wednesday to enforce its ban on the use of a feed additive that promotes lean muscle growth, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. FULL STORY »

Baise: EPA Administrator McCarthy's myths and misinformation

There's still concern in farm country about the intent of the Environmental Protection Agency's Waters of the U.S. regulations. FULL STORY »

More tools emerge in fight against PEDv

Between vaccines and probiotics, efforts are being made to help the industry fight Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus. FULL STORY »

Update on FDA antibiotics policy

During the recent Academy of Veterinary Consultants conference, William Flynn, DVM, MS, deputy director for science policy at FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, updated veterinarians on the FDA’s efforts to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in food animals. FULL STORY »

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