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Hog Outlook: Cash hog prices sharply lower for second week

USDA Friday announced that they are making PED virus and Swine Delta Coronavirus reportable diseases. This new reporting requirement will make it easier for USDA to track the spread of the PED virus. FULL STORY »

Cargill gives $150,000 to Pork Board for PEDV feed Rresearch

As the first anniversary of confirmation of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in the United States nears, the National Pork Board continues to build an arsenal of information based on its nearly $2 million in Pork Checkoff-funded research funded to date. FULL STORY »

Take care now to protect fall harvest

Farmers planting treated seed this spring should clean equipment thoroughly after planting to avoid contaminating their fall harvests. FULL STORY »

Pork exports to Mexico, China drive February exports

U.S. pork exports in February were 420 million pounds, a year-over-year increase of 5.5 percent. For the fourth month in a row, Mexico was the largest buyer of U.S. pork, while exports to Japan were 10 percent lower compared with February 2013. FULL STORY »

Vilsack comments on PEDv reporting

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in order to slow the spread of this disease across the United States. FULL STORY »

Food shortages could be most critical world issue by mid-century

The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development. FULL STORY »

Programs for beginning farmers, ranchers

The average age of principal farm operators in the US increased from 54 years-of-age in 1997 to 57 years-of-age in 2007. Today, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, sixty percent of agricultural producers are age 55 or older. 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 »

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