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 »

Preventing PEDv: Take another look at biosecurity and nutrition

Quality control and stringent biosecurity measures were once again reaffirmed as the only precautions swine producers can truly take against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). FULL STORY »

Feed ingredients potentially involved in PED transmission

The potential exists for feed and/or feed ingredients to serve as a vector for porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, though more research is urgently needed. Some feeds contain spray-dried porcine plasma, and experts are taking a closer look at this product. FULL STORY »

HSUS food industry ally spews hogwash

“Cheese-eating surrender monkeys” is how The Simpsons described the French. And it seems the French attitude has sunk into a corner of the restaurant industry. FULL STORY »

Understand how the PED virus survives

It takes very little of the virus to infect a herd, because Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus sheds at extremely high levels. FULL STORY »

Global pork outlook puts prices in the black

Lower feed costs and the impact of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus in the United States, Canada and Mexico will increase market prices, while the industry continues to search for solutions. FULL STORY »

Time and temperature options can curb PEDV

Research funded by the Pork Checkoff at Iowa State University provides some answers on how to control Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus in transport equipment. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Biosecurity inconveniences

Earlier this month, I visited a sow unit that was about 10 days into a PED virus outbreak. The most common question that all of the employees asked – when do we start keeping pigs alive? FULL STORY »

The Tyson letter - what does it mean?

Thoughtful, important response to the recent Tyson letter encourages a producer call-to-action. It's a valuable message. FULL STORY »

Impact of PEDv continues to grow

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus continues to be a very critical health issue for the U.S. swine industry. FULL STORY »

Cold, wet weather may help spread PEDv

Frigid temperatures across a large swath of the United States this week followed by warmer conditions could aid the spread of a fatal pig disease now in 22 states, affecting hundreds of thousands of pigs. FULL STORY »

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