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NPPC Asks USDA To Abandon GIPSA Rules

Citing grave concerns that they would “cause serious harm to the pork industry,” the National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted today said the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not finalize – or at least exempt pork producers from – regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock.   According to NPPC, the so-called

Excellence in Exhibition: Preventing Disease in Animals and People; A Free Online Course for Youth in Animal Agriculture

The Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine created an online course to teach youth about zoonotic diseases, “Excellence in Exhibition: Preventing Disease in Animals and People.” Targeted at youth aged 13–18 years, the free online course is meant to encourage showmanship and animal involvement while keeping

Zoetis Awards Scholarships to Rising Veterinary Student

2017 scholarship program underscores Commitment to Veterinarians™ Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) today announced the winners of the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Now in its eighth year, the program awarded 315 scholarships to second- and third-year veterinary students during the 2017 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Conference.

Iowan wins national ag teaching award

The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Farm Credit has announced that an Iowa teacher is one of eight general education instructors from around the country who have been selected as winners of the National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award for 2017. Dr. DeEtta Andersen of Center

Plan to Attend the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7-9

The world’s largest pork-specific trade show. The 2017 World Pork Expo — the world’s largest pork-specific trade show — offers hundreds of exhibitors, free educational seminars, live hog shows and sales, networking opportunities and much more, making it a must-attend event for all pork professionals. Brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC),

NPPC Elects New Officers, Board Members

The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and members to its board of directors at its annual business meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum – held here yesterday and today. Elected as president of the organization was Ken Maschhoff, a pork producer from Carlyle, Ill. Maschhoff is chairman of Maschhoff Family Foods and

Prestage pork plant will affect much of North Central Iowa

Source: The Messenger A plan for Prestage Foods of Iowa to build its $250 million pork processing plant five miles south of Eagle Grove off Iowa Highway 17 has already caused a ripple effect across North Central Iowa in counties that could be impacted when the plant opens. Officials in Wright, Webster, Hamilton and Humboldt

Wright Co. road that leads to Prestage to be improved

Source: Messenger News RISE grant will fund 80 percent of costs A Wright County road that will lead some commuters to and from the eventual Prestage Foods of Iowa pork processing plant will be significantly improved by the time the $250 million plant opens in late 2018 or early 2019. Wright County Road C56 will

Before adopting new technology we need to consider the value of what is being measured as well as the accuracy, cost and practicality

Keeping on top of new technologies is critical for businesses to remain competitive and profitable. Technology for data recording is becoming increasingly important and more affordable in pork production whether you are a commercial hog producer, a swine genetics company or involved in the packing and processing of pork. It simply comes down the old

U.S. Withdrawal from TPP Could Create Opportunities for Canadian Pork

Farmscape for February 6, 2017 Full Interview 6:58 Listen The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the U.S. rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement could potentially create new export opportunities for the Canadian pork industry. In the early days of the Donald Trump Presidency a clear indication of the new U.S.

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