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Fair Oaks Farms, LLC Recalls Pork Sausage Patties Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

  Fair Oaks Farms, LLC, a Pleasant Prairie, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,134 pounds of pork sausage patties that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’sFOOD Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The fully cooked pork sausage patties were produced on August 8, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

Iowa Pork Industry Center to Hold PQA Advisor Certification Session Sept. 11

    Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University continues to work with industry professionals in offering Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification opportunities, including a newly scheduled session for Monday, Sept. 11. Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher reminded potential applicants that attendance at this all-day session and passage of an

Iowa Senator Concerned that Some Pork Producers are Circumventing the Land Matrix

  At a Clay County Supervisor’s meeting, Senator David Johnson, I-Ocheyedan reported a concern he has with Iowa’s policy on developing hog facilities. According to the policy, planned facilities are required to meet the “master matrix”––the site must reach a point score to be approved.   Johnson says that he’s seen examples of family members

U.S. Pork Gains Long-Awaited Access to Argentine Market

    The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the Trump administration for negotiating U.S. pork access to the Argentine market. Argentina was among several countries with non-science based barriers to U.S. pork imports. With today’s White House announcement, trade-dependent U.S. pork producers now have unfettered access to this large pork-consuming nation.   “U.S. pork

Cindy Cunningham of National Pork Board Elected as President of the Livestock Publications Council

  Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa, was elected to serve the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) as its president for 2017-2018. Elections were held during the Agricultural Media Summit at the LPC annual meeting held in Snowbird, UT. This event is a joint convention of LPC, American Agricultural Editors’ Association and Connectiv Agri

Feed Energy Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

  Feed Energy announced today the recipients of its 2017 “Excellence in Ag” Scholarship Program. Kiah Gourley of Kansas State University and Julianna Jespersen of Iowa State University will each receive a $2,500 scholarship from Feed Energy for the 2017-2018 academic year.   Kiah Gourley Kiah Gourley is originally from Philomath, Oregon. She grew up

Ahead of NAFTA Negotiations, 55 Public University Ag Deans Express Strong Support for Continued Robust U.S. Agricultural Exports

Ahead of Wednesday’s U.S.-Canada-Mexico discussions on adjustments to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a group of 55 agriculture deans from public universities across the country today sent a letter U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, as well as Assistant U.S. Trade Negotiator

NPPC: “NAFTA has Been a Boon to the U.S. Pork Industry and to All of American Agriculture”

  With negotiations set to begin tomorrow, the National Pork Producers Council today repeated its request that a “modernized” North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) maintain the zero-tariff rate on pork traded in North America.   President Trump has made updating the 23-year-old trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico a priority since

Study Finds Disinfectant Inactivates PEDV in Freezing Temperatures

Pork producers now have another tool to combat Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV): accelerated hydrogen peroxide® (AHP®) disinfectant, sold under the brand name Accel®. A recent Pork Checkoff-funded study at Iowa State University found the disinfectant inactivates PEDV even in the presence of feces found in swine trailers. A real key to the study was

Iowa Pork Producers Donate to the Food Bank of Iowa

  During the fair’s opening day on Aug. 10, IPPA donated $1 for every Iowa Chop, pork loin sandwich, bacon-cheddar brat sandwich, pulled pork sandwich and pork burger sold from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Iowa Pork Tent. “We understand the critical need the food bank has in trying to help feed the hungry

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