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Joel Harris Joins GlobalVetLINK as Director of Product

    GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is pleased to announce Joel Harris has joined the company as the Director of Product. Harris brings over 10 years of marketing, sales, operations and product management experience in the animal health market to his new role at GVL.   Previously, Harris served as the VP of Operations at Harrisvaccines, which

Ag Sec’y Perdue Issues Statement Following Trilateral Agricultural Meetings

Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay; Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Jose Calzada; and United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement at the conclusion of their first trilateral meetings in Savannah, GA, June 19-20, 2017. “Our three nations are connected not only geographically, but

National Pork Board Needs Information on PED — Deadline Extended

Practitioners are invited to take a short survey (https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zstlX4DUTBBEgZ) regarding PEDV management and control activities as well as weigh-in on the potential for elimination of the virus. The survey is a component of a National Pork Board funded research literature review for PEDV. The survey is intended to provide and incorporate field observations into the

International Group of Farmers, Ag Leaders Visiting Iowa

  Farmers and ag industry leaders from Australia, Brazil, England, Ireland, the Netherlands and New Zealand are in Iowa this week. The group is visiting Iowa with Nuffield International, an international nonprofit organization that focuses on developing people to make a difference in the world of agriculture. “I am excited to welcome this group of

Iowa Holds Animal Health Emergency Plan Exercise

Last week over 60 federal, state and local agency, academic and industry professionals met to participate in a mock animal disease emergency response exercise. The exercise was hosted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship with the support of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “Unfortunately, Iowa saw firsthand how devastating an animal

NPPC Calls on Government to FMD Vaccine Bank

Full Interview 6:22 Listen Farmscape for June 20, 2017 The National Pork Producers Council is calling on the U.S. government to provide one billion dollars over five years to fund the creation of a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine bank.   A Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak would potentially cost U.S. agriculture an estimated 200

Pilot Testing of Canadian Pork Excellence Wraps Up

  Full Interview 9:44Listen Farmscape for June 20, 2017 The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork says final adjustments to the new Canadian Pork Excellence Program are now in the works.   Pilot testing the Canadian Pork Council’s Canadian Pork Excellence Program, the Canadian pork industry’s new on farm food safety and animal care

2017 World Pork Expo: One for the Record Books

More exhibits, live hogs and new products, services and technology were on display at World Pork Expo, June 7-9   Seeking out new ideas, information and innovations, more than 20,000 pork producers and ag professionals from throughout the world attended the 29th World Pork Expo, June 7-9, in Des Moines. Presented by the National Pork

Hog Industry Focusing on Recovery for PED Situation in Canada

    Canada’s pork sector wants to work with federal and provincial government to address the issue of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus in Canada. This was the message Western Canadian hog producers took to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food today. PED causes severe dehydration and diarrhea in pigs. It

Ag Sec’y Perdue Hosts Inaugural Rural Prosperity Task Force Meeting

  AG SEC’Y PERDUE HOSTS INAUGURAL RURAL PROSPERITY TASK FORCE MEETING U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today hosted the inaugural meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity. Joined by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Director of the White House Office of Management

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