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IL Pork Producers & IL Dept. of Agriculture Coordinate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Crisis Drill in Springfield

The deliberate or accidental introduction of a highly contagious foreign animal disease, such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), into the U.S. will have an immediate and drastic effect on agriculture.   In a first of its kind study funded by Pork Checkoff, a Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Food and Agricultural Policy Research

Nutritional strategies to reduce antimicrobial usage highlighted at inaugural ANCC conference, May 10-11 in Quebec City

It’s no secret that antimicrobial use and resistance is a complex, challenging issue re-shaping the future of animal agriculture and the feed industry in Canada and beyond. What does the feed industry need to know? What does the latest science say? How can people from across poultry, swine, beef, dairy and other production sectors maximize

Swine Health Top of Mind Among Producers Across Canada

Farmscape for March 29, 2017 Full Interview 11:58 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork says swine health and how we contain the threat posed by newly emerging as well existing disease threats has become a top of mind issue among pork producers. A delegation representing Manitoba Pork visited Guelph last week where members took part

$12.5 Million Investment from JBS USA with Colorado State University to Establish New Global Food Innovation Center

Thanks to a substantial gift from one of the world’s leading global food companies, JBS® USA, Colorado State University has begun construction on the JBS Global Food Innovation Center in Honor of Gary & Kay Smith, a new $15 million facility that will advance best practices in food safety, meat sciences and animal handling and

Washington County Sets April 3 PQA Plus Producer Session

News from Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University   Southeast Iowa producers who need PQAPlus certification soon should consider a session set for April 3 at the Washington County Extension office. Iowa State swine program specialist Tom Miller will lead the session beginning at 1:30 p.m. You can pay the $25 fee onsite,

NAFTA Renegotiation Could Jeopardise U.S. Food Processors Access to Canadian Products

Farmscape for March 29, 2017 Full Interview 12:12 Listen The Research Lead with Agri-Food Economic Systems says U.S. food processors need to be sensitive to the potential impact on them of reduced access to imported Canadian products under a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Agri-Food Economic Systems has released an Independent Agri-Food

EPA Now Limited On Farm Data It Can Release

A federal judge yesterday approved a settlement agreement between the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, limiting EPA’s release of information on livestock farmers.   Under the agreement, the agency only may provide under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request the city, county, zip

New Rabobank Pork report on the effect a Chinese-U.S. trade dispute could have on the F&A sector

Pork On pork imports: In 2016, China imported 215,000 tonnes of pork, out of total pork-related imports of 1.62m tonnes. China could suspend US pork shipments due to technical issues or by levying anti-dumping duties. This would lead to increased inflows throughout the grey channel, which already plays a key role in beef and offal

Innovative ideas ‘push the envelope’ at 2017 AFAC Livestock Care Conference

What forces are shaping the future of farm animal care? How can producers keep profitable and sustainable while meeting new expectations? What are the ideas and opportunities ‘pushing the envelope’ to help Alberta’s livestock industries on the path of continual improvement? These questions and others were the focus at a packed-house 2017 Livestock Care Conference,

More Responsive Research Program Expected Under Next Agricultural Policy Framework

Farmscape for March 28, 2017 Full Interview 20:52 Listen The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc anticipates a more responsive swine research program under Canada’s next Agricultural Policy Framework. The Swine Cluster-2 Research Initiative, a federal provincial territorial program delivered in partnership with pork industry stakeholders under Growing Forward-2, will expire in March 2018 and is

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