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USDA’s Rollback Of GIPSA Rule To Impact Farmers, Ranchers

ource: Center for Rural Affairs mews release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today a rollback of two rules of the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). Also today, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue decided not to move forward with an interim final rule of the Farmer Fair Practices, and decided USDA will take

Pork Producers Applaud Withdraw Of GIPSA Rules

The Trump administration today announced it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposed the Obama-era rules.   Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue decided not to move forward with an interim final rule of the so-called Farmer Fair Practices Rules, which

Animal Agriculture Alliance Releases Report On Industry’s Commitment To Improvement

Source: Animal Agriculture Alliance news release Today, the Animal Agriculture Alliance released its 2017 Advances in Animal Ag report highlighting the industry’s commitment to continuous improvement in animal care, responsible antibiotic use, environmental sustainability and food safety. The report explains efforts every sector of the industry is making to meet and exceed consumer expectations in

Nebraska Farmer Named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

The National Pork Board announced today that Leslie McCuiston, a pig farmer from Columbus, Nebraska, has been named the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM, by achieving the highest combined score from a third-party judging panel and online voting. The award recognizes a pig farmer who excels at raising pigs using the We CareSM

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MSD Animal Health’s 2018 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award

Submissions are now open for MSD Animal Health’s 2018 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award, to be granted to one recently graduated doctoral student in support of research in swine health, production and welfare. The award recipient will present their research at the 2018 MSD Animal Health High Quality Pork Congresses in Asia, Europe and Americas,

Two Nebraska Pig Farmers Named Finalists for 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM

Two Nebraska pig farmers, Bill Luckey and Leslie McCuiston, both of Columbus, are two of the four finalists who are vying to become 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The goal of the program is to honor the U.S. pig farmer who best excels at raising pigs using the We CareSM ethical principles and

AgriLabs Meets the Growing Need for Better Technology in the Swine Health Industry

  To combat emerging and evolving swine diseases, AgriLabs has developed custom vaccines to address the changing strains of common viruses, such as PRRS. “Making custom vaccines for hard-to-grow virus strains has become a challenge for the animal health industry because over time the viruses change and become more different than the antigen,” says AgriLabs executive

Nebraska pig farmer Terry O’Neel to lead the Pork Checkoff

    Terry O’Neel, a pork producer from Friend, Nebraska, was elected as president of the National Pork Board at the organization’s June board meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. The National Pork Board is comprised of 15 farmer-directors representing America’s pig farmers. “I am proud to represent our 60,000 pig farmers and I am both

Osborne Introduces New Wean-to-Finish Feeder

Finding the most efficient method of feeding pigs has been a never ending quest for producers and equipment suppliers alike. Hand feeding and automatic, gravity-flow feeders dominated the industry until the development of mechanical-flow feeding in the 1980s. This development revolutionized the industry and the only mechanically-operated feeder, the Osborne Big Wheel® Feeder, quickly became

Nebraska Pork Producers Association Hosts Webinar June 13th at Noon on Biosecurity

    Dr. Benny Mote, Assistant Professor; Swine Extension Specialist will speak about the importance of biosecurity through different avenues on the farm from: New animal entry into the barn Downtime before farm entry Trucking biosecurity issues and protocol New barn siting separation from other pig farms   “Farmers’ priority of keeping their pigs healthy

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