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Niman Ranch Applauds Chipotle’s Cultivate the Future of Farming Initiative

“Chipotle’s announcement today clearly demonstrates they are willing to put their beliefs into action. We applaud their initiative to support young farmers and rural...

Scientists Claim They Found a Treatment for the Virus Decimating the World’s Pork Supply

Source: One Zero A new study suggests a 100% immunization rate Last month, a river in South Korea turned red with the blood of 47,000 pigs....

Influence of pig gut microbiota on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae susceptibility

In this open-access article from the MycoLab, Dr. Maria Pieters’ team explores the influence of pigs’ gut microbiome in modulating their susceptibility to Mycoplasma...

Risk of African swine fever virus introduction into the United States through smuggling of...

Abstract African swine fever causes substantial economic losses in the swine industry in affected countries. Traditionally confined to Africa with only occasional incursions into other...

Nutritional Advancements for Pig Health, By Jon De Jong, PhD, nutritionist for Pipestone Nutrition.

Advancements in swine nutrition have led to strong gains in pig health and productivity over the years, and research is continuing to identify ways...

Animal Health and Biosecurity Drive Changes, Growth for Family Operation

Source: Pipestone Newsletter Adapting to a changing industry and adopting new business and management practices has allowed Harold Dekkers and his family to maintain and...

Ag Markets to Tighten Up, By Shawn Hackett President, Hackett Financial Advisors, Inc.

U.S. pork production is about to fall off a cliff in the first half of 2020, reports Shawn Hackett. Given the Thanksgiving Holiday next week...

USDA Clarifies Terms For Livestock Export Sales Reporting

Source: USDA news release Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today published a final rule clarifying the requirements...

Manure pit safety measures to reduce accidents and disease outbreak

By Jason Ertl, Ag Production Systems Extension Educator in Nicollet and Sibley counties Originally printed in The LAND - October 18/October 25, 2019 The annual fall...

U.S. Pig Farmers Embrace Responsible Antibiotic Use Every Day

America’s pork producers achieve antibiotic stewardship using the We Care ethical principles America’s 60,000 pig farmers are dedicated to raising healthy animals to ensure a...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Cut-outs Surge! November 18th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Who would have thought on a week in November U.S. pork cut-outs would hit 90.12₵ lb. in the...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, THE BIG STORY – China Agrees to resume buying Canadian...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last June China stopped purchasing Canadian Pork. Up to that time in 2019 China’s pork imports from Canada...

Effects of supplementing transition sow diets with zinc on pre-weaning mortality and lifetime productivity...

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to recent University of Minnesota Animal Science Graduate Student Julia Holen about the...

China, U.S Agree to Cancel Existing Trade-Related Tariffs, Chinese Government Confirms

  As the U.S. and China continue to work on an interim trade deal, on Thursday the Chinese commerce ministry said both countries have agreed...

NPPC Pushes for Trade Deal with new “Pork O’ Clock Somewhere” Campaign

  The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) launched a dynamic new campaign, “It’s Pork O’ Clock Somewhere,” to highlight the importance and benefits of the...