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NPPC Applauds Proposed Change in Regulation of Gene-Edited Livestock

Farmscape for January 18, 2021 Full Interview 9:50 Listen The National Pork Producers Council is voicing its support for a proposal that would see the...

November Beef Exports Largest in More than a Year; 2020 Pork Exports Top Previous...

Previous Annual Record U.S. beef exports posted one of the best months on record in November, according to data released by USDA and compiled by...

USDA Reports Hog Herd Is Contracting

The latest hogs and pigs report from the USDA signals contraction in the U.S. hog herd. Not only did the total number of hogs...

NPPC Applauds Regan Nomination to Head EPA

President-Elect Joe Biden Thursday nominated Michael Regan as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Regan most recently led the North Carolina Department...

New nursery, new generation grows family farm

Hoffman/Drake Farms began raising weaned pigs on the home farm in 2000 with the construction of two 2,000-head nurseries.  This year another nursery and...

National Pork Board Study Outlines Opportunities to Diversify Pork Exports

Two new reports detail how U.S. can become supplier of choice for pork to Vietnam and the Philippines. As U.S. pork exports continue to break...

USDA Changing Pork Export Reports

On Jan. 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will enhance its Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) National Weekly Comprehensive...

China completes farm product quarantine protocols of U.S. trade deal: Global Times

China’s customs authority has completed the quarantine protocols agreed under the Phase one trade deal between China and the United States allowing for the...

Improve Gut Health in Piglets

MSP is demonstrated effective at improving gut health in piglets at any life stage.  Most experts agree that you have to start early, and...

Research Shows Viral Migrants in Feed Help Protect Against Infection

Farmscape for November 13, 2020 Dr. Scott Dee Presentation 51:42 Listen Research conducted by Pipestone Veterinary Services shows the value of using mitigants to reduce...
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