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NPPC Supports Senate Bill to Bolster Hog Farmers in Crisis

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) strongly supports the Responding to Epidemic Losses and Investing in the Economic Future (RELIEF) for Producers Act of...

USDA Launching Pilot Project To Develop ASF, CSF Certification Program

This week, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it is launching a pilot project with Iowa State University to develop a...

U.S. hog futures continue to face headwinds over demand questions

U.S. lean hog futures traded choppy on Wednesday, amid ongoing pressure from large domestic supplies and rebounding pork production, analysts said. Meanwhile, concerns over a...

Trials Of Chinese Vaccine To Prevent African Swine Fever Successful, So Far

A Chinese vaccine against African swine fever appears to be safe in clinical trials now underway, the official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday,...

USDA: Growth In Pork Sales To China Led Record U.S. Pork Exports In First...

Significantly larger pork sales to China boosted U.S. pork exports during first-quarter 2020 to a record-high volume of over 2 million pounds. Sales to China...

Pig probiotics prove positively promising

Recent regulatory restrictions around antibiotic use in livestock challenge the feed industry, but research from the University of Illinois shows a probiotic product –...

Thousands of Pigs Rot in Compost as U.S. Faces Meat Shortage

There is perhaps no more dramatic an example of the destruction plaguing America’s food supply chain than this: Thousands of pigs are rotting on...

Automatic foggers fall short in disinfecting hog-farm supplies

Source: PigHealthToday.com Preventing fomites from carrying pathogens into hog farms is a daily biosecurity priority. Decontamination rooms where aerosolized disinfectants are applied to incoming supplies...

Tips for Sharing Your Farm Story on Social Media During a Crisis

It’s safe to say, right now is a stressful time for pig farmers. You want to share the things you are doing to maintain...

Illinois Pig Farmers Applaud the President’s Implementation of the Defense Production Act for Meat...

Pig farmers in Illinois and across the United States are experiencing a bottleneck of market hogs due to the current processing plant closures. Some...
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