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Quick facts Hire and train employees who value safety and will promote it on the farm. Set a good example for employees and show you are not above the rules. Give and receive good feedback to and from others. ...
African swine fever is spreading at an “alarming pace” in Europe, particularly in the east of the continent, where the outbreak of the disease, a disease harmless to humans but highly contagious among animals, has raised fears of a...
Part of keeping our industry strong is performing quality research to ensure we are getting the most out of our pigs as possible. To do that, we need quality researchers and institutions that are willing to work together. In...
U.S. pork exports for the first half of the year were down by 19% in volume and 18% in value over the same period of 2021, according to recently released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From January...
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Large-scale family farms were more likely to have stronger financial performance than other farms, according to USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS) researchers using data from the 2011-20 Agricultural Resource Management surveys (ARMS). ERS researchers categorized farms as low risk...
In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with current University of Minnesota graduate student Edward Yang about his Ph.D. research. Edward’s Ph.D. research is looking at how feeding programs can affect the sustainability of pork production.  
Source: USDA news release The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for June 2022 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report. To view the report click here.
Hormel Foods, and Target along with MBOLD, a coalition of Minnesota-based food and agriculture business leaders and innovators, have joined forces to support an innovative agriculture pilot project. The project will focus on advances in soil health practices to...
Source: ABC Jack Cresswell keeps a close eye on the feral pigs on his property from his living room. Key points: Drones can be used for anything from seed dispersal in rough terrain to spot spraying chemicals The technology has improved exponentially in...
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