The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today new efforts to help prevent the introduction and spread of African swine fever in the U.S. Through an outreach and awareness campaign called...
On Thursday, the USDA released its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade, a quarterly report from the Department’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and Economic Research Service (ERS).  Today’s update includes highlights from the report, which was coordinated by Bart Kenner, Hui...
Impacts With contributions of more than $104.7 billion annually to our state’s economy,² agriculture is one of Michigan’s most important and productive industries. Michigan farmers manage their operation with innovative systems and work daily to mitigate risks present in the...
During 2020, U.S. households spent 14.5 percent more money to buy meat for at-home consumption as compared with 2019. This increase in spending reflected both an increase in the amount of meat households bought from retailers to offset reductions...
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) was pleased with today’s decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to extend the comment period to June 17 on its reporting requirements proposal on climate change-related information from publicly-traded companies and...
High school students learn about pork production and compete for two $500 college scholarships. Are you interested in the future of pork production, new technologies, or want to be a leader in the pork industry and are still in high...
Williams Baptist University officially broke ground Friday, April 8 on a 4,200 square foot meat processing facility that is scheduled to open by the end of 2022. The facility, which will be certified by the United States Department of Agriculture...
Allan Bentley, Sales, Genesus Genetics Inc. Lent is almost over. My wife Debbie and I discussed this. She can't believe lent affects meat sales that much, but it does. I searched data to see if I can find anything about...
One of the most common questions Daniel Brown, DVM, hears from swine clients is what vaccinations are needed and when should they be given. “That topic seems to come up on almost every farm visit,” he said. Brown works...
Funding to improve testing, policy- and decision-making Two grants awarded to the Texas A&M University System agencies will fund studies to improve responses to outbreaks of animal diseases like avian and swine flu in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Agriculture...
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