This spring has brought many unexpected challenges as the world reacts to the spread of COVID-19. In addition, animal agriculture also has to prepare for an additional challenge: a rise in online animal rights activism.
When Chris Hoffman realized that his neighbors truly didn’t understand pig production, he decided it was time to start talking about the We Care initiatives more. But sometimes talking about it isn't enough.
The world knows how quickly a virus can spread, as COVID-19 extends its tendrils throughout the globe. COVID-19 reminds U.S. livestock producers how critical it is to have a vaccine bank in advance of a FAD threat.
The hog herd is expanding. That’s according to the USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report. Numbers are increasing in all categories compared to one year ago. How expansion continues amid COVID-19 is anyone’s guess.