Recent Stories by Jennifer Shike
Russia's agriculture safety watchdog urged swine producers to make sure they don’t allow pigs infected with African swine fever (ASF) to go into the food chain.
The best way to protect animal well-being? Allow farmers to make farm and animal-specific decisions on animal care, says NPPC's Michael Formica. Although the Meat Institute's lawsuit was dismissed, the fight's not over.
Oct 21, 2020 by Jennifer Shike
Halloween 2020 may look a little different, but regardless of what your community says about trick-or-treating, there is no reason why your kids shouldn’t have fun dressing up this year.
Oct 20, 2020 by Jennifer Shike
Although holiday breaks are usually when most students struggle with food insecurity, COVID-19 presented additional challenges for schools to keep their students well-fed even when they’re not in the building.
Oct 19, 2020 by Jennifer Shike
America says bacon makes everything better. Hormel Foods decided to put that statement to test by developing Hormel Black Label Breathable Bacon or bacon-scented masks.
Oct 16, 2020 by Jennifer Shike
Investing in solar modules to provide power to your farm is a big investment and one you shouldn’t rush into, says Dan Erickson of Triple E Farms near Altona, Ill.
The Pirbright Institute announced it will explore the development of new vaccine candidates for porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus.
As reports of ASF make headlines around the globe, the U.S. pork industry continues to work together to keep this deadly virus of pigs out of the country’s swine herd. But the question remains, is it enough?
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Board of Directors announced on Wednesday that it will host its 52nd AASV Annual Meeting titled “Navigate the Future … Together” virtually.
Oct 14, 2020 by Jennifer Shike
Forecasting disease outbreaks before they occur allows specific control strategies to be tailored to farms in the short-term and the long-term, offering an opportunity to prevent infection.
Oct 13, 2020 by Jennifer Shike
USDA estimates there are 6 million feral swine in the U.S. in 2020, creating issues for traditional livestock production, natural resources and other species.