Organizing and funding the research needed for diagnostic and informational preparedness for the prioritized, potential production diseases of the Swine Disease Matrix is a core activity of the Swine Health Information
Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey announced this week that Dr. Justin Smith has been named as the new Kansas animal health commissioner at the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Dr. Smith will fill the rol
Following today’s notification by the Trump administration to Congress that it intends to modernize the trade agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico, the National Pork Producers Council urged the preside
Very low crop insurance payments were made in 2016, resulting in a .27 loss ratio for all policies in the Federal program. Summary of Business data is available from the Risk Management Agency (RMA) back to 1989. Since
Fears of corn planting delays in the United States amid ominous weather forecasts have been in play all spring, making analysts and traders consider that the world’s No. 1 corn crop could fall behind schedule and that
A Catch-22 situation is defined as “a frustrating situation in which one is trapped by contradictory conditions.” Unfortunately, it seems corn producers in southeast Kansas may be stuck in one of these positions. Co
In comments submitted to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NPPC this week emphasized the critical role free trade agreements (FTAs
U.S. cattle futures climbed on Thursday, rising on technical buying and lower animal weights that suggested feedlots were aggressively marketing cattle to meet strong beef packer demand, traders and analysts said.
China's pig farmers will start to lose money next year as the country's herds are close to full capacity, analysts said on Thursday, which may undermine planned expansions of pork production.
China's farmers had earli
China's top pig farmer Guangdong Wen's Foodstuff Group is pushing into processing meat, broadening its operations to limit the impact from tougher competition and falling pork prices in the world's biggest market for th
The Trump administration on Thursday formally launched its effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico to try to win better terms for U.S. workers and manufacturers.
The Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta, presented awards April 20 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni, faculty and students.
U.S. pork exports finished the first quarter with a flourish as new record volume was set in March, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation earlier this month.