In early June 2018, African Swine Fever (ASF) was detected in the samples collected from smallholder swine farms in several villages in a part of the country that had not previously been infected with ASF.
Host Chip Flory brings in Maria Zieba and Dustin Baker from the NPPC to talk trade and vaccines, Pam Johnson and Mike Dwyer to talk ethanol trade with Brazil, and Steve Nicholson for the bottom line on all the issues.
For the past 12 months, the word most commonly used to describe farmland values is: stable. Prices vary by region. But overall prices have leveled off in most areas, after rising steadily for several years.
If meat is grown in a lab, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided, but for the moment it’s pitting animal rights advocates and others against livestock producers in a war of words.