Strong June results capped a huge first half of 2018 for U.S. beef exports. June pork exports were lower than a year ago for the second consecutive month, but first-half volume and value are ahead of last year’s pace.
New real-time strategy for future foot-and-mouth outbreaks finds that focusing on surveillance and vaccination is most effective method to quickly fight spread of the virus, say researchers in England.
A creative new application for CRISPR is a platform to spur evolution of specific genes inside cells. “EvolvR,” lets scientists shake up the DNA letters in their gene of choice until they find the right variation.
The disproportionately large segment of baby boomers employed in skilled trades and their impending retirement adds to the expected workforce shortage in coming years, but that might be good for new hires.
An eastern Asian weed found its way into Iowa this year. Mile-a-minute weed is invasive and has been found as far west as Indiana and Kentucky with one outlier in Oregon. This is the plant’s first appearance in Iowa.
Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other organizations have shown that human influences significantly impact the size of the seasonal cycle of temperature in the lowest layer of the atmosphere.
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture.
Van Oriental Foods Inc., is recalling approximately 10,385 lbs. of heat-treated but not fully cooked and not shelf-stable pork egg rolls that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically soft plastic,
The first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China (LINK) was reported on Friday, August 3, reported the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC). The virus was reportedly first identified on August 1.
Smithfield Foods has been ordered to pay $473 million dollars to defendants in a federal "nuisance" case. Six neighbors of three North Carolina hog operations claim they suffered from "unreasonable nuisances."