USDA scientists have identified a new way to detect the presence of live ASF virus that minimizes the need for samples from live animals and provides easier access to veterinary labs that need to diagnose the virus.
Cassie Jones, associate professor at Kansas State University, knows much of the learning students do in college happens outside the classroom. Here's how she is introducing undergrads to research and the swine industry.
COVID-19 has exposed a lot of issues in our food supply chain, said House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN). One of the things that he's focusing on is preparedness in the future event of a crisis.
Two of the world's largest meatpackers have installed ultraviolet air cleaning equipment in some of their U.S. processing plants. The decision comes as pressure increases on companies to protect workers from COVID-19.
For the first time in 106 years, the Kansas State Fair has canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, reversing an initial decision on June 30 to proceed with the state fair. Plans are in place for livestock shows to continue.
USDA seeks comments on a petition from a vaccine manufacturer seeking to produce a foot-and-mouth disease vaccine consisting of a modified non-infectious and non-transmissible strain of the virus on the U.S. mainland.
Outbreaks of deadly ASF are surging in some parts of southern China following heavy rains, analysts and industry sources said, in what could be a big setback for Beijing's goal of replenishing pork supplies.