A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction preventing Iowa officials from enforcing a law that would make it a crime for whistleblowers or undercover activists to take pictures or videos at farms and packing plants.
Questions remain. Although the knowledge and discovery surrounding PRRS have exploded in the past three decades since the mystery disease first struck U.S. pig farms, the industry is still fine-tuning protocols.
There’s no question state pork expos and trade shows are a highlight in the industry. With the cancellation of World Pork Expo in 2019, a lot of excitement surrounds upcoming events such as the Iowa Pork Congress.
Pork industry leaders engaged in an interactive, scenario-based workshop at the Pig Welfare Symposium to better understand the reasons, options and ramifications of managing stop movements in the pork industry.
The Iowa Supreme Court will hear a case between the state and environmental groups questioning whether enough is being done to keep farm pollutants and hog manure out of the rivers that provide Iowa's drinking water.
USMEF president and CEO Dan Halstrom is upbeat about beef, pork and lamb exports. Increased momentum in the second half of 2019 combined with record production has the red meat industry on track for record exports.
Travel the country. Meet farmers from other states. Develop your leadership skills. Sound interesting? Consider applying for the Iowa Pork Leadership Academy or the Illinois Future Leaders Class of 2020-2021.
The final rule for the Modernized Hog Slaughter Plan was published October 1, and one of its goals is to align hog slaughter inspection with hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) principles.