China is in the process of waiving retaliatory tariffs on imports of U.S. pork and soy by domestic companies, a procedural step that may also signal a broader trade agreement with the U.S. is drawing closer.
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.