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.
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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.
China is continuing to buy U.S. pork. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reporting weekly export sales for pork at a marketing year high thanks to China. Click on the link to learn more.