As the Central and Southern Plains of the United States continue to experience extreme weather and flooding, the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine reminds animal food producers about information resources available.
Hog farmers in North Carolina are watching with great concern the still-rising flood waters brought by Hurricane Florence. Farmers are providing feed and care for animals and fuel to power ventilation systems in barns.
Lingering flood waters are making it hard for farmers to recover after Hurricane Florence. Farmers are taking unusual steps to reach hog barns and forcing them to deliver feed through treacherous conditions.
The National Pork Producers Council has asked Congress for a legislative fix to a federal emergency response law that requires farmers to report emissions from the natural breakdown of manure to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule change that would make it clear air emissions reporting for animal waste is not required for livestock operations under current regulations.
North Carolina Pork Council CEO Andy Curliss sees firsthand the devastation hurricanes can cause farmers. But activist groups are already using this coming storm to advance their anti-agriculture agenda,