The U.S. pork industry has been expanding the breeding herd and growing since mid-2014. The rate of breeding herd expansion peaked in early 2018 at a 3.5% annual growth rate, according to ag economist Chris Hurt.
An enforcement chief for the Department of Transportation said commenting and petitioning the hours of service that are backed by the electronic logging device (ELD) rule are necessary for any changes to the mandate.
As access to information continues to evolve, so do consumer perceptions of animal agriculture. Today, industry leaders are seeing increased questions from consumers regarding antimicrobial resistance in livestock.
Livestock producers and veterinary leaders in government, industry and private practice wrestle with tough health issues at the U.S. Animal Health Association annual meeting, taking place through Wednesday this week.
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