Scientists have long struggled to understand what regulates sperm “capacitation,” the vital physiological process sperm must undergo to become capable of fertilizing an egg cell. Zinc plays a critical role.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Florida and Georgia to see Hurricane Michael damage. An all-too similar visit took place last month to North and South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
North Carolina’s new water quality requirements for large hog farms will not take effect this year as intended under the state Senate’s proposed budget plan. A one-year delay is needed, budget writers say.
The waiting game continues for the North Carolina pork industry as the three judges for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., now have 90 days to issue their ruling on hog nuisance lawsuits.
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.