Iowa State University's Zoe Kiefer investigates pelvic organ prolapse in sows and identifies factors that may be contributing causes in hopes of developing a strategy to decrease prolapse incidence on sow farms.
New Jersey senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has proposed legislation that would ban new CAFOs (controlled animal feeding operations) and require existing ones to close by January 2040.
The USDA NIFA announced $1.92 million in grants supporting projects to provide stress assistance programs to support individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations.
Iowa’s General Assembly failed to take action on a request by activist groups for a legislative moratorium on new and expanded “factory farms” in the Hawkeye state, but the groups vow the issue will return.
Whether it’s for No Shave November, to help keep warm on cold winter days, or simply because they enjoy being a beardsman, entries are coming in for Farm Journal’s PORK’s Best Beards in the Pork Industry contest.