With $600,000 from Michigan State University and the backing of the animal agriculture industry, the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture was born in 2015. Since then, funding has diversified and grown considerably.
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.
People involved in responding, or preparing teams to respond, to accidents involving animals will receive critical information on the proper protocols, training and equipment needed to manage these events.
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.
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.
Farmers are sharing stories of weathering Hurricane Florence and the lingering devastation in a video by North Carolina Farm Bureau. Agricultural losses are nearly triple than those from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.