U.S. hog futures rose on Monday on signs of improving demand for pork products and optimism about export demand from China as the Asian country struggles with renewed outbreaks of a hog disease, traders said.
Before April, few could imagine a supply chain shock where U.S. pork production could fall by nearly half yet climb back above prior-year levels two months later, says Will Sawyer of CoBank Knowledge Exchange.
For the first time in 106 years, the Kansas State Fair has canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, reversing an initial decision on June 30 to proceed with the state fair. Plans are in place for livestock shows to continue.
USDA seeks comments on a petition from a vaccine manufacturer seeking to produce a foot-and-mouth disease vaccine consisting of a modified non-infectious and non-transmissible strain of the virus on the U.S. mainland.
Outbreaks of deadly ASF are surging in some parts of southern China following heavy rains, analysts and industry sources said, in what could be a big setback for Beijing's goal of replenishing pork supplies.
Changing how you're wired to handle stress is extremely hard, but it’s possible with focus and time, says a clinical veterinary social worker at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.
Thirty-two million food boxes have been delivered as part of USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana shows how the program is making a difference in people’s lives.