In contrast to all the positive aspects of showing pigs, in recent years swine shows have been linked to influenza illnesses in people. What should commercial hog producers know about influenza at swine shows?
While Missouri Dept. of Agricutlure director Chris Chinn didn't start out looking to policy work, she understands the importance of being able to communicate to various groups of people. Here's what she's learned.
Want to thank your landlords, showcase a new building, or share pork production practices with your neighbors or consumers? If so, consider hosting an event on your farm to build relationships and positive impressions.
I had the opportunity to host a group of food bloggers at a farm that I am the veterinarian for in South Dakota. Prior to this, I didn’t really understand food blogging, but let me tell you, I learned a lot.
The pork organizations argued that there is no compelling need for the gag order, the District Court did not consider alternatives to the order, the order is overbroad and vague, and it won’t be effective.
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.