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Pork Checkoff Partners with Social Media Influencers

The pork industry continues to get its message out via creative methods, including Google and YouTube. Mike Riddle explains.

NASDA Sets 2019 Policy Goals

animal biotechnology and workforce development are among the points of emphasis for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture in 2019. The organization of agriculture commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture identified other areas of focus including labor supply

Groups Issue Framework for Antibiotic Stewardship in Food Animal Production

A group of major food companies, retailers, livestock producers, and trade and professional associations just announced a comprehensive framework to strengthen stewardship of antibiotic use in food animals. The framework is the product of a two-year dialogue among stakeholders, moderated

China Culls 200,000 Pigs with ASF; New Outbreak in Poland

China, the world’s largest pork producer, has culled 200,000 pigs from its herds due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever. The disease, fatal to pigs, has also been detected in Poland. A Reuters report says Chinese health officials made

Beef Checkoff Faces Challenge in Carolinas, 11 Other States

The beef checkoff faces new challenges in 13 states as opponents have expanded their legal campaign following a Montana injunction last year. Drovers.com reports the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) has asked District Court Judge

USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 23 States

The Department of Agriculture has announced a $124 million investment to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure in 23 states, including North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. USDA is providing the funding through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan

Almond Milk Recalled for Containing…Milk?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the recall of a popular almond milk brand across 28 states for potentially containing actual, undeclared milk inside of it. More than 145,000 half-gallon cartons of potentially affected refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze were

Foreign Disease Outbreak in Pigs: Not If, but When

With virtually seamless movement of people and animals, it’s not a matter of “if” the U.S. will have a foreign animal disease, but “when.” Because the risk is high, the National Pork Board has developed the Secure Pork Supply plan

Showing Hospitality to Wild Bees and Other Pollinators

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This National Pollinator Week you can lay out the welcome mat for bumble bees and other important pollinators. Gary Crawford tells us how to do it…

The Only Constant is Change in U.S. Trade Talks

Just when things were starting to look better on China trade and EPA’s renewable fuels actions, agriculture’s fortunes have again taken a swift turn this week. Mike Davis reports.