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Hay Combustion a 'Very Scary Reality' By: 07/23/2014 @ 9:44pm

This week, temperatures in the Midwest soared to near 100 degrees, and for the Folkerts family of Allison, Iowa, that heat led to the loss of a barnful of hay."Urging…

Fed Greenlights PEDv Vaccine By: 06/17/2014 @ 9:32am

There may now be light at the end of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) tunnel that's rocked the U.S. hog…

A Story of Pig Disease, Lemons, and Bitter Lemonade By: 06/09/2014 @ 7:11am

This is a strange story about the scourge of the new pig disease, PED virus, which seemingly came out of nowhere to…

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Answers to the New Pig Virus Start Here . . . Maybe By: 06/09/2014 @ 7:07am

If anybody can figure out a way to slow the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, it might be Hank Harris and his cutting-edge vaccine technology at Harrisvaccines in Ames, Iowa. The PED bug has proven a…

Your Government Comes to Aid of U.S. Pork Producers By: 06/06/2014 @ 7:53am

Tom Vilsack came to the World Pork Expo in Des Moines on Thursday and said: “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.”It’s an old joke, and those weren’t his exact words. Regardless…

PEDv: The Subject That Dominates World Pork Expo By: 06/05/2014 @ 8:07am

There are hundreds of things to see, do, and talk about at the World Pork Expo this week in Des Moines, Iowa. But one subject eventually surfaces in virtually every conversation: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea…

Hog Market Staying Afloat Despite Lower PEDv Losses -- Economist By: 06/03/2014 @ 12:33pm

As the hog industry's epicenter shifts to Des Moines, Iowa, with the convening of the 2014 World Pork Expo, new information shows earlier estimates of death loss -- and corresponding herd cuts -- stemming…

Smithfield Profits Skyrocket Despite PEDv By: 05/14/2014 @ 8:48am

When the largest pork producer in the U.S. -- Smithfield Foods -- was acquired by WH Group Limited, a Chinese company with large footprints in the Asian and European protein markets, it was big news…

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