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USDA Requires Reporting of PEDv By: 04/18/2014 @ 4:46pm

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the USDA will require reporting of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and swine delta coronavirus in order…

USDA: Reporting Hog Deaths Required By: 04/18/2014 @ 10:45am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it will require the pork industry to report incidents to the…

Feed Suspect in Swine Virus By: 03/31/2014 @ 8:07am

Scientists and regulators investigating the mysterious spread of a deadly virus plaguing the U.S. pork industry are…

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Expansion of Federal Authority Over "Waters of the United States" Proposed By: 03/25/2014 @ 3:41pm

An expansion of their federal authority over "waters of the United States" is being proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corp of Engineers (Corps). Under this expansion…

Dairy: Time to Look Into Forage Supplies, Options By: 03/20/2014 @ 1:52pm

Spring is finally upon us, and it’s time to start working on spring checklists and those winter items that were put off until temps warmed up. Purdue Extension dairy specialist, Mike Schutz, says…

Replace Toxic Fescue to Replenish Returns By: 03/18/2014 @ 11:55am

Kentucky 31 fescue (K-31) is known to be toxic to livestock and nearly impossible to eradicate. Replacing this tall fescue with one of five available varieties of nontoxic fescue can boost weight gains for…

Bulls all around: Good news for cattle producers By: 02/28/2014 @ 12:05pm

Is the cattle cycle swinging back around to the high side? Recent record-high cattle prices will likely start making that happen soon, says one longtime livestock economist.It's been a while since cattle…

Bearish pork news floods China By: 02/28/2014 @ 9:04am

BEIJING -- PRC, Bearish news continues to dominate the newswires in China.  Many pork producers continue to be constrained by negative margins as the industry grapples with oversupply.  Meanwhile…

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