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Executive Editor, Successful Farming
U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2020 was 79.6 million head. This was up 5% from June 1, 2019, and up 3% from March 1, 2020.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Iowa farmer Randy Brinks had to find a place to market his pigs. Here's how he managed, and kept his family working as a team in the process.
Meat packing plants are operating at 90% capacity today.
Farms and processing plants should be on high alert that they may be targeted in an attempt to capture video footage.
Applications start today for the Iowa Disposal Assistance Program.
“This is sad and difficult work. Yet, given the devastating effects of COVID-19 on those who work in food supply, there are few options," says Jen Sorenson.