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Preparing for Diseases in Animal Agriculture

Jan 16 2020 Today (16 January 2020), APHIS announced awarding over $10,000,000 in 2018 Farm Bill funding in programs specifically targeted at a) assisting prevention of disease and emergency reponse training, b) improving animal disease diagnostic capabilities, and c)... more

Brucellosis: Whole Herd Testing Proves its Worth

Dec 31 2019 Through close, whole herd testing, Montana's cattle producers have been able to maintain a Brucellosis Class Free Status as a state. This successful program was instituted in 2010 for this exact purpose, and a very good outcome for the Montana Department of... more

Swine Strep Found

Dec 26 2019 Although more commonly found in horses, there have been a couple of recent cases of Swine Strep found in assembly yards as reported by PennAg Industries: https://www.lancasterfarming.com/swine-disease-detected-in-pennsylvania/article_320c600c-2657-11ea-... more

Foreign Animal Diseases - The Real Bogeyman for Animal Agriculture

Oct 2 2019 Animal agriculture producers are all to aware of the negative impact diseases can have. In the last decade, the US livestock industry has suffered heavily at the hands of HPAI, PEDv and PRRS. But the worst are still offshore - African Swine Fever and Foot &... more

Everything's Connected

Sep 9 2019 Except to pork exporters, what's the big deal about the current African Swine Fever pandemic that is decimating China's pig population? Well, it might be of concern to you if you're about to have surgery of any kind, or are living with a heart condition.... more

Milk Prices Still Firming

Aug 26 2019 https://www.farmprogress.com/d... Although still in the category of "cautious optimism", this report and forecast by the University of Wisconsin - Madison economist Bob Cropp gives some continuing hope to stressed dairy families and associated businesses.... more

African Swine Fever - Focused on Feed

Aug 4 2019 A number of pigs roughly equal to the entire American annual pig production has been the victim of the disease, and indirectly the eradication and control efforts in China alone over the last year. Much attention has been focused on feed, feed ingredients and... more

African Swine Fever Prevention

Apr 29 2019 USDA has been at the forefront of the effort to secure the US swine population. Efforts have included the training of detector dogs which have already been instrumental in the identification for seizure of approximately 1,000,000 pounds of pork product... more

Encouraging Take on Milk Prices

Apr 22 2019 A fair number of "if's" have to fall the right way, but this is the most encouraging outlook for the relative position of milk prices as we move through 2019. https://www.farmprogress.com/d... more

Waters of The United States

Feb 7 2019 The current administration is getting down to brass tacks in simplifying the definition of the EPA's Waters if the US, commonly referred to as WOTUS. Two months ago, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers published their proposed rule change to facilitate... more



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