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USDA Provides Information for Producers and Veterinarians to Help Guard Against ASF

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jack Shere is reminding pig producers and veterinarians of the signs and symptoms of a deadly swine disease that could dramatically impact the U.S. pig population.  African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious foreign animal disease that affects both domestic and feral (wild) pigs. It does not affect human …

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USDA Continues to Prevent African Swine Fever from Entering the U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Provides New Resources to Raise Awareness of the Deadly Disease Last week, USDA-trained detector dogs played a major role in the seizure of roughly 1 million pounds of pork smuggled from China where there is an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). The highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral (wild) pigs and there is no treatment or vaccine …

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APHIS Launches Webpage for Pests and Diseases

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Citrus, Environment, Field Crops, Forestry, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is launching a new “Pests and Diseases” webpage. The new page lists all pest and disease programs managed by APHIS as part of its mission to protect American agriculture and natural resources. On the new page, users can search by type (plant, animal), keyword (avian, fruit fly, cotton), …

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Applications Due for 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships

Dan Education, Pork

The deadline to apply for the National Pork Board’s 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships is March 15. Students who have plans to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, and students who are looking to attend a veterinary or graduate school with an emphasis on swine are encouraged to apply. The National Pork Board will award up …

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U.S. Beef Exports Reach New Heights in 2018; Pork Hurt by Tariffs

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

USDA export numbers compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation show U.S. beef exports in 2018 topped both volume and value records that were set in 2017. Pork export volume came up just shy of the 2017 record and the value also fell one percent. Strong demand in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Asian region helped drive beef exports …

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NPPC Approves Resolutions On Important Issues

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

At the annual business meeting of the National Pork Producers Council – the National Pork Industry Forum held March 7-8 in Orlando, Fla. – NPPC delegates adopted several important resolutions, including those that call on NPPC to: Strengthen pork industry efforts to prevent foreign animal diseases (FADs) from entering the United States. Separate resolutions were adopted, directing NPPC to: work …

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Formal Lab-Grown Fake Meat Agreement is “What Consumers Deserve”

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston released the following statement in response to the formal agreement announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on lab-grown fake meat oversight: “The formal agreement announced today (03-07-19) solidifies USDA’s lead oversight role in the production and labeling of lab-grown fake meat products. This is what NCBA …

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USDA and FDA Announce a Formal Agreement to Regulate Cell-Cultured Food Products from Cell Lines of Livestock and Poultry

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a formal agreement to jointly oversee the production of human food products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry. FSIS and FDA released a formal agreement to address the regulatory oversight …