feral swine

Feral Swine Eradication Signup Ends Monday

Dan Pork, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind potential project applicants that the call for proposals for the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) ends Monday, August 19. The first round of pilot projects are being offered in 10 states, those with the with the highest feral swine populations. This does include Alabama, Florida and Georgia. FSCP is implemented jointly by NRCS …

farm bill

Plan to Use Farm Bill Funding to Support Animal Disease Prevention and Management

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

(USDA/APHIS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing initial plans to carry out new animal health activities using resources provided by the 2018 Farm Bill. Section 12101 of the 2018 Farm Bill established a three-part program to comprehensively support animal disease prevention and management. The bill included funding to create two …

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Strong Finish to First Half for U.S. Pork, Beef Exports

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

(NAFB) — U.S. pork and beef exports were above year-ago levels in both volume and value in June, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Led by a rebound in Mexico and China, pork export value was the highest in 14 months. June pork exports posted double-digit gains in both volume and value, reaching 212,800 metric tons, valued at $569.2 …

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Trade Aid Support for Dairy, Pork Producers

Dan Dairy, Economy, Pork, Trade

A large part of the $16 billion package developed to support producers suffering from trade tariffs is the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). Payments will be made by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to producers of various crops, but dairy and hog producers will also receive a payment. Here is USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, Bill Northey. In …

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Decline in Ground Seasoned Pork Exports to Japan

Dan Pork

After trending lower through the first four months the year, pork exports to Japan in the month of May increased 5% from a year ago. But, there has been a decline in ground seasoned pork exports. Joe Schuele with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has a story explaining why.

pork industry

Pork Industry Battling Challenges From Trade to Labor Shortage

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPPC) – The U.S. pork industry faces numerous challenges both at home and abroad that, if not addressed, will pose significant harm to our farms, rural communities and ultimately consumers, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) President David Herring, a pork producer from Lillington, N.C., testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture. “One of the …

pork

Pork and Beef Exports Rebound in May

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Pork

(NAFB) — May exports of U.S. pork and beef were steady with last year’s strong volumes and increased year-over-year in value. The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) says pork exports totaled 218,000 metric tons in May, steady with last year’s pace, while value increased one percent to $567 million, the highest monthly value total since April 2018. For January through …

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VSV Cases Reported in the U.S.

Dan Cattle, Equine, Pork

Last week, Colorado joined New Mexico and Texas as states affected by the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) infection after two horses displaying signs of the virus were tested and confirmed positive by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa. Previously, New Mexico had two VSV cases confirmed while Texas also had two cases confirmed. Colorado, New Mexico and Texas are the …

july

July 4th Cookouts Costing About the Same

Dan Beef, Dairy, Economy, Fruits, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Vegetables

(AFBF) — A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for July 4th, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and watermelon, will cost just a few cents more this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average cost of a summer cookout …