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USDA Announces Action Plan at Pork Forum

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

(USDA/APHIS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach announced additional measures to control and eradicate African Swine Fever (ASF) if the virus is ever detected in the U.S.  “First and foremost, USDA is committed to doing all it can to prevent ASF from entering the U.S. and we greatly appreciate the …

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U.S. Pork Industry Requests Additional ASF-Prevention Measures

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

(NPPC) — Thanks to continued vigilance by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. pork industry, the United States has so far prevented an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), an animal disease affecting only pigs with no human health or food safety risks. To ensure the U.S. swine herd …

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NPPC Applauds House Passage of Ag Inspectors Bill

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

(NPPC) — The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that authorizes funding for 740 new agricultural inspectors at land, air and sea ports to prevent African swine fever (ASF) and other foreign animal diseases (FAD) from entering the United States. In October 2019, the Senate approved an identical version of the bill (S. 2017), which the House approved today. Providing …

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Study to Learn Lessons about African Swine Fever

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We’ve talked various times about African Swine Fever (ASF) and how devastating of a disease it’s been in various countries. So efforts to keep it out of the U.S. continue, and according to a story from Rod Bain, that includes current research which hopes to find clues about the disease on the ground level in Vietnam. And Paul Sundberg with …

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Pork Industry Receives USDA Grant to Open ASF Dialogue in Asia

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

WASHINGTON, D.C. AND AMES, IA (NPPC) – The global outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), a disease affecting only pigs with no human health or food safety risks, is growing, with new cases appearing throughout Southeast Asia and China. While there are no reported cases of ASF in the U.S., a grant recently awarded to the Swine Health Information Center …

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NPPC Cancels 2019 World Pork Expo as Precaution

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Risk of African Swine Fever Introduction to U.S. Herd Considered Negligible; Decision Made Out of An Abundance of Caution The National Pork Producers Council’s (NPPC) board of directors announced its decision to cancel World Pork Expo 2019 out of an abundance of caution as African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread in China and other parts of Asia. World Pork …