usda

USDA Releases Baseline Data on Antimicrobial Use by Beef and Swine Operations

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Pork

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is releasing the results of two national studies that examine antimicrobial use and stewardship on beef feedlots and on large swine operations during 2016. The data USDA collected and studied will help animal health officials – as well as the human health community and consumers – better …

reporting

Delay Sought For Reporting Farm Air Emissions

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

With a Nov. 15 deadline looming, the National Pork Producers Council and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association filed a brief in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s motion to delay a mandate that farmers report certain air emissions from manure on their farms. In April, a federal court, ruling on a lawsuit brought by environmental activist groups against EPA, …

safe trade

KORUS Withdraw Would Harm Pork Producers

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Iowa State University says pork prices could fall by nearly five dollars per-animal if the U.S. withdraws from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, known as KORUS. President Donald Trump suggested the action over the weekend, but the administration has backed away from those claims this week. National Hog Farmer magazine reports that if KORUS is terminated, the United States likely …