African Swine Fever

Farm Groups Demand Justice for North Carolina Hog Farmers

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Pork

A judgment stemming from a $50 million verdict must be overturned, farm groups told a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia. Earlier last year, juries in three separate trials in Raleigh, North Carolina, awarded punitive damages of more than $500 million to neighbors of North Carolina hog farms. Plaintiffs claimed the odor and truck noise related to the farms should …


African Swine Fever Accelerating in China

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

China reported a new case of African swine fever this week, raising risks of a further spread of the disease. The new outbreak is the seventh reported since early August. A Rabobank analyst told Reuters that “it looks like it’s accelerating,” and creating the expectation that farmers will start selling off pigs before they are forced to cull animals if …

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U.S. Pork Farmers Get Outstanding Return on Checkoff Investment

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

A 2017 study says U.S. pork farmers get a very positive return on their checkoff investment. The study was done by Harry Kaiser at Cornell University. 91 percent of the pork farmers who took part in the November survey acknowledge their overwhelming support of the pork checkoff, knocking opposition levels down to just three percent. The National Pork Board commissions …

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Canadian Problems with PEDv Continue to Grow

Dan Industry News Release

The continued surge of a piglet-killing virus in Canada is starting to threaten a share of pork supplies in the U.S. Fifty cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDv, have been confirmed in Manitoba between May 1 and July 4th. The virus has affected over 63,000 sows at hog operations in southeast Manitoba, Canada’s third biggest pork producer. Bloomberg …