SwineCast Industry

Do You Support Ag-Gag Laws?

Ag-Gag LawsAg-Gag: Good or Bad? Many states are aiming to put in place "ag-gag" laws to stop undercover filming on farms and ranches. What is an "Ag Gag" law and how does it impact farmers, ranchers, and the public? This AgChat conversation looks at the issues. Are you in a state with Ag-Gag laws?

What is Porcine Endemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)?

What is Porcine Endemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)?PEDV Has Been Found, Now What? Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) information flowing from the World Pork Expo continues to evolve. The National Pork Producers Council, National Pork Board, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and the USDA are working to help collect data, understand the risks, educate all parties, and put in place actions to contain and eliminate PEDV. [Photo CDC]

Pig Adventures Opening Soon

Very Important Pig (VIP)Very Important Pig (VIP) The Fair Oaks Pig Adventure is coming! Michael Platt, Executive Director for the Indiana Pork Producers Association, provides an update on the project's status and purpose.

How are Technology and Agriculture Working Together?

National Institute for Animal AgricultureAgriculture Technology Helping Food Safety This year's National Institute for Animal Agriculture conference provided a cross-section of the livestock industry unlike any other event. Of note is the session track focused on Foot and Mouth Disease preparedness. The working session was especially valuable given the range of industries represented.

What is the Role of Animal Science?

Grand Societal Challenges and the Role of Animal ScienceGrand Societal Challenges Mr. Lowell Randel digs into the challenges facing agriculture and how animal sciences can play an important role to funding, research, and policy. Issues to tackle? Water use, understanding pathogens, and growing food in a changing climate.
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