Pathways Analysis Project - Lisa Ferguson, DVM, National Director, Policy Permitting and Regulatory Services, APHIS, VS, National Import Export Services, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.
PRRS: Understanding the Current State, Future Impact and What Producers Can Do To Reduce Their Risk - Dr. David Wright, Voluntary Regional PRRS Elimination Project Coordinator in Minnesota, from the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Update on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV): What is it and how will it affect me? - Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, and Dr. Tom Burkgren, AASV, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Dr. Lisa Becton provides background on African Swine Fever situation in Russia, and in so doing provides some great background on the state of Russian pork production. Of note is almost half of the Russian pork production is on communal farms, peasant farms, or private small home farms, where the main use of pork production is a waste removal system.