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Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (AWARRD)

Over $100,000 Awarded to Researchers Studying Pig Respiratory Disease Jennifer Shike March 12, 2019   Three research proposals were selected to receive the Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (AWARRD) and $35,000. The program, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, provides more than $100,000 each year for research relating to infectious porcine respiratory diseases.   The Respiratory Disease Research […]

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10 Tips to Stay Safe When Pumping Manure

Jennifer Shike March 5, 2019   Last fall’s wet weather made it troublesome to find a good window of time to pump manure. Because of this, some producers are trying to get their pits pumped out now, while the ground is frozen, says Ted Funk, retired University of Illinois Extension ag engineer. Pumping pits in […]

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Good Luck Pig

Ring in the New Year With a Good Luck Pig Whether roast pork or marzipan, a pig is a symbol of good fortune. BY ANNE EWBANK DECEMBER 31, 2018 AROUND THE WORLD, LUCKY FOODS for the new year range from collard greens (representing green cash) to long noodles (representing a lengthy lifespan.) But for many cultures, pork is the pièce […]

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Smuggled Pork Sausage is Definitely NOT Baby Formula

U.S. Border Patrol agents confiscate thousands of smuggled food and agriculture items each day. ( freeimages.com )   The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents see strange things all the time, so they likely weren’t too surprised when they found pork sausages in canisters of baby formula. A woman from El Salvador evidently felt […]

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Pigs Make Great Classroom Pets

This Teacher Takes Two Pigs to Her Classroom Every Single Day   And she just published a picture book about them.   Tracy Tornio on March 22, 2017   Melissa Nicholson takes “teacher’s pet” to a whole new level. This Florida first grade teacher brings two classroom pigs into school with her every single day. […]

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AGRICULTURE BATTLES ‘BIG IS BAD’ CONSUMER BIAS

April 24, 2018 By Ken Anderson  Consumers are not convinced that “bigger is better” when it comes to farming. Terry Fleck of the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) says as the size and scale of farming grows, so does the public’s skepticism about large farming operations. “Big Agriculture just doesn’t feel right to a lot of consumers,” […]

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