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Toxic Grit: Is Our Greatest Strength Our Greatest Weakness on the Farm?

“Suck it up buttercup.” This familiar phrase is one many farmers and ranchers learn early in life: be tough, self-reliant and resilient. But experts say that approach doesn't work when dealing with stress.

2021 Red Meat Export Outlook Remains Strong Despite Drop in February

February exports of U.S. pork and beef remained below the rapid pace established in early 2020. Still, exports were consistent with USMEF's February projections. Here's a look at the numbers.

Ohio State Fair Will Not Be Open to Public in 2021

The Ohio Expositions Commission announced that the 2021 Ohio State Fair will not be open to the public, and will instead focus on agricultural and educational competitions for exhibitors, their families and guests.

5 Ways to Manage Mycotoxins

The adage that “knowledge is power” is especially true when it comes to understanding mold and mycotoxins. Lon Whitlow, professor emeritus at NC State University, offers five reminders to help livestock producers.

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Senate Bill to Reform Hours of Service, Logging Regulation for Ag Haulers

Senators John Hoeven and Michael Bennet reintroduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act, bipartisan legislation to reform the Hours of Service and Electronic Logging Device regulations at the U.S. DOT.

Federal Court Removes Swine Slaughter Line Speed Provision

A federal court has removed a provision of the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System that enabled pork processors to establish maximum line speeds.

20 States Back Challenge to the Constitutionality of California’s Prop 12

The governments of nearly half the U.S. states are in agreement of the North American Meat Institute’s petition challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12.

Do Imported Rescue Dogs Pose Threat to Livestock Industry?

Each year, several thousand dogs enter the U.S. for resale or adoption. In a recent Hogs on the Hill article, NPPC chief veterinarian Liz Wagstrom wrote that it’s time to sound the alarm on importing rescue dogs.