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Groups Advocate for Meat Industry in COVID-19 Vaccine Priority List

The Meat Institute, NCBA and NPPC urged government leaders to prioritize COVID-19 vaccination for men and women who work on the front lines of the meat and poultry industry, following healthcare workers.

1 month ago
African swine fever virus infects a macrophage.
USDA Awards $14.4 Million in Farm Bill Funding to Protect Animal Health

From increasing practical livestock biosecurity measures to advancing rapid depopulation and disposal abilities during animal disease outbreaks, Farm Bill funding will support endeavors to protect animal health.

1 month ago
Meat Industry Reaches All-Time Low Injury Rate Despite Activist Claims

A new study shows U.S. meat and poultry packers and processors have reached a new, all-time low for injuries in the workplace.

2 months ago
Livestock Cargo Flight of 11-11-2020
Flying Pigs Make History at St. Louis Airport

The first shipment of breeding pigs to utilize the Livestock Export and Inspection Facility at St. Louis Lambert took off for Sao Paulo, Brazil on Nov. 11, making history as they left aboard a Boeing 747-400F.

2 months ago
More than 200 local meat and poultry processors in Iowa received grants made possible from $4 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding allocated by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
Over 200 Iowa Small Meat and Poultry Processors Awarded CARES Act Funds

On Nov. 9, more than 200 local meat and poultry processors in Iowa were awarded Meat Processing and Expansion Grants from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

2 months ago
Pork Exports Remain on Record Pace, Beef Exports Trend Lower

Pork exports continue to maintain a record pace in 2020, increasing 10% year-over-year in September. Beef exports were fairly steady with last year in major Asian markets, but trended lower overall.

2 months ago
New H2A Wage Rule Ensures More Stability for Farmers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue praised the Department of Labor’s new H2A Wage Rule that updates the methodology for determining the annual Adverse Effect Wage Rates in the H-2A visa program.

2 months ago
Regardless of the election outcome, Pro Farmer’s Jim Wiesemeyer and Farm Journal’s John Herath say there are potential positives and negatives for agriculture in either a Trump or Biden presidency.
Election 2020: The Upside for Agriculture

Regardless of the election outcome, Pro Farmer’s Jim Wiesemeyer and Farm Journal’s John Herath say there are potential positives and negatives for agriculture in either a Trump or Biden presidency. Here's why.

2 months ago