It has been 18 months since the USDA issued mandatory reporting of Swine Enteric Coronavirus diseases (SECD), including Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). Since it was first identified in U.S. herds in April 2013,
Minnesota producers are considering a new PRRS/PED proposal that will help them learn more about both diseases. It would be a voluntary program in cooperation with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
Beef producing countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Mexico are gaining greater access into Japan thanks to lowered tariffs, giving those exporters a significant advantage over U.S. beef producers.