U.S. frozen pork inventories fell in April, when they typically rise, and beef inventories dropped more than normal as COVID-19 shut slaughterhouses and prompted grocers to limit customers' buying, USDA data show.
Even before COVID-19 threw a wrench into the workforce, agriculture was fighting a shortage of workers for U.S. farms. Here’s how two hog operations are managing their labor needs and retaining their best employees.
Stress is a factor in most professions, but particularly for veterinarians and especially for those just beginning their careers. Here's what to look for, and what to do about it, as the profession responds.
A once uncommon virus in pigs that's appearing this year with greater frequency should keep pork producers and local veterinarians vigilant but is no cause for panic, according to an Iowa State University veterina
As the weather cools, the pork industry increases its vigilance against Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). Over the past 20 years, PRRS has emerged as the most economically important disease for U.S. po
Farm Journal Field Days will be virtual, but also bring farmers two on-farmsessions. Those will be hosted Aug. 25 at Blue Diamond FarmingCompany in Jesup, Iowa, and Aug. 27 at Newcomer Farmin Bryan, Ohio.
Drought. Floods. Early frost. Heat waves. Everyone knows agricultural production is highly sensitive to changes in weather and climate. A new report takes a look at how agricultural systems are impacted by those changes.