Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.
USDA May Call for Mandatory PED Reporting
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is considering a proposal under which hog farmers would be required to report cases porcine epidemic diarrhea virus found in their herds as a way to help track and isolate the disease. USDA currently is "evaluating additional options for addressing this virus," a USDA spokesperson told Reuters in an email. Currently, there is no mandatory requirement for producers to report PED cases.
Representatives of the American Association ...