NEWS
Pork Profits
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue Apr 29, 2014 04:48 PM CDT

This should have been the year pork producers took a slab out of beef's market share. But the likelihood of a big price advantage appears to be gone, thanks to losses from a little-understood virus that hung like a cloud over many operations through the winter and spring months.

There is no appetizing way to say it. PED stands for "porcine epidemic diarrhea." The virus, which only affects pigs and is not a threat to food safety, has been endemic in Europe and Asia. It is thought to have first entered the U.S. in 2013, according to reports from Iowa ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
Related News Stories
Study Confirms Feed-PED Risk
CME Plans Hog Futures Changes
USDA Licenses PEDV Vaccine
Pork Audits and Conversations
USDA Mandates PEDV Reporting
PED Continues to Spread