John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Apr 18, 2014 03:14 PM CDT

Behind the PED Curve

Don't you just love it? Nearly a year after the initial surfacing of the worst livestock disease to hit U.S. herds in several generations, the painfully deliberate and cautious minds in Washington finally sprang into action.

If any minor leaguer who swings this far behind the curve still dreams of working in the majors, he better plan on selling beer and hotdogs.

Lamely closing the door on a horseless barn Friday, USDA announced that it would require hog producers to report incidents of both the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and swine delta coronavirus to the government. ...

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