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Boehringer Ingelheim and UMN partner for swine health

Boehringer Ingelheim and UMN partner for swine health

Boehringer Ingelheim and the University of Minnesota have launched the Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (MHP) Eradication Roadmap after over ten years of research. MHP limits a pig’s ability to fight off pathogens and ultimately leads to pneumonia. Dr. Amanda Sponheim, key account veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim, said this leads to increased medical costs and reduced feed efficiency. Dr. Maria Pieters, associate professor with the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University...

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HPAI detected in a Sioux County dairy

HPAI detected in a Sioux County dairy

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have detected a case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a herd of dairy cattle in Sioux...

The future for Sustainable Aviation Fuel is still murky

The future for Sustainable Aviation Fuel is still murky

The future of Sustainable Aviation Fuel tax treatment is still murky with questions still to be answered despite months of regulatory efforts and calls to include the treatment of SAF crops in the House farm bill. As biofuel producers and feedstock growers await...

Secretary Naig provides H5N1/HPAI update

Secretary Naig provides H5N1/HPAI update

Iowa has joined this spring’s list of states that have been affected by High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and H5N1. It’s the same virus but has gone under a new moniker as the virus mutated to affect dairy cattle and humans. Iowa has had a few cases spring up so...

World Pork Expo holds first Youth Issues Contest

World Pork Expo holds first Youth Issues Contest

At this year’s World Pork Expo, the National Pork Producers Council launched their inaugural Young Pork Advocates Issues Meet. This competitive speaking event is aimed at young people aged 17-22 to help explore issues facing the pork industry. We talked with three of...

Grassley discusses farm bill framework from Senate Ag Republicans

Grassley discusses farm bill framework from Senate Ag Republicans

This week Senator John Boozman (R-AR), the ranking member of the Senate Ag Committee, unveiled the Senate Republican-drafted framework of the farm bill. Republicans have been stating for months that there should be more “farm in the farm bill.” Senate Ag committee...

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HPAI detected in a Sioux County dairy

HPAI detected in a Sioux County dairy

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have detected a case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a herd of dairy cattle in Sioux...

Secretary Naig provides H5N1/HPAI update

Secretary Naig provides H5N1/HPAI update

Iowa has joined this spring’s list of states that have been affected by High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and H5N1. It’s the same virus but has gone under a new moniker as the virus mutated to affect dairy cattle and humans. Iowa has had a few cases spring up so...