Livestock: New PEDv Strain in Minnesota Not a Concern, Say Scientists- DTN Jan 8, 2015

🕔Jan 8, 2015
A new strain of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PED, was recently identified in a Minnesota herd, but the news shouldn’t alarm pork producers, scientists told DTN. That’s because […]

Keith Good: Fight Against PED Virus Accelerates as Pork Prices Climb Oct 2, 2014

🕔Oct 2, 2014
Livestock- PEDv Kelsey Gee reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Drug companies are racing to create vaccines to stifle a deadly swine virus that has roiled the U.S. meat industry […]

Keith Good: 2nd Company Receives Conditional License for PEDv Vaccine Sep 4, 2014

🕔Sep 4, 2014
Livestock- PEDv, Antibiotics Meanwhile, Kelsey Gee reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Animal health company Zoetis Inc. said it received a conditional license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a […]

Study: Feed Identified as Risk Factor in Spread of PEDv — DTN Aug 18, 2014

🕔Aug 18, 2014
Swine can contract the deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV, by eating contaminated feed, a first-of-a-kind study found. Dr. Scott Dee, director of research at Pipestone Veterinary Services in […]

Keith Good: Bountiful Harvest Comes with a Downside for Grain Farmers Aug 11, 2014

🕔Aug 11, 2014
Crop Watch AP writer David Pitt reported on Friday that, “A mild summer across much of the nation’s heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation’s corn and soybean crops. Pair that with […]

Keith Good: Slumping Wheat Prices Boosted by Weather Issues in Europe Aug 6, 2014

🕔Aug 6, 2014
Crop Watch Tony C. Dreibus reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Wheat prices jumped to a one-month high on speculation that demand for U.S. inventories will improve as excessive […]

Keith Good: Lawmakers Call for Rejection of Enlist Duo Corn Herbicide Aug 5, 2014

🕔Aug 5, 2014
Regulations DTN writer Todd Neeley reported yesterday that, “A group of 50 federal lawmakers have asked the EPA and USDA to reject the registration of Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo, a herbicide designed […]

Keith Good: California Headed Deeper into Drought, Climatologist Says Jul 21, 2014

🕔Jul 21, 2014
Veronica Rocha reported in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times that, “California is probably headed into a deeper drought this summer, making it harder to escape in the future, an expert says.” With […]

Keith Good: Corn’s Bounce Doesn’t Mean Market Has Bottomed — Analysts Jul 17, 2014

🕔Jul 17, 2014
Crop Watch Luc Cohen reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “US corn prices rebounded from a four-year low on Wednesday but analysts said this did not mean the market had […]

Keith Good: $1.2B Paid Out in 3 Months for Livestock Disaster Relief Jul 10, 2014

🕔Jul 10, 2014
Farm Bill AP writer Henry C. Jackson reported yesterday that, “Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick […]

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