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The Risk Management Agency announced changes to the LRP insurance program for feeder cattle, fed cattle and swine starting this summer with the 2021 crop year.

USDA improves Livestock Risk Protection insurance program
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Only one Coronavirus Food Assistance Program application can be submitted per individual/entity, using the same application for all crops and livestock.

CFAP applications for livestock

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States.

America’s meatpacking facilities operating more than 95% of capacity

The Swine Health Information Center is monitoring these processes as part of its mission of preparedness for foreign animal disease management for the US national herd.

Monitoring ASF biocontainment in China

Ideas to address vulnerabilities of meat production have ranged from eliminating consumption to decentralizing production; another solution may be to create a strategic reserve.

Could China's strategic pork reserve be a model for the US?
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Dr. Edison Magalhaes from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine explains his research on whole herd drivers of wean-to-finish mortality.

Wean-to-finish mortality
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Small butchers earn approval for interstate sales

The USDA program that allows small, state-inspected meat processors to sell product across state lines has added another name to its lineup.

Small butchers earn approval for interstate sales
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