Latest Pig farming News

Michigan State students skip holiday break to care for sheep

Jan. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — While her classmates went home to celebrate the holidays over winter break, Michigan State University junior Rachel VonDoloski stayed behind to watch the flock. After all, it’s breeding season at the MSU Sheep Teaching and Research Center, adding more work to the...

People shop for meat a supermarket in Handan in northern China's Hebei Province, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Soaring pork prices that nearly doubled in December over a year ago kept inflation at a seven-year high despite government efforts to ease meat shortages caused by a disease outbreak, official data showed Thursday. (Chinatopix via AP)

Soaring pork prices keep China's inflation at 7-year high

Jan. 9, 2020 2:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Soaring pork prices that nearly doubled in December over a year ago kept inflation at a seven-year high despite government efforts to ease meat shortages caused by a disease outbreak, official data showed Thursday. Surging inflation adds to challenges for communist leaders who are trying to...

Recent Kansas editorials

Jan. 7, 2020 9:01 AM EST

The Manhattan Mercury, Jan 2 By now certainly you’ve heard of the unfortunate episode in Herington. It’s been all over the news, nationally and even internationally. That’s because it’s very much a story of our time — fakery, social media, and amped-up conflict as a result. To...

Arkansas announces closure of hog farm near Buffalo River

Jan. 6, 2020 5:22 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials announced Monday that the closure of a hog farm near the Buffalo River has been completed, months after striking a deal with the facility's owners. Arkansas Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Stacy Hurst announced that the terms of the state's agreement with...

Judge rejects permits for northwest Kansas hog operations

Dec. 23, 2019 5:05 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has invalidated two state permits allowing construction of large hog production operations in northwest Kansas that environmentalists deemed too close to surface water. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Shawnee County District Court Judge Richard Anderson ruled earlier...

In this Nov. 25, 2019 photo, Alan Hargis has some wine poured for him at the Duplin Winery in Rose Hill, N.C. The winery has been around since the early 1970s. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)

North Carolina county uncorks economic success

Dec. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EST

ROSE HILL, N.C. (AP) — It’s fitting , and symbolic, that U.S. 117 and Interstate 40 run almost exactly parallel to each other in Duplin County for a good stretch. In many ways, the agriculture-dominated county and its small towns and communities are simultaneously traveling different routes and...

Sustainable plow-free farming could help save small farms

Dec. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EST

LaGRANGE, Ind. (AP) — Farmland is expanding across Indiana, worldwide food demand is increasing and Americans are eating more meat than ever before — still, Greg Gunthorp says, farming is dying. By that, the LaGrange farmer means the small, independent farmer is increasingly losing out to big-brand...

Dutch farmers, construction workers protest pollution policy

Dec. 18, 2019 6:46 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — From border crossings in the east to a steel factory in the west, Dutch farmers and construction workers protested Wednesday against the government pollution policies they say are driving them out of business. Farmers took to the roads in their tractors, blocking a major...

Arkansas hires coordinator for feral hog eradication efforts

Dec. 16, 2019 1:31 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Agriculture Department on Monday said it hired a state Game and Fish biologist to coordinate efforts to eradicate feral hogs. The department announced that it had hired J.P. Fairhead as its first feral hog eradication program coordinator, a newly created position...

Poland wants troops, police to cull boars due to swine fever

Dec. 11, 2019 9:46 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's agriculture minister on Wednesday proposed that army and police personnel should be allowed to shoot wild boars on a large scale in areas affected by the African swine fever, to help fight the disease that has been found in the west of the country after it seemed contained...