Latest Pig farming News

Streamlined NC biomass operation permits advance in Senate

May. 04, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly began moving its annual farm bill Tuesday with a Senate committee voting for legislation that in part would create a more streamlined permit for turning hog waste into energy. Like previous years, the measure ...

Review: An intimate, wordless portrait of a pig in 'Gunda'

Apr. 14, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

The barnyard setting of “Gunda” could hardly be more familiar, but in Russian director Victor Kossakovsky's documentary, a pigsty is rendered an almost alien landscape. Kossakovsky's film is shot in textured black and white and his cameras are often situated,...

Iowa lawmakers pass bill seeking to stop farm investigations

Apr. 13, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers for the fourth time have approved restrictions aimed at stopping animal welfare activists from documenting animal abuse at livestock farms. The Iowa House passed the latest bill Monday night and the state Senate approved it last...

Over 55,000 animals believed dead in fire at German pig farm

Apr. 01, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A fire at a pig-breeding facility in northeastern Germany is believed to have killed more than 55,000 animals, the operator said Thursday. The fire broke out on Tuesday at the facility in Alt Tellin, in Germany's northeastern corner. It spread quickly, in...

Wyoming ranchers lean on tax break to keep pricey properties

Mar. 07, 2021 10:11 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Upon hearing Laura Meadows utter their names, Norman and Handy pushed off toward the Linn family’s small pasture pulling a sleigh full of hay. The two stout, blond Haflinger horses knew the drill, easily jerking forward hundreds of pounds of cured...

US suspends tariffs on UK goods to resolve aircraft dispute

Mar. 04, 2021 15:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. agreed Thursday to suspend millions of dollars' worth of tariffs on U.K. exports including Scotch whisky as part of an effort to resolve a long-running trans-Atlantic trade dispute over aerospace subsidies. The U.S. government will suspend tariffs...