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Fighting food insecurity with #HamsAcrossAmerica
Participants in the Hams Across America program have helped distribute over half a million pounds of pork in 2018, totalling nearly 2.2 million servings, in their efforts to combat U.S. food insecurity.
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U.S. hog farmers see a real threat as deadly pig virus races through China, Europe
China’s agricultural ministry says it has culled 900,000 pigs from the pork production system because of the disease, though many observers suspect that may be a low estimate.
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NPPC pushing for pork, but U.S. China trade talks have a long way to go
With China reportedly willing to buy more U.S. goods, the National Pork Producers Council on Tuesday urged negotiators to seek a minimum $3.5 billion purchase of U.S. pork over the next five years.
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Pork demand key amid record live hog supplies
Global demand for pork will be a key factor influencing live hog prices moving deeper into 2019.
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Denmark gets a wall – against ASF
Denmark is building a “wild boar fence” designed to prevent the spread of ASF to its 5,000 hog farms, according to the country’s Ministry of Environment and Food website.
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Is it time to reconsider trace mineral levels in pig diets?
Growing pigs require trace minerals such as copper, iron, manganese and zinc for various biochemical functions, including cellular development and energy metabolism, which lead to optimal health and immunity. 
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Vet Scripts - African swine fever
 
Vet Scripts - African swine fever
Dr. Barry Whitworth has information about African swine fever and how it is transmitted among swine.
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Corn Mar 19
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144.450144.800143.250143.825s-0.400
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525-2528-2520-4527-2s+1-4
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