PEDV Answers Raise More Questions

Inside: Will PEDV remain in check as we move into colder weather?
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Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon…

It was fitting that a Bacon Brothers concert, showcasing actor Kevin Bacon and his brother, Michael, capped off this summer’s grand opening celebration of Fair Oaks Farm’s Pork Education Center in Indiana… and not just because of the duo’s last name. The ag community can take a cue from the well-known “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game, which measures how closely the actor is linked to another celebrity.

Saying No to the Status Quo

At this year’s World Pork Expo, held June 3-5 in Des Moines, Iowa, Pork Checkoff events highlighted the innovation and creativity that pork producers have long demonstrated. From enhancing the daily care of animals in their barns to finding new ways to connect with customers, the focus remains on doing a better job.

5-Year Goal… Met and Surpassed

The pork industry chalked up some pretty impressive achievements last year. Some of these successes included the launch of the Common Swine Industry Audit, exports that again topped $6 billion, key research findings to help fight PEDV and creative new ways to share today’s pork production methods with consumers.

Common Audit for a Common Goal

A New tool to cut through on-farm auditing maze.
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Making the Connection

Bringing safe, nutritious pork products to America’s tables has always been the focus of the nation’s pork producers. But with consumers’ increasing interest in how the food on their tables is raised, farmers also have made it a priority to connect with consumers by sharing their stories and facts about pork production today.

Measuring Pork’s Water Footprint

Water is a valuable, life-sustaining resource and, as some areas of the country are experiencing firsthand, one that’s often all too scarce. There are many questions about how much water agriculture uses.