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ISSUE DATE: 06/23/2014

Researchers continue to search for PEDv answers

By Jennifer Carrico

The introduction of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus into the United States in May 2013 has caused severe harm to the pork industry, with nearly 7,000 operations affected in 30 states.

Lisa Becton, director of swine health and information for the National Pork Board, said the research continues to develop producer resources and containment strategies. Becton spoke during a standing-room-only session at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.

“When the virus became a problem last year, the National Pork Board’s swine health committee met to help make decisions on what research needed done and what the timeline could be to get results,” Becton said. “A strategic task force was also formed with input from the American Association of Swine Practitioners, the National Pork Producers Council, the National Pork Board, along with state and international associations to see how to best handle this outbreak.”

The initial research started in June 2013 to determine what the virus looked like, how it affected the hogs, the environmental stability and what kind of diagnostic test would be the best option to determine if the disease was present.


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Ag census shows Oklahoma producers aging more slowly than national rate
Bennet, Udall, Tipton fight for farm bill resources to sustain Colorado River basin
Dairy an easy way to get calcium
E-Community Partnership competitive round opens
Experts recommend tips to keep growers healthy and safe
Farm income, land values soften further
Farm Service Agency County Committee nomination period now open
Flood water can contaminate private drinking wells
House considers bill to waive school meal rules
Ibach encourages use of UNL resources to aid in recovery
Moran urges Obama to improve health care for rural veterans
NCBA member testifies on EPA's waters of the U.S. rule
Nebraska ag groups object to EPA's water rule
Operating loans drive recent increases in farm lending
Rural Mainstreet economy strengthens in May
Succession planning is critical for businesses, farms

CROPS

3i Show to celebrate 60th year
Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program seeks applicants for Class 12
Countries reaffirm commitment to trilateral wheat agreement
Crop damage by animals a growing problem
CSU Extension hosts AgFest 2014
Cutworms still on the move
Fly high with the captain!
Gov. Fallin reappoints David Gammill to Oklahoma Wheat Commission
Hoffman Harvesting: Kissing the ground in Kiowa
ISU to work on herbicide resistance strategies with USDA research grant
KRC to wrap up Kansas Farm-to-Fork Meeting Series in Concordia, Colby
KSU-ARCH Wheat Day looks at stem sawfly
Misener crew finds ways to stay busy
New 'Focus on Soybean' webcasts cover water stress management, field rolling
NMSU studying 30 Chinese varieties of jujube fruit new to U.S.
No-till Points South bus tour ready to roll
Nutrient deficiencies found in corn, armyworms no longer a threat
Osowski crews keep a busy schedule
Producers should check grasshopper populations now
Researchers make progress with high throughput phenotyper
Roland Harvesting rollin' down the highway
Statewide Water Vision Tour planned
Survey reports fewer winter honey bee losses
Texas A&M AgriLife program to release 2 new wheat varieties
Wheat streak identification can be issue during drought
Wild sunflowers carry new traits
With planting nearing completion, early condition appears good
WKMA 2013-2014 scholarships awarded
Z Crew: First trip of the season heading south

LIVESTOCK

4-H Dairy Cow Camp educates youth to become future dairy leaders
AQHA acquires pedigree service
Beef Empire Days results announced
Brangus association elects 4 officers
Brookover Award presented to Lane County Feeders
Caramello named director of UHC
Cattle Feedlot Nutritionist Boot Camp takes learning a step beyond
DOT exempts livestock from hours of service requirement
Federal agencies removing sheep grazing
'Give us your best sheep shot,' ASI photo contest now open
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Horses that graze on pasture 24/7 eat more slowly
Iowa Beef Center offers new genetic selection videos
Knowledge gained from PEDv can help producers prevent future problems
NILE offers 2014 internships
North American Manure Expo comes to Springfield in July
OCA's young leaders look at the big picture, focus on consumers
OSU to host national beef reproduction conference
Researchers continue to search for PEDv answers
Richard Smith to receive meritorious award from Jersey awards
SBBA to host annual field day
Sheep genome reveals secrets of wool and forage digestion
Show-Me-Select heifers set record price
Slater hired as Gelbvieh communications intern
Trichomoniasis Standards Forum results in significant inroads
Young stockmen see agribusiness, retail beef operations in KC

EDITOR

Goldilocks and the lesser prairie-chicken
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Take action on weeds
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COLUMNS

Combine manufacturer touts diagnostic service
Countryside responds to Mother Nature's gift
Don't turn tail and run
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MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Dodge City livestock auction report
Dunlap feeder cattle sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids lower while wheat higher
Hay slow to steady in most areas
Hay trade slow to moderate
High Plains slaughter cattle report
Joplin livestock auction report
Lexington livestock sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. livestock sales report
Pratt livestock feeder cattle sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report

RANGE

Develop the right pasture lease agreement
Iowa Beef Center offers wealth of grazing events this summer
Selecting the right silage inoculant
Wet pastures bring new problems to livestock producers
When grass seed heads appear, hay quality drops

FAMILY

4-Hers come out on top at FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship
Brown patch in lawn may be a sign of disease or stress
Esquire's openness pleasing
Kansas 4-H announces state project winners
Meal planning to the rescue
Meditation
Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductions

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