Trump's 'great patriot' farmers follow him into a trade war

MADRID, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. Whe...

Tyson sues federal agency for $2.4M over hog inspections

SIOUX FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about chec...

GOP scrambles to ease blow from Trump's trade war

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's allies on Capitol Hill are scrambling to soften the blow from his trade war with China amid mounting anxiety from farm-state lawmakers that the protracted ba...

Hong Kong travelers subject to same African swine fever checks as Chinese: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors arriving from Hong Kong and Macau already have their luggage checked for African swine fever with the same thoroughness as those from China, officials said Saturd...

Sieren's China: Swine fever also has Europe over a pork barrel

There's a German proverb that says here in Europe, we couldn't care less if a sack of rice falls over in China. But it doesn't hold true any more. Events in China have more influence on da...

NYC mayor takes aim at glass towers as energy hogs

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presides over a city that's known for its skyscrapers but he is no fan of the glass towers that have transformed the Manhattan skyline in recent deca...

A baseball branding bonanza, and 2 guys helping it happen

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — On a spring evening in eastern Pennsylvania, upon a bluff overlooking the Lehigh Valley, a carnival of baseball and pork products is at hand. From loudspeakers,...

Taiwan develops Asia's first ASF rapid test kit

A Taiwanese biotechnology company said Saturday that a rapid test kit it has developed for African swine fever (ASF) has been recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), making it th...

Taiwan company invents quick test for African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - It is possible to find out within 10 minutes whether a hog has contracted African swine fever, thanks to a test developed by a Taiwanese biotechnology firm, the Central News Age...

African swine fever has spread to Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) on Sunday (April 7) announced that African swine fever (ASF) has spread to Tibet, leaving only Hainan as the only p...

Only two areas in China have not reported African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Only two regions in China, the tropical island of Hainan and Tibet in the Himalayas, have not suffered outbreaks of African Swine Fever yet, reports said Thursday. Several co...

African Swine Fever detected in Cambodia, travelers to Taiwan with pork face NT$200,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on Wednesday (April 3) announced the first reported case of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in Cambodia and Taiwan's Bureau of ...

Taiwan to equip all trucks moving pigs with GPS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In order to track African swine fever if there is an outbreak, trucks transporting pigs will have to be equipped with a Global Positioning System or GPS, the government said on ...

Pork giant Smithfield Foods loses another neighbors' lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Smithfield Foods was found responsible Friday for a fifth time for nuisances neighbors suffered from waste generated by thousands of the company's hogs. Jurors determined the pork...

Farmer patience on tariffs comes with caution flag for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa hog farmer Howard Hill is feeling the pinch from President Donald Trump's get-tough trade policies — his pigs are selling for less than it costs to raise them. It's a hit that H...