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China to crack down harder on fake African swine fever vaccines

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Monday it will crack down further on illegal production and sales of African swine fever vaccines in a sign of the e...

B10 baseball momentum could slow with no nonconference games

The Big Ten's decision to prohibit its teams from playing nonconference baseball games this season likely will cost the league when it comes to NCAA Tournament selections. The Big Te...

African swine fever in Malaysia triggers higher fines in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The discovery of African swine fever in Malaysia will cause Taiwan to hike its fines on people bringing in pork from the country to NT$200,000 (US$7,000) from NT$30,000, o...

Iowa governor auctioned off access for pork barons' charity

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds auctioned off an afternoon of her time to raise money for the namesake charity of a couple who own one of the nation's largest pork producers and have con...

Charges dropped against activist who exposed Iowa hog deaths

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped trespassing charges against an activist who helped secretly record Iowa’s largest pork producer using heat to kill thousands of hogs last year as the pa...

Pork exec gives $25K to Iowa governor; company got virus aid

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An owner of a large pork production company that disproportionately benefited from an Iowa coronavirus aid program recently donated $25,000 to Gov. Kim Reynolds' campaign, a new...

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Jobless claims down 19,000, still 4 times pre-pandemic level WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 19,000 but remain elevated at 787,000 as ...

Federal checks salvage otherwise dreadful 2020 for US farms

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thanks to the government paying nearly 40% of their income, U.S. farmers are expected to end 2020 with higher profit than 2019 and the best net income in seven years, the Depar...

Taiwan's central government bats down local bans on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Local governments cannot draw up their own limits on the ractopamine content of pork and beef, as these would clash with national executive orders allowing the import of m...

Fired Tyson boss says COVID office pool was a 'morale boost'

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of the Tyson Foods managers fired for betting on how many workers would contract COVID-19 at an Iowa pork plant said the office pool was spontaneous fun and intended to boos...

Labeling imported pork as Taiwanese to be punishable by up to NT$4 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — False claims about imported pork being Taiwanese could result in fines of up to NT$4 million (US$143,000), the Council of Agriculture (COA) minister said Saturday (Dec. 26...

Feral pigs flummox Puerto Rico, infiltrate communities

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs are snorting and squealing their way across Puerto Rico in what many fear has become an unstoppable quest to eat and reproduce on ...

Shrunken bowl season makes it more important to watch'em all

Well, hope you're happy, Mr. (or Miss) There Are Too Many Bowls guy (or gal). This long season through a pandemic has whittled the bowl lineup from the 43 that were originally sched...

Flush with cash, Chinese hog producer builds world's largest pig farm

Behind the walls of a hulking industrial compound in rural China, top pig producer Muyuan Foods is trying to raise more hogs on a single site than any company in the world - a risky investment with de...

Takeaways: Need more games like BYU-Coastal Carolina

College football needs more games like BYU-Coastal Carolina. The eighth-ranked Cougars and No. 14 Chanticleers put on an intense and chippy show Saturday with a thrilling end remini...