NFU Says Goodbye To Roger Johnson; Election Coming For New President

(IARN) — The National Farmers Union officially saw Roger Johnson off into retirement late last week during a party that took place in the Farmers and Distillers Restaurant in northwest Washington, D.C. Johnson, the NFU President for 11 years, announced back in December that he would be retiring. “Farmers Union has been a fundamental part of who I am for all my life,” Johnson says. “It’s been the biggest honor of my life to serve this organization and the farmers and ranchers that make up the membership ranks. It’s a bittersweet feeling to step away from the role of a lifetime but I need to spend more time with my wife and four grandkids.” Read more

African Swine Fever: A Tale Of Two Outbreaks

(IARN) — Animal health officials believe African Swine Fever first originated in wild warthogs in sub-Saharan Africa. The virus continues it spread years later, infecting domestic swine.

Today we examine the latest outbreak, which can be summarized as “A Tale of Two Outbreaks.”

Dr. Liz Wagstrom serves as chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). She updated our staff on the most recent outbreak, which affects both domestic and wild hogs. Read more

What Could Dean Foods Merger With DFA Mean?

IABRN — In November of last year, Dean Foods announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company announced back on November 12th that it was looking at a possible acquisition by the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). Read more