NPB launches new tool for protection against foreign animal disease fallout

IARN — The National Pork Board launched a new tool called AgView. It is a brand-new technology solution to help the U.S. pork industry respond faster than ever before possible in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak. The web-based tool will help producers easily share their farm’s Foreign Animal Disease status updates and pig movement data with state animal health officials. Read more


U.S. soy sales to China slowing down

IARN — Sales of U.S. soy to China have slowed down from a previously rapid pace. The slowdown is raising questions of whether China is just pausing its purchases, or if most of the intended volume has been purchased and Chinese buyers are waiting for Brazil’s new supply to become available. Read more


Iowa-based corn research center has global impact

IARN — Dr. Jerry Strissel, president and owner of JFS & Associates, stays “busy creating and staying above the edge of the next generation of white and yellow corn inbreds and hybrids for the seed industry. Read more