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May 29, 2014

 

pigs inside

Pigs Thought To Be Immune Reinfected By Fatal Virus

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has killed up to 7 million pigs and could boost the price of pork by 12 percent.

January 22, 2014

On The Farm 

piglets

Virus Continues To Rip Through Hog Farms

A virus that kills piglets is ripping through farms around the country. Midwest pork producers are doing everything they can to fight it off.

January 9, 2014

Polar Vortex 

Dr-Hubert-Karreman-with-Piglets

Organic Farmers Weather Cold Snap

This week's snow and subzero temperatures put stress on farmers and their animals, but there could be a sweet upside to the cold snap.

September 16, 2013

Veritable Smorgasbord 

Pigs rooting for food scraps

Could Pigs Take A Bite Out Of Food Waste?

A group in the U.K. is reviving a lost farm tradition: feeding scraps to pigs. Could it work in the U.S?

July 11, 2013

Pork Problems 

pig profile

New-To-U.S. Pig Virus Found In Indiana, Humans Not Affected

A pig virus previously found only in Asia and Europe has moved to the United States, killing pigs in 15 states, including Indiana.

July 9, 2013

Farm Inspectors 

usda headquarters

Meat Inspectors Get Blowback for Blowing Whistle

A whistleblower group says USDA officials are retaliating against meat inspectors who report inhumane treatment of animals at slaughterhouses.

June 22, 2013

Sammies And Fishies 

breaded-pork-tenderloin

Biology On The Farm, Breaded Pork Tenderloin, Grilled Salmon

Biology students get a hands-on experience studying bacteria on an organic farm, a tribute to the breaded pork tenderloin, and salmon on the grill!

June 21, 2013

Field Trip 

Tamworth sow and piglets

Leave The Lab Coats Behind: Biology Students On The Farm

Students researching antibiotic-resistant bacteria in organically-raised pigs discovered that all the pigs had some level of resistance in their systems.

February 21, 2013

Everyone's Downstream 

pigs

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found In Chinese Pig Manure

With one half of the world's pigs living in China, the discovery of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Chinese pig dung is cause for concern the world over.

November 30, 2012

Pork Problems 

raw-pork

Study Finds Bacteria In American Pork, Some Drug-Resistant

Consumer Reports has just published some bad news for pork lovers.

November 19, 2012

Breeding Better Bacon 

A pig, just woken from a nap in the sun, smiles at the camera from atop a bed of twigs and dirt.

New Report Unveils Domestic Pig Genome

Scientists from over forty countries collaborated on a project to decode the genome of a common domestic pig breed.

August 25, 2012

Low And Slow 

barbecued pork rib

BBQ Mania! Cook It, Eat It, Judge It

Barbecue champion Chris Marks describes what makes a perfectly cooked pork rib, and food writer Lynn Schwartzberg gives tips for how to make that happen.

August 23, 2012

Two-Way Street 

anna blessing locally grown

Farmers, Chefs Collaborate To Get Local Food In Restaurants

In her new book, Anna Blessing celebrates the relationships Chicago chefs have with the area farmers that provide their food.

July 31, 2012

Pigs and Pens 

An 18-wheeler Sysco delivery truck.

Sysco Announces Plan To Eliminate Pig Gestation Crates

Pigs aren't flying yet, but Sysco does want to give them a little more room to walk.

May 16, 2012

Pizza Or Grand Slam? 

pigs in gestation-crates

To Crate Or Not To Crate? Different Sides Of The Pork Divide

Denny's is the latest restaurant to announce it will stop buying from pork farmers who crate pregnant sows. Domino's Pizza has made the opposite announcement.

March 19, 2012

Know Your Food 

Schacht Farms, items for sale

Meet A Farmer: Josh Milligan, Schacht Farms

Eggs are the star of the show at the Schacht Farms table at the Winter Farmers Market.

February 18, 2012

American Ingenuity 

basket full of truffles

New Ways To Find – And Grow – Truffles

A group of American truffle lovers are trying to show that this reclusive delicacy can be planted, managed and harvested just like any other agricultural crop.

February 15, 2012

Better Conditions 

pig farm snout behind bars

McDonald’s Urges Pork Suppliers To Cut Crating

Animal rights groups are hailing the decision as an important step in the right direction.

December 14, 2011

Meaty Appetizer 

slicing country ham

Country Ham With Figs

After four months of curing in the root cellar, the holiday season is a perfect time to slice up the country ham.

December 11, 2011

'Tis The Season 

table setting

Holiday First Course: Parsnip Soup, Country Ham, Mushrooms

In the second installment of our Christmas feast, we cook up some Chicken of the Woods mushrooms, snack on country ham and slurp up parsnip soup.

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