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USDA Announces Action Plan at Pork Forum
March 6, 2020 —  [Gov.]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach today announced additional measures to control and eradicate African Swine Fever (ASF) if the...
APHIS Updates Accredited Veterinarian Regulations
February 28, 2020 —  [Gov.]
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating its regulations for the accredited veterinarian program, in order to clarify...
NPPC Applauds House Passage of Ag Inspectors Bill
February 11, 2020 —  [Gov.]
The U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation that authorizes funding for 740 new agricultural inspectors at land, air and sea ports to prevent African swine fever (ASF) and other...
USDA APHIS Announces New Assistant Director of Swine Health
July 31, 2019 — USDA APHIS Veterinary Services [Gov.]
Dr. Alan Huddleston, Director of the USDA Aquaculture, Swine, Equine & Poultry Health Center, announces that Dr. Koren Custer has joined the Center as the new Assistant Director of Swine Health....
Canada, EU Establish ASF Zoning Agreement
July 9, 2019 —  [Gov.]
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Dept. of Health and Safety of the European Commission (DG SANTE) reached an African Swine Fever (ASF) zoning agreement that will allow trade to...
USDA Agencies Team up to Take on Feral Swine
June 26, 2019 —  [Gov.]
A September 2006 outbreak of E.coli in 26 states that sickened more than 200 people and led to the deaths of three may have been caused by feral swine roaming on a central California spinach farm,...
USDA Releases Vision Plan for NBAF
June 26, 2019 —  [Gov.]
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is releasing a plan that outlines the department's vision for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) today, following the signing of a...
House Spending Bill Blocks Swine Inspection Rule
June 5, 2019 —  [Gov.]
The House Appropriations Committee approved $155.3 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding for the 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill....
Bill Addressing Regional Veterinary Shortages Introduced
April 24, 2019 —  [Gov.]
Wonderful news from the Senate: On April 11, Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act. This legislation would...
WAPO Gets it Wrong on Pork Inspection
April 17, 2019 —  [Gov.]
NPPC Hogs on the Hill Blog was disappointed to read a Washington Post story this week on a new pork inspection system under USDA consideration. The new system, one that has been tested and...

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Category abbreviations: AASV=Membership information, announcements, and other information from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians; Abs.=Abstracts from journal articles of general interest to swine veterinarians.; ALERT=Used to create email alerts; An.H.=Animal Health; Conf.=Conference announcements and other continuing education opportunities; FAD="Foreign" Animal Disease and other news most significant to regions outside of North America.; Food=Food Safety; Gov.=Information about legislation, regulations, and rulemaking that may affect the swine industry or swine veterinarians.; Hum.H.=Human health; Ind.=News from the pork industry, including NPPC and Pork Board activities.; International=Information regarding swine health and production internationally.; Jobs=Position announcements, primarily seeking swine veterinarians.; Meet=Provides a short synopsis of meetings of importance to swine veterinarians.; News=Agriculture related news events.; Nutr.=Swine nutrition; OP-ED=Opinion or editorial articles expressing the thoughts of individual Association members.; Pharm.=Pharmaceuticals and biologicals; PRRS=Articles from the AASV PRRS Task Force; Practice=Information associated with practice management or development.; Research=Research topics of interest to swine veterinarians.; Students=Information of interest to AASV student members.; USDA=US Dept. of Agriculture activities of interest to swine veterinarians.; Welfare=Animal welfare issues