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Interest in farming is a great communications opportunity

The world’s food needs are under the microscope and we hear near-daily pleas from groups such as the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization for greater investment in feeding hungry people. So why are development agencies such as USC Canada dedicating scarce resources to hackneyed anti-corporate promotions such as this latest poll?



That’s what I’m pondering in this week’s… Continue

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How Long Does ASFV Survive In Groundwater?By Jordan Buchan DVM Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services

African swine fever virus (ASFV) continues to spread in Europe with a recent jump to the south in Italy (Calabria) as well as outbreaks in Bosnia-Herzegovina and bordering Croatia

Canadian Pork Council Receives Funding as Part of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive funding under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP).

Bob Hunsberger - Farmer, Economist, Researcher, and Visionary

With more than 50 years of dedication, including his role as one of the founding members of 3P - The Progressive Pork Producers, Bob Hunsberger has been a prominent advocate for the Ontario pork industry.  

Previous Experience with Swine Key to Attracting News Swine Vets

A series of swine medicine surveys conducted by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine suggests some previous experience working with swine is an important factor in attracting veterinary students into swine practice

How Canada Plans to Enhance Efforts to Keep African Swine Fever Out

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has been selected to receive funding under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program (ASFIPP). The CPC's ASFIPP initiative, "Development of a low-cost pen-side assay for rapid detection of African Swine Fever Virus," is a crucial step in enhancing the swine industry's readiness against the threat of African swine fever (ASF), CPC said in a release on Friday. "The support from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is instrumental in advancing our efforts to combat African Swine Fever,” Canadian Pork Council chair René Roy, said in a release. “Our focus on developing a low-cost pen-side assay aligns with our commitment to proactive and innovative solutions for the swine industry." The goal is to develop an ASFMeter, a portable and low-cost tool, for rapidly diagnosing ASF in the field, CPC explained. This innovative program in collaboration with McMaster University hopes to revolutionize ASF detection by prov

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