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African swine fever remains major focus in 2024

African swine fever prevention and detection continues to be a focus for the U.S. pork industry. Dr. Paul Sundberg with the Swine Health Information Center says tremendous progress has been made since ASF was first detected in China several years ago. “In planning, in coordination,... Read More.

African swine fever gene research brings new horizons

The head of the Swine Health Information Center says new African swine fever gene research from Europe will be critical to combating the virus in the future. Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg tells Brownfield “Some work from a German lab, in collaboration with the... Read More.

African swine fever management failing in Hispaniola

The situation with African swine fever in the Western Hemisphere is becoming more dire.  National Pork Producers Council director of animal health Dr. Anna Forseth says ASF is now considered endemic in the Dominican Republic and Haiti despite substantial U.S. investment to eradicate... Read More.

Groups partner to better protect the U.S. from African Swine Fever

State, federal, and industry groups are partnering to better protect the U.S. from African swine fever.  Ted McKinney, CEO of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture says NASDA, the USDA, the National Pork Board, and the National Pork Producers Council will be... Read More.

USDA investing in African swine fever prevention

The U.S. continues to invest heavily in African swine fever prevention. Dr. Jack Shere is with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. “We are spending a great deal of resources, personnel and financial, on developing our response capabilities.” He tells Brownfield Ag Secretary Vilsack has requested... Read More.