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  • The pork industry sees strong potential for gene editing to reduce diseases and improve livestock performance. The industry argues FDA regulations right now are holding back the technology and potentially hurting U.S. competitiveness long-term. (DTN file photo)

    Edit FDA Regulation for Genes

    The National Pork Producers Council has challenged FDA's regulations concerning gene editing, arguing the rules classifying genetically modified animals as a "drug" could hamper the industry. With President Donald Trump signing an executive order on biotechnology earlier this...

  • A new corral is something you'll live with for years, so don't be afraid to ask for advice from Extension, veterinarians and other producers. (Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Ask the Vet

    Make sure the alley and head-catch aren't too wide, this can create handling problems and add stress.

  • USDA will allow farmers to hay or graze cover crops on prevented planting acres on Sept. 1 without facing a penalty on their prevented planting indemnity payment. (DTN file photo)

    USDA Moves PP Haying Date

    Under pressure from farm groups and Congress, USDA's Risk Management Agency on Thursday announced it has changed the haying and grazing restrictions on prevented planting acres. The change allows farmers who plant cover crops on prevented planting acres to hay...

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