The U.S. swine industry is still keeping a close eye on African swine fever. National Pork Producers Council Director of Science and Technology Dan Kovich says there are additional efforts underway to secure funding to fully staff Customs and Border Control to monitor potential threats. Kovich says 600 additional people are needed for the job. “We’re trying to help find funding to get the hole plugged. This would help all of agriculture, not just for African swine fever.” On the farm, U.S. producers continue to learn more about improving biosecurity. “Talking to their feed suppliers and mills to understand where all of the components of their feed are coming from. The other big thing is the Secure Pork Supply, a program to help producers demonstrate they have good biosecurity.”
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