The spread of foreign animal diseases, like African Swine Fever, was detailed in the USDA Ag Outlook Conference. Minnesota Pork Producers Association CEO David Preisler emphasized the importance of stopping these diseases at the border. “We start there. I’d also say our partners at feed mills have stepped up biosecurity for feed and farmers themselves have made tremendous investments in facilities to store ingredients and let the virus die out before it comes onto the farm.” Preisler said COVID had a significant impact on the swine industry last spring, but farmers never put the prevention of ASF on the sidelines.
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