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USDA orders hog farms, labs to report infections from virus that has killed millions of pigs

MILWAUKEE - Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.

Pig virus threatens US outdoor grilling season

A dark cloud is menacing the cherished US summer season of outdoor grilling: a deadly pig virus that has been sweeping through farms and driving up pork prices. The porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus was first officially detected in the United States in May 2013. Now it is active in 27 of the nation's 50 states. The contagious virus is not transmissible to humans and poses no risk to food safety, assures the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). But it causes diarrhea and vomiting in pigs and is fatal in piglets.

China slaps 'temporary restrictions' on U.S. pork imports -report

(Reuters) - China, the world's No. 1 pork consumer, has slapped "temporary restrictions" on imports of U.S. pigs to prevent a deadly virus from spreading to its herd, according to a report by Bloomberg citing the Livestock Exporters Association of the USA. The news will probably raise concerns among U.S. farmers who are battling the lethal disease, which has crimped hog supplies and sent prices to record highs.

China slaps 'temporary restrictions' on U.S. pork imports -report

(Reuters) - China, the world's No. 1 pork consumer, has slapped "temporary restrictions" on imports of U.S. pigs to prevent a deadly virus from spreading to its herd, according to a report by Bloomberg citing the Livestock Exporters Association of the USA. The news will probably raise concerns among U.S. farmers who are battling the lethal disease, which has crimped hog supplies and sent prices to record highs.

Is virus-inflated U.S. hog market bubble about to burst?

By Theopolis Waters and Barani Krishnan CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fund managers and traders have chased hog prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to record highs on fear of a deadly pig virus, but a market reversal is likely if government data in the next two weeks shows no major damage from the disease.

S. Korea places ban on pork imports from Poland

SEJONG, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea placed an import ban Thursday on pork from Poland after the Eastern European country reported discovery of African swine virus. The ban, effective immediately, affects all pork products, including processed ham, from Poland, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The move is only aimed at preventing an inflow of the animal disease into the country, the ministry said, adding the disease does not affect humans.

S. Korea places ban on pork imports from Poland

SEJONG, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea placed an import ban Thursday on pork from Poland after the Eastern European country reported discovery of African swine virus. The ban, effective immediately, affects all pork products, including processed ham, from Poland, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The move is only aimed at preventing an inflow of the animal disease into the country, the ministry said, adding the disease does not affect humans.

Wynne says no risk to humans after pig virus found on Ontario farm

TORONTO - Officials are deciding whether or not to slaughter a herd of pigs infected with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus at a hog farm in southwestern Ontario after the Canada Food Inspection Agency confirmed the outbreak Friday. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture received word from the federal agency's lab in Winnipeg confirming what provincial officials had suspected on Thursday.

Pig virus squeezes Hillshire profits; sausage prices to increase

By Michael Hirtzer CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hillshire Brands Co <HSH.N> said this week that cases of a virus deadly to baby piglets were growing and the company was increasing meat prices to combat rising commodity costs tied to the disease. The Chicago-based maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs was one of the first companies to state publicly that the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDv, was hurting its bottom line - and it will not be the last, analysts said.

USDA shutdown hobbles livestock markets, grain traders make do

By Theopolis Waters and Christine Stebbins CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. livestock markets are reeling from this week's disruption of data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the federal government shutdown drags on, while grain traders are muddling through without a key report on weekly export sales.
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