Several reports over the last years and a recent presentation at a Carthage Veterinary Services Conference have highlighted some significant changes occurring in the design of housing facilities for pigs in China.

Here in central Illinois, this spring has delivered its share of surprises. The planting season got off to a good start in April with warm and dry weather with a lot of corn and soybean being planted.

Soil health is still a relatively new idea and it is currently getting a lot of attention. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $6.3 million dollars in soil health grants in April 2021.