President Trump has signed an executive order to keep meat processing plants open, but a number of the facilities are currently closed due to outbreaks of COVID-19. What does the pandemic's disruption mean for U.S. agriculture -- and the health…
When the Mexican fast-food chain learned of its pork supplier’s violation of standards concerning housing for the pigs, it stopped serving pork at some 600 restaurants across the country for the first time.
By Ariel Min
China consumes half of the world's pork. And the country's growing middle class — bigger than the population of the United States — wants more meat. Nathan Halverson of The Center for Investigative Reporting looks at how China plans to…
By PBS NewsHour
Although the disease is being studied, scientists are still unsure about how PEDv spreads, or how it originated.
By Xander Landen
Over the past 30 years, China has quadrupled its meat consumption. The nation's increasing appetite for pork has led a Chinese company to bid to buy American pork producer Smithfield Farms. Judy Woodruff talks to economists Steve Meyer and Thilo…
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton were among the attendees at a memorial service in Charleston, W.Va., for Sen. Robert C. Byrd', the longest-serving member of Congress ever, who died Monday at age 92.
Gwen Ifill reports on the life and legacy of West Virginia's Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member in the history of Congress. Byrd died Monday at the age of 92.
As new coverage surfaces on the little-known vice presidential candidate, the NewsHour's Judy Woodruff discusses her background, accomplishments and stance on critical issues with a delegate from Alaska.
As corn prices have risen with demand for ethanol in recent years, corn farmers are prospering. But others -- such as hog farmers who rely on corn feed -- are facing tough times, and some critics blame ethanol demand for…
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