Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking biodiesel with National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen and pork with Dr. Liz Wagstrom of NPPC and Jennifer Shike of Farm Journal’s PORK.
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is preparing for their 16thannual meeting, held in San Diego. CEO Donnell Rehagen talks about the opportunities to talk with lawmakers about what the government needs to do with the biodiesel tax credit with the partial government shutdown. He also shares how he is looking forward to new EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.
As the editor of Farm Journal’s PORK, Jennifer Shike is concerned with the possible expansion of African swine fever (ASF) in the U.S. and how farmers could safely dispose of carcasses to prevent the disease from spreading. Dr. Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian of the National Pork Producers Council, says humane euthanasia, burying, incineration, are all ways to prevent the spread if an outbreak happened in the U.S. She also is encouraging producers to contact state animal health board. They also talk about PEDv in Canada and how Europe is controlling its wild boar population.