Jennifer Shike

Articles By Jennifer Shike

Oct 14, 2019

Lonely Roads: Truck Shortage Takes Toll on Supply Chain

In 2018, the trucking industry was short 60,800 drivers — up nearly 20% from 2017’s figure of 50,700.
Kylie and Jordan Epperson of Legacy Pork Farm
Oct 14, 2019

After the Fire: Kylie Epperson Finds Her Voice in Agriculture

Missouri pig farmer Kylie Epperson says she discovered her voice in agriculture after a fire destroyed their sow farm in 2018. But it certainly wasn’t the path she expected.
Semi truck
Oct 14, 2019

Semi Hauling Pigs Overturns on I-64 East in Louisville

A semitruck carrying a load of nearly 100 pigs overturned on Interstate 64 East near downtown Louisville.
Philippines flag
Oct 14, 2019

Philippines Ramps Up ASF Containment Tactics

The Philippines approved new measures to contain the growing spread of African swine fever on Friday.
Oct 14, 2019

Man Has Beef with Waiter Who Failed to Serve Pork

It’s a case of meat madness in Kerala, India, where a Raju’s Hotel customer attacked his waiter on Friday for serving beef instead of his actual order of pork.
Trade Talks
Oct 11, 2019

‘Phase One' of U.S.-China Trade Deal Offers Hope for Pork Producers

The news that the U.S. and China reached a “phase one” agreement to broker a truce in the trade war gives hope to pork producers seeking permanent removal of all punitive tariffs to address China’s need for pork.
Shipping containers
Oct 10, 2019

China Buys Record Volume of Pork

USDA confirmed record sales of pork to China in the week ended Oct. 3 , including 18,810 metric tons for shipment this year and 123,362 metric tons for shipment in 2020.
Livestock Judging Practice
Oct 10, 2019

5 Things No One Tells You About 4-H

There are so many reasons why kids should say yes to 4-H. But here are five reasons to say yes that don't get as much attention.
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Oct 10, 2019

South Korea Reports New Case of African Swine Fever

South Korea reported a new case of African swine fever on Wednesday night.