African swine fever has spread quickly among back yard herds in eastern Asia, but is also now a serious problem in commercial herds.

Vietnam claims some success in creating African swine fever vaccine

Disease experts are skeptical as a vaccine has been challenging to create so far

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters – Vietnam says it has had initial success in creating a vaccine to fight African swine fever, which has infected farms throughout the Southeast Asian country and prompted the culling of around 10 per cent of its pig herd. African swine fever, which has spread to Laos and North Korea as well after being […] Read more

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U.S. criticizes Vietnam ban of glyphosate imports

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago/Hanoi | Reuters — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Thursday criticized Vietnam’s move to ban imports of glyphosate-based herbicides, saying the decision would have “devastating impacts on global agricultural production.” Vietnam’s government said in a statement that the toxic level of herbicides containing glyphosate had long been of concern, in the latest display […] Read more