PEDv http://hppr.org en Bring home the bacon: Virus cutting pork supplies http://hppr.org/post/bring-home-bacon-virus-cutting-pork-supplies <p>Bacon-loving shoppers prepare yourselves: A <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/ped-virus-continues-rip-through-hog-farms">virus that has devastated piglets</a> for nearly a year is causing lower pork supplies and higher prices. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:01:01 +0000 Amy Mayer 29257 at http://hppr.org Bring home the bacon: Virus cutting pork supplies Area Pork Producers Fighting Against a Deadly Virus Possibly Carried by the Wind http://hppr.org/post/area-pork-producers-fighting-against-deadly-virus-possibly-carried-wind <p></p><p>Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, is a heat-sensitive virus than can kill up to 100% of piglets that contract it, and hog producers in the Oklahoma Panhandle and Southwestern Kansas are battling the disease that experts now believe is carried on the wind <strong><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/insight-oklahoma-winds-may-spread-deadly-swine-virus">reported the Global Post</a></strong>.&nbsp; That’s devastating news for high plains farmers where the wind is a strong, consistent force of nature.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:15:53 +0000 Cindee Talley 21907 at http://hppr.org Area Pork Producers Fighting Against a Deadly Virus Possibly Carried by the Wind