PEDV Bring Back the Bacon: Hog Virus Slowing By Amy Mayer • Feb 5, 2015 Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media Bacon and pork chops could become cheaper this year thanks, in part, to fewer pigs getting sick with the virus that devastated hog farms in 2014. USDA Makes PED Reportable Disease By Amy Mayer • Apr 22, 2014 File: Peter Gray/Harvest Public Media Hog farmers are now required to report outbreaks of certain viral diseases that have spread across the country during the past year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Virus Continues to Rip Through Hog Farms By Amy Mayer • Jan 20, 2014 Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media Pork producers across the country are continuing to grapple with a virus that’s killing their piglets. Experts estimate Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus has already killed about 1 million baby pigs and the disease shows no sign of abating. Antibody Test for Swine Virus By Amy Mayer • Sep 16, 2013 en.mercopress.com Hog producers and their veterinarians have a new tool to help fight a virus that has the potential to kill entire litters of piglets. New Virus Infects Hogs in the Tri States By Amy Mayer • Jul 10, 2013 Phil Roeder/Flickr Hog farmers across the Midwest are battling a new virus this summer.