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Jul 05, 2013

Fourth of July is Peak of the Pork Grilling Season

In addition to celebrating the hard-won freedoms that make our country great, the Fourth of July holiday is also a great time to celebrate pork! I....More
Jun 28, 2013

Common Sense Prevails in East Coast Gestation Stall Decisions

Good news is always appreciated, and the common sense displayed by governmental officials in both New York and New Jersey this month is positive for....More
Jun 21, 2013

Farm Bill’s Demise Highlights Divide between Urban and Rural America

By now you’ve heard this week’s big news in agriculture about the farm bill’s defeat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Just two weeks ago,....More
GMO-fed pig study conclusions flawed.
Jun 14, 2013

GMO-Fed Pig Study Flawed; Headlines Deceiving

The Huffington Post headline this week screamed frighteningly at consumers about the topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), “Damning New....More
Most-asked question at World Pork Expo was about the Smithfield sale.
Jun 08, 2013

Most-Asked Question at World Pork Expo: What About the Smithfield Sale?

It’s probably not surprising that the question that came up most often in pork producer conversations at World Pork Expo involved speculation about....More
Come visit the National Hog Farmer booth at World Pork Expo.
May 31, 2013

It’s Time for World Pork Expo!

Excitement is building among the National Hog Farmer staff as we start packing up our trade show booth, notebooks, cameras and matching shirts in....More
Heat Detection is just one educational photo gallery topic.
May 24, 2013

Photo Galleries Help Fine-Tune Stockmanship

National Hog Farmer prides itself on the ability to provide research-based information about the business of pork production to our pork producer....More
May 17, 2013

Meet the 2013 Masters of the Pork Industry and Prepare to be Inspired

The May issue of National Hog Farmer typically serves as a reflective look at the U.S. pork industry. We strive to approach stories from a “big....More
Dr. Temple Grandin.
May 10, 2013

Temple Grandin Guides Video Tour Behind “Glass Walls” of Pork Processing Plant

This week the American Meat Institute (AMI) released a video tour of a pork slaughter plant hosted by leading animal welfare expert Temple Grandin,....More
Canadian retailers wish to move to alternative sow housing.
May 03, 2013

Do Producers Truly have Choices When it Comes to Animal Care?

This week the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) reported that many of the largest supermarket companies across the border have decided to stop....More
Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chop.
Apr 26, 2013

Pondering the Pork Chop Identity Crisis

A pork chop by any other name tastes just as juicy and delicious--and now has a new identity in the meat case. In an effort to make both pork and....More
Apr 19, 2013

Ag Gag Laws Really Do Protect Animals, Producers

Organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Mercy for Animals say they have stopped attempting to take undercover videos....More
EPA violates producer trust by releasing sensitive data.
Apr 12, 2013

EPA’s “Release-and-Retrieve” Approach to Producer Data Violates Trust

As the week draws to a close, more details are emerging about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of personal data on thousands of....More
Apr 05, 2013

Healthy Dose of Fear Drives Consumer Views in Antibiotic Debate

This week I have been sicker than a dog with a strep infection and some type of bronchitis-type junk. I’m taking antibiotics. I’m drinking orange....More
Ham for Easter.
Mar 29, 2013

Hamming it Up for Easter!

We all know that there is a pork recipe for every season, but meals for Easter in particular should be made with ham! Recently Chef Michael....More
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