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Aug 12, 2016

Hard lessons learned in show barn

Illinois junior swine exhibitors share valuable lessons from the state fair barns....More
Aug 08, 2016

Getting U.S. pork in gold medal contention

U.S. pork industry gearing up for a gold-medal run in the global export market, and knowing the competition, obstacles is half the battle....More
Aug 04, 2016

Media interview gone wrong1

Openly, Illinois pig farmers accepted the invitation to open the barn doors to reporters of the Chicago Tribune. Unfortunately, the end product was....More
Aug 01, 2016

5 notable developments transpiring in China pork industry

The leading global producer and consumer of pork, China is currently undergoing an evolution that should have all pig farmers sitting up and taking....More
Jul 25, 2016

3 ways HSUS is pressing meatless agenda

HSUS' mission to make the entire world “meatless” is still alive and kicking. The game may have change. The tactics may be refined, but the agenda is....More
Jul 22, 2016

And so it begins: Prestage Iowa plant – Part II

People will have plenty to say about Prestage Farms' plan to build a pork processing plant in Wright County, Iowa, and the county Supervisors....More
Jul 15, 2016

Show youth building responsibilities

As 4-H and FFA members are preparing their show animals for the numerous fairs and open shows this summer, they are also unknowingly building many....More
Jul 07, 2016

Speak up now, or regret it later2

A perpetual parade of proposals will have long-lasting implications for livestock producers, so it is imperative that all producers stand up and be....More
Jun 27, 2016

China joining the eat less meat circus?

The growing trend in dietary guidelines is to cast eating meat as the freak show, and China recently added its monkeys to the circus....More
Jun 24, 2016

Beat the ‘hog days’ of summer

Take necessary steps to ensure your hogs will remain comfortable in this summer's heat, and reward you with continued performance....More
Jun 20, 2016

Expansion, a sizzling subject at WPX

U.S. pork industry’s bright future with the new pork processing plants coming is certainly crafting lots of chatter about expansion....More
Jun 09, 2016

Pork industry: Some Masters, all family

Hog industry family is close-knit and takes care of its own, and the annual World Pork Expo can be looked as one big family reunion....More
May 27, 2016

Remember why you get Monday off

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, with bacon of course, but let's not lose sight of the sacrifices of those whose memories we honor....More
May 20, 2016

A pro-science win?

A recent report claims genetically modified organisms pose no health concerns to humans who consume products made from such crops. Though a victory....More
May 09, 2016

5 takeaways from 2016 class of Masters

Many outstanding leadership qualities bond “The 70 Masters” together, but their unique stories will motivate you to climb your own mountain. These....More
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