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Mar 22, 2013

How Do You “Celebrate” Agriculture?

The week of March 17-23 has been declared National Agriculture Week. As part of the festivities, you may have celebrated National Agriculture Day on....More
Capitol dome.
Mar 15, 2013

Politics and Pork Production

Lately it seems as though nearly every significant news story impacting agriculture has originated in close proximity to Washington, D.C. Though the....More
Mar 08, 2013

You Can Never Have Enough Friends! Build Your Social Media Community

Everyone wants to be part of a community and have like-minded people with whom they can share the good and the bad that is part of everyday life....More
Mar 01, 2013

Who’s Feeding Our Elected Officials, Anyway?

March 1 has arrived, meaning that, apparently, as of today, the United States is “all in” on the budgetary sequester that has been in the news for....More
Has EPA put farmers in danger?
Feb 22, 2013

EPA Chief Sends Regrets, Yet Releases Sensitive Farm Data Anyway

Last week, outgoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chief Lisa Jackson was quoted in the Huffington Post as saying her biggest regret was....More
Sequestration may impact meat inspections.
Feb 15, 2013

Will Sequestration Bring Pork Processing to a Screeching Halt?

What a week in Washington. As a vast divide separates the Republicans and Democrats on budget issues, The Hill is predicting a high likelihood that....More
Logic vs. fear on antibiotic issue.
Feb 08, 2013

Logic vs. Fear: Antibiotic Issue Draws Passionate Response

When it comes to the use of antibiotics in pork production, some things boil down to simple logic. We all know that appropriate antibiotic use can....More
Feb 04, 2013

Super Bowl Ad’s Popularity Makes it A Good Day to be a Farmer

One of the most talked-about advertisements from last night’s Super Bowl commercial line-up is the ad for the Dodge Ram trucks entitled, “So God Made....More
Feb 01, 2013

Follow the Money to See the Truth about HSUS

In a recent article in the Worthington, MN, Daily Globe, a Minnesota pork producer brings attention to a frustrating scenario. Brad Freking, DVM,....More
gestation stalls are an issue on pork producers' minds.
Jan 25, 2013

What Are Producers Talking About in Iowa?

The 2013 Iowa Pork Congress, which took place in Des Moines this week, was a good place to get an idea about issues that are top-of-mind for....More
Taste Panel evaluates pork for tastes of boar taint.
Jan 18, 2013

New Tool Could Improve Feed Conversion on Half of Your Pigs by 15%

If you haven’t opened the January issue of National Hog Farmer magazine yet, or taken the opportunity to read it online, here's a little extra....More
Touring hog operations helps urban dwellers gain perspective.
Jan 11, 2013

Why Do Consumers Believe HSUS and Not You?

I know you care what your customers think, because one of the most-read stories on the National Hog Farmer Web site the past few weeks reports on a....More
South Dakota Pork Congress.
Jan 04, 2013

Pork Producers Work Together to Tackle Industry Issues

The headlines can be daunting at times. The stories about consumers being bombarded with misleading and inaccurate messages about how their food is....More
Hogs are Beautiful!
Dec 28, 2012

Pigs, People and Production in 2012

It’s that time of year when lists are made. It started with the Christmas list and seems to conclude with a list of resolutions for 2013. When it....More
What do new school lunch standards mean for pork producers?
Dec 21, 2012

What’s Happening to School Lunch?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it is lifting its strict limitations on calories from protein and grains that are part of the new....More
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