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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
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
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