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The conversation continues about pork and ractopamine.
Dec 07, 2012

Fear-Mongers Take Aim at Ractopamine, Could Disrupt Export Markets

Never underestimate the power of a freaked-out consumer to impact your bottom line. Under the right circumstances, your export market to a particular....More
Consumers are receiving confusing messages.
Nov 29, 2012

‘Tis the Season to Fear Our Food???

Apparently the fact that Thanksgiving is a recent memory, and food is still top-of-mind, means the timing is right to urge consumers to live in fear....More
The White House served Ham for Thanksgiving!
Nov 23, 2012

PETA Speaks Out Against Presidential Turkey Pardon (And Ham was on the President’s Thanksgiving Menu)

It seems even President Barack Obama is finding himself squarely in the crosshairs of the animal rights movement these days. According to The Hill’s....More
Nov 16, 2012

Pork Producers are Disappointed by EPA Denial of Corn Ethanol Waiver

We’ve been waiting for this news…but this was not the outcome most pork producers were hoping to hear about the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The....More
Election 2012 wrap up.
Nov 09, 2012

Did Your Vote Make a Difference?

You may have noticed that we had an election this week. It seems like there has been almost as much time devoted to analyzing the election results on....More
Nov 02, 2012

What’s Going on in Canada?

The Canadian pork industry is making news a lot lately—and the news is not necessarily good. Reports last week following a Canadian Pork Council....More
Measure 5 logo.
Oct 31, 2012

State Initiatives could Haunt the Pork Industry

It’s Halloween week and here are a couple of scary things to think about when it comes to the upcoming elections....More
President Obama and former Governor Romney with pork chops.
Oct 26, 2012

Does Either Candidate have the Pork Industry’s Back?

For much of this week, I’ve been on a quest to find pictures of President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney eating pork....More
Oct 19, 2012

Farm Audits—Trend or Treason?

Two of the most-read stories this week on the National Hog Farmer Web site were devoted to Tyson Foods, Inc.’s recent announcement about implementing....More
Oct 12, 2012

Let’s Get This Conversation Started

I don’t usually turn to the New York Times when I’m trolling for pork industry news, but an article published in last Friday’s issue of that....More
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