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Oct 18, 2013

New App Delivers Blueprint Content

Each year, readers of National Hog Farmer receive two special print editions that take a look at key challenges facing pork producers. These special....More
Sep 20, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards

The September issue of National Hog Farmer is devoted to the topic of Environmental Management. One of the highlights of this issue of the magazine....More
Sep 13, 2013

Have You Thanked Your Local Vet School or Diagnostic Lab Today?

While looking over some of the headlines from the past week, it occurs to me that most pork producers are probably only one disease outbreak away....More
Aug 30, 2013

Aug. 31 was International Bacon Day!

The Labor Day weekend is considered by many to be the end of the carefree days of summer. In honor of this milestone, many people across the United....More
Chipotle Burrito.
Aug 16, 2013

Battling Antibiotic Misconceptions

It’s been another week where antibiotic issues were prominently featured in the news. Perhaps you saw the news release from the Chipotle restaurant....More
Aug 09, 2013

Learning from Other Countries about Antibiotics, Sow Stalls

The United States is not the only country wrestling with issues, such as use of both antibiotics in livestock production, and gestation stalls. This....More
Gestation pen.
Aug 02, 2013

Three Gestation Stall Stories in the News This Week

As the debate about the benefits of gestation stalls vs. pens continues, it seems there is always another news story taking a look at this topic from....More
Agricultural advocates called out Panera Bread over misleading advertising.
Jul 26, 2013

Misleading Antibiotic Messages and Advocating for Agriculture

The August issue of National Hog Farmer is devoted to the topic of analyzing antibiotic use. As we’ve been putting the finishing touches on our....More
Jul 19, 2013

Taking a Look at the PED Virus in the News

It’s hard to believe that the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus was first diagnosed in the United States in mid-May. We posted the first story....More
Jul 12, 2013

Honoring Dale Miller's 40-Year Career

At the end of the day on Monday, July 15, Dale Miller will turn out the lights and walk out of the door of his office and into retirement after just....More
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
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