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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
Consumers Union is calling for more government re
Dec 14, 2012

Show Me the Research

The December issue of National Hog Farmer magazine should be arriving in your mailbox or e-mail Inbox within the next few days. Each year this issue....More
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
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