Lora Berg

Editor, National Hog Farmer

Lora is the editor of National Hog Farmer. She joined the National Hog Farmer editorial team in 1993, served as associate editor, managing editor, contributing editor, and digital editor before being named to the editor position in 2013. She has written and produced electronic newsletters for Farm Industry News, Hay & Forage Grower and BEEF magazines. She was also the founding editor of the Nutrient Management e-newsletter.

Lora grew up on a purebred Berkshire operation in southeastern South Dakota and promoted pork both as the state’s Pork Industry Queen and as an intern with the South Dakota Pork Producers Council. Lora earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from South Dakota State University in agricultural journalism and mass communications. She has served as communications specialist for the National Live Stock and Meat Board and as director of communications for the University of Minnesota College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences. During her career, Lora earned the Story of the Year award from the American Agricultural Editors’ Association and bronze award at the national level in the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ competition. She is passionate about providing information to support National Hog Farmer's pork producer readers through 29 electronic newsletter issues per month, the monthly magazine and nationalhogfarmer.com website.

Posts by Lora Berg

in National Hog Farmer Blog Dec 12, 2014

No Magic Bullets, But Pork Industry Research Builds Toward Future Solutions

National Hog Farmer has a long tradition of delivering research-based information targeted specifically for our pork producer readers. Our December....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog Dec 05, 2014

A Responsible Pork Industry Cares About its Animals

It seems the pork industry has had another rough-and-tumble round of media coverage this week. Mercy for Animals released undercover video taken on a....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog Dec 20, 2013

Looking Back at 2013 Through Headlines: The Year in Review

It’s that time of year when lists are made. It starts with the Christmas list and seems to conclude with a list of resolutions for 2014. When it....More
antibiotics for pigs.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Dec 13, 2013

Antibiotic Use in Agriculture Made News This Week

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance this week on two proposals aimed at limiting the use of antibiotics in food animals in....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog Nov 29, 2013

Still No Farm Bill (And Why We Care)

‘Tis the season to focus on our plentiful, affordable food, our full stomachs, and our thankfulness that one leads to the other. As we lick the....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog Nov 01, 2013

When Bad Videos Happen to Good Pork Producers

Ugh, another undercover video.” I think this was a common sentiment in the pork industry this week as the Mercy for Animals organization released....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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

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