Lora Berg

Writer, National Hog Farmer

Lora joined the National Hog Farmer editorial team in 1993, served as associate editor, then as managing editor until 1999. Since, she has been a contributing editor to the publication and currently serves as editor of the Nutrient Management e-newsletter. She has also written and produced electronic newsletters for Farm Industry News, Hay & Forage Grower and BEEF magazines. Lora grew up on a purebred Berkshire operation in southeastern South Dakota and promoted pork 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. Lora earned the Story of the Year award from the American Agricultural Editors’ Association and bronze award in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors’ competition.

Posts by Lora Berg

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
Chipotle Burrito.
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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

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