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

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
Gestation pen.
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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.
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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.
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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

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