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

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
Most-asked question at World Pork Expo was about the Smithfield sale.
in National Hog Farmer Blog 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
Come visit the National Hog Farmer booth at World Pork Expo.
in National Hog Farmer Blog May 31, 2013

It’s Time for World Pork Expo!

Excitement is building among the National Hog Farmer staff as we start packing up our trade show booth, notebooks, cameras and matching shirts in....More

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