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

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
Heat Detection is just one educational photo gallery topic.
in National Hog Farmer Blog May 24, 2013

Photo Galleries Help Fine-Tune Stockmanship

National Hog Farmer prides itself on the ability to provide research-based information about the business of pork production to our pork producer....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog May 17, 2013

Meet the 2013 Masters of the Pork Industry and Prepare to be Inspired

The May issue of National Hog Farmer typically serves as a reflective look at the U.S. pork industry. We strive to approach stories from a “big....More
Dr. Temple Grandin.
in National Hog Farmer Blog May 10, 2013

Temple Grandin Guides Video Tour Behind “Glass Walls” of Pork Processing Plant

This week the American Meat Institute (AMI) released a video tour of a pork slaughter plant hosted by leading animal welfare expert Temple Grandin,....More
Canadian retailers wish to move to alternative sow housing.
in National Hog Farmer Blog May 03, 2013

Do Producers Truly have Choices When it Comes to Animal Care?

This week the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) reported that many of the largest supermarket companies across the border have decided to stop....More
Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chop.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Apr 26, 2013

Pondering the Pork Chop Identity Crisis

A pork chop by any other name tastes just as juicy and delicious--and now has a new identity in the meat case. In an effort to make both pork and....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog Apr 19, 2013

Ag Gag Laws Really Do Protect Animals, Producers

Organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Mercy for Animals say they have stopped attempting to take undercover videos....More
EPA violates producer trust by releasing sensitive data.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Apr 12, 2013

EPA’s “Release-and-Retrieve” Approach to Producer Data Violates Trust

As the week draws to a close, more details are emerging about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of personal data on thousands of....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog Apr 05, 2013

Healthy Dose of Fear Drives Consumer Views in Antibiotic Debate

This week I have been sicker than a dog with a strep infection and some type of bronchitis-type junk. I’m taking antibiotics. I’m drinking orange....More

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