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

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
Ham for Easter.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Mar 29, 2013

Hamming it Up for Easter!

We all know that there is a pork recipe for every season, but meals for Easter in particular should be made with ham! Recently Chef Michael....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog Mar 22, 2013

How Do You “Celebrate” Agriculture?

The week of March 17-23 has been declared National Agriculture Week. As part of the festivities, you may have celebrated National Agriculture Day on....More

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