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

Capitol dome.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Mar 15, 2013

Politics and Pork Production

Lately it seems as though nearly every significant news story impacting agriculture has originated in close proximity to Washington, D.C. Though the....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog Mar 08, 2013

You Can Never Have Enough Friends! Build Your Social Media Community

Everyone wants to be part of a community and have like-minded people with whom they can share the good and the bad that is part of everyday life....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog Mar 01, 2013

Who’s Feeding Our Elected Officials, Anyway?

March 1 has arrived, meaning that, apparently, as of today, the United States is “all in” on the budgetary sequester that has been in the news for....More
Has EPA put farmers in danger?
in National Hog Farmer Blog Feb 22, 2013

EPA Chief Sends Regrets, Yet Releases Sensitive Farm Data Anyway

Last week, outgoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chief Lisa Jackson was quoted in the Huffington Post as saying her biggest regret was....More
Sequestration may impact meat inspections.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Feb 15, 2013

Will Sequestration Bring Pork Processing to a Screeching Halt?

What a week in Washington. As a vast divide separates the Republicans and Democrats on budget issues, The Hill is predicting a high likelihood that....More
Logic vs. fear on antibiotic issue.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Feb 08, 2013

Logic vs. Fear: Antibiotic Issue Draws Passionate Response

When it comes to the use of antibiotics in pork production, some things boil down to simple logic. We all know that appropriate antibiotic use can....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog Feb 04, 2013

Super Bowl Ad’s Popularity Makes it A Good Day to be a Farmer

One of the most talked-about advertisements from last night’s Super Bowl commercial line-up is the ad for the Dodge Ram trucks entitled, “So God Made....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog Feb 01, 2013

Follow the Money to See the Truth about HSUS

In a recent article in the Worthington, MN, Daily Globe, a Minnesota pork producer brings attention to a frustrating scenario. Brad Freking, DVM,....More
gestation stalls are an issue on pork producers' minds.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Jan 25, 2013

What Are Producers Talking About in Iowa?

The 2013 Iowa Pork Congress, which took place in Des Moines this week, was a good place to get an idea about issues that are top-of-mind for....More
Taste Panel evaluates pork for tastes of boar taint.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Jan 18, 2013

New Tool Could Improve Feed Conversion on Half of Your Pigs by 15%

If you haven’t opened the January issue of National Hog Farmer magazine yet, or taken the opportunity to read it online, here's a little extra....More

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