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

Touring hog operations helps urban dwellers gain perspective.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Jan 11, 2013

Why Do Consumers Believe HSUS and Not You?

I know you care what your customers think, because one of the most-read stories on the National Hog Farmer Web site the past few weeks reports on a....More
South Dakota Pork Congress.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Jan 04, 2013

Pork Producers Work Together to Tackle Industry Issues

The headlines can be daunting at times. The stories about consumers being bombarded with misleading and inaccurate messages about how their food is....More
Hogs are Beautiful!
in National Hog Farmer Blog Dec 28, 2012

Pigs, People and Production in 2012

It’s that time of year when lists are made. It started with the Christmas list and seems to conclude with a list of resolutions for 2013. When it....More
What do new school lunch standards mean for pork producers?
in National Hog Farmer Blog Dec 21, 2012

What’s Happening to School Lunch?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it is lifting its strict limitations on calories from protein and grains that are part of the new....More
Consumers Union is calling for more government re
in National Hog Farmer Blog Dec 14, 2012

Show Me the Research

The December issue of National Hog Farmer magazine should be arriving in your mailbox or e-mail Inbox within the next few days. Each year this issue....More
The conversation continues about pork and ractopamine.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Dec 07, 2012

Fear-Mongers Take Aim at Ractopamine, Could Disrupt Export Markets

Never underestimate the power of a freaked-out consumer to impact your bottom line. Under the right circumstances, your export market to a particular....More
Consumers are receiving confusing messages.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Nov 29, 2012

‘Tis the Season to Fear Our Food???

Apparently the fact that Thanksgiving is a recent memory, and food is still top-of-mind, means the timing is right to urge consumers to live in fear....More
The White House served Ham for Thanksgiving!
in National Hog Farmer Blog Nov 23, 2012

PETA Speaks Out Against Presidential Turkey Pardon (And Ham was on the President’s Thanksgiving Menu)

It seems even President Barack Obama is finding himself squarely in the crosshairs of the animal rights movement these days. According to The Hill’s....More
in National Hog Farmer Blog Nov 16, 2012

Pork Producers are Disappointed by EPA Denial of Corn Ethanol Waiver

We’ve been waiting for this news…but this was not the outcome most pork producers were hoping to hear about the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The....More
Election 2012 wrap up.
in National Hog Farmer Blog Nov 09, 2012

Did Your Vote Make a Difference?

You may have noticed that we had an election this week. It seems like there has been almost as much time devoted to analyzing the election results on....More

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