Pork, beef trade with Mexico, Peru expanded

What are the top priorities for your operation in 2014?

As the New Year gets closer, feed prices stabilize lower and pork prices remain higher, increasing the prospects of solid profits for pork producers for the next 3-5 years, what are the top priorities for your hog operation?

Do you believe all livestock producers were given a fair shake in the 2014 Farm Bill?

After years of discussion and wondering of whether or not there would ever be a farm bill, both the Senate and the House have finally passed it.

What is your favorite way to prepare and serve pork?

Pork is high in nutritional value and provides protein and vitamins, as well as being a consumer favorite meat choice at the grocery store.

As Swine Show Season Approaches, what are Some of the Things you and your Family will do to get Ready?

From the North American International Livestock Exposition to the National Junior Swine Association’s Summer Spectacular, the swine show circuit is an important aspect to many young people with an interest in the hog industry.

Is USDA's recent announcement of a $20 million effort targeting destruction of feral hogs a wise use of funding?

USDA recently announced a $20 million program aimed at helping states better handle the rapidly growing feral hog population, blamed for more than $1.5 billion in damage annually.

What issues should the Pork Checkoff prioritize to best support the U.S. pork industry?

The National Pork Board recently announced that Chris Hodges will join the National Pork Board as its new chief executive officer on Feb. 16. Currently based in Kansas City, Hodges is senior vice president - business development of Smithfield Farmland. In his new position, Hodges will oversee the Pork Checkoff. Of the many issues facing the pork industry, which ones do you think the National Pork Board should prioritize when it comes to implementing research, education and promotional efforts on behalf of U.S. pork producers?  Please leave a comment if you have something to add to the list or discussion.

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