USDA forecasts net farm income for 2015 will be the lowest since 2006 at $58.3 billion, 36% lower than 2014’s estimate of $91.1 billion. This is down nearly 53% from the record high of $123.7 billion in 2013....More
USDA’s “Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade” report forecasts fiscal year 2016 agricultural exports at $138.5 billion, down $1.0 billion from the revised FY 2015 projection. Fiscal years 2015 and 2016 exports would still be the third- and fourth-highest on record, respectively....More
NPPC strongly urges the Obama administration to delay implementation of the new Clean Water Act rule, which would adversely affect hundreds of thousands of farmers, business people and landowners....More
Osborne Industries Inc., a leader in the design and development of advanced livestock management equipment for sheep, goats and pigs, celebrates the 30-year anniversary since the development of the ACCU-ARM animal weighing system....More
The American Feed Industry Association’s legal counsel earlier this week submitted comments on behalf of the organization to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the proposed rule making on antimicrobial animal drug sales and distribution reporting....More
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.