Iowa has the attention of the nation’s agricultural sector because of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by the water supply entity for the city of Des Moines challenging drainage from field tile lines as discharges under the federal Clean Water Act.
Planning to open a new pork processing plant in the United States has not been all roses for the Prestage family, however Ron Prestage, DVM and president of Prestage Farms, firmly believes it is the right decision for the industry....More
Smithfield Foods Inc. released the Environment section of this year’s sustainability and financial report and shows solid improvements in reducing the company’s natural resource demand and leadership in advancing sustainable farming practices....More
This year’s World Pork Expo reflected an optimistic tone as more than 20,000 producers and ag professionals, including 1,100 international guests from 35 countries, convened at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines, June 8-10.
National Hog Farmer was there to cover the show from set-up to tear-down.
Smithfield Foods Inc. has released new, more comprehensive information about its industry-leading animal care initiatives in the first installment of its 2015 Sustainability and Financial Report....More
As biosecurity measures have closed hog barns to the outside world, the consuming public scrutinizes what goes on with the animals inside the barns. To show farmers aren't hiding anything, many are turning to social media open their barns’ doors to the outside world....More