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Jun 11, 2012
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National Hog Farmer Panel Evaluates New Products at 2012 World Pork Expo 8

The National Hog Farmer World Pork Expo New Product Review Panel evaluated new products on behalf of producers who cannot make it to World Pork Expo. Hear a summary of this year's hot new products....More
Jun 8, 2012
News

Hog Prices Could Rebound Going into Summer, Meyer Says 1

Hog prices have been disappointing of late, not reaching the $100 mark that many expected. The hog market could have life left in it, however, according to Dr. Steve Meyer. Meyer, a regular speaker at World Pork Expo, talked about the outlook for hog prices and for wheat feeding in this interview...More
Jun 8, 2012
News

Busy year for the pork industry, farm bill task force co-chair says

The U.S. Senate has agreed to take up the farm bill proposed by its Ag Committee, but there’s no guarantee the legislation will be passed this year. Sam Carney, a producer from Adair, Iowa, talks about the National Pork Producer Council’s farm bill priorities and legislative issues in this interview...More
Jun 7, 2012
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Pork Producers Worried Egg Legislation Could Set Precedent

The introduction of the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 in both houses of Congress has touched off a wave of concern among other livestock groups. The NPPC's Audrey Adamson talks about some of those concerns and the impact of the legislation in other countries...More
Jun 7, 2012
video

2012 shaping up to be good year for corn and soybeans in Midwest 5

The skies were overcast at this year's World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. But those clouds may have a silver lining for hog and cattle producers. Iowa State University's Elwynn Taylor told World Pork Expo attendees that the 2012 corn and soybean crops are off to a good start...More
Jun 7, 2012
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Pork Producers Report Little Use of Open Pens in University of Missouri survey 28

Some pork producers have moved to open pens for sows, but the overwhelming majority continue to use gestation stalls, according to a University of Missouri study released at World Pork Expo. Dr. Ron Plain discusses the results and some inplications of the study in this interview following a press conference at the Expo in Des Moines, Iowa....More
Jun 7, 2012
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Gestation stall-less rules would have economic impact on pork producers 1

Recent announcements from food service companies and retailers about bans on gestation stalls for sows have sent shock waves through the industry. Some estimate the bans could costs producers $200 to $300 per sow to convert their facilities. AgStar's Mark Greenwood talked about the impacts during a press conference at World Pork Expo...More
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