National Hog Farmer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/rss.xml en Pork Industry Forum set for March 5-7 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-industry-forum-set-march-5-7 <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Delegates from across the United States will gather in San Antonio, March 5-7 for the annual National Pork Industry Forum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-industry-forum-set-march-5-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-industry-forum-set-march-5-7#comments Business Food Animal Report Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:31:00 +0000 54041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Entering new normalcy of hog marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/entering-new-normalcy-hog-marketing <div class="node-body article-body">“Welcome back to the real world.” That 2014 trip off into fantasy-land was fun – except for that part with all those dead pigs in some of your farrowing units – but we are now back to reality. There are bad and good parts of that reality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/entering-new-normalcy-hog-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/entering-new-normalcy-hog-marketing#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:42:00 +0000 54031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Thinkstock NPPC throws support behind TPA renewal http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-throws-support-behind-tpa-renewal <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Producers Council threw its support behind renewal of Trade Promotion Authority on Jan. 26. A TPA will enable the current administration and future ones to negotiate and close trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-throws-support-behind-tpa-renewal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-throws-support-behind-tpa-renewal#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:26:00 +0000 54011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 in rearview mirror, pork producers look to capitalize in ’15 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-rearview-mirror-pork-producers-look-capitalize-15 <div class="field-byline"> By Kent Bang, VP &amp; Team Leader, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog prices have softened considerably in the past two months as slaughter numbers continue to climb. Prices paid for pigs have declined from over $100 per cwt. in October. They declined to $88.50 per cwt. in November, $85.65 in December and under $80 in early January.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-rearview-mirror-pork-producers-look-capitalize-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-rearview-mirror-pork-producers-look-capitalize-15#comments Business Marketing Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:55:00 +0000 54001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com West Coast ports crisis increasing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/west-coast-ports-crisis-increasing <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 175 organizations representing manufacturers, farmers, agribusinesses, retailers, importers, exporters and transportation sent a letter to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Marine Association urging the two parties to come to a resolution of the West Coast ports labor dispute by working with the federal mediator.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/west-coast-ports-crisis-increasing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/west-coast-ports-crisis-increasing#comments Business Food Animal Report Legislative Preview Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:06:00 +0000 53991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Coalition calls for Congress to act on COOL http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/coalition-calls-congress-act-cool <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Members of the COOL Reform Coalition is asking the 114th Congress to address the negative impacts that the existing country-of-origin labeling requirements will have on the U.S. economy as a result of the World Trade Organization rulings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/coalition-calls-congress-act-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/coalition-calls-congress-act-cool#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:58:00 +0000 53981 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com President asks for TPA http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/president-asks-tpa <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">President Barack Obama asked that Congress grant him Trade Promotion Authority during his State of the Union address. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/president-asks-tpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/president-asks-tpa#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:42:00 +0000 53971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>President Barack Obama</p> Getty Images/Alex Wong House Ag committee Dems named http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-ag-committee-dems-named <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House Agriculture Committee Democratic members were named last week including six new members. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-ag-committee-dems-named" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-ag-committee-dems-named#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:36:00 +0000 53961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Research looks at economics of livestock antibiotic use http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use <div class="field-byline"> Source: Choicesmagazine.org </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the United States, antibiotics for growth promotion are not banned, but the FDA recently issued guidelines for the industry to voluntarily withdraw medically important antibiotics from growth promotion. For policy makers, the challenge is to evaluate the benefits and costs of animal antibiotics to society. What is the economic value of antibiotics to the livestock industry versus the potential health cost of increasing resistance levels? What are the potential productivity and economic effects of a ban on antibiotics for growth promotion for U.S. meat producers and consumers?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:27:00 +0000 53931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Redalen, Jablonski join Zoetis Pork Technical Service team http://nationalhogfarmer.com/redalen-jablonski-join-zoetis-pork-technical-service-team <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Veterinarians Abigail Redalen and Eva Jablonski have joined the Pork Technical Services team at Zoetis to assist in providing value to their veterinary and producer customers.</p> <p>Redalen comes to Zoetis from Holden Farms Inc. where she served as a veterinarian, animal care coordinator and sow unit supervisor.</p> <p>Redalen, a Minnesota native, received her bachelor of science degree and DVM from the University of Minnesota, and remains active on her family&rsquo;s livestock farm. She will be based out of southeast Minnesota.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/redalen-jablonski-join-zoetis-pork-technical-service-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 53941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Previous ‘mild’ strain of PEDV confers protection against ‘severe’ strain http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/previous-mild-strain-pedv-confers-protection-against-severe-strain <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers with the Swine Health Monitoring Project have found that a previous infection of sows with a 'mild' strain of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus confers protection against infection with a 'severe' strain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/previous-mild-strain-pedv-confers-protection-against-severe-strain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/previous-mild-strain-pedv-confers-protection-against-severe-strain#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report PEDV Health Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:08:00 +0000 53921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PEDV still on minds at Minnesota Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pedv-still-minds-minnesota-pork-congress <div class="node-body blog-body">Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus is still on the minds of hog producers and swine industry leaders, but the disease appears to be under control, at least at the present time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pedv-still-minds-minnesota-pork-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pedv-still-minds-minnesota-pork-congress#comments Food Animal Report National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:56:00 +0000 53911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com EU pork exports to Russia may soon resume http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/eu-pork-exports-russia-may-soon-resume <div class="field-byline"> Source: European Livestock and Meat Trades Union </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some pork product exports may soon resume from the European Union to Russia. That announcement came after a recent meeting between the EU Commission in charge of the veterinary and Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues and Russian counterparts in Berlin. The Russian embargo was implemented in August.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/eu-pork-exports-russia-may-soon-resume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/eu-pork-exports-russia-may-soon-resume#comments Business Food Animal Report Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:09:00 +0000 53901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork prices to struggle in competition for the consumer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-prices-struggle-competition-consumer <div class="node-body article-body">As hog prices fall, producers begin to ask "what are pork prices doing?" Lower hog prices are usually driven by higher production and that means more product on the market. Everyone wants to make sure the market is cleared and that takes lower prices. The question of course is one of degree: Just how much lower is needed?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-prices-struggle-competition-consumer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-prices-struggle-competition-consumer#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:43:00 +0000 53891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Justin Sullivan In time, Cuba offers potential for U.S. pork http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/time-cuba-offers-potential-us-pork <div class="field-byline"> By U.S. Meat Export Federation Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is a common misperception that the Cuban market has been closed to U.S. pork due to the longstanding trade embargo. U.S. pork has actually been entering Cuba for many years, with exports peaking in 2010 at $15.3 million. It has been a difficult market for U.S. companies to serve, however, so the changes being pursued by the Obama administration may be a positive first step toward improving Cuba’s business climate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/time-cuba-offers-potential-us-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/time-cuba-offers-potential-us-pork#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:31:00 +0000 53781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Thinkstock Congress debates Keystone pipeline http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/congress-debates-keystone-pipeline <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Congress started the 114th Congress with consideration of the Keystone pipeline. The House of Representatives passed legislation that would require the administration to approve the construction of the pipeline in the United States. The Senate began consideration of the bill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/congress-debates-keystone-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/congress-debates-keystone-pipeline#comments Business Legislative Preview Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:26:00 +0000 53771 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Win McNamee House blocks president’s immigration plans http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-blocks-president-s-immigration-plans <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">House Republicans voted to block major portions of President Barrack Obama’s immigration policies aimed at ending the administration’s programs to unilaterally protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-blocks-president-s-immigration-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-blocks-president-s-immigration-plans#comments Business Legislative Preview Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:23:00 +0000 53761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Senate Finance begins bipartisan tax reform effort http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senate-finance-begins-bipartisan-tax-reform-effort <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Senate Finance Committee launched five separate bipartisan Tax Working Groups to move forward on comprehensive tax reform efforts in the 114th Congress. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senate-finance-begins-bipartisan-tax-reform-effort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senate-finance-begins-bipartisan-tax-reform-effort#comments Business Legislative Preview Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:20:00 +0000 53751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA announces support for beginning farmers and ranchers http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-announces-support-beginning-farmers-and-ranchers <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it was making available $18 million in funds to “educate, mentor and enhance the sustainability of the next generation” of farmers. Support is provided through the Beginning Farmers and Rancher Development Program that was in the 2014 farm bill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-announces-support-beginning-farmers-and-ranchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-announces-support-beginning-farmers-and-ranchers#comments Business Legislative Preview Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:15:00 +0000 53741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com More committee assignments made http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/more-committee-assignments-made <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House and Senate leadership continues to make committee and subcommittee assignments for the 114th Congress. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/more-committee-assignments-made" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/more-committee-assignments-made#comments Business Legislative Preview Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:12:00 +0000 53731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Reproductive technology adoption trends sought http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/reproductive-technology-adoption-trends-sought <div class="node-body article-body">A survey by Kara Stewart, a Purdue University animal science assistant professor, is designed to gain a better understanding of current reproductive technologies being used on commercial hog operations and identify the largest roadblocks to adopting new technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/reproductive-technology-adoption-trends-sought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/reproductive-technology-adoption-trends-sought#comments Business Food Animal Report Reproduction Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:55:00 +0000 53721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccines show advantages in swine http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines-show-advantages-swine <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New research at Iowa State University demonstrates that live attenuated influenza vaccines, administered intranasally to swine, provoke a broader immune response than whole inactivated virus vaccines, which are the current standard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines-show-advantages-swine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines-show-advantages-swine#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:36:00 +0000 53711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Water conservation adds up in swine operations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations <div class="field-byline"> Source: Daniel Andersen, The Manure Scoop blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Water conservation in a swine operation is good for the environment, as well as for the swine operation's bottom line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Nutrition Manure Management Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:14:00 +0000 53701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com BIVI Swine Marketing Team announces promotions, additions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/bivi-swine-marketing-team-announces-promotions-additions <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>In an ongoing effort to better provide customers with technical swine health information and recognize outstanding performance, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) announces several personnel changes in its Swine Marketing Team.</p> <p>The recent promotions and staff additions are:</p> <p>Brian Payne, DVM, has been promoted to associate director, technical managers. He will manage the technical management team and remain technical manager for Ingelvac CircoFLEX vaccine.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/bivi-swine-marketing-team-announces-promotions-additions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 53691 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Baytril FDA approved for control of E. coli in swine http://nationalhogfarmer.com/baytril-fda-approved-control-e-coli-swine <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved changes in the label claims for Baytril 100 (enrofloxacin). The drug may now be used intramuscularly or subcutaneously for the control of colibacillosis in groups of swine where E. coli has been diagnosed. This is in addition to the previous indication for treatment and control of swine respiratory disease. [Source: FDA and Bayer]</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/baytril-fda-approved-control-e-coli-swine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 53681 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com AASV offers swine veterinarians opportunities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/aasv-offers-swine-veterinarians-opportunities <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">American Association of Swine Veterinarians is seeking research proposals, as well as applications for the Hogg Scholarship.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/aasv-offers-swine-veterinarians-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/aasv-offers-swine-veterinarians-opportunities#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:29:00 +0000 53671 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com November U.S. export data good news, bad news http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/november-us-export-data-good-news-bad-news <div class="node-body article-body">Bad news: Exports were down again on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. Total U.S. pork exports of 364 million pounds, carcass weight equivalent, were 4.4% lower than in October and 19.8% lower than one year ago. And the good news? The lower exports meant more product in the United States. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/november-us-export-data-good-news-bad-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/november-us-export-data-good-news-bad-news#comments Business Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:08:00 +0000 53661 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 8th International Conference on Boar Semen Preservation http://nationalhogfarmer.com/8th-international-conference-boar-semen-preservation <div class="node-body event-body">For the third time the International Boar Semen Conference is hosted by a U.S. Institution. The conference will be held from Aug. 9-12 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It will give the participants the opportunity to discuss the latest information of boar reproduction, andrology, spermatology, and related biotechnology with scientists and practitioners from the all over the world. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hilton Garden Inn</span> <span class="locality">Champaign</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Champaign%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>For the third time the International Boar Semen Conference is hosted by a U.S. Institution. The conference will be held from Aug. 9-12 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It will give the participants the opportunity to discuss the latest information of boar reproduction, andrology, spermatology, and related biotechnology with scientists and practitioners from the all over the world.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/8th-international-conference-boar-semen-preservation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/8th-international-conference-boar-semen-preservation#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:49:00 +0000 53651 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com World Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/world-pork-expo-3 <div class="node-body event-body">Mark your calendar for the 2015 World Pork Expo, June 3-5, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council, World Pork Expo features the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, educational seminars, swine shows and sales, and so much more.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa State Fairgrounds</span> <span class="locality">Des Moines</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Des+Moines%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Mark your calendar for the 2015 World Pork Expo, June 3-5, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council, World Pork Expo features the world&rsquo;s largest pork-specific trade show, educational seminars, swine shows and sales, and so much more.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/world-pork-expo-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/world-pork-expo-3#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:46:00 +0000 53641 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Industry Forum http://nationalhogfarmer.com/national-pork-industry-forum-1 <div class="node-body event-body">Delegates from across the United States will gather in San Antonio, Texas, March 5-7 for the annual National Pork Industry Forum. The producers who serve as members of the National Pork Board and Pork Checkoff staff leadership will hear directly from the forum delegates appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Each year the Pork Act Delegates confer, vote on resolutions and advisements, and provide valuable direction on the important issues facing pork producers and the industry.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">San Antonio, Texas</span> <span class="locality">San Antonio</span>, <span class="region">TX</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+San+Antonio%2C+TX%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>National Pork Industry Forum. The producers who serve as members of the National Pork Board and Pork Checkoff staff leadership will hear directly from the forum delegates appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Each year the Pork Act Delegates confer, vote on resolutions and advisements, and provide valuable direction on the important issues facing pork producers and the industry.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/national-pork-industry-forum-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/national-pork-industry-forum-1#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:31:00 +0000 53631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com