National Hog Farmer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/rss.xml en USDA releases data showing how TPP benefits all 50 states http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-releases-data-showing-how-tpp-benefits-all-50-states <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>White House unveils actions to boost rural exports</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trans Pacific Partnership is a 21st century trade agreement that will promote job growth, increase farm income, generate greater rural economic activity and help expand U.S. agricultural exports to some of the fastest growing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-releases-data-showing-how-tpp-benefits-all-50-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-releases-data-showing-how-tpp-benefits-all-50-states#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:12:00 +0000 54731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Win McNamee Researchers test PEDV ‘trailer’ life http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/researchers-test-pedv-trailer-life <div class="field-byline"> By Derald Holtkamp, Iowa State University associate professor of veterinary medicine; and Paul Thomas, Josh Ellingson, Alex Ramirez, Locke Karriker and Jianqiang Zhang, Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Iowa State University researchers have investigated time and temperature combinations sufficient to inactivate porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in swine feces on metal surfaces similar to what is found in livestock trailers after fecal and other organic matter has been removed by scraping and sweeping. Combinations of time and temperature evaluated represent possible options for trailer decontamination when washing and disinfecting are not possible.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/researchers-test-pedv-trailer-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/researchers-test-pedv-trailer-life#comments Animal Well-Being PEDV Facilities Biosecurity Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:24:00 +0000 54721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hord Livestock takes biosecurity seriously http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously <div class="node-body article-body">Time is money, and time spent in the name of biosecurity is worth every penny. For Hord Livestock, biosecurity is serious business. The hog and cattle operation near Bucyrus, Ohio, beefed up its biosecurity 10 years ago when porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome hit, and that extra effort is paying off today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Biosecurity Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:37:00 +0000 54711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Submitted PAACO launches strategy planning and search for new exec http://nationalhogfarmer.com/paaco-launches-strategy-planning-and-search-new-exec <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Ten years after its founding by five professional animal industry organizations, the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization Inc. is beginning a strategic planning process to assess its current and future mission and service to industry stakeholders.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/paaco-launches-strategy-planning-and-search-new-exec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 54701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PigEasy Products now available through QC Supply http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pigeasy-products-now-available-through-qc-supply <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>PigEasy &nbsp;LLC, a family owned company based in Templeton, Iowa, recently signed a distribution agreement with QC Supply to streamline support and advance reach to its expanding customer base throughout the United States. QC Supply is a farming and livestock supply company based in Schuyler, Neb.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pigeasy-products-now-available-through-qc-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 54691 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cold storage report confirms backlog of product http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cold-storage-report-confirms-backlog-product <div class="node-body article-body">It was good news that a deal has been struck to resolve the West Coast port labor dispute, but the backlog of product was confirmed in the USDA's Cold Storage report. It will take some time to work through that backlog of product.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cold-storage-report-confirms-backlog-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cold-storage-report-confirms-backlog-product#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:49:00 +0000 54681 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>There is a backlog of product needing to be shipped as a result of the nine-month labor dispute at West Coast ports that caused a work slowdown.</p> Getty Images/David McNew West Coast ports reach labor agreement http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-ports-reach-labor-agreement <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A tentative five-year labor agreement was reached last Friday between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union that covers all 29 West Coast ports after nine months of negotiations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-ports-reach-labor-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-ports-reach-labor-agreement#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:54:00 +0000 54671 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Coffee OK; cut red meat, tax sugary drinks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/coffee-ok-cut-red-meat-tax-sugary-drinks <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the recommendations contained in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report, particularly the call for less red meat, confirm the concerns the meat and livestock industries have had concerning the committee’s earlier statements and information coming from the committee’s meetings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/coffee-ok-cut-red-meat-tax-sugary-drinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/coffee-ok-cut-red-meat-tax-sugary-drinks#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:44:00 +0000 54661 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Industry reaction to dietary guidelines report http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/industry-reaction-dietary-guidelines-report <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The reaction to the dietary guidelines recommendations by producers and industry was swift and to the point. These recommendations are considered far reaching and could create a political reaction.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/industry-reaction-dietary-guidelines-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/industry-reaction-dietary-guidelines-report#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:39:00 +0000 54651 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA projects corn, bean crops to be down http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-projects-corn-bean-crops-be-down <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates the nation's corn and soybean crops to be smaller than in 2014, while the wheat crop is expected to be larger. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-projects-corn-bean-crops-be-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-projects-corn-bean-crops-be-down#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:30:00 +0000 54641 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 5 Things Your Nutritionist Wants to Know About Your Pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/5-things-your-nutritionist-wants-know-about-your-pigs <div class="field-byline"> Source </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Formulating the proper diets to deliver optimal performance at a competitive price is the goal of most swine nutritionists. Creating that feeding program requires a clear understanding of the ingredients that are available, the type of pigs that will be fed and the management style involved with those pigs. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/5-things-your-nutritionist-wants-know-about-your-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/5-things-your-nutritionist-wants-know-about-your-pigs#comments Hubbard Feeds Nutrition Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:23:00 +0000 54631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Market declines call for long-term risk management http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/market-declines-call-long-term-risk-management <div class="field-byline"> By Kent Bang, AgStar Financial Services Vice President and Swine Team Leader </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. hog producers have seen a downturn in their markets recently, thus taking a longer view of risk management and staying the course with reasonable targets relative to historical margin opportunities makes sense. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/market-declines-call-long-term-risk-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/market-declines-call-long-term-risk-management#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Sun, 22 Feb 2015 04:02:00 +0000 54621 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com West Coast ports deal reached http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-ports-deal-reached <div class="node-body article-body">A tentative agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association has been reached, ending a nine-month labor dispute that slow down export traffic in West Coast ports. The five-year agreement is awaiting ratification by 20,000 union dockworkers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-ports-deal-reached" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-ports-deal-reached#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Sun, 22 Feb 2015 02:43:00 +0000 54611 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Justin Sullivan Dietary guideline recommendations leave hunger pangs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/dietary-guideline-recommendations-leave-hunger-pangs <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Kevin Schulz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The long-awaited recommendations from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee have been submitted to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and the initial response had been less than favorable from the U.S. meat industry, as the committee has lessened the role lean meat should play in the U.S. diet. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/dietary-guideline-recommendations-leave-hunger-pangs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/dietary-guideline-recommendations-leave-hunger-pangs#comments Business Food Animal Report Pork is Delicious Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:52:00 +0000 54601 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Sean Gallup U.S. partners with United Kingdom for animal disease prevention research http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/us-partners-united-kingdom-animal-disease-prevention-research <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A partnership between the United States and the United Kingdom will address high-impact diseases and animal health issues in both countries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/us-partners-united-kingdom-animal-disease-prevention-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/us-partners-united-kingdom-animal-disease-prevention-research#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:24:00 +0000 54591 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com UI study shows pigs regulate sulfur retention in DDGS diets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ui-study-shows-pigs-regulate-sulfur-retention-ddgs-diets <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distillers dried grains with solubles is becoming a more common ingredient in swine diets. However, DDGS can be high in sulfur, and data are limited on the amount of sulfur that pigs can tolerate in the diet. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ui-study-shows-pigs-regulate-sulfur-retention-ddgs-diets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ui-study-shows-pigs-regulate-sulfur-retention-ddgs-diets#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:33:00 +0000 54581 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Zoetis selects grant recipients for PEDV research http://nationalhogfarmer.com/zoetis-selects-grant-recipients-pedv-research <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Zoetis has awarded research grants to Suidae Health and Production and to Iowa State University to discover solutions that can help improve control of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in breeding and farrowing herds.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/zoetis-selects-grant-recipients-pedv-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 54571 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com West Coast port disruption is FMD Lite http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-port-disruption-fmd-lite <div class="node-body article-body">The export disruption caused by the West Coast port situation provides a glimpse of the impact that “a trade-disrupting animal health situation” of hoof and mouth disease, classical swine fever and African swine fever would have on the U.S. pork export picture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-port-disruption-fmd-lite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-port-disruption-fmd-lite#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:40:00 +0000 54561 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Justin Sullivan Russia reports new African swine fever outbreaks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/russia-reports-new-african-swine-fever-outbreaks <div class="field-byline"> Source: Belarusian News, Belarusian Telegraph Agency </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The department for veterinary and food supervision at the Agriculture and Food Ministry of the Republic of Belarus has announced that several new cases of African swine fever have been reported from Oryol Oblast, Bryansk Oblast, Kaluga Oblast and Moscow Oblast of Russia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/russia-reports-new-african-swine-fever-outbreaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/russia-reports-new-african-swine-fever-outbreaks#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:23:00 +0000 54551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Global pork export value record-high in 2014; volume dips slightly http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/global-pork-export-value-record-high-2014-volume-dips-slightly <div class="field-byline"> By U.S. Meat Export Federation Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The world’s top 10 pork/pork variety meat exporters set a new export value record in 2014 of approximately $20.27 billion. This was a 5% increase over 2013 and surpassed the previous record (set in 2012) by 3%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/global-pork-export-value-record-high-2014-volume-dips-slightly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/global-pork-export-value-record-high-2014-volume-dips-slightly#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:48:00 +0000 54541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Sean Gallup Administration urged to help resolve West Coast port issue http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/administration-urged-help-resolve-west-coast-port-issue <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a bipartisan effort, Congressmen Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Jim Costa (D-CA) are urging their House colleagues to join them in supporting a resolution that urges the president to “use all tools at his disposal” to end the West Coast port dispute. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/administration-urged-help-resolve-west-coast-port-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/administration-urged-help-resolve-west-coast-port-issue#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:57:00 +0000 54531 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Justin Sullivan Legislation introduced to end the Cuba embargo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-introduced-end-cuba-embargo <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) has introduced legislation that would end the Cuba trade embargo. The “Freedom to Export to Cuba Act” would eliminate the legal barriers to Americans doing business in Cuba.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-introduced-end-cuba-embargo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-introduced-end-cuba-embargo#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:35:00 +0000 54521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Thinkstock Ag groups urge passage of TPA http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ag-groups-urge-passage-tpa <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A group of more than 70 agricultural organizations are urging Congress to renew Trade Promotion Authority. Success of Trans-Pacific Partnership hinges on TPA passage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ag-groups-urge-passage-tpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ag-groups-urge-passage-tpa#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:23:00 +0000 54511 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com House members urged to adopt Meatless Mondays http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-members-urged-adopt-meatless-mondays <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Congressman Tony Cardenas (D-CA) is urging House members and their staffs to observe Meatless Mondays.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-members-urged-adopt-meatless-mondays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-members-urged-adopt-meatless-mondays#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:15:00 +0000 54501 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Novel livestock housing webcast March 6 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/novel-livestock-housing-webcast-march-6 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A March 6 webcast by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center will provide examples and perspectives from the swine, dairy and layer industry on how and why producers have implemented changes to their housing practices, and some of the lessons learned along the way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/novel-livestock-housing-webcast-march-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/novel-livestock-housing-webcast-march-6#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:37:00 +0000 54491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Wisconsin reissues spring pig weigh-in ban http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/wisconsin-reissues-spring-pig-weigh-ban <div class="field-byline"> Source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wisconsin’s state veterinarian has reissued a ban on the spring pig weigh-ins that usually take place in preparation for Wisconsin’s numerous county fairs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/wisconsin-reissues-spring-pig-weigh-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/wisconsin-reissues-spring-pig-weigh-ban#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:25:00 +0000 54481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Scott Olson Pork, beef export values show double-digit growth http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-beef-export-values-show-double-digit-growth <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Meat Export Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pork export value totaled $6.67 billion, an increase of 10% year-over-year, breaking the 2012 record by 6%. Pork export volume increased 2% to 2.18 million metric tons. The volume record is 2.62 million mt, set in 2012. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-beef-export-values-show-double-digit-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-beef-export-values-show-double-digit-growth#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:02:00 +0000 54471 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Justin Sullivan December repeats broken record for pork real per capita expenditures http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/december-repeats-broken-record-pork-real-capita-expenditures <div class="node-body article-body">December was yet another great month for real per-capita expenditures for pork. The month’s $12.83 (year-2000 dollars) was the highest December figure since 1990 when pork RPCE tied the $14.08 record high set just one month earlier. That is the highest level ever in our data set that goes back to 1988. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/december-repeats-broken-record-pork-real-capita-expenditures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/december-repeats-broken-record-pork-real-capita-expenditures#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 09 Feb 2015 21:52:00 +0000 54261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Scott Olson Does gilt performance dictate farm success? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/does-gilt-performance-dictate-farm-success <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We wanted to take another look at gilt performance so we selected four production numbers: percent repeat service, farrowing rate, total born per female farrowed, and wean to first service interval and then sorted the data by gilt or P1 female performance. For the data set we selected 513 farms with 1.011 million mated females. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/does-gilt-performance-dictate-farm-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/does-gilt-performance-dictate-farm-success#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Reproduction Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:30:00 +0000 54251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Operation Main Street celebrates a decade of education http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/operation-main-street-celebrates-decade-education <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Since 2004, the Pork Checkoff&rsquo;s Operation Main Street program has put hog producers in front of consumers &ldquo;to inform, educate and respond to issues facing the pork industry.&rdquo; OMS began with 13 volunteer speakers and now boasts 1,064, to push the program every day to make a bigger impact and build consumer trust.<img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2015/02/OperationMainStreet%20small.jpg" style="width: 185px; height: 90px; float: right;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/operation-main-street-celebrates-decade-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/operation-main-street-celebrates-decade-education#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 06 Feb 2015 21:55:00 +0000 54241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com