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  • Touring hog operations helps urban dwellers gain perspective.
    Jan 11, 2013

    Why Do Consumers Believe HSUS and Not You? 26

    I know you care what your customers think, because one of the most-read stories on the National Hog Farmer Web site the past few weeks reports on a consumer perception survey conducted by Purdue University last summer. Here’s what else I know, you are doing a good job caring for your animals and producing a safe, affordable pork product. But are consumers aware of the real story behind how pork is produced?...More
  • Consumers are receiving confusing messages.
    Nov 29, 2012

    ‘Tis the Season to Fear Our Food??? 7

    Apparently the fact that Thanksgiving is a recent memory, and food is still top-of-mind, means the timing is right to urge consumers to live in fear of their food. I HATE it when people try to make me fear my food. One of the first big news items to pop up in cyberspace this week was the Consumer Reports magazine article claiming antibiotic-resistant bacteria and traces of ractopamine were found during an analysis of pork chop and ground-pork samples from around the United States. The article is entitled, “What’s in that pork?”...More
  • Election 2012 wrap up.
    Nov 9, 2012

    Did Your Vote Make a Difference?

    You may have noticed that we had an election this week. It seems like there has been almost as much time devoted to analyzing the election results on various media outlets as there was time devoted to political advertising—I did say “almost.” I’ve spent several days sorting through the various election results—and I’m still sorting....More
  • Measure 5 logo.
    Oct 31, 2012

    State Initiatives could Haunt the Pork Industry 1

    It’s Halloween week and here are a couple of scary things to think about when it comes to the upcoming elections....More
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