Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en EPA announces 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/epa-announces-2016-safer-choice-partner-year-awards <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing 24 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/epa-announces-2016-safer-choice-partner-year-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/epa-announces-2016-safer-choice-partner-year-awards#comments Business Environment Facilities Facilities Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:32:00 +0000 66401 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Ag appropriations bill passes committee http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ag-appropriations-bill-passes-committee <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">During the consideration of the $147.7 billion FY ’17 agriculture appropriations bill by the House Appropriations Committee there were a number of key issues debated and will likely be considered again if and when the bill goes before the House of Representatives. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ag-appropriations-bill-passes-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ag-appropriations-bill-passes-committee#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:29:00 +0000 66251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Win McNamee Congressmen want answers from EPA on anti-agriculture campaign http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/congressmen-want-answers-epa-anti-agriculture-campaign <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Congressmen are looking for answers after the Environmental Protection Agency used public funds to produce a campaign urging the public to contact their state legislators and “hold the agricultural industry to the same level of responsibility as other industries.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/congressmen-want-answers-epa-anti-agriculture-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/congressmen-want-answers-epa-anti-agriculture-campaign#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:20:00 +0000 66241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Build trust by protecting pork brand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/build-trust-protecting-pork-brand <div class="node-body blog-body">Building consumer trust and protecting your brand is important whether you're raising hogs or publishing magazines.</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/build-trust-protecting-pork-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/build-trust-protecting-pork-brand#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:54:00 +0000 66161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com America’s pig farmers demonstrate on-farm environmental sustainability http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/america-s-pig-farmers-demonstrate-farm-environmental-sustainability <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For America’s pig farmers, focusing on environmentally sustainable practices is a daily part of how they manage their farms. A new video released by the National Pork Board in recognition of Earth Day highlights the commitment by pig farmers to safeguard natural resources.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/america-s-pig-farmers-demonstrate-farm-environmental-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/america-s-pig-farmers-demonstrate-farm-environmental-sustainability#comments Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Manure Nutrient Management Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:27:00 +0000 66151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Illinois pig farmers showcase sustainability efforts http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/illinois-pig-farmers-showcase-sustainability-efforts <div class="field-byline"> Source: Illinois Pork Producers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Four Illinois pig farmers will be featured on the conservation story map focusing on how they implement Best Management Practices on their grain and/or livestock farms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/illinois-pig-farmers-showcase-sustainability-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/illinois-pig-farmers-showcase-sustainability-efforts#comments Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Facilities Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:44:00 +0000 66121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Agriculture groups call on Congress to support TPP http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agriculture-groups-call-congress-support-tpp <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A group of 225 agricultural organizations and companies are expressing their strong support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and calling on Congress to pass TPP this year, allowing U.S. agriculture to be more competitive in the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agriculture-groups-call-congress-support-tpp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agriculture-groups-call-congress-support-tpp#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:26:00 +0000 66051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Virtual field trips bring pig farms to classrooms http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/virtual-field-trips-bring-pig-farms-classrooms <div class="field-byline"> Source: Ohio Pork Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ohio Pork Council program has virtually taken students into hog barns since 2015, and now that program is spreading to other states.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/virtual-field-trips-bring-pig-farms-classrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/virtual-field-trips-bring-pig-farms-classrooms#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:57:00 +0000 66021 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Neil&nbsp;</span>Rhonemus</p> Ohio Pork Council Sand settling lanes and Stokes’ law http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/sand-settling-lanes-and-stokes-law <div class="field-byline"> By Daniel Andersen, Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Properly designed sand settling lanes allow dairy farmers to both recover used sand for bedding and yet allow use of the manure for field application.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/sand-settling-lanes-and-stokes-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/sand-settling-lanes-and-stokes-law#comments Business Environment Facilities Marketing Manure Management Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 65951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Sand settling lane</p> Courtesy of Daniel Andersen, Iowa State University Manure application research aims to improve food safety http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/manure-application-research-aims-improve-food-safety <div class="field-byline"> Sources: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America </div> <div class="field-deck"> Downwind safety on the farm </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers measured how far common bacteria — including Salmonella and E. coli — are likely to travel downwind from manure application sites, to possible contaminate fresh produce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/manure-application-research-aims-improve-food-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/manure-application-research-aims-improve-food-safety#comments Business Environment Facilities Marketing Manure Management Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:06:00 +0000 65941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Clarkson University