Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en America’s Pig Farmer of the Year finalists announced http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/america-s-pig-farmer-year-finalists-announced <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="field-deck"> Public encouraged to vote at AmericasPigFarmer.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Kerns of Clearfield, Iowa; Marti Knoblock of Rock Rapids, Iowa; Keith Schoettmer of Tipton, Ind. and Lauren Schwab of Somerville, Ohio, have been named the finalists for the inaugural America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/america-s-pig-farmer-year-finalists-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/america-s-pig-farmer-year-finalists-announced#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:38:00 +0000 60071 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Further WOTUS action urged http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/further-wotus-action-urged <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In light of the 13-state injunction on enforcing WOTUS, Farm Bureau urges Congress to pass S. 1140.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/further-wotus-action-urged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/further-wotus-action-urged#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:31:00 +0000 60031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com NPPC urges delay in ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-urges-delay-waters-us-rule <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NPPC strongly urges the Obama administration to delay implementation of the new Clean Water Act rule, which would adversely affect hundreds of thousands of farmers, business people and landowners. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-urges-delay-waters-us-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-urges-delay-waters-us-rule#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:13:00 +0000 59991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com WOTUS rule halted for now in 13 states http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/wotus-rule-halted-now-13-states <div class="node-body article-body">A federal Judge ruling blocks “Waters of the U.S.” rule from going in effect on Aug. 28. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/wotus-rule-halted-now-13-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/wotus-rule-halted-now-13-states#comments Environment Food Animal Report Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:42:00 +0000 59981 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Third of four in Pork Checkoff webinar series on Tuesday http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/third-four-pork-checkoff-webinar-series-tuesday <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog producers have two more opportunities to take in the Pork Checkoff’s webinar series “Assessing and Understanding the Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity” with Tuesday’s installment presented by Virginia Tech's Shelly Rhoads.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/third-four-pork-checkoff-webinar-series-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/third-four-pork-checkoff-webinar-series-tuesday#comments Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Reproduction Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:40:00 +0000 59731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 U.S. agriculture production costs up from ’13 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-us-agriculture-production-costs-13 <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Animal feed was the largest expenditure for U.S. farmers at $63.7 billion, an increase of 16%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-us-agriculture-production-costs-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-us-agriculture-production-costs-13#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:47:00 +0000 59701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hydrogen sulfide the invisible killer in hog manure http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/hydrogen-sulfide-invisible-killer-hog-manure <div class="node-body article-body">As fall harvest nears, hog producers will be preparing to empty their manure pits. Producers need to be conscious of the dangers that lurk in the form of hydrogen sulfide that has claimed at least four lives this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/hydrogen-sulfide-invisible-killer-hog-manure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/hydrogen-sulfide-invisible-killer-hog-manure#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Manure Management Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:08:00 +0000 59641 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Ohio dairy farmers share nutrient management video http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/ohio-dairy-farmers-share-nutrient-management-video <div class="field-byline"> Source: Ohio Dairy Farmers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ohio dairy farmers have produced a video explaining to consumers and the non-agriculture public how producers see manure as a valuable resource for their farming operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/ohio-dairy-farmers-share-nutrient-management-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/ohio-dairy-farmers-share-nutrient-management-video#comments Environment Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:32:00 +0000 59631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com OhioDairyFarmers.com Senators urge EPA to boost biodiesel volumes http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/senators-urge-epa-boost-biodiesel-volumes <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A bipartisan group of 36 Senators is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to increase the proposed volumes it will set for biodiesel production under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/senators-urge-epa-boost-biodiesel-volumes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/senators-urge-epa-boost-biodiesel-volumes#comments Business Environment Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:09:00 +0000 59521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Webinar will cover implications of RCRA, CAA on animal agriculture http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/webinar-will-cover-implications-rcra-caa-animal-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">An Aug. 6 webinar will discuss legal issues related to livestock production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/webinar-will-cover-implications-rcra-caa-animal-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/webinar-will-cover-implications-rcra-caa-animal-agriculture#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:25:00 +0000 59381 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com