Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en USDA predicting record corn and soybean crops http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-predicting-record-corn-and-soybean-crops <div class="node-body article-body">USDA predicts record corn and soybean crops as most of the crops are in good to excellent condition; study shows means testing crop insurance would impact few; Trump’s economic plan unveiled. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-predicting-record-corn-and-soybean-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-predicting-record-corn-and-soybean-crops#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:59:00 +0000 69311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Kevin Schulz Buckle up for fourth quarter equity drain http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/buckle-fourth-quarter-equity-drain <div class="node-body article-body">It is time to buckle up for the traditional and seemingly inevitable fourth quarter equity drain, and it’s time to reassess your production costs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/buckle-fourth-quarter-equity-drain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/buckle-fourth-quarter-equity-drain#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Mon, 08 Aug 2016 17:44:00 +0000 69191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Scott Olson Legislation would make checkoffs voluntary http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-would-make-checkoffs-voluntary <div class="node-body article-body">Legislative Preview covers anti-checkoff legislation, USDA presence in Cuba, Republican ag platform, Clinton's VP choice and Congress recess.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-would-make-checkoffs-voluntary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-would-make-checkoffs-voluntary#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:52:00 +0000 68831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Placement huge in slat floor deficiencies http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/placement-huge-slat-floor-deficiencies <div class="node-body article-body">Placement, age and quality of product, and product deficiencies are the main reasons that concrete slatted hog floors have failed and collapsed. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/placement-huge-slat-floor-deficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/placement-huge-slat-floor-deficiencies#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:35:00 +0000 68721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Proper placement of the floor support beam in the supporting post would have prevented this floor collapse.</p> Submitted GMO labeling bill headed to the White House for approval http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-headed-white-house-approval <div class="node-body article-body">President Obama is expected to sign the genetically modified organism labeling bill, preempting enactment of Vermont's labeling law.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-headed-white-house-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-headed-white-house-approval#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Health Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:06:00 +0000 68681 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Mark Wilson Rethinking stink about antibiotics in manure http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/rethinking-stink-about-antibiotics-manure <div class="field-byline"> Source: Soil Science Society of America </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Antibiotics ward off diseases. Low levels of antibiotics are also often fed to livestock to improve their growth. However, much of the antibiotics fed to livestock goes to waste — literally.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/rethinking-stink-about-antibiotics-manure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/rethinking-stink-about-antibiotics-manure#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:42:00 +0000 68601 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Soil Science Society of America GMO labeling bill passes Senate http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-passes-senate <div class="node-body article-body">On a strong bipartisan vote, the Senate passed the genetically modified organism labeling bill 63-30. House plans to consider the Senate GMO labeling bill this week. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-passes-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-passes-senate#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:09:00 +0000 68551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Brendan Hoffman Feral swine damage water quality, and more http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/feral-swine-damage-water-quality-and-more <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Because feral swine lack sweat glands, wallowing in mud and water is an instinctual behavior necessary for them to maintain a healthy body temperature. Unfortunately this behavior has cascading impacts, not only to water quality in individual streams, ponds and wetlands, but to entire watersheds and ecosystems.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/feral-swine-damage-water-quality-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/feral-swine-damage-water-quality-and-more#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:36:00 +0000 68531 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>An example of the damage feral swine can have on water quality.</p> USDA Disinfectant cleaners stop pathogens in their tracks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/disinfectant-cleaners-stop-pathogens-their-tracks <div class="node-body article-body">Virox brings its globally patented accelerated hydrogen peroxide disinfectant technology to the animal health sector with the Intervention Farm Animal Care Disinfectant Cleaner and Deodorizer product line</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/disinfectant-cleaners-stop-pathogens-their-tracks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/disinfectant-cleaners-stop-pathogens-their-tracks#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:50:00 +0000 68511 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Avenue Training Portal Take 5 training program http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-avenue-training-portal-take-5-training-program <div class="node-body article-body">Pork Avenue Training Portal has over 50 innovative lessons with its Take 5 training program to meet your operation’s training needs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-avenue-training-portal-take-5-training-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-avenue-training-portal-take-5-training-program#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:38:00 +0000 68501 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com