Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Farm drainage: Point or nonpoint source of contention http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/farm-drainage-point-or-nonpoint-source-contention <div class="field-byline"> By Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm, Des Moines, Iowa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Iowa has the attention of the nation’s agricultural sector because of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by the water supply entity for the city of Des Moines challenging drainage from field tile lines as discharges under the federal Clean Water Act.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/farm-drainage-point-or-nonpoint-source-contention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/farm-drainage-point-or-nonpoint-source-contention#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 23 May 2016 20:50:00 +0000 67151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cheryl Day Agriculture gains significantly with TPP http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agriculture-gains-significantly-tpp <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. agriculture would see significant gains with the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement according to the U.S. International Trade Commission.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agriculture-gains-significantly-tpp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agriculture-gains-significantly-tpp#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 May 2016 16:37:00 +0000 67131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Fiona Goodall National Pork Board appointments announced http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/national-pork-board-appointments-announced <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Appointments of Alicia Pedemonti, Hopkinton, N.H.; Gene Noem, Ames, Iowa; and Mike Skahill, Williamsburg, Va., to the National Pork Board announced. Janet Archer, Goldsboro, N.C. and Terry O’Neel, Friend, Neb., were reappointed. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/national-pork-board-appointments-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/national-pork-board-appointments-announced#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Pork Checkoff Mon, 23 May 2016 15:58:00 +0000 67121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com EPA proposes increase in RFS for 2017; still below Congressional levels http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/epa-proposes-increase-rfs-2017-still-below-congressional-levels <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the Renewable Fuels Standard renewable volume obligations for 2017 at 18.8 billion gallons of renewable fuels with 14.8 billion gallons from corn ethanol.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/epa-proposes-increase-rfs-2017-still-below-congressional-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/epa-proposes-increase-rfs-2017-still-below-congressional-levels#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 23 May 2016 15:46:00 +0000 67111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com FY ’17 agriculture appropriations moves through Senate committee http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fy-17-agriculture-appropriations-moves-through-senate-committee <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The $147.7 billion FY ’17 agriculture appropriations bill passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with priorities for agricultural research, food safety, programs that supports veterans working in agriculture and opening a USDA office in Cuba.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fy-17-agriculture-appropriations-moves-through-senate-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fy-17-agriculture-appropriations-moves-through-senate-committee#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 May 2016 15:05:00 +0000 67101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Visitors to livestock farms have environmental concerns, survey finds http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/visitors-livestock-farms-have-environmental-concerns-survey-finds <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Purdue study designed to measure the demographics and attitudes of people who have visited a working farm or food production facility and compare those to people who have not visited an agricultural production operation.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/visitors-livestock-farms-have-environmental-concerns-survey-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/visitors-livestock-farms-have-environmental-concerns-survey-finds#comments Animal Well-Being Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Manure Nutrient Management Thu, 19 May 2016 09:51:00 +0000 66991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com What does manure application cost? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/what-does-manure-application-cost <div class="field-byline"> Source: The Manure Scoop Blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Factoring in the cost of manure hauling and application is all a part of doing business for today's livestock producers, and an important piece of a successful manure management plan. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/what-does-manure-application-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/what-does-manure-application-cost#comments Business Environment Marketing Thu, 12 May 2016 13:28:00 +0000 66821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Clean, fly-free cattle sites increase production http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/clean-fly-free-cattle-sites-increase-production-0 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Kansas State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The arrival of May means now is the time to ensure cattle feeding sites are properly managed and kept clean. Excess manure can cause a multitude of issues, ranging from increased fly populations to dirty water.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/clean-fly-free-cattle-sites-increase-production-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/clean-fly-free-cattle-sites-increase-production-0#comments Business Environment Marketing Tue, 10 May 2016 20:52:00 +0000 66751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Kansas State University Clean, fly-free cattle sites increase production http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/clean-fly-free-cattle-sites-increase-production <div class="field-byline"> Source: Kansas State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The arrival of May means now is the time to ensure cattle feeding sites are properly managed and kept clean. Excess manure can cause a multitude of issues, ranging from increased fly populations to dirty water.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/clean-fly-free-cattle-sites-increase-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/clean-fly-free-cattle-sites-increase-production#comments Business Environment Marketing Tue, 10 May 2016 20:52:00 +0000 66761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Kansas State University Swine industry in era of winners, losers http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/swine-industry-era-winners-losers <div class="node-body article-body">Myriad production issues, outside impacts will drive short- and long-term U.S. swine industry.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/swine-industry-era-winners-losers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/swine-industry-era-winners-losers#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Mon, 09 May 2016 16:26:00 +0000 66711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo