Marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en COOL is about more than a right-to-know; a lot more http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-about-more-right-know-lot-more <div class="field-deck"> Pork inventories in cold storage remain large </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When Sen. Pat Roberts introduced legislation to repeal mandatory country-of-origin labeling he said it's no longer about MCOOL and whether one believes that consumers have a “right” to know the country of origin for meat and poultry. This is now a trade issue that threatens to disrupt the export of billions of dollars of U.S. goods.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-about-more-right-know-lot-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-about-more-right-know-lot-more#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:43:00 +0000 59221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Dueling COOL bills http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/dueling-cool-bills <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two bills were introduced in the Senate that take different approaches to resolve the country-of-origin labeling issue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/dueling-cool-bills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/dueling-cool-bills#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:16:00 +0000 59211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Feral swine and farm impact http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/feral-swine-and-farm-impact <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in cooperation with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will be surveying crop producers to measure the impact feral swine have on their crops and livestock. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/feral-swine-and-farm-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/feral-swine-and-farm-impact#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:11:00 +0000 59201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Two-year tax extenders pass committee http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/two-year-tax-extenders-pass-committee <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Senate Finance Committee passed a two-year (tax years 2015 and 2016) tax extenders package that includes production tax credit for wind, the $1 per gallon credit for biodiesel, the $1.01 per gallon tax credit for cellulosic biofuels, and a higher Section 179 expensing allowance (from $25,000 to $500,000) used by producers for new equipment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/two-year-tax-extenders-pass-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/two-year-tax-extenders-pass-committee#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:01:00 +0000 59191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Wentz Senate Finance Panel passes small business tax breaks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senate-finance-panel-passes-small-business-tax-breaks <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Senate Finance Committee this week passed a package of tax extenders, including several of importance to agriculture. NPPC joined 32 other agricultural organization in urging the committee to approve extension of several tax breaks that expired at the end of last year, including the Section 179 small business expensing and bonus depreciation provisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senate-finance-panel-passes-small-business-tax-breaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senate-finance-panel-passes-small-business-tax-breaks#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:49:00 +0000 59161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Roberts introduces bill to repeal meat labeling; Canada, Mexico reject voluntary approach http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/roberts-introduces-bill-repeal-meat-labeling-canada-mexico-reject-voluntary-approach <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Legislation introduced today by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., would repeal country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork and poultry and stave off trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council.</p> <p>The U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law requires meat to be labeled with the country where the animal from which it was derived was born, raised and harvested. (It also applies to fish, shellfish, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables and certain nuts.)</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/roberts-introduces-bill-repeal-meat-labeling-canada-mexico-reject-voluntary-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/roberts-introduces-bill-repeal-meat-labeling-canada-mexico-reject-voluntary-approach#comments Animal Well-Being Marketing Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:20:00 +0000 59151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Williams Carthage Veterinary Service hosts 25th Annual Swine Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/carthage-veterinary-service-hosts-25th-annual-swine-conference <div class="node-body article-body">Register ONLINE TODAY for the Carthage Veterinary Service Ltd 25th Annual Swine Conference held on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 on the scenic campus of Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/carthage-veterinary-service-hosts-25th-annual-swine-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/carthage-veterinary-service-hosts-25th-annual-swine-conference#comments Animal Well-Being Marketing Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:04:00 +0000 59141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Survey seeks information on continuity of business planning for foreign animal disease preparedness http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/survey-seeks-information-continuity-business-planning-foreign-animal-disease-preparedness <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of Minnesota researchers have developed an online-based survey seeking broad industry input to help support the continuity of business in the event of a foot and mouth disease diagnosis in the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/survey-seeks-information-continuity-business-planning-foreign-animal-disease-preparedness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/survey-seeks-information-continuity-business-planning-foreign-animal-disease-preparedness#comments Business Health Marketing Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:39:00 +0000 59111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Large frozen ham inventory challenging http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/large-frozen-ham-inventory-challenging <div class="node-body article-body">Large inventories of pork were in freezers during June, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Services “Cold Storage” report. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/large-frozen-ham-inventory-challenging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/large-frozen-ham-inventory-challenging#comments Business Marketing Business & Marketing Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:35:00 +0000 59121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Gallup Volatility is here to stay; what does it mean to you? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/volatility-here-stay-what-does-it-mean-you <div class="field-byline"> By Daryl Timmerman, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">During times of volatility it is important that producers maintain accurate records that enable them to have a firm grasp on their cost of production and risk management plans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/volatility-here-stay-what-does-it-mean-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/volatility-here-stay-what-does-it-mean-you#comments Business Marketing Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:07:00 +0000 59091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com