Marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Beef remains a solace for pork market http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/beef-remains-solace-pork-market <div class="field-deck"> Eyes now turn to Friday’s Hogs and Pigs Report </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Market factors make it prime time for retailers to start featuring pork, and in a big way, because there are plenty of pigs that will be making their way into the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/beef-remains-solace-pork-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/beef-remains-solace-pork-market#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:00:00 +0000 55301 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Sean Gallup Commodity groups tell House ag committee TPA needed to get TPP http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/commodity-groups-tell-house-ag-committee-tpa-needed-get-tpp <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Producers Council was among other commodity groups telling the U.S. House Agriculture committee that if Congress fails to pass Trade Promotion Authority there will be no Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, stressing the importance of the trade agreement to U.S. agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/commodity-groups-tell-house-ag-committee-tpa-needed-get-tpp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/commodity-groups-tell-house-ag-committee-tpa-needed-get-tpp#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:49:00 +0000 55281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Mark Wilson Dietary guidelines comment period extended http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/dietary-guidelines-comment-period-extended <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that the public comment period concerning the “Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee” has been extended to May 8. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/dietary-guidelines-comment-period-extended" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/dietary-guidelines-comment-period-extended#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:44:00 +0000 55271 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Deadline to sign up for farm programs approaching http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/deadline-sign-farm-programs-approaching <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The deadline for producers to make a one-time election of Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage for 2014-18 crops years is March 31. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/deadline-sign-farm-programs-approaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/deadline-sign-farm-programs-approaching#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:41:00 +0000 55261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com COOL and budget are hot topics this week http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-and-budget-are-hot-topics-week <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House Agriculture subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture will hold a hearing March 25 on country-of-origin labeling. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-and-budget-are-hot-topics-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-and-budget-are-hot-topics-week#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:37:00 +0000 55251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Time to assess hog business structure http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/time-assess-hog-business-structure <div class="field-byline"> By Justin Roelofs, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most producers have the strongest balance sheet they have had in several years and interest rates are competitive. Because of this, producers should take time to assess their business structure and finances. It’s a good time to make a move to restructure debt to give operations more liquidity if it makes sense for an operation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/time-assess-hog-business-structure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/time-assess-hog-business-structure#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:03:00 +0000 55241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Dietary guideline comment period extended through May 8 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/dietary-guideline-comment-period-extended-through-may-8 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The public comment period on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Advisory Report has been extended through May 8. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/dietary-guideline-comment-period-extended-through-may-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/dietary-guideline-comment-period-extended-through-may-8#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:36:00 +0000 55081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Sean Gallup Ag economist expects hog prices to be lower this year http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ag-economist-expects-hog-prices-be-lower-year <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University Agricultural Communications </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chris Hurt, Purdue University agricultural economist, predicts pork prices will be down 23 cents per pound. This will make pork consumers happy, but that means pork producers will see less profit per head.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ag-economist-expects-hog-prices-be-lower-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ag-economist-expects-hog-prices-be-lower-year#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:46:00 +0000 55061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hog markets could use a little good news http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hog-markets-could-use-little-good-news <div class="node-body article-body">It was another tough week for hog and pork markets even though hogs held relatively steady in the face of continuing large slaughter totals. The news on avian influenza was not good either. Anne Murray once sang “could use a little good news today,” and that sentiment was felt in the hog markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hog-markets-could-use-little-good-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hog-markets-could-use-little-good-news#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 16 Mar 2015 22:10:00 +0000 55051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Scott Olson Comparts target Duroc-sired niche market http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/comparts-target-duroc-sired-niche-market <div class="node-body article-body">Niche marketing evokes thoughts of a value-added product — ways to manufacture, process or market a product to achieve the most value. Compart Family Farms of Nicollet, Minn., has achieved a valued product, both in genetic lines and finished pork, but the journey to get there wasn’t easy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/comparts-target-duroc-sired-niche-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/comparts-target-duroc-sired-niche-market#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Reproduction Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:04:00 +0000 55041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Chris, Jim and Dean&nbsp;Compart&nbsp;</p>