Marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en USDA releases data showing how TPP benefits all 50 states http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-releases-data-showing-how-tpp-benefits-all-50-states <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>White House unveils actions to boost rural exports</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trans Pacific Partnership is a 21st century trade agreement that will promote job growth, increase farm income, generate greater rural economic activity and help expand U.S. agricultural exports to some of the fastest growing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-releases-data-showing-how-tpp-benefits-all-50-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-releases-data-showing-how-tpp-benefits-all-50-states#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:12:00 +0000 54731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Win McNamee Cold storage report confirms backlog of product http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cold-storage-report-confirms-backlog-product <div class="node-body article-body">It was good news that a deal has been struck to resolve the West Coast port labor dispute, but the backlog of product was confirmed in the USDA's Cold Storage report. It will take some time to work through that backlog of product.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cold-storage-report-confirms-backlog-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cold-storage-report-confirms-backlog-product#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:49:00 +0000 54681 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>There is a backlog of product needing to be shipped as a result of the nine-month labor dispute at West Coast ports that caused a work slowdown.</p> Getty Images/David McNew West Coast ports reach labor agreement http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-ports-reach-labor-agreement <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A tentative five-year labor agreement was reached last Friday between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union that covers all 29 West Coast ports after nine months of negotiations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-ports-reach-labor-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-ports-reach-labor-agreement#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:54:00 +0000 54671 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Coffee OK; cut red meat, tax sugary drinks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/coffee-ok-cut-red-meat-tax-sugary-drinks <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the recommendations contained in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report, particularly the call for less red meat, confirm the concerns the meat and livestock industries have had concerning the committee’s earlier statements and information coming from the committee’s meetings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/coffee-ok-cut-red-meat-tax-sugary-drinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/coffee-ok-cut-red-meat-tax-sugary-drinks#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:44:00 +0000 54661 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Industry reaction to dietary guidelines report http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/industry-reaction-dietary-guidelines-report <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The reaction to the dietary guidelines recommendations by producers and industry was swift and to the point. These recommendations are considered far reaching and could create a political reaction.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/industry-reaction-dietary-guidelines-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/industry-reaction-dietary-guidelines-report#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:39:00 +0000 54651 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA projects corn, bean crops to be down http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-projects-corn-bean-crops-be-down <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates the nation's corn and soybean crops to be smaller than in 2014, while the wheat crop is expected to be larger. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-projects-corn-bean-crops-be-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-projects-corn-bean-crops-be-down#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:30:00 +0000 54641 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Market declines call for long-term risk management http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/market-declines-call-long-term-risk-management <div class="field-byline"> By Kent Bang, AgStar Financial Services Vice President and Swine Team Leader </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. hog producers have seen a downturn in their markets recently, thus taking a longer view of risk management and staying the course with reasonable targets relative to historical margin opportunities makes sense. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/market-declines-call-long-term-risk-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/market-declines-call-long-term-risk-management#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Sun, 22 Feb 2015 04:02:00 +0000 54621 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com West Coast ports deal reached http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-ports-deal-reached <div class="node-body article-body">A tentative agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association has been reached, ending a nine-month labor dispute that slow down export traffic in West Coast ports. The five-year agreement is awaiting ratification by 20,000 union dockworkers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-ports-deal-reached" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-ports-deal-reached#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Sun, 22 Feb 2015 02:43:00 +0000 54611 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Justin Sullivan West Coast port disruption is FMD Lite http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-port-disruption-fmd-lite <div class="node-body article-body">The export disruption caused by the West Coast port situation provides a glimpse of the impact that “a trade-disrupting animal health situation” of hoof and mouth disease, classical swine fever and African swine fever would have on the U.S. pork export picture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-port-disruption-fmd-lite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-port-disruption-fmd-lite#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:40:00 +0000 54561 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Justin Sullivan Global pork export value record-high in 2014; volume dips slightly http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/global-pork-export-value-record-high-2014-volume-dips-slightly <div class="field-byline"> By U.S. Meat Export Federation Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The world’s top 10 pork/pork variety meat exporters set a new export value record in 2014 of approximately $20.27 billion. This was a 5% increase over 2013 and surpassed the previous record (set in 2012) by 3%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/global-pork-export-value-record-high-2014-volume-dips-slightly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/global-pork-export-value-record-high-2014-volume-dips-slightly#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:48:00 +0000 54541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Sean Gallup