Marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Broad coalition opposes farm bill cuts http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/broad-coalition-opposes-farm-bill-cuts <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A diverse coalition of nearly 400 organizations representing agriculture, conservation, rural development and religious groups have written the leadership of the House and Senate Budget Committees urging them to reject any requests to cut programs within the farm bill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/broad-coalition-opposes-farm-bill-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/broad-coalition-opposes-farm-bill-cuts#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:17:00 +0000 54791 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Comment period extension requested for dietary guidelines http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/comment-period-extension-requested-dietary-guidelines <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The North American Meat Institute is requesting the administration extend the public comment period for the recent report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee from 45 days to 120 days.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/comment-period-extension-requested-dietary-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/comment-period-extension-requested-dietary-guidelines#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:13:00 +0000 54781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Legislation introduced to end corn-based ethanol requirement http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/legislation-introduced-end-corn-based-ethanol-requirement <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) have introduced the “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015” which would repeal the renewable fuels standard corn ethanol mandate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/legislation-introduced-end-corn-based-ethanol-requirement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/legislation-introduced-end-corn-based-ethanol-requirement#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:09:00 +0000 54771 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA provides one-time extension to update yields and reallocate base acres http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-provides-one-time-extension-update-yields-and-reallocate-base-acres <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it is providing a one-time extension for producers to update yield history or reallocate base acres. Producers will now have until March 31 to make changes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-provides-one-time-extension-update-yields-and-reallocate-base-acres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-provides-one-time-extension-update-yields-and-reallocate-base-acres#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:06:00 +0000 54761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 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