Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Lean hogs futures react to report as expected http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/lean-hogs-futures-react-report-expected <div class="node-body article-body">The March 27 quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report implies that there are going to be a lot more hogs on the market this year, compared to last year. Initially the market did not react harshly to these larger-than-normal year-over-year increases. They represent a return to pre-PEDV days and imply slaughter levels slightly larger than those of 2013 through the third quarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/lean-hogs-futures-react-report-expected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/lean-hogs-futures-react-report-expected#comments Business Marketing Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:41:00 +0000 55381 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com House and Senate pass 2016 budget resolutions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-and-senate-pass-2016-budget-resolutions <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House of Representatives passed a budget that would balance the budget in a decade, repeal Obamacare, transform Medicare and Medicaid, and cut $1 billion from agriculture over 10 years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-and-senate-pass-2016-budget-resolutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-and-senate-pass-2016-budget-resolutions#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:49:00 +0000 55371 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Brendan Hoffman Implications of COOL, retaliation spelled out http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/implications-cool-retaliation-spelled-out <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture hearing focused on COOL included witnesses from a cross-section of agriculture, business and industry. The majority of the witnesses said the threat of retaliation is severe, and Congress must act quickly to prevent irreparable damages to industry and the U.S. economy. They suggested that Congress pass legislation to repeal COOL. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/implications-cool-retaliation-spelled-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/implications-cool-retaliation-spelled-out#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:41:00 +0000 55361 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Payment limitations for non-farmers proposed http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/payment-limitations-non-farmers-proposed <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA has proposed a rule that limits farm payments to individuals who may be designated as farm managers but are not actively engaged in farm management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/payment-limitations-non-farmers-proposed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/payment-limitations-non-farmers-proposed#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:37:00 +0000 55351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA extends deadline for farm programs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-extends-deadline-farm-programs <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA has extended the deadline for Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage program sign-up to April 7.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-extends-deadline-farm-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-extends-deadline-farm-programs#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:34:00 +0000 55341 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Manage feed to maximize efficiency, net revenue http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/manage-feed-maximize-efficiency-net-revenue <div class="field-byline"> By Daniel Columbus, Prairie Swine Centre nutrition research associate </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With feed being the largest cost facing pork producers, it is imperative that producers understand current production and to make informed management decisions regarding feed. They also need to understand exactly what is being measured and how to interpret this data, otherwise costly mistakes can be made.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/manage-feed-maximize-efficiency-net-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/manage-feed-maximize-efficiency-net-revenue#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:17:00 +0000 55331 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Shutterstock Swine health research benefited by Smithfield gift http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-research-benefited-smithfield-gift <div class="field-byline"> Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog operations will benefit from a Smithfield Foods gift that will support antibiotic alternatives studies in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine that will investigate methods to enhance animal well-being and production efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-research-benefited-smithfield-gift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-research-benefited-smithfield-gift#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:45:00 +0000 55311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 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 Webinar to focus on manure and nutrient management in tiled land http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/webinar-focus-manure-and-nutrient-management-tiled-land <div class="field-byline"> Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A five-member panel will discuss manure and nutrient management considerations on drain-tiled farmland during an April 17 webinar.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/webinar-focus-manure-and-nutrient-management-tiled-land" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/webinar-focus-manure-and-nutrient-management-tiled-land#comments Business Environment Facilities Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:05:00 +0000 55291 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 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