Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Are lower hog prices justified by supplies? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/are-lower-hog-prices-justified-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">First quarter hog slaughter subsided a bit last week, dropping by 0.8% from the week before to 2.262 million head. That figure was still 5.6% larger than last year at a time when the December Hogs and Pigs report indicated that hog supplies should be about 0.5% higher. The average estimated live weight for all hogs dropped another 2 pounds to 284 while the all-hogs estimated carcass weight remained steady at 2015, 1% higher than one year ago. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/are-lower-hog-prices-justified-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/are-lower-hog-prices-justified-supplies#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:36:00 +0000 54821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Former secretaries of agriculture urge Congress to pass TPA http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/former-secretaries-agriculture-urge-congress-pass-tpa <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The former Secretaries of Agriculture, representing all past administrations from President Jimmy Carter to President George W. Bush, are urging Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/former-secretaries-agriculture-urge-congress-pass-tpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/former-secretaries-agriculture-urge-congress-pass-tpa#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:20:00 +0000 54801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 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 Hord Livestock takes biosecurity seriously http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously <div class="node-body article-body">Time is money, and time spent in the name of biosecurity is worth every penny. For Hord Livestock, biosecurity is serious business. The hog and cattle operation near Bucyrus, Ohio, beefed up its biosecurity 10 years ago when porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome hit, and that extra effort is paying off today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Biosecurity Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:37:00 +0000 54711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Submitted 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