Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Smithfield to donate 25,000 pounds of protein to Second Harvest Food Bank http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/smithfield-donate-25000-pounds-protein-second-harvest-food-bank <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>In celebration of the upcoming race weekend in Pocono, Smithfield will donate 25,000 pounds of protein to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley &amp; Northeast Pennsylvania in partnership with Weis Markets and Richard Petty Motorsports to help serve the Pocono and Lehigh Valley communities. This donation is part of Smithfield&#39;s Helping Hungry Homes tour, the company&#39;s coast-to-coast effort to help families and individuals become more food secure.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/smithfield-donate-25000-pounds-protein-second-harvest-food-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:18:08 +0000 59321 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cargill brings home the bacon http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/cargill-brings-home-bacon <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/KIIC-Bacontown-Banner-2015-600x300.jpg" style="width: 301px; height: 150px; float: right;" />Cargill is supporting the second annual BaconTown Bacon &amp; Brew Fest as the presenting sponsor. The event, scheduled for Aug. 8 at the Bridge View Center, will feature various food vendors, a &ldquo;BaconArt&rdquo; contest and entertainment themed around the popular pork product. Doors open from 2-11 p.m. and admission is free.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/cargill-brings-home-bacon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:14:26 +0000 59311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Grassley presses Justice Dept. to scrutinize proposed JBS-Cargill deal http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/grassley-presses-justice-dept-scrutinize-proposed-jbs-cargill-deal <div class="node-body article-body">Sen. Grassley expressed concern that the JBS-Cargill deal will increase concentration and decrease competition in the U.S. pork industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/grassley-presses-justice-dept-scrutinize-proposed-jbs-cargill-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/grassley-presses-justice-dept-scrutinize-proposed-jbs-cargill-deal#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:12:00 +0000 59281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Clemens Food Group celebrates groundbreaking for pork processing facility http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/clemens-food-group-celebrates-groundbreaking-pork-processing-facility <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Local and state officials today joined the Clemens Food Group &nbsp;to celebrate the ground breaking of the new fresh pork processing facility located in Coldwater, Mich.&nbsp;In an event themed&nbsp;&ldquo;Building For The Future&rdquo;, the emphasis was on the long-term impact the project will have for the community, state&nbsp;and family businesses associated with the project.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/clemens-food-group-celebrates-groundbreaking-pork-processing-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:08:41 +0000 59271 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com NPPC’s McGonegle selected as Iowa Pork Producers Association CEO http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-s-mcgonegle-selected-iowa-pork-producers-association-ceo <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa Pork Producers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pat McGonegle, National Pork Producers Council vice president of state relations and resource development, has been named chief executive officer of the Iowa Pork Producers Association.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-s-mcgonegle-selected-iowa-pork-producers-association-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-s-mcgonegle-selected-iowa-pork-producers-association-ceo#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:01:00 +0000 59261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">P</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">at&nbsp;</span>McGonegle</p> COOL is about more than a right-to-know; a lot more http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-about-more-right-know-lot-more <div class="field-deck"> Pork inventories in cold storage remain large </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When Sen. Pat Roberts introduced legislation to repeal mandatory country-of-origin labeling he said it's no longer about MCOOL and whether one believes that consumers have a “right” to know the country of origin for meat and poultry. This is now a trade issue that threatens to disrupt the export of billions of dollars of U.S. goods.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-about-more-right-know-lot-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-about-more-right-know-lot-more#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:43:00 +0000 59221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Dueling COOL bills http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/dueling-cool-bills <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two bills were introduced in the Senate that take different approaches to resolve the country-of-origin labeling issue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/dueling-cool-bills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/dueling-cool-bills#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:16:00 +0000 59211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Feral swine and farm impact http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/feral-swine-and-farm-impact <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in cooperation with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will be surveying crop producers to measure the impact feral swine have on their crops and livestock. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/feral-swine-and-farm-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/feral-swine-and-farm-impact#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:11:00 +0000 59201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Two-year tax extenders pass committee http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/two-year-tax-extenders-pass-committee <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Senate Finance Committee passed a two-year (tax years 2015 and 2016) tax extenders package that includes production tax credit for wind, the $1 per gallon credit for biodiesel, the $1.01 per gallon tax credit for cellulosic biofuels, and a higher Section 179 expensing allowance (from $25,000 to $500,000) used by producers for new equipment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/two-year-tax-extenders-pass-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/two-year-tax-extenders-pass-committee#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:01:00 +0000 59191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Wentz House approves voluntary GMO labeling bill http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-approves-voluntary-gmo-labeling-bill <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House of Representatives, by a vote of 275-150, approved H.R. 1599, the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015,” which would create a system for food companies to apply to the USDA for a non-GMO food label.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-approves-voluntary-gmo-labeling-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-approves-voluntary-gmo-labeling-bill#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:57:00 +0000 59181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com