Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en West Coast dispute resolution needed to protect U.S. exports http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/west-coast-dispute-resolution-needed-protect-us-exports <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Producers Council and 92 other food, agricultural and allied industry groups urged the parties involved in a labor dispute that’s affecting food exports that ship out of West Coast ports to resolve their differences as soon as possible. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/west-coast-dispute-resolution-needed-protect-us-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/west-coast-dispute-resolution-needed-protect-us-exports#comments Business Food Animal Report Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:24:00 +0000 54051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Industry Forum set for March 5-7 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-industry-forum-set-march-5-7 <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Delegates from across the United States will gather in San Antonio, March 5-7 for the annual National Pork Industry Forum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-industry-forum-set-march-5-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-industry-forum-set-march-5-7#comments Business Food Animal Report Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:31:00 +0000 54041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Entering new normalcy of hog marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/entering-new-normalcy-hog-marketing <div class="node-body article-body">“Welcome back to the real world.” That 2014 trip off into fantasy-land was fun – except for that part with all those dead pigs in some of your farrowing units – but we are now back to reality. There are bad and good parts of that reality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/entering-new-normalcy-hog-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/entering-new-normalcy-hog-marketing#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:42:00 +0000 54031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Thinkstock NPPC throws support behind TPA renewal http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-throws-support-behind-tpa-renewal <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Producers Council threw its support behind renewal of Trade Promotion Authority on Jan. 26. A TPA will enable the current administration and future ones to negotiate and close trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-throws-support-behind-tpa-renewal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-throws-support-behind-tpa-renewal#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:26:00 +0000 54011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 in rearview mirror, pork producers look to capitalize in ’15 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-rearview-mirror-pork-producers-look-capitalize-15 <div class="field-byline"> By Kent Bang, VP &amp; Team Leader, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog prices have softened considerably in the past two months as slaughter numbers continue to climb. Prices paid for pigs have declined from over $100 per cwt. in October. They declined to $88.50 per cwt. in November, $85.65 in December and under $80 in early January.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-rearview-mirror-pork-producers-look-capitalize-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-rearview-mirror-pork-producers-look-capitalize-15#comments Business Marketing Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:55:00 +0000 54001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com West Coast ports crisis increasing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/west-coast-ports-crisis-increasing <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 175 organizations representing manufacturers, farmers, agribusinesses, retailers, importers, exporters and transportation sent a letter to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Marine Association urging the two parties to come to a resolution of the West Coast ports labor dispute by working with the federal mediator.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/west-coast-ports-crisis-increasing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/west-coast-ports-crisis-increasing#comments Business Food Animal Report Legislative Preview Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:06:00 +0000 53991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Coalition calls for Congress to act on COOL http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/coalition-calls-congress-act-cool <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Members of the COOL Reform Coalition is asking the 114th Congress to address the negative impacts that the existing country-of-origin labeling requirements will have on the U.S. economy as a result of the World Trade Organization rulings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/coalition-calls-congress-act-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/coalition-calls-congress-act-cool#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:58:00 +0000 53981 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com President asks for TPA http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/president-asks-tpa <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">President Barack Obama asked that Congress grant him Trade Promotion Authority during his State of the Union address. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/president-asks-tpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/president-asks-tpa#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:42:00 +0000 53971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>President Barack Obama</p> Getty Images/Alex Wong House Ag committee Dems named http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-ag-committee-dems-named <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House Agriculture Committee Democratic members were named last week including six new members. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-ag-committee-dems-named" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-ag-committee-dems-named#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:36:00 +0000 53961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Research looks at economics of livestock antibiotic use http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use <div class="field-byline"> Source: Choicesmagazine.org </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the United States, antibiotics for growth promotion are not banned, but the FDA recently issued guidelines for the industry to voluntarily withdraw medically important antibiotics from growth promotion. For policy makers, the challenge is to evaluate the benefits and costs of animal antibiotics to society. What is the economic value of antibiotics to the livestock industry versus the potential health cost of increasing resistance levels? What are the potential productivity and economic effects of a ban on antibiotics for growth promotion for U.S. meat producers and consumers?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:27:00 +0000 53931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com