Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Frozen Pork Supplies up from July http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/frozen-pork-supplies-july <div class="field-byline"> Source: The National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Statistics Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Frozen pork supplies on Aug. 31 were up 2% from the previous month but down slightly from last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cold Storage report released Sept. 22. Stocks of pork bellies were down 29% from last month but up 136% from last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/frozen-pork-supplies-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/frozen-pork-supplies-july#comments Business Food Animal Report Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:16:00 +0000 51131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Meat Competition Shouldn’t Damage Pork Demand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-competition-shouldn-t-damage-pork-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Pork and hog prices have been helped along this year by the supply situations of our major competitors. Part of that impact will endure but part of it is showing signs of waning. Let’s look at the other species this week. The beef sector is beginning to respond to record-high prices and profits. But the nature of this beast means the response will be slow and take seemingly forever to manifest itself in any significant increases in supplies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-competition-shouldn-t-damage-pork-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-competition-shouldn-t-damage-pork-demand#comments Business Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:53:00 +0000 51121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Administration Launches National Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/administration-launches-national-strategy-antibiotic-resistance <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">President Obama signed an executive order creating a government task force that is to submit a five-year action plan by Feb. 15 to address antibiotic-resistant bacteria in both human health and animal agriculture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/administration-launches-national-strategy-antibiotic-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/administration-launches-national-strategy-antibiotic-resistance#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:11:00 +0000 51111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Members Call on FDA to Curb Antibiotics Use on Farms and Collect on Farm Data http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/members-call-fda-curb-antibiotics-use-farms-and-collect-farm-data <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As a result of the Reuters’ report regarding the use of antibiotics in meat production, Sen. Kristin Gillibrand (D-NY) plans to introduce legislation authorizing the Food and Drug Administration to collect data on “farm-level antibiotic use.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/members-call-fda-curb-antibiotics-use-farms-and-collect-farm-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/members-call-fda-curb-antibiotics-use-farms-and-collect-farm-data#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:09:00 +0000 51101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Exports Up for the Year http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-exports-year <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture data shows that U.S. pork exports for the first seven months of the year are up 16% in value ($4.003 billion) and 7% in volume (2.909 billion pounds), compared to 2013. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-exports-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-exports-year#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:07:00 +0000 51091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Rehearing in COOL Appeal http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/rehearing-cool-appeal <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Meat Institute and co-plaintiffs have filed a petition seeking a rehearing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as part of its appeal for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final rule on country-of-origin labeling. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/rehearing-cool-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/rehearing-cool-appeal#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:03:00 +0000 51081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Senators Seek Action on DDGs and China http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senators-seek-action-ddgs-and-china <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have informed the U.S. Trade Representative of their strong concerns regarding China rejecting U.S. export shipments of dried distillers grains that contain traces of a U.S. approved trait. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senators-seek-action-ddgs-and-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senators-seek-action-ddgs-and-china#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:58:00 +0000 51071 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Congress Passes CR and Heads Home for the Election http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/congress-passes-cr-and-heads-home-election <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Congress passed a continuing resolution that will keep the federal government operating until Dec. 11 at the current annual cap rate of $1.012 trillion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/congress-passes-cr-and-heads-home-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/congress-passes-cr-and-heads-home-election#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:55:00 +0000 51061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Different Distillers Grains May Change Feed Rations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/different-distillers-grains-may-change-feed-rations <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Missouri Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ethanol plants are getting more efficient at extracting fuel from corn, and that can affect the quality of distillers grains, a byproduct of ethanol production often used as an economical feed alternative for hogs and poultry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/different-distillers-grains-may-change-feed-rations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/different-distillers-grains-may-change-feed-rations#comments Business Food Animal Report Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:50:00 +0000 51051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Where Will Chinese Pork Come From? Hopefully the U.S. http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/where-will-chinese-pork-come-hopefully-us <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Greenwood, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">China's move to a more-urban population opens the doors for a home for U.S. pork.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/where-will-chinese-pork-come-hopefully-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/where-will-chinese-pork-come-hopefully-us#comments Business Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:40:00 +0000 51041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com