Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Cargill-JBS deal changes pork industry landscape http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cargill-jbs-deal-changes-pork-industry-landscape <div class="node-body article-body">Cargill's deal to sell its entire swine and pork business to JBS USA was a well-kept secret, and it remains to be seen how the $1.45 billion deal impacts the industry's landscape.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cargill-jbs-deal-changes-pork-industry-landscape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cargill-jbs-deal-changes-pork-industry-landscape#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:58:00 +0000 58481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Where is the new USDA trade undersecretary? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/where-new-usda-trade-undersecretary <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA is behind schedule in establishing an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs at the USDA, as was approved in the 2014 farm bill. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/where-new-usda-trade-undersecretary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/where-new-usda-trade-undersecretary#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:30:00 +0000 58461 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Trade advisory appointments named http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/trade-advisory-appointments-named <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative have named 129 private sector members to serve on the USDA and USTR’s seven agricultural trade advisory committees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/trade-advisory-appointments-named" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/trade-advisory-appointments-named#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:17:00 +0000 58451 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com WOTUS lawsuits filed http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/wotus-lawsuits-filed <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Twenty-seven states and a coalition of agriculture and industry have filed lawsuits against the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the final rule on Waters of the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/wotus-lawsuits-filed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/wotus-lawsuits-filed#comments Business Environment Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:09:00 +0000 58441 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Charitable ag research act introduced http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/charitable-ag-research-act-introduced <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The “Charitable Agricultural Research Act” that would create public-private partnerships to increase funding and spur innovation for agriculture research has been introduced in the Senate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/charitable-ag-research-act-introduced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/charitable-ag-research-act-introduced#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:51:00 +0000 58431 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Saving stillborns improves profits http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/saving-stillborns-improves-profits <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Weaned pig prices are projected to be lower for an extended period of time, making it imperative to become more efficient in the farrowing room. The SMS team estimates the breakeven for all pigs drops an estimated $1.20 for each additional pig that is saved per sow per year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/saving-stillborns-improves-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/saving-stillborns-improves-profits#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Reproduction Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:07:00 +0000 58411 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Rising global incomes spur animal protein demand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/rising-global-incomes-spur-animal-protein-demand <div class="field-byline"> Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rising incomes in developing world spurring demand for animal protein, dietary changes</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/rising-global-incomes-spur-animal-protein-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/rising-global-incomes-spur-animal-protein-demand#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:40:00 +0000 58401 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com JBS USA Pork agrees to purchase Cargill Pork Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/jbs-usa-pork-agrees-purchase-cargill-pork-business <div class="node-body article-body">JBS USA Pork has entered into an agreement with Cargill to acquire the company’s U.S.-based pork business for $1.45 billion. Completion of the acquisition is subject to regulatory review and approval. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/jbs-usa-pork-agrees-purchase-cargill-pork-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/jbs-usa-pork-agrees-purchase-cargill-pork-business#comments Business Food Animal Report Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:09:00 +0000 58361 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Carson joins Nedap U.S. swine team http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carson-joins-nedap-us-swine-team <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Nedap, a global leader in livestock management systems, announces the hiring of Brad Carson. Carson joins the U.S. swine team as a <img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/Carson_Nedap.jpg" style="width: 212px; height: 318px; float: right;" />sales representative and will serve as a resource on swine management and technologies.</p> <p>Carson joins an established team at Nedap. This industry-leading team partners with U.S. swine facility managers to implement automated individual feeding management systems, allowing individual animal care in group settings.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carson-joins-nedap-us-swine-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:05:55 +0000 58341 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cargill contributes $750,000 to educate visitors on modern agriculture production at Fair Oaks Farms http://nationalhogfarmer.com/cargill-contributes-750000-educate-visitors-modern-agriculture-production-fair-oaks-farms <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Cargill was recognized at a grand opening ceremony of the Pork Education Center at Fair Oaks Farms on June 28&nbsp;for its<img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/DSC_0238.JPG" style="float: right; height: 292px; width: 391px;" /> $750,000 contribution that will enable Fair Oaks Farms&#39; non-profit arm to educate students and the general public on modern agriculture production practices that benefit the environment, use fewer natural resources&nbsp;and improve sustainability for crop and animal production.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/cargill-contributes-750000-educate-visitors-modern-agriculture-production-fair-oaks-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marketing Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:30:15 +0000 58331 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com