Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en 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 Capitol Hill celebrates Hot Dog Day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/capitol-hill-celebrates-hot-dog-day <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Over 1,000 Senators, Congressmen, staff, and agricultural and meat industry representatives gathered on Capitol Hill to celebrate National Hot Dog Month by eating over 3,500 hot dogs and talking baseball. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/capitol-hill-celebrates-hot-dog-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/capitol-hill-celebrates-hot-dog-day#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:50:00 +0000 59171 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Honda Senate Finance Panel passes small business tax breaks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senate-finance-panel-passes-small-business-tax-breaks <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Senate Finance Committee this week passed a package of tax extenders, including several of importance to agriculture. NPPC joined 32 other agricultural organization in urging the committee to approve extension of several tax breaks that expired at the end of last year, including the Section 179 small business expensing and bonus depreciation provisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senate-finance-panel-passes-small-business-tax-breaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/senate-finance-panel-passes-small-business-tax-breaks#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:49:00 +0000 59161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Survey seeks information on continuity of business planning for foreign animal disease preparedness http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/survey-seeks-information-continuity-business-planning-foreign-animal-disease-preparedness <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of Minnesota researchers have developed an online-based survey seeking broad industry input to help support the continuity of business in the event of a foot and mouth disease diagnosis in the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/survey-seeks-information-continuity-business-planning-foreign-animal-disease-preparedness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/survey-seeks-information-continuity-business-planning-foreign-animal-disease-preparedness#comments Business Health Marketing Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:39:00 +0000 59111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com