Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en NPPC urges delay in ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-urges-delay-waters-us-rule <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NPPC strongly urges the Obama administration to delay implementation of the new Clean Water Act rule, which would adversely affect hundreds of thousands of farmers, business people and landowners. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-urges-delay-waters-us-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-urges-delay-waters-us-rule#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:13:00 +0000 59991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Osborne Industries celebrates anniversary of patented system of weighing pigs, goats and sheep http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/osborne-industries-celebrates-anniversary-patented-system-weighing-pigs-goats-and-sheep <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Osborne Industries&nbsp;Inc., a leader in the design and development of <img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/osbornescale.jpg" style="width: 224px; height: 216px; float: right;" />advanced&nbsp;livestock management equipment for sheep, goats&nbsp;and pigs, celebrates the 30-year anniversary since the development of the ACCU-ARM&nbsp;animal weighing system.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/osborne-industries-celebrates-anniversary-patented-system-weighing-pigs-goats-and-sheep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:49:09 +0000 59941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com African swine fever spreading in Europe http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/african-swine-fever-spreading-europe <div class="node-body article-body">African swine fever is spreading through European countries, taking its toll on hog farmers and the battle to prevent or control its further spread.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/african-swine-fever-spreading-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/african-swine-fever-spreading-europe#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:17:00 +0000 59931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Double-digit slaughter increases should persist for week or so http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/double-digit-slaughter-increases-should-persist-week-or-so <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Meyer gives a run down of last week's hog slaughter and prices, cold storage supplies, as well as the beef and chicken stocks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/double-digit-slaughter-increases-should-persist-week-or-so" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/double-digit-slaughter-increases-should-persist-week-or-so#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:46:00 +0000 59921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com AFIA feels the FDA crosses line with proposal for monitoring antibiotics in ag http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/afia-feels-fda-crosses-line-proposal-monitoring-antibiotics-ag <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Feed Industry Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Feed Industry Association’s legal counsel earlier this week submitted comments on behalf of the organization to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the proposed rule making on antimicrobial animal drug sales and distribution reporting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/afia-feels-fda-crosses-line-proposal-monitoring-antibiotics-ag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/afia-feels-fda-crosses-line-proposal-monitoring-antibiotics-ag#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Nutrition Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:38:00 +0000 59911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com CAFTA-DR trade agreement a 10-year success http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cafta-dr-trade-agreement-10-year-success <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CAFTA-DR has led to the elimination of tariffs on U.S. consumer and industrial good exports. The tariffs on nearly all U.S. agricultural products will be phased out by 2020. Since 2005, trade between the United States and the six nations has risen by 70%, growing from $35 billion in 2005 to $59.5 billion in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cafta-dr-trade-agreement-10-year-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cafta-dr-trade-agreement-10-year-success#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:28:00 +0000 59891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Senators ask for information on the overuse of antibiotics and animals http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/senators-ask-information-overuse-antibiotics-and-animals <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Senators are asking for information on how the task force plans to address critical gaps in current Food & Drug Administration policies to address public health threats posed by the “overuse of antibiotics in food animals.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/senators-ask-information-overuse-antibiotics-and-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/senators-ask-information-overuse-antibiotics-and-animals#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:21:00 +0000 59881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Internet access by farmers increases http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/internet-access-farmers-increases <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers’ access to the internet now stands at 70% which is 3% higher than in 2013. This is according to the “Computer Usage and Ownership” report conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/internet-access-farmers-increases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/internet-access-farmers-increases#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:16:00 +0000 59871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Smithfield Foods expanding dry sausage facility http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/smithfield-foods-expanding-dry-sausage-facility <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Smithfield Foods&#39; Cudahy, Wis.,&nbsp;facility, which produces the company&#39;s Patrick Cudahy brand as well as<img src="http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/08/20/762360/10146792/en/photos/354086/35433/354086.jpg?lastModified=08%2F20%2F2015%2018%3A22%3A40&amp;size=2" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;" />&nbsp;additional Smithfield branded products, broke ground today to expand its existing facility by 12,500 square feet, adding four new smokehouses and two dry rooms.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/smithfield-foods-expanding-dry-sausage-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:52:27 +0000 59851 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com What last year’s hog markets mean for the future http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-last-year-s-hog-markets-mean-future <div class="field-byline"> By Justin Roelofs, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With a wide spread between October lean hog futures and current cash prices, it will be interesting to watch how these markets merge as we move into September. This is not uncommon, but given $90 cutout, it leaves some optimism that domestic demand will remain strong enough to hold cash hog prices higher than what the futures project for the fourth quarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-last-year-s-hog-markets-mean-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-last-year-s-hog-markets-mean-future#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:17:00 +0000 59801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com