Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Cargill ahead of schedule on sow group housing conversion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/cargill-ahead-schedule-sow-group-housing-conversion <div class="field-byline"> Source: Cargill Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cargill Pork's conversion to group sow housing has been completed 11 months ahead of the schedule the company set for itself last June. The company had set a target to have all company-owned farms converted to group sow housing by the last day of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/cargill-ahead-schedule-sow-group-housing-conversion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/cargill-ahead-schedule-sow-group-housing-conversion#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:51:00 +0000 54071 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hog producers need to use emotion, not science http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/hog-producers-need-use-emotion-not-science <div class="node-body article-body">Damian Mason, a professional speaker, entertainer, writer, businessman and farm owner from Huntington, Ind., told an Iowa Pork Congress audience that U.S. livestock producers need to appeal to the emotions of American consumers, rather than using science that most them do not understand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/hog-producers-need-use-emotion-not-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/hog-producers-need-use-emotion-not-science#comments Business Food Animal Report Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:27:00 +0000 54061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Damian Mason</p> 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