Pork Network - Ag Policy https://www.porkbusiness.com/ag_policy/rss-feed.xml en House Agriculture Committee Members Announced for 116th Congress https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-agriculture-committee-members-announced-116th-congress <p>The roster for the 116th Congress’ House Agriculture Committee has been announced by Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (R-TX).</p> Wed, 23 Jan 19 13:27:03 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-agriculture-committee-members-announced-116th-congress FSA Employees Plan To Report To Work On Thursday https://www.porkbusiness.com/fsa-employees-plan-report-work-thursday <p><em>Updated at 2:08 p.m. CST on Jan. 22. </em></p> Tue, 22 Jan 19 14:13:49 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fsa-employees-plan-report-work-thursday Meat Inspectors, Price Reporting Staff Still on the Job https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-inspectors-price-reporting-staff-still-job <p><em>Source: National Pork Producers Council</em><br /></p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 15:24:29 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-inspectors-price-reporting-staff-still-job EU Won’t Include Agriculture In Trade Talks With U.S. https://www.porkbusiness.com/eu-wont-include-agriculture-trade-talks-us <p><em>Source: National Pork Producers Council</em></p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 15:11:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/eu-wont-include-agriculture-trade-talks-us Pork Industry Calls EAT-Lancet Report Radical, Irresponsible https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-industry-calls-eat-lancet-report-radical-irresponsible <p>A <a href="https://eatforum.org/content/uploads/2019/01/EAT-Lancet_Commission_Summary_Report.pdf">report</a> issued by a European non-profit suggests drastic limits on meat and dairy consumption wi</p> Mon, 21 Jan 19 03:17:37 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-industry-calls-eat-lancet-report-radical-irresponsible National Pork Industry Forum Brings Leaders Together in March https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-pork-industry-forum-brings-leaders-together-march <p>Producer delegates from across the United States will gather in Orlando, March 6-8, for the annual National Pork Industry Forum.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 19 15:38:30 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-pork-industry-forum-brings-leaders-together-march Pig Farmers Confront Disease Challenges Closer to Home https://www.porkbusiness.com/pig-farmers-confront-disease-challenges-closer-home <p>While the ramifications of African swine fever in <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/us-learning-lessons-asf-outbreaks">China and Europe</a> continue to emerge, U.S.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 19 13:51:26 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pig-farmers-confront-disease-challenges-closer-home FSA Offices to Reopen for Limited Service https://www.porkbusiness.com/fsa-offices-reopen-limited-service <p>Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen amid the partial government shutdown to provide loan and payment assistance for farmers and ranchers according to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 19 10:22:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fsa-offices-reopen-limited-service Hours of Service Fixes for Livestock Haulers Proposed Again in House https://www.porkbusiness.com/hours-service-fixes-livestock-haulers-proposed-again-house <p>A bill that was proposed in the last session of Congress has been reintroduced in an effort to make Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and hours of service regulations work for livestock transporters.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 19 09:30:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hours-service-fixes-livestock-haulers-proposed-again-house New National Swine Disease Council Helps Combat Foreign Animal Disease https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-national-swine-disease-council-helps-combat-foreign-animal-disease <p><em>Source: National Pork Board</em><br /></p> Tue, 15 Jan 19 16:01:50 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-national-swine-disease-council-helps-combat-foreign-animal-disease U.S. Farm Report Records Live from 2019 Illinois Pork Expo https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-farm-report-records-live-2019-illinois-pork-expo <p>U.S. Farm Report will be taping live from the trade show floor at the Illinois Pork Expo on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield, Ill. </p> Tue, 15 Jan 19 15:21:34 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-farm-report-records-live-2019-illinois-pork-expo Vietnam Reduces Tariff Rates For Six Countries on Beef and Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/vietnam-reduces-tariff-rates-six-countries-beef-and-pork <p><span><span>The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) entered into force Dec.</span></span></p> Tue, 15 Jan 19 10:50:22 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/vietnam-reduces-tariff-rates-six-countries-beef-and-pork Nominations Open for 2019 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award  https://www.porkbusiness.com/nominations-open-2019-americas-pig-farmer-year-award <p>The National Pork Board is accepting nominations for its 2019 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year<sup>SM</sup> award through Sunday, March 10, at <a href="http://www.americaspigfarmer.com">americaspig</a></p> Mon, 14 Jan 19 11:28:38 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nominations-open-2019-americas-pig-farmer-year-award What's for Dinner? New Research Reveals How Americans are Eating https://www.porkbusiness.com/whats-dinner-new-research-reveals-how-americans-are-eating <p>Source: National Pork Board<br />  </p> Thu, 10 Jan 19 10:44:47 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/whats-dinner-new-research-reveals-how-americans-are-eating USDA Delays Deadline for Tariff Relief Applications https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-delays-deadline-tariff-relief-applications <p>USDA has delayed the deadline for applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments. Farmers had until Jan.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 19 13:45:27 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-delays-deadline-tariff-relief-applications Safety Exemptions for Livestock Haulers Raise Concerns https://www.porkbusiness.com/safety-exemptions-livestock-haulers-raise-concerns <p><em>By: Kristoffer Tique, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting</em></p> Tue, 08 Jan 19 12:43:33 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/safety-exemptions-livestock-haulers-raise-concerns U.S. Pork More Sustainable Than Ever, Study Shows https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-more-sustainable-ever-study-shows <p><em>Source: National Pork Board</em></p> Tue, 08 Jan 19 12:28:42 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-more-sustainable-ever-study-shows Solid Potential for U.S. Beef in Newly Opened Moroccan Market https://www.porkbusiness.com/solid-potential-us-beef-newly-opened-moroccan-market <p>USDA and the Office of the U.S.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 19 10:33:59 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/solid-potential-us-beef-newly-opened-moroccan-market Missing Market Data and Reports https://www.porkbusiness.com/missing-market-data-and-reports <p>The partial Federal government shutdown will ended its second week Friday, January 4th. Several significant sources of market information are not available.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 19 04:59:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/missing-market-data-and-reports U.S. Pork Industry Increases Focus on We Care Commitment in 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-increases-focus-we-care-commitment-2019 <p><em>Source: National Pork Board</em><br /></p> Sat, 05 Jan 19 08:06:19 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-increases-focus-we-care-commitment-2019 Federal Shutdown Delays Fifth North Carolina Hog Nuisance Trial https://www.porkbusiness.com/federal-shutdown-delays-fifth-north-carolina-hog-nuisance-trial <p>The fifth North Carolina hog farm nuisance case against Smithfield subsidiary Murphy Brown, has been delayed due to the federal government shutdown, the <a href="https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Fri, 04 Jan 19 12:20:16 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/federal-shutdown-delays-fifth-north-carolina-hog-nuisance-trial Mike Johanns: U.S. Must Seize Even Small Trade Opportunities https://www.porkbusiness.com/mike-johanns-us-must-seize-even-small-trade-opportunities <p><em>I caught up with former USDA Sec. Mike Johanns recently by phone to discuss his outlook for U.S. trade opportunities in 2019.</em></p> Thu, 03 Jan 19 13:57:15 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mike-johanns-us-must-seize-even-small-trade-opportunities WASDE Further Delayed When the Government Shutdown Ends https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-further-delayed-when-government-shutdown-ends <p>The January 11<sup>th</sup> World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) will likely not be on time even if the government shutdown ends next week.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 19 10:37:05 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-further-delayed-when-government-shutdown-ends Livestock Haulers Still Exempt from ELD Rules During Shutdown https://www.porkbusiness.com/livestock-haulers-still-exempt-eld-rules-during-shutdown <p>As the government shutdown continues, livestock haulers remain exempt from enforcement of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 18 15:04:47 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/livestock-haulers-still-exempt-eld-rules-during-shutdown 7 Perspectives on African Swine Fever https://www.porkbusiness.com/7-perspectives-african-swine-fever <p>The news of African swine fever’s spread across Europe and Asia this year has many producers and business leaders concerned about what could happen in 2019.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 18 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/7-perspectives-african-swine-fever USDA Shutdown Plans https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-shutdown-plans <p><em>USDA Press Release:</em></p> Fri, 21 Dec 18 22:33:13 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-shutdown-plans Pig Farmers Call Farm Bill Victory for Today, Insurance for Tomorrow https://www.porkbusiness.com/pig-farmers-call-farm-bill-victory-today-insurance-tomorrow <p>Livestock farmers achieved an unprecedented victory when President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill Thursday afternoon.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 18 10:20:09 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pig-farmers-call-farm-bill-victory-today-insurance-tomorrow U.S. Pork Industry Ends 2018 with Major Antibiotic Progress https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-ends-2018-major-antibiotic-progress <p><em>By Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board</em></p> Fri, 21 Dec 18 08:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-ends-2018-major-antibiotic-progress Max Supply & Trade Turmoil Underlies December Hogs and Pigs Report https://www.porkbusiness.com/max-supply-trade-turmoil-underlies-december-hogs-and-pigs-report <p>Thursday’s December Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report came in close, but a little under what economists expected.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 18 06:35:24 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/max-supply-trade-turmoil-underlies-december-hogs-and-pigs-report President Trump Signs Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/president-trump-signs-farm-bill <p>President Donald Trump signed H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act, better known as the 2018 Farm Bill, in a White House ceremony Thursday afternoon.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 18 15:38:36 -0600 John Herath https://www.porkbusiness.com/president-trump-signs-farm-bill FDA Antibiotic Report is No Surprise to Pork Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-antibiotic-report-no-surprise-pork-industry <p>A significant decline in the usage of medically important antibiotics in food production came as no surprise Tuesday in the Food and Drug Administration’s report, says Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinar</p> Thu, 20 Dec 18 10:53:42 -0600 Jennifer Shike https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-antibiotic-report-no-surprise-pork-industry Agriculture Must Be Part of U.S.-EU Trade Deal, Groups Insist https://www.porkbusiness.com/agriculture-must-be-part-us-eu-trade-deal-groups-insist <p>An ad hoc coalition of more than 50 food and agriculture organizations is insisting that any trade deal between the United States and the European Union include agriculture and that it address the </p> Wed, 19 Dec 18 11:19:08 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agriculture-must-be-part-us-eu-trade-deal-groups-insist 2019 Pork Outlook: Trade Optimism and Runaway Supply https://www.porkbusiness.com/2019-pork-outlook-trade-optimism-and-runaway-supply <p>If a bucket of water spills on one side of the room, what could it do to you on the other side of the room?</p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 14:16:20 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/2019-pork-outlook-trade-optimism-and-runaway-supply Administration Launches Second Part of Farm Aid Plan https://www.porkbusiness.com/administration-launches-second-part-farm-aid-plan <p>The Trump administration today announced the second phase of the market facilitation part of its <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/usda-highlights-opportunity-pork-producers">assistance</a></p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 12:39:54 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/administration-launches-second-part-farm-aid-plan Impossible Burger Needs FDA Nod to Sell Uncooked to Consumers https://www.porkbusiness.com/impossible-burger-needs-fda-nod-sell-uncooked-consumers <p>If Impossible Foods, maker of the plant-based Impossible Burger sold in restaurants nationwide, wants to sell its product uncooked directly to consumers, it will need to get pre-market approval to </p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 10:57:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/impossible-burger-needs-fda-nod-sell-uncooked-consumers If Approved, Aid Payments Could Be Delayed By Shutdown https://www.porkbusiness.com/if-approved-aid-payments-could-be-delayed-shutdown <p>President Trump and several Democrats in Congress are pushing their disagreements to the brink of a partial government shutdown.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 18 14:35:50 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/if-approved-aid-payments-could-be-delayed-shutdown 2019 Policy Outlook: Trade, Trade and Trade https://www.porkbusiness.com/2019-policy-outlook-trade-trade-and-trade <p>The most significant policy issue of 2018 looms large over the outlook for the new year.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 14:38:24 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/2019-policy-outlook-trade-trade-and-trade 2nd MFP Payment Now in Question https://www.porkbusiness.com/2nd-mfp-payment-now-question <p><span>For weeks USDA officials have been promising farmers details on a second round of Market Facilitation Program payments would be announced before the end of the year.</span></p> Thu, 13 Dec 18 13:56:46 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/2nd-mfp-payment-now-question FMD Bank in Farm Bill is Big Win for Livestock Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/fmd-bank-farm-bill-big-win-livestock-industry <p>Livestock farmers have achieved an unprecedented victory in the 2018 farm bill conference report passed through the Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday, says Dustin Baker, National Pork Pr</p> Wed, 12 Dec 18 17:24:26 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fmd-bank-farm-bill-big-win-livestock-industry National Pork Producers Council Applauds EPA's Proposed New WOTUS Rule https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-pork-producers-council-applauds-epas-proposed-new-wotus-rule <p>The National Pork Producers Council applauded the Trump administration's announcement of a proposed new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 18 09:22:24 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-pork-producers-council-applauds-epas-proposed-new-wotus-rule Senate Approves 2018 Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/senate-approves-2018-farm-bill <p>The 2018 Farm Bill quickly and easily crossed its first hurdle today as the Senate approved the measure on a 87 to 13 vote a day after the final conference report was made public.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 15:36:57 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/senate-approves-2018-farm-bill White House To Delay Aid Payments On Hopes Of China Trade Resolution https://www.porkbusiness.com/white-house-delay-aid-payments-hopes-china-trade-resolution <p>Despite previous reports that USDA would issue a second round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments this week, <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-farmaid/white-house-dela&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 14:41:40 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/white-house-delay-aid-payments-hopes-china-trade-resolution USDA Ignores Trade War Rhetoric, Makes Minor Adjustments In WASDE https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-ignores-trade-war-rhetoric-makes-minor-adjustments-wasde <p>In their December World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, USDA didn’t change much.  U.S. corn and wheat ending stocks were bumped up slightly, soybeans left unchanged. U.S.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 13:45:56 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-ignores-trade-war-rhetoric-makes-minor-adjustments-wasde WASDE: Soybeans Maintain Record Ending Stocks https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-soybeans-maintain-record-ending-stocks <p><em>World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates as published by USDA</em></p> <p><strong>WHEAT</strong> </p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 12:50:32 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-soybeans-maintain-record-ending-stocks Conference Panel Approves 2018 Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/conference-panel-approves-2018-farm-bill <p><em>Source: National Pork Producers Council</em></p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 09:35:35 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/conference-panel-approves-2018-farm-bill The 2018 Farm Bill: What You Need to Know https://www.porkbusiness.com/2018-farm-bill-what-you-need-know <p><em>The following summary of the Commodity Title of the 2018 Farm Bill was created by the office of House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Tx.)</em></p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 08:14:01 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/2018-farm-bill-what-you-need-know A Farm Bill Emerges With Bipartisan Support https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-emerges-bipartisan-support <p>House and Senate negotiators Monday evening released the text of a farm bill that mostly makes tweaks to the provisions of the 2014 bill it replaces.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 18 22:15:25 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-emerges-bipartisan-support Former Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland Dies at 90 https://www.porkbusiness.com/former-agriculture-secretary-bob-bergland-dies-90 <p>ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S.</p> Sun, 09 Dec 18 21:12:42 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/former-agriculture-secretary-bob-bergland-dies-90 Lawmakers Question U.S. Position on Antibiotic Use in Livestock https://www.porkbusiness.com/lawmakers-question-us-position-antibiotic-use-livestock <p>A delegation of U.S. government officials is poised to begin meetings in South Korea next week to hash out international guidelines for countering the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals.</p> Sat, 08 Dec 18 13:45:07 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lawmakers-question-us-position-antibiotic-use-livestock One Health Series: The Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-health-series-politics-antimicrobial-resistance <p>In 2001, Dr. Laura Kahn was a student at Princeton University, pursuing a master’s degree in public policy. Then, Sept. 11 changed her career.<br />  </p> Wed, 05 Dec 18 12:37:36 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-health-series-politics-antimicrobial-resistance Going to an ASF-Positive Country? Pork Industry Says "Declare It!” https://www.porkbusiness.com/going-asf-positive-country-pork-industry-says-declare-it <p>To increase transparency and accountability, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) released a protocol Wednesday for declaring farm visits in countries with African swine fever (ASF) to U.S.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 09:20:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/going-asf-positive-country-pork-industry-says-declare-it Lawsuit: Kansas "Ag-Gag" Law Violates Free Speech Rights https://www.porkbusiness.com/lawsuit-kansas-ag-gag-law-violates-free-speech-rights <p>WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Animal rights groups are challenging a Kansas law banning secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 18 14:12:25 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lawsuit-kansas-ag-gag-law-violates-free-speech-rights Buyers Show Strong Enthusiasm for U.S. Lamb’s Return to Japan https://www.porkbusiness.com/buyers-show-strong-enthusiasm-us-lambs-return-japan <p>Last week the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) launched U.S.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 18 13:52:14 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/buyers-show-strong-enthusiasm-us-lambs-return-japan Pork Council's Giordano Optimistic on Trade Talks, Not Celebrating Yet https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-councils-giordano-optimistic-trade-talks-not-celebrating-yet <p>As the U.S. and China continue trade talks and call a tariff truce for the next 90 days, the U.S. agriculture industry is buzzing with speculation.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 18 14:15:15 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-councils-giordano-optimistic-trade-talks-not-celebrating-yet ​​Chicken Demand Wanes, As Cheaper Pork and Beef Dominates Dinner https://www.porkbusiness.com/chicken-demand-wanes-cheaper-pork-and-beef-dominates-dinner <p>One upside from the many trade war tensions? Consumers in the U.S. are eating more U.S. beef and pork at lower prices.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 18 17:24:41 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chicken-demand-wanes-cheaper-pork-and-beef-dominates-dinner U.S. Pork Losses From Trade Dispute with Mexico: $1.5 Billion https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-losses-trade-dispute-mexico-15-billion <p>Source: NPPC<br /></p> Mon, 03 Dec 18 13:39:30 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-losses-trade-dispute-mexico-15-billion Second Round of MFP Payments Announcement Still Expected This Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/second-round-mfp-payments-announcement-still-expected-week <p>Soybean prices shot up Sunday night on news of a trade truce between the U.S. and China.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 18 12:08:31 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/second-round-mfp-payments-announcement-still-expected-week Farm Bill Deal Includes Key Commodity Program Changes https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-deal-includes-key-commodity-program-changes Thu, 29 Nov 18 15:56:51 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-deal-includes-key-commodity-program-changes Lawmakers Reach Farm Bill Deal by Dumping Food-Stamp Rules https://www.porkbusiness.com/lawmakers-reach-farm-bill-deal-dumping-food-stamp-rules <p>(Bloomberg) -- Democrats and Republicans said they reached a tentative deal on farm legislation after jettisoning controversial work requirements for food stamp recipients demanded by President Don</p> Thu, 29 Nov 18 16:12:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lawmakers-reach-farm-bill-deal-dumping-food-stamp-rules AgriTalk: 2018 Farm Bill Is “In The End Zone” https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-2018-farm-bill-end-zone <p>Thursdays on AgriTalk are for the newsmakers. We’re talking with Bob Dinneen of the Renewable Fuels Association, Jim Wiesemeyer of Pro Farmer, and Paul Winters of the National Biodiesel Board.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 18 14:59:13 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-2018-farm-bill-end-zone Breaking: Deal Reached on Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-deal-reached-farm-bill <p>House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a 2018 farm bill.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 18 09:56:52 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-deal-reached-farm-bill BREAKING NEWS: Possible Agreement Reached on Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-possible-agreement-reached-farm-bill <p>There appears to be agreement "in principle" when it comes to the Farm Bill.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 18 08:51:45 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-possible-agreement-reached-farm-bill Paying it Forward Ham by Ham this Holiday Season https://www.porkbusiness.com/paying-it-forward-ham-ham-holiday-season <p><em>Source: National Pork Board</em><br /></p> Tue, 27 Nov 18 09:14:28 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/paying-it-forward-ham-ham-holiday-season UK Expert Says African Swine Fever is a Battle Worth Waging https://www.porkbusiness.com/uk-expert-says-african-swine-fever-battle-worth-waging <p><em>Source: National Pork Board</em><br /></p> Wed, 21 Nov 18 11:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/uk-expert-says-african-swine-fever-battle-worth-waging Food Safety Scares Ahead of Thanksgiving Dinner https://www.porkbusiness.com/food-safety-scares-ahead-thanksgiving-dinner <p>First it was turkey, now romaine and ham.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 18 15:49:25 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/food-safety-scares-ahead-thanksgiving-dinner 3 Ag Policy Issues You Need To Understand By Thursday https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-ag-policy-issues-you-need-understand-thursday <p>Everybody has that uncle. You know the guy, super opinionated about politics but doesn’t actually know what’s going on. Don’t be that guy. Here’s three ag policy issues we think you should know.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 18 11:19:09 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-ag-policy-issues-you-need-understand-thursday U.S. Agriculture Preparing for African Swine Fever Outbreak https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-agriculture-preparing-african-swine-fever-outbreak <p>The outbreak of African Swine Fever continues to spread through China.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 18 09:49:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-agriculture-preparing-african-swine-fever-outbreak U.S. Red Meat Promoted to International Crowd at SIAL Paris https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-red-meat-promoted-international-crowd-sial-paris <p>The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently participated in the Salon International de l’Alimentation (SIAL) trade show held in Paris, France.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 18 07:45:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-red-meat-promoted-international-crowd-sial-paris USDA Research Provides Perspective on Antimicrobial Resistance https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-research-provides-perspective-antimicrobial-resistance <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Antimicrobial Resistance or AMR occurs naturally in bacteria and AMR far predates human existence.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 18 09:47:47 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-research-provides-perspective-antimicrobial-resistance Round Two of Tariff Aid Payments Coming Soon https://www.porkbusiness.com/round-two-tariff-aid-payments-coming-soon <p>The USDA is still working through rates for the second round of the market facilitation program (MFP). That announcement is expected to come after December 3rd. </p> Thu, 15 Nov 18 10:29:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/round-two-tariff-aid-payments-coming-soon Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts Isn't Ruling Out Re-election Run https://www.porkbusiness.com/kansas-sen-pat-roberts-isnt-ruling-out-re-election-run <p>WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is working to get a farm bill passed to prove he's still a viable candidate for 2020.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 15:20:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/kansas-sen-pat-roberts-isnt-ruling-out-re-election-run USMEF: Officers Elected; Iowa Pork Producer Conley Nelson Chairman https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-officers-elected-iowa-pork-producer-conley-nelson-chairman <p>On Nov. 8, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) concluded its annual Strategic Planning Conference in Long Beach, Calif., with the election of new officers for the coming year.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 10:59:23 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-officers-elected-iowa-pork-producer-conley-nelson-chairman Antibiotic Stewardship: A Conscious Choice for U.S. Pig Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotic-stewardship-conscious-choice-us-pig-farmers <p>America’s 60,000 pig farmers remain committed to using antibiotics responsibly as they take steps each day on doing what’s right for the health of people, pigs and the planet.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 09:51:38 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotic-stewardship-conscious-choice-us-pig-farmers Proposition 12 Reaches Beyond Livestock Industry Into Your Pocketbook https://www.porkbusiness.com/proposition-12-reaches-beyond-livestock-industry-your-pocketbook <p>California consumers will likely experience an unnecessary increase in food prices and a decrease in consumer options now that Proposition 12, a ballot measure that requires more housing space for </p> Thu, 08 Nov 18 16:36:11 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/proposition-12-reaches-beyond-livestock-industry-your-pocketbook WASDE: Exports Reduced Practically Across the Board https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-exports-reduced-practically-across-board <p><em>World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates as published by USDA</em></p> <p><strong>WHEAT</strong> </p> Thu, 08 Nov 18 11:20:28 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-exports-reduced-practically-across-board Pork, Soybean and Corn Leaders Sign MOU on Sustainability Research https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-soybean-and-corn-leaders-sign-mou-sustainability-research <p><em>Source: National Pork Board</em><br /></p> Thu, 08 Nov 18 08:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-soybean-and-corn-leaders-sign-mou-sustainability-research Got Your PIN? It’s Critical for FAD Preparation https://www.porkbusiness.com/got-your-pin-its-critical-fad-preparation <p>If you don’t have your premises identification number (PIN) for every location that you raise pigs yet, you need to do so if you want to be fully prepared for a foreign animal disease (FAD).</p> Thu, 08 Nov 18 07:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/got-your-pin-its-critical-fad-preparation Elections Set Tone as Congress Wraps Up 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/elections-set-tone-congress-wraps-2018 <p>It is impossible to predict what the lame-duck Congress will get accomplished.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 18 11:03:08 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/elections-set-tone-congress-wraps-2018 USMEF Reviews 'State of Meat' During Strategic Planning Conference https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-reviews-state-meat-during-strategic-planning-conference <p>The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) opened its annual strategic planning conference Tuesday with a status report on the current state of U.S.</p> Sat, 10 Nov 18 02:46:07 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-reviews-state-meat-during-strategic-planning-conference German African Swine Fever Expert: It’s a Human-Driven Disease https://www.porkbusiness.com/german-african-swine-fever-expert-its-human-driven-disease <p>Source: National Pork Board</p> Wed, 07 Nov 18 18:46:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/german-african-swine-fever-expert-its-human-driven-disease Whatever It Takes Series: Illinois Pig Farmer Pat Bane Tells His Story https://www.porkbusiness.com/whatever-it-takes-series-illinois-pig-farmer-pat-bane-tells-his-story <p>No one ever said pork production was easy. It’s a high-risk, labor intensive way of life.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 18 09:07:08 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/whatever-it-takes-series-illinois-pig-farmer-pat-bane-tells-his-story FAD Transmission Risk Is Greater with Garbage Feeding https://www.porkbusiness.com/fad-transmission-risk-greater-garbage-feeding <p>Despite many advancements in the U.S. pork industry’s focus on disease risk mitigation, 28 states (along with Puerto Rico and the U.S.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 18 09:22:41 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fad-transmission-risk-greater-garbage-feeding Missouri Clean Water Comm. To Decide Feedlot Expansion Request https://www.porkbusiness.com/missouri-clean-water-comm-decide-feedlot-expansion-request <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has “serious concerns” about the expansion of a feedlot and beef processing facility in west central Missouri.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 18 09:14:27 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/missouri-clean-water-comm-decide-feedlot-expansion-request NPPC Announces Lois Britt Memorial Scholarship Program https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-announces-lois-britt-memorial-scholarship-program <p>The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) encourages eligible students to apply for the 2019 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 18 15:39:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-announces-lois-britt-memorial-scholarship-program USMEF: Progress on Trade Issues in the Philippines https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-progress-trade-issues-philippines <p>U.S.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 18 14:41:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-progress-trade-issues-philippines EPA Looks to Clarify Livestock Farm Air Emission Reporting Exemption https://www.porkbusiness.com/epa-looks-clarify-livestock-farm-air-emission-reporting-exemption <p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would amend emergency release notification regulations, making it clear that air emissions reporting for animal waste is not requi</p> Thu, 01 Nov 18 11:29:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/epa-looks-clarify-livestock-farm-air-emission-reporting-exemption A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Pig Farming https://www.porkbusiness.com/behind-scenes-look-pig-farming <p>In a world of quick answers and short sound bites, Illinois pig farmer Pat Bane believes farmers should stop and take the time to explain the reasons why they do what they do.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 18 11:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/behind-scenes-look-pig-farming Trump Spoke With China’s Xi on Trade, Says Talks Going ‘Nicely’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-spoke-chinas-xi-trade-says-talks-going-nicely <p>(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he had a productive conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping on trade and North Korea ahead of a highly anticipated meeting planned between the two </p> Tue, 06 Nov 18 09:11:58 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-spoke-chinas-xi-trade-says-talks-going-nicely America’s Pig Farmers Embrace One Health Day Principles https://www.porkbusiness.com/americas-pig-farmers-embrace-one-health-day-principles <p>In celebration of global One Health Day on Nov. 3, America’s pig farmers will reaffirm their commitment to use antimicrobials responsibly as they do their part to reduce antibiotic resistance.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 18 09:21:09 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/americas-pig-farmers-embrace-one-health-day-principles Bipartisan Support from Congress Members on Livestock Hauling Petition https://www.porkbusiness.com/bipartisan-support-congress-members-livestock-hauling-petition <p>A bipartisan letter was submitted to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) by members of Congress supporting a petition that would exempt livestock haulers from certain provisions</p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 14:33:05 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bipartisan-support-congress-members-livestock-hauling-petition EPA Rule Exempts Farms From Emissions Reporting https://www.porkbusiness.com/epa-rule-exempts-farms-emissions-reporting <p>The National Pork Producers Council today applauded the U.S.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 14:41:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/epa-rule-exempts-farms-emissions-reporting Pat Bane Tells the Truth Behind Pig Farming https://www.porkbusiness.com/pat-bane-tells-truth-behind-pig-farming <p><em>This is the second part of a two-part story.</em></p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 19:59:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pat-bane-tells-truth-behind-pig-farming Whatever It Takes: Pat Bane Shares His Story https://www.porkbusiness.com/whatever-it-takes-pat-bane-shares-his-story <p><em>This is part one of a two-part story.</em></p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 19:41:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/whatever-it-takes-pat-bane-shares-his-story USDA’s Ibach Talks Traceability, Trade and African Swine Fever https://www.porkbusiness.com/usdas-ibach-talks-traceability-trade-and-african-swine-fever <p>What’s one of Gregory Ibach’s “personal goals”? The Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory programs told members of the U.S.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 18 14:26:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usdas-ibach-talks-traceability-trade-and-african-swine-fever Border Seminars in Mexico Help Keep U.S. Meat Moving South https://www.porkbusiness.com/border-seminars-mexico-help-keep-us-meat-moving-south <p>Mexico is the largest volume destination for U.S. red meat exports, and it is critically important to keep product moving without delays at the border.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 18 10:06:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/border-seminars-mexico-help-keep-us-meat-moving-south NPPC Lauds Trade Progress With Philippines https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-lauds-trade-progress-philippines <p>The National Pork Producers welcomed progress by the Trump administration on a number of issues under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the Philippines.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 18 09:30:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-lauds-trade-progress-philippines Trade News Creates Optimism For Pork Producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-news-creates-optimism-pork-producers <p>News on the trade front is getting better for U.S.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 18 21:57:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-news-creates-optimism-pork-producers NPPC Supports Federal Trucking Rule Revisions For Livestock Haulers https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-supports-federal-trucking-rule-revisions-livestock-haulers <p>The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) supported revisions to existing federal trucking regulations that allow livestock haulers to comply with the rules while maintaining the pork industry’s h</p> Tue, 16 Oct 18 14:44:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-supports-federal-trucking-rule-revisions-livestock-haulers Ibach, Andriessen to Receive USMEF Awards https://www.porkbusiness.com/ibach-andriessen-receive-usmef-awards <p>The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has announced the recipients of its Michael J. Mansfield Award and Distinguished Service Award. Both awards will be presented Nov.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 18 10:03:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ibach-andriessen-receive-usmef-awards Hours of Service Petition Seeks Flexibility for Livestock Haulers https://www.porkbusiness.com/hours-service-petition-seeks-flexibility-livestock-haulers <p>A petition filed to the Department of Transportation (DOT) by livestock groups is seeking more flexibility to hours of service regulations.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 18 15:45:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hours-service-petition-seeks-flexibility-livestock-haulers Applications Open For National Pork Checkoff Board of Directors https://www.porkbusiness.com/applications-open-national-pork-checkoff-board-directors <p>The Pork Checkoff’s board of directors is accepting applications through Nov. 1 to fill five three-year terms.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 11:17:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/applications-open-national-pork-checkoff-board-directors Asia Trade Mission Offers Valuable Market Insights https://www.porkbusiness.com/asia-trade-mission-offers-valuable-market-insights <p>A recent trade mission to Asia by the National Pork Board International Marketing Committee built lasting relationships with international customers and elevated U.S.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 18 16:46:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/asia-trade-mission-offers-valuable-market-insights WASDE: Season-Average Prices Unchanged https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-season-average-prices-unchanged <p><em>World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates as published by USDA</em></p> <p><strong>WHEAT</strong> </p> Thu, 11 Oct 18 12:42:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-season-average-prices-unchanged More Than Pork Chops & Bacon: PORK 101 Offers Perspective on Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/more-pork-chops-bacon-pork-101-offers-perspective-industry <p class="MsoNormal">From chefs to accountants to human resource managers, a variety of career paths converge into the swine industry but have little to do with the pig itself on a daily basis. </p> Wed, 10 Oct 18 15:55:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/more-pork-chops-bacon-pork-101-offers-perspective-industry August Beef Exports Soar to New Heights https://www.porkbusiness.com/august-beef-exports-soar-new-heights <p>U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 18 15:18:23 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/august-beef-exports-soar-new-heights Pork Export Value Still Under Pressure https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-export-value-still-under-pressure <p>August export values show the continued pressure tariffs are putting on the pork sector.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 18 15:20:05 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-export-value-still-under-pressure Pork Industry Leaders Examine Emerging Opportunities in Asian Markets https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-industry-leaders-examine-emerging-opportunities-asian-markets <p>Pork industry leaders from the National Pork Board's International Marketing Committee, accompanied by staff members of the U.S.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 18 14:33:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-industry-leaders-examine-emerging-opportunities-asian-markets USDA to Reopen Obama-Era GIPSA Rules in 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-reopen-obama-era-gipsa-rules-2019 <p>USDA intends to reopen the rulemaking process known as “Farmer Fair Practices Rules.” That announcement was made by a Department of Justice attorney arguing on behalf of USDA in court last week.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 18 11:58:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-reopen-obama-era-gipsa-rules-2019 Patrick Bane Voted America’s Pig Farmer Of The Year https://www.porkbusiness.com/patrick-bane-voted-americas-pig-farmer-year <p>Patrick Bane, a pig farmer from Arrowsmith, Ill., has been named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board. Bane will travel the U.S.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 18 09:14:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/patrick-bane-voted-americas-pig-farmer-year #PORKtober Perfect Time to Share Pork's Story https://www.porkbusiness.com/porktober-perfect-time-share-porks-story <p><span><span><span>Tailgate parties. Harvest meals. Fall bonfires.</span></span></span></p> Tue, 02 Oct 18 08:12:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/porktober-perfect-time-share-porks-story Year-End Stocks Keep Prices in Check https://www.porkbusiness.com/year-end-stocks-keep-prices-check <p>For months, Jerry Gulke feared U.S. farmers would produce too much of everything. The Sept. 28, 2018, Quarterly Grain Stocks report showed that could have been the case.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 18 17:14:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/year-end-stocks-keep-prices-check USDA Broadens Trade Mitigation Assistance for Hog Producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-broadens-trade-mitigation-assistance-hog-producers <p>USDA has extended the timeline for hog producers to file trade mitigation assistance claims through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).</p> Fri, 28 Sep 18 11:59:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-broadens-trade-mitigation-assistance-hog-producers House Agriculture Committee Holds Roundtable on Ag Trade Agenda https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-agriculture-committee-holds-roundtable-ag-trade-agenda <p>House Agriculture Committee Chairman K.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-agriculture-committee-holds-roundtable-ag-trade-agenda U.S. Pursuing Free Trade Agreement with Japan Could Boost Ag Exports https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pursuing-free-trade-agreement-japan-could-boost-ag-exports <p>Japan and the U.S. might be moving closer to potential trade negotiations with one another that would benefit American farmers and ranchers.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 18 15:16:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pursuing-free-trade-agreement-japan-could-boost-ag-exports Auto Import Tariffs Will Prompt More Retaliation https://www.porkbusiness.com/auto-import-tariffs-will-prompt-more-retaliation <p>U.S.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 18 10:07:23 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/auto-import-tariffs-will-prompt-more-retaliation NPPC Lauds Administration on Bolstering Ties with Japan https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-lauds-administration-bolstering-ties-japan <p>The National Pork Producers Council strongly praised the Trump administration, following the Sept. 26 announcement by the White House that the United States and Japan soon will begin trade talks.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 18 11:45:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-lauds-administration-bolstering-ties-japan Pork industry commits to fighting antibiotic resistance https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-industry-commits-fighting-antibiotic-resistance <p>The National Pork Producers Council is joining with more than 100 public- and private-sector U.S.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 18 09:22:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-industry-commits-fighting-antibiotic-resistance Several Critical Programs Set to Expire With The Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/several-critical-programs-set-expire-farm-bill <p>As the week moves along it’s becoming more and more apparent the 2014 farm bill will expire on Sept. 30.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 18 22:16:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/several-critical-programs-set-expire-farm-bill Revised Trade Deal with South Korea Seen as Beneficial for Agriculture https://www.porkbusiness.com/revised-trade-deal-south-korea-seen-beneficial-agriculture <p>The renegotiation of the U.S.’s free-trade agreement with South Korea is being welcomed by farm groups even though little changes in terms of agriculture trade.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 18 15:20:05 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/revised-trade-deal-south-korea-seen-beneficial-agriculture Crop Progress: North Carolina Farmers Did Their Best https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-progress-north-carolina-farmers-did-their-best <p>In their Monday crop progress report, USDA noted what farmers know well, harvest continues throughout farm country. In fact, 16% of corn and 9% of soybeans are harvested.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 18 07:35:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-progress-north-carolina-farmers-did-their-best U.S. Pork Industry on High Alert with African Swine Fever Overseas https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-high-alert-african-swine-fever-overseas <p>China is experiencing a big drop to its domestic hog herd. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs saying China’s sow herd has fallen in August by 4.8 percent from a year earlier.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 18 16:59:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-high-alert-african-swine-fever-overseas Crop Insurance: Subsidy or Safety Net? https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-insurance-subsidy-or-safety-net <p>There’s no question farm programs like crop insurance have been hotly debated among lawmakers during initial farm bill discussions. Turns out, it’s a hot subject for farmers too.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 18 14:13:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-insurance-subsidy-or-safety-net Judge Rules Iowa Can Join States Fighting WOTUS https://www.porkbusiness.com/judge-rules-iowa-can-join-states-fighting-wotus <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)  A federal judge in North Dakota has handed Iowa Gov.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 18 10:15:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/judge-rules-iowa-can-join-states-fighting-wotus Floodwaters Impacting Some Hog Farms; Meat Plants Reopen https://www.porkbusiness.com/floodwaters-impacting-some-hog-farms-meat-plants-reopen <p>As floodwaters from Hurricane Florence continue to impact the Carolinas, hog farmers are closely monitoring animal health, farm structures and manure lagoons.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 18 22:26:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/floodwaters-impacting-some-hog-farms-meat-plants-reopen Public Justice Attorney Claims "Smear Campaign" Against R-CALF and OCM https://www.porkbusiness.com/public-justice-attorney-claims-smear-campaign-against-r-calf-and-ocm <p><em>Editor's note: The following commentary is in response to "<a href="https://www.drovers.com/article/hsus-r-calf-ocm-guilt-association" target="_blank">HSUS, R-CALF, OCM: Guilt by Association?</a></em></p> Mon, 17 Sep 18 20:42:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/public-justice-attorney-claims-smear-campaign-against-r-calf-and-ocm NC Pork Council: No Substantial Impact to Hog Farms After Florence https://www.porkbusiness.com/nc-pork-council-no-substantial-impact-hog-farms-after-florence <p>Hog farmers in North Carolina are watching with great concern the still-rising flood waters brought by the historic impact of Hurricane Florence.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 18 10:05:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nc-pork-council-no-substantial-impact-hog-farms-after-florence Pork Board, USMEF Build Relationships in Japan https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-board-usmef-build-relationships-japan <p>There’s nothing like food to bring people together.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 18 05:19:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-board-usmef-build-relationships-japan One Farmer’s Experience Applying For Tariff Aid https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-farmers-experience-applying-tariff-aid <p>Chris Johnson grows corn, soybeans, and wheat near Great Bend, North Dakota. At the beginning of the month, Johnson went to his local FSA to apply for tariff aid.</p> <p>Here’s how it went:</p> Mon, 17 Sep 18 09:29:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-farmers-experience-applying-tariff-aid Farmer Wins Case After Losing $2.2 Million of Chickens to Bald Eagles https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmer-wins-case-after-losing-22-million-chickens-bald-eagles <p>A farmer in Georgia who has lost an estimated $2.2 million worth of pasture-raised chickens to bald eagle attacks has won a restitution case as determined by a branch of the U.S.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 18 16:15:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmer-wins-case-after-losing-22-million-chickens-bald-eagles Details On How USDA Calculated Aid Payment Rates https://www.porkbusiness.com/details-how-usda-calculated-aid-payment-rates <p>As promised by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA released details on how aid payments were calculated on Thursday. </p> Thu, 13 Sep 18 15:27:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/details-how-usda-calculated-aid-payment-rates Smithfield, Cargill Close Meat Plants Ahead of Hurricane Florence https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-cargill-close-meat-plants-ahead-hurricane-florence <p>Smithfield Foods has closed it’s Tar Heel, N.C., pork plant for Thursday and Friday due to Hurricane Florence.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 18 16:20:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-cargill-close-meat-plants-ahead-hurricane-florence Opinion: Andy Curliss: The Threat Of This Storm https://www.porkbusiness.com/opinion-andy-curliss-threat-storm <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span></span></span></span></p> Wed, 12 Sep 18 15:40:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/opinion-andy-curliss-threat-storm WASDE: Production, Ending Stocks on the Rise https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-production-ending-stocks-rise <p><strong>WHEAT</strong> </p> Thu, 11 Oct 18 11:50:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-production-ending-stocks-rise Vaccine Bank Still Planned as Part of 2018 Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/vaccine-bank-still-planned-part-2018-farm-bill <p>During planned remarks on the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) under construction in Manhattan Kan., U.S. Sen.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 22:30:23 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/vaccine-bank-still-planned-part-2018-farm-bill HSUS, R-CALF, OCM: Guilt by Association? https://www.porkbusiness.com/hsus-r-calf-ocm-guilt-association <p><b><i>Editor’s Note:</i></b><i> The opinions in this commentary are those of Kate Miller.</i></p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 14:07:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hsus-r-calf-ocm-guilt-association Homeland Security Sec. Visits National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility https://www.porkbusiness.com/homeland-security-sec-visits-national-bio-and-agro-defense-facility <p>In 2022, the curtain will close on the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York and the doors will open on the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kansas.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 13:07:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/homeland-security-sec-visits-national-bio-and-agro-defense-facility USDA, FDA to Host Joint Lab-grown Meat Meeting with Focus on Labeling https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-fda-host-joint-lab-grown-meat-meeting-focus-labeling <p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host a joint public meeting on Oct.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 11:10:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-fda-host-joint-lab-grown-meat-meeting-focus-labeling Changes to EU's Duty-Free Quota Would Expand Opportunity for U.S. Beef https://www.porkbusiness.com/changes-eus-duty-free-quota-would-expand-opportunity-us-beef <p>The European Commission recently announced in a <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-5481_en.htm">news release</a> that it intends to discuss with the United States a review of the f</p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 10:58:09 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/changes-eus-duty-free-quota-would-expand-opportunity-us-beef Opinion: How to Help the Hog Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/opinion-how-help-hog-industry <p><b><i>Editor’s Note:</i></b><i> This article is written by Bob Dykhuis, president of the Michigan Pork Producers Association.</i></p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 09:42:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/opinion-how-help-hog-industry 4 Policy Issues Hitting the Pork Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-policy-issues-hitting-pork-industry <p>Uncertainty related to international trade and market access continues to be the top concern when farmers and ranchers meet with their members of Congress.  </p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 08:11:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-policy-issues-hitting-pork-industry Beef Export Value Reaching New Heights in Wide Range of Markets https://www.porkbusiness.com/beef-export-value-reaching-new-heights-wide-range-markets <p>Led by another spectacular performance in South Korea and strong growth in Japan, Taiwan and Latin America, July beef exports climbed 12 percent in volume to 116,575 mt, valued at $722 million – up</p> Fri, 07 Sep 18 14:36:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/beef-export-value-reaching-new-heights-wide-range-markets Tariff Squeeze Shows Up in Pork Export Values; Volume Still Increases https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariff-squeeze-shows-pork-export-values-volume-still-increases <p>Monthly export numbers, compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), finally start to show the effects of tariff pressures.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 18 12:43:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariff-squeeze-shows-pork-export-values-volume-still-increases PETA Wants Aretha’s Furs https://www.porkbusiness.com/peta-wants-arethas-furs <p>In case you had any doubts, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is not burdened by societal dignities.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 18 16:59:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/peta-wants-arethas-furs Lawmaker Mimics Auctioneer To Drown Out Activist Protest https://www.porkbusiness.com/lawmaker-mimics-auctioneer-drown-out-activist-protest <p>On Wednesday, Laura Loomer a far-right internet figure attempted to protest a House Energy and Commerce hearing.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 18 09:42:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lawmaker-mimics-auctioneer-drown-out-activist-protest Ag Trade Promotion Program Could Boost U.S. Red Meat Exports https://www.porkbusiness.com/ag-trade-promotion-program-could-boost-us-red-meat-exports <p>USDA recently provided further information on the actions it will take to assist farmers in response to trade retaliation imposed by foreign nations.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 18 09:36:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ag-trade-promotion-program-could-boost-us-red-meat-exports Pork Industry Focuses on Feed Inputs to Combat African Swine Fever https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-industry-focuses-feed-inputs-combat-african-swine-fever <p>With the expansion of the current outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in China, the National Pork Board, along with the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the American Association of Swine V</p> Wed, 05 Sep 18 03:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-industry-focuses-feed-inputs-combat-african-swine-fever Op-Ed: Beat HSUS in the Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/op-ed-beat-hsus-farm-bill <p>Want to cost the Humane Society of the United States over $12 million while protecting the future of animal agriculture?</p> Mon, 03 Sep 18 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/op-ed-beat-hsus-farm-bill Many Groups Support Allowing Younger Long-Haul Truck Drivers https://www.porkbusiness.com/many-groups-support-allowing-younger-long-haul-truck-drivers <p>Giving commercial truck drivers as young as 18 the ability to operate across state lines is drawing support from industry leaders. The current age requirement is 21 years old.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 18 09:35:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/many-groups-support-allowing-younger-long-haul-truck-drivers USMEF: Will African Swine Fever Have a Significant Impact in China? https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-will-african-swine-fever-have-significant-impact-china <p><span><span><span>In early August, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported the </span></span></span></p> Tue, 28 Aug 18 14:14:23 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-will-african-swine-fever-have-significant-impact-china Wayne Pacelle Returns Despite #MeToo Claims https://www.porkbusiness.com/wayne-pacelle-returns-despite-metoo-claims <p>Wayne Pacelle is back.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 18 13:58:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wayne-pacelle-returns-despite-metoo-claims COOL 2.0: Comment Period Extended for “Product of U.S.A.” Labeling https://www.porkbusiness.com/cool-20-comment-period-extended-product-usa-labeling <p>The comment period for “Product of U.S.A.” labeling has been extended by USDA’s Food Safety &amp; Inspection Service (FSIS) following support and pushback from several agriculture organizations.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 18 16:34:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cool-20-comment-period-extended-product-usa-labeling African Swine Fever Spread Continues in China – How Many More Cases? https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-spread-continues-china-how-many-more-cases <p>China reported another outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) on Thursday this week, threatening the country's crucial pork industry, reports the Associated Press.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 18 11:48:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-spread-continues-china-how-many-more-cases Hours of Service Changes Considered by Department of Transportation https://www.porkbusiness.com/hours-service-changes-considered-department-transportation <p>Since the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulation went on the books many members of the trucking industry, especially livestock haulers, have pointed out the issues with hours of service rules e</p> Wed, 22 Aug 18 16:21:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hours-service-changes-considered-department-transportation In Uncertain Trade Climate, USMEF Solidifies Relationships in Mexico https://www.porkbusiness.com/uncertain-trade-climate-usmef-solidifies-relationships-mexico <p>With retaliatory duties on U.S. pork and other potential trade barriers creating uncertainty in the Mexican market, U.S.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 18 10:07:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/uncertain-trade-climate-usmef-solidifies-relationships-mexico Instant Pot and Weber Grills: Two Promotions to Boost Pork Consumption https://www.porkbusiness.com/instant-pot-and-weber-grills-two-promotions-boost-pork-consumption <p>Food trends can change on a dime. While BBQ will never go out of style, the popularity of Instant Pots and changing food technology can spark new ways for consumers to eat more meat.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 18 13:32:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/instant-pot-and-weber-grills-two-promotions-boost-pork-consumption 120 Livestock Groups Send Letter to Senate for Disease Program Funding https://www.porkbusiness.com/120-livestock-groups-send-letter-senate-disease-program-funding <p>A letter has been sent to members of Senate by 120 animal agriculture groups seeking funding for a disease preparedness program prior to the Farm Bill going to conference.  </p> Thu, 16 Aug 18 11:03:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/120-livestock-groups-send-letter-senate-disease-program-funding ELD, Hours of Service Fight Still Ongoing for Livestock Haulers https://www.porkbusiness.com/eld-hours-service-fight-still-ongoing-livestock-haulers <p>Livestock haulers have been attempting to get the hours of service rules fixed through the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulation that went in place for most truckers last December, and a bi-pa</p> Wed, 15 Aug 18 12:16:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/eld-hours-service-fight-still-ongoing-livestock-haulers 2018 America's Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists Announced https://www.porkbusiness.com/2018-americas-pig-farmer-year-finalists-announced <p>The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists who are vying to be named the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. The program honors a U.S.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 18 10:15:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/2018-americas-pig-farmer-year-finalists-announced Joni Ernst’s Squeal Award Goes to the U.S. Senate https://www.porkbusiness.com/joni-ernsts-squeal-award-goes-us-senate <p>It seems like a “common sense” proposal: If funds for a government program are unused, why not rescind the funding and return the money to the U.S. Treasury?</p> Tue, 14 Aug 18 10:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/joni-ernsts-squeal-award-goes-us-senate Corn Crop Maturing at Near-Record Pace https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-crop-maturing-near-record-pace <p>In its Crop Progress report on Monday, USDA said 26% of the nation’s corn crop was in the dented stage, that’s double the five-year average.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 18 08:32:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-crop-maturing-near-record-pace NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Continue, Japan Talks Begin https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-renegotiation-talks-continue-japan-talks-begin <p>Talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continued for the third straight week last week, as representatives from the U.S., Canada and Mexico pushed to finalize an upd</p> Mon, 13 Aug 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-renegotiation-talks-continue-japan-talks-begin August USDA Reports Confirm Too Much of Everything https://www.porkbusiness.com/august-usda-reports-confirm-too-much-everything <p>There’s a saying that big crops get bigger.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 18 10:39:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/august-usda-reports-confirm-too-much-everything Exports: Beef Hits Homerun https://www.porkbusiness.com/exports-beef-hits-homerun <p>Red meat exports in the first half of 2018 were a cause of celebration for U.S. livestock producers.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 18 14:51:31 -0500 Sara Brown https://www.porkbusiness.com/exports-beef-hits-homerun Farmers Question USDA’s Yield Estimates https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-question-usdas-yield-estimates <p>In their August Crop Production report on Friday, USDA said they anticipate the national average corn yield to be 178.4 bu. per acre, and the national average soybean yield to be 51.6 bu.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 18 10:40:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-question-usdas-yield-estimates WASDE Preview: A Yield Bump Could Still Be A Friendly Report https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-preview-yield-bump-could-still-be-friendly-report <p>Weather pressures and early maturing of the 2018 crop have many in the trade looking for clues as to how the markets will react to Friday’s USDA report.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 18 14:40:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-preview-yield-bump-could-still-be-friendly-report Lawsuit Ripple Effect Threatens All of Agriculture, New Judge Assigned https://www.porkbusiness.com/lawsuit-ripple-effect-threatens-all-agriculture-new-judge-assigned <p>It’s not only pig farmers concerned with the recent judgements topping half a billion dollars against Smithfield-owned Murphy Brown.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 18 15:50:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lawsuit-ripple-effect-threatens-all-agriculture-new-judge-assigned WASDE Preview: Watch Global Ending Stocks For Corn Rally Potential https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-preview-watch-global-ending-stocks-corn-rally-potential <p>All eyes are on USDA tomorrow and while many farmers are focused on yield estimates, Chip Nellinger of Blue Reef Agri-Marketing says the world ending stocks are where corn’s rally potential really </p> Thu, 09 Aug 18 12:36:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wasde-preview-watch-global-ending-stocks-corn-rally-potential NPPC Asks Court: Lift Gag Order In N.C. Nuisance Suits https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-asks-court-lift-gag-order-nc-nuisance-suits <p>The National Pork Producers Council and the North Carolina Pork Council Monday evening filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of lifting a judge’s gag order on communications related to nuisa</p> Wed, 08 Aug 18 14:41:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-asks-court-lift-gag-order-nc-nuisance-suits Tariffs Challenge U.S. Pork in Mainstay Markets https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariffs-challenge-us-pork-mainstay-markets <p>A 10 percent duty on most U.S.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 18 16:34:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariffs-challenge-us-pork-mainstay-markets Truth, Lies and Power: A Farmer Fights The Feds https://www.porkbusiness.com/truth-lies-and-power-farmer-fights-feds-1 <p>If I heard this story about someone else’s farm I wouldn’t believe it, but I have to because it’s happening to me.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 18 14:51:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/truth-lies-and-power-farmer-fights-feds-1 Tremendous First Half for U.S. Beef Exports; Pork Ahead of 2017 Pace https://www.porkbusiness.com/tremendous-first-half-us-beef-exports-pork-ahead-2017-pace <p>Strong June results capped a huge first half of 2018 for U.S. beef exports, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).</p> Tue, 07 Aug 18 14:37:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tremendous-first-half-us-beef-exports-pork-ahead-2017-pace Agricultural Uncertainty in 2018– Farm Policy and Trade https://www.porkbusiness.com/agricultural-uncertainty-2018-farm-policy-and-trade <p>Farmers are faced with additional uncertainty this year beyond the weather and the normal vagaries of the market.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 18 12:29:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agricultural-uncertainty-2018-farm-policy-and-trade A Third Smithfield Lawsuit Verdict Creates Alarm Among Producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/third-smithfield-lawsuit-verdict-creates-alarm-among-producers <p>On Friday, Aug.</p> Sat, 04 Aug 18 00:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/third-smithfield-lawsuit-verdict-creates-alarm-among-producers Senate Passes One-Year ELD Extension for Livestock Haulers https://www.porkbusiness.com/senate-passes-one-year-eld-extension-livestock-haulers <p>An amendment added to the Senate’s “minibus” spending bill would grant livestock haulers another year-long extension to implement Electronic Logging Devices (ELD).</p> Thu, 02 Aug 18 16:40:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/senate-passes-one-year-eld-extension-livestock-haulers Projects to Spur Innovation in Grazing Lands, Soil Health and More https://www.porkbusiness.com/projects-spur-innovation-grazing-lands-soil-health-and-more <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest more than $10.6 million for 22 new projects that will drive public and private sector innovation in conserving natural resources in 27 states.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 18 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/projects-spur-innovation-grazing-lands-soil-health-and-more Pork is Back on the Plate in Argentina https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-back-plate-argentina <p>Ham was on the menu today, as USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Edward Prado celebrated the reintroduction of U.S.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 18 14:32:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-back-plate-argentina PETA’s Billboards Strike Again https://www.porkbusiness.com/petas-billboards-strike-again <p>Hog producers know the lengths activists with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will go to cast a bad light on livestock farmers.</p> <p>Here’s another.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 18 09:37:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/petas-billboards-strike-again Feed Risk Studies Lead to Development of 8 "Next Steps" https://www.porkbusiness.com/feed-risk-studies-lead-development-8-next-steps <p>In May 2017, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) released information from a study it funded showing the <a href="https://www.swinehealth.org/june2017/">potential for viruses to contaminate </a></p> Mon, 30 Jul 18 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feed-risk-studies-lead-development-8-next-steps House Moves Forward with 2018 Farm Bill Process https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-moves-forward-2018-farm-bill-process <p>Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives moved to go to conference on the 2018 Farm Bill, naming 47 representatives to serve on the conference committee with the U.S. Senate.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 18 15:14:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-moves-forward-2018-farm-bill-process Tariff Relief Welcome; Pig Farmers are in “Dire Financial Straits” https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariff-relief-welcome-pig-farmers-are-dire-financial-straits <p>The pork industry has been one of the hardest hit by retaliatory tariffs by both China and Mexico—the two largest export markets for U.S. pork.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 18 16:34:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariff-relief-welcome-pig-farmers-are-dire-financial-straits U.S. Red Meat Making Progress in South African Market https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-red-meat-making-progress-south-african-market <p>U.S.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 18 09:08:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-red-meat-making-progress-south-african-market USDA Announces $12 Billion Short-Term Tariff Relief Program https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-announces-12-billion-short-term-tariff-relief-program <p>Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a $12 billion program to help farmers who are currently bearing the brunt of President Trump’s trade tactics. </p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 13:34:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-announces-12-billion-short-term-tariff-relief-program As the Farm Bill Works Its Way through Congress, Trade Issues Remain https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-works-its-way-through-congress-trade-issues-remain <p>At World Pork Expo last month a good friend made the comment “predicting farm policy is a lot like sorting hogs: Just when you think you’re done, you notice the back gate was open.” Here’s an updat</p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 06:02:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-works-its-way-through-congress-trade-issues-remain Advice For All Farmers: Lead From Where You Are https://www.porkbusiness.com/advice-all-farmers-lead-where-you-are <p>While <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com/article/policy-taker-policy-maker">Missouri Dept.</a></p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 12:38:13 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/advice-all-farmers-lead-where-you-are Stepping up to Tackle Challenges Farmers Face https://www.porkbusiness.com/stepping-tackle-challenges-farmers-face <p><a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com/article/policy-taker-policy-maker">When Chris Chinn moved into her office</a> at the Missouri Department of Agriculture, she had to make a mind switch from farm</p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 12:36:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/stepping-tackle-challenges-farmers-face House Assigns Farm Bill Conferees https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-assigns-farm-bill-conferees <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A first term congressman from Kentucky has been chosen to serve on the conference committee assigned to negotiate a final version of the federal farm bill.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 18 08:24:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-assigns-farm-bill-conferees JBS Suspends Pig Shipments from Kentucky Farm After Activist Video https://www.porkbusiness.com/jbs-suspends-pig-shipments-kentucky-farm-after-activist-video <p>Louisville’s JBS Swift pork processing plant has suspended pig shipments from a Kentucky farm after Mercy for Animals released a video Monday, that allegedly shows pigs being mistreated.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 18 09:05:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/jbs-suspends-pig-shipments-kentucky-farm-after-activist-video Farmers Sticking with Trump https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-sticking-trump <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Tue, 17 Jul 18 14:35:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-sticking-trump What’s Next for the Farm Bill? https://www.porkbusiness.com/whats-next-farm-bill-0 <p>With the House and Senate versions of the farm bill complete, it’s time to take the bills into conference where the two will become one.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 18 14:33:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/whats-next-farm-bill-0 Nearly $2 Billion for 2017 Hurricane, Wildfire Aid Offered to Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/nearly-2-billion-2017-hurricane-wildfire-aid-offered-farmers <p>Producers impacted by wildfires and hurricanes in 2017 are eligible for monetary assistance to rebuild and recover on their farms through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA).</p> Mon, 16 Jul 18 18:04:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nearly-2-billion-2017-hurricane-wildfire-aid-offered-farmers AgriTalk: "No Rational Reason" Farm Bill Won't Be Signed By Sept. 30 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-no-rational-reason-farm-bill-wont-be-signed-sept-30 <p><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Mon, 16 Jul 18 15:50:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-no-rational-reason-farm-bill-wont-be-signed-sept-30 Fake Pork for Breakfast? https://www.porkbusiness.com/fake-pork-breakfast <p>“Alternative Proteins” are a hot topic right now; the media, business and farmers are looking at the future of these products and their potential impact on the animal protein sector.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fake-pork-breakfast What Will the Third Smithfield Trial Bring? https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-will-third-smithfield-trial-bring <p>Testimony began Wednesday in the third of a series of lawsuits against Murphy-Brown LLC, owned by Smithfield Foods.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 18 13:47:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-will-third-smithfield-trial-bring Securing the Pork Supply https://www.porkbusiness.com/securing-pork-supply <p>With virtually seamless movement of people and animals, it’s not a matter of “if” the U.S.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/securing-pork-supply Lessons Learned from Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus https://www.porkbusiness.com/lessons-learned-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus <p>A study funded by the National Pork Board is providing perspectives on the re-infection rate and performance impact of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV).</p> Fri, 13 Jul 18 07:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lessons-learned-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus Do Probiotics Mitigate or Contribute to Antibiotic Resistance? https://www.porkbusiness.com/do-probiotics-mitigate-or-contribute-antibiotic-resistance <p>As directed by swine veterinarians, antibiotics have long played a strategic role in keeping weaned pigs healthy, as well as helping smooth their transition into the growing stage.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/do-probiotics-mitigate-or-contribute-antibiotic-resistance Maximize Water Conservation this Summer https://www.porkbusiness.com/maximize-water-conservation-summer <p>With rising temperatures, on-farm water use also rises as pigs naturally drink more and cooling systems kick in.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 18 07:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/maximize-water-conservation-summer Pork Producers Experiencing the Near-Perfect Storm https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-experiencing-near-perfect-storm <p>In January, it looked like 2018 could be a banner year for pig farmers.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 18 06:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-experiencing-near-perfect-storm Pig Survivability Working Group Starts with Sow Mortality https://www.porkbusiness.com/pig-survivability-working-group-starts-sow-mortality <p>The loss of pigs and sows prior to market is a significant drag on U.S. pork producers’ productivity, sustainability and profitability.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 18 08:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pig-survivability-working-group-starts-sow-mortality Farm Bill Heads to House-Senate Conference https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-heads-house-senate-conference <p>The 2018 Farm Bill will be hammered out in a House-Senate conference committee, where lawmakers must reconcile differences between the lower chamber measure approved two weeks ago and the upper cha</p> Tue, 10 Jul 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-heads-house-senate-conference Forget Salads for Slimming: Eat Lean Protein Instead https://www.porkbusiness.com/forget-salads-slimming-eat-lean-protein-instead <p>"If it tastes good, just spit it out."</p> Tue, 10 Jul 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/forget-salads-slimming-eat-lean-protein-instead USMEF: Pork Exports Trend Lower in May https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-pork-exports-trend-lower-may <p><span><span>U.S.</span></span></p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 13:50:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-pork-exports-trend-lower-may May Beef Exports Shatter Value Record https://www.porkbusiness.com/may-beef-exports-shatter-value-record <p><span><span>U.S.</span></span></p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 13:43:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/may-beef-exports-shatter-value-record U.S. Pork Producers Face Financial Crisis with More Tariffs https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-producers-face-financial-crisis-more-tariffs <p>U.S. pork producers now face punitive tariffs of 62% on exports to China, a market that represented 17% of total U.S. exports by value in 2017.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 07:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-producers-face-financial-crisis-more-tariffs DC Signal to Noise: The Trade War https://www.porkbusiness.com/dc-signal-noise-trade-war <p>It is officially a trade war. Pro Farmer Washington Analyst Jim Wiesemeyer looks at what comes next as the markets react to the trade war with China with a shrug.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 18 21:18:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dc-signal-noise-trade-war Bill Even Discusses the Pork Checkoff’s Important History https://www.porkbusiness.com/bill-even-discusses-pork-checkoffs-important-history <p>As CEO of the National Pork Board, Bill Even and his dedicated staff deal with challenges every day.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 09:01:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bill-even-discusses-pork-checkoffs-important-history PETA Proposes Billboard Comparing Dairy Calves to Migrant Children https://www.porkbusiness.com/peta-proposes-billboard-comparing-dairy-calves-migrant-children <p>People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) plans to run a billboard near the U.S.-Mexico border comparing the separation of immigrant families to milking dairy cows.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 18 11:24:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/peta-proposes-billboard-comparing-dairy-calves-migrant-children Pork Board Recommits to "We Care" Principles https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-board-recommits-we-care-principles <p>The National Pork Board was ahead of its time when it initiated the <a href="https://www.pork.org/about/we-care/">We Care Principles</a> 10 years ago.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 17:57:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-board-recommits-we-care-principles Good Hygiene Important for Swine Exhibitors and Public https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-hygiene-important-swine-exhibitors-and-public <p>It is important for youth involved in fair exhibitions at the local level to understand how to protect the health of their animals, safeguard their personal health, look after the public that atten</p> Wed, 04 Jul 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-hygiene-important-swine-exhibitors-and-public Simple Precautions Can Help Protect People From Influenza https://www.porkbusiness.com/simple-precautions-can-help-protect-people-influenza <p>Typically we think of flu-season happening during the winter months, when the weather is cold and people are inside.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 18 13:15:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/simple-precautions-can-help-protect-people-influenza Pork Board Becomes More B2B-Focused https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-board-becomes-more-b2b-focused <p>Bill Even has been CEO of the National Pork Board a little more than two years, and he’s feeling comfortable in the role.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 09:44:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-board-becomes-more-b2b-focused Pork Producers Say “Enough Is Enough” on Trade Disputes https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-say-enough-enough-trade-disputes <p>U.S.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-say-enough-enough-trade-disputes California Initiative Would Dictate Production Practices https://www.porkbusiness.com/california-initiative-would-dictate-production-practices <p>A California initiative that would require egg-laying hens to be “cage-free” and that would prohibit the sale of pork and veal from animals raised in housing the state banned in 2008 was approved f</p> Mon, 02 Jul 18 11:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/california-initiative-would-dictate-production-practices New Study Finds Lean Red Meat Can Support Heart Health https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-study-finds-lean-red-meat-can-support-heart-health <p>According to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, following a <a href="https://pork.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6f45f93b7026d9af6d503801b&amp;id=5025746827&amp;am&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Mon, 02 Jul 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-study-finds-lean-red-meat-can-support-heart-health 8th USMEF Latin American Product Showcase Brings Record Buyer Turnout https://www.porkbusiness.com/8th-usmef-latin-american-product-showcase-brings-record-buyer-turnout <p>The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) held its eighth annual Latin American Product Showcase June 27-28 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 18 09:39:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/8th-usmef-latin-american-product-showcase-brings-record-buyer-turnout Another Smithfield Hog Farm Found Guilty by Jury https://www.porkbusiness.com/another-smithfield-hog-farm-found-guilty-jury <p>A second jury trial in North Carolina against Smithfield Foods ended last Friday, and the jurors’ verdict was “guilty” once more in the nuisance case.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 18 06:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/another-smithfield-hog-farm-found-guilty-jury U.S. Soybean Acres to Top Corn for the First Time Since 1983 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-soybean-acres-top-corn-first-time-1983 <p>(Bloomberg) -- U.S. plantings of soybeans will exceed corn this year for the first time in 35 years, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 18 12:56:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-soybean-acres-top-corn-first-time-1983 Amendment to Limit Checkoffs Fails to Make Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/amendment-limit-checkoffs-fails-make-farm-bill <p>An amendment to the farm bill that would have significantly altered how checkoffs could operate failed to make its way into the omnibus agriculture legislation.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 18 11:37:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/amendment-limit-checkoffs-fails-make-farm-bill Senate Passes Farm Bill, Setting Up Food-Stamp Fight with House https://www.porkbusiness.com/senate-passes-farm-bill-setting-food-stamp-fight-house <p>The Senate passed bipartisan farm legislation that sets up a clash with the House and President Donald Trump over imposing broad new work requirements for food stamp recipients.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 18 09:53:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/senate-passes-farm-bill-setting-food-stamp-fight-house Total Pig Inventories Exceed Expectations https://www.porkbusiness.com/total-pig-inventories-exceed-expectations <p>The hog industry continues to grow, but<span> the</span> June 2018 Hogs and Pigs Report from USDA showed an even higher inventory than economists predicted.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 18 09:40:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/total-pig-inventories-exceed-expectations N.C. Legislators Override Veto of Hog Farm Nuisance Protection Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/nc-legislators-override-veto-hog-farm-nuisance-protection-bill <p>Legislative leaders in North Carolina have overridden the governor’s veto on a controversial farm bill that could restrict litigation against large livestock operations.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 18 14:58:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nc-legislators-override-veto-hog-farm-nuisance-protection-bill Sec. Perdue Won’t Leak Possible Tariff Relief Plan https://www.porkbusiness.com/sec-perdue-wont-leak-possible-tariff-relief-plan <p>Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue wrote an op-ed piece for USA Today Monday focusing on trade tensions and telling farmers he’s working on tools to help ease the burden.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 18 11:16:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/sec-perdue-wont-leak-possible-tariff-relief-plan Minnesota Pig Farmers to Attend Latin American Product Showcase https://www.porkbusiness.com/minnesota-pig-farmers-attend-latin-american-product-showcase <p>Minnesota pig farmers Randy Spronk and John Schwartz will travel to the Dominican Republic to attend the 2018 Latin American Product Showcase this week.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/minnesota-pig-farmers-attend-latin-american-product-showcase AgriTalk: How Devastating Would a Foot and Mouth Outbreak Really Be https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-how-devastating-would-foot-and-mouth-outbreak-really-be <p><span>If you ask <span>Dustin Baker, deputy director of economics &amp; domestic production issues for the National Pork Pr</span></span></p> Wed, 27 Jun 18 15:43:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-how-devastating-would-foot-and-mouth-outbreak-really-be Breaking News: Farm Bill Update https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-farm-bill-update <p>On Monday afternoon, the Senate voted 89-3 to limit debate on the 2018 Farm Bill, reports Joy Philippi, and columnist on policy for Farm Journal’s PORK.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 18 05:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-farm-bill-update Humane Society of the U.S. Lobbies for Bill to Limit, Reform Checkoffs https://www.porkbusiness.com/humane-society-us-lobbies-bill-limit-reform-checkoffs <p>One of the largest animal rights groups in the country is pushing support for a farm bill amendment in the Senate that would dramatically limit the use of checkoff funds.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 18 09:22:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/humane-society-us-lobbies-bill-limit-reform-checkoffs NPPC: Government Should Do More to Rein in Costly Regulations https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-government-should-do-more-rein-costly-regulations <p>America’s pork producers, currently facing declining incomes, a growing labor shortage and market volatility caused by trade disputes, don’t also need to contend with red tape and unfunded mandates</p> Fri, 22 Jun 18 08:53:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-government-should-do-more-rein-costly-regulations With Defeat of Goodlatte Bill is Ag Guest Worker Reform Dead? https://www.porkbusiness.com/defeat-goodlatte-bill-ag-guest-worker-reform-dead <p>The House of Representatives rejected an immigration bill known as “the Ag Act” (H.R. 4760) on a 193-231 vote Thursday.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 18 11:52:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/defeat-goodlatte-bill-ag-guest-worker-reform-dead Pork Producers, Cattlemen Pleased with House Version of Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-cattlemen-pleased-house-version-farm-bill <p>National Pork Producers Council leaders and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association were happy with the version of the Farm Bill that was approved by members of the House on Thursday, and NPPC ur</p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 16:41:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-cattlemen-pleased-house-version-farm-bill BREAKING: House Passes Farm Bill 213-211 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-house-passes-farm-bill-213-211 <p>BREAKING NEWS: The House passed the farm bill Thursday after taking a second vote on the measure. It passed on a 213-211 party-line vote with some 20 Republicans voting against it.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 15:50:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-house-passes-farm-bill-213-211 Conaway: Counting Every Vote for Farm Bill Today https://www.porkbusiness.com/conaway-counting-every-vote-farm-bill-today <p>House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) is still counting votes, hours before the House is set to reconsider the farm bill.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 15:00:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/conaway-counting-every-vote-farm-bill-today Meat 2.0: The Power of Food Wording https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-20-power-food-wording <p>NEW YORK (AP) — If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called?</p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 16:39:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-20-power-food-wording USMEF: Pork Exports to Latin American Markets Continue to Shine https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-pork-exports-latin-american-markets-continue-shine <p><span>After a record performance in 2017, U.S.</span></p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 14:06:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-pork-exports-latin-american-markets-continue-shine NPPC Testifies at Hearing on Thailand’s Trade Tactics https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-testifies-hearing-thailands-trade-tactics <p>At a U.S. Trade Representative hearing on Tuesday this week, the National Pork Producers Council called for Thailand’s preferential access to the U.S.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 04:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-testifies-hearing-thailands-trade-tactics Trade Groups Press Congress for More Oversight of Trump Tariffs https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-groups-press-congress-more-oversight-trump-tariffs <p>(Bloomberg) -- A group of almost 60 business associations is urging Congress to exert more oversight of President Donald Trump’s use of tariffs as the U.S.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 11:58:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-groups-press-congress-more-oversight-trump-tariffs FDA Releases Industry Guidance on Food Protection https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-releases-industry-guidance-food-protection <p>The Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance to industry on how companies can comply with regulations to protect food from intentional adulteration.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 18 00:17:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-releases-industry-guidance-food-protection World Pork Expo Wraps Up 30 Years; Sets Sights On Future https://www.porkbusiness.com/world-pork-expo-wraps-30-years-sets-sights-future <p>In search of new ideas and solutions, not just for today but for tomorrow, too, more than 20,000 producers, employees and pork professionals attended the <a href="http://aquamail.aquariumdigital.co&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Tue, 19 Jun 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/world-pork-expo-wraps-30-years-sets-sights-future AgriTalk: China+Farm Bill+Immigration=Long Week Ahead https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-chinafarm-billimmigrationlong-week-ahead <p><span>Trade tension with China isn’t easing up, immigration measures are being considered this week in the House, and both House and Senate cha</span></p> Mon, 18 Jun 18 16:52:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-chinafarm-billimmigrationlong-week-ahead Economist: Pork Could See $14/Head Losses in 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/economist-pork-could-see-14head-losses-2019 <p>The Trump administration announced Friday it is moving forward on slapping tariffs on imported goods for China as the trade fight widens.<br /></p> Mon, 18 Jun 18 16:57:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/economist-pork-could-see-14head-losses-2019 House Bill Offers Livestock Haulers ELD, Hours of Service Resolutions https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-bill-offers-livestock-haulers-eld-hours-service-resolutions <p>Livestock haulers continue to gain support from legislators with the House of Representatives working on a bill that would amend Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and hours of service rules.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 18 12:51:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-bill-offers-livestock-haulers-eld-hours-service-resolutions 2018 #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces Sought https://www.porkbusiness.com/2018-realpigfarming-student-social-forces-sought <p>The National Pork Board is searching for the next student social forces team, with applications open now through June 28 at <a href="https://pork.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6f45f93b7026d9af6&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Thu, 14 Jun 18 09:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/2018-realpigfarming-student-social-forces-sought What's Next for Farm Bill? https://www.porkbusiness.com/whats-next-farm-bill <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel approved a modest, bipartisan rewrite of federal farm and nutrition programs on Wednesday, sidestepping a fight for now but setting up a clash with House Republican</p> Mon, 18 Jun 18 15:14:27 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/whats-next-farm-bill Senate Panel OK's Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/senate-panel-oks-farm-bill <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel has approved a modest, bipartisan rewrite of federal farm and nutrition programs.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 18 08:00:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/senate-panel-oks-farm-bill Bipartisan Bill Delays Hours of Service and ELD Enforcement for Reform https://www.porkbusiness.com/bipartisan-bill-delays-hours-service-and-eld-enforcement-reform <p>Livestock haulers could get further relief from the hours of service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations if a newly proposed bipartisan bill makes its way through the Senate.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 18 10:44:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bipartisan-bill-delays-hours-service-and-eld-enforcement-reform Sen. Pat Roberts on Farm Bill: "It's Not My First Rodeo" https://www.porkbusiness.com/sen-pat-roberts-farm-bill-its-not-my-first-rodeo <p>The Senate Agriculture Committee has a busy day. That's as leaders will markup the farm bill, considering more than 200 amendments.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 18 16:22:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/sen-pat-roberts-farm-bill-its-not-my-first-rodeo Bill Sets Up Group to Study Trucking Regulations https://www.porkbusiness.com/bill-sets-group-study-trucking-regulations <p>The National Pork Producers Council hailed the introduction by Sens.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 18 05:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bill-sets-group-study-trucking-regulations USMEF: Defending U.S. Pork's Hard-Fought Market Share in Mexico https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-defending-us-porks-hard-fought-market-share-mexico <p><span>In response to U.S.</span></p> Tue, 12 Jun 18 11:04:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-defending-us-porks-hard-fought-market-share-mexico Friendly Reminder: It's Illegal To Ignore The Census https://www.porkbusiness.com/friendly-reminder-its-illegal-ignore-census <p>Farmers throughout the U.S. received a hefty white envelope labeled “U.S. Census of Agriculture” at the turn of the year and Friday is the deadline to return it completed.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 18 13:20:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/friendly-reminder-its-illegal-ignore-census Official Debunks Report China Could Buy $70 Billion of U.S. Products https://www.porkbusiness.com/official-debunks-report-china-could-buy-70-billion-us-products <p>Last week, several major news outlets reporting that during recent trade talks in Beijing, China proposed to buy roughly $70 billion worth of U.S.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 18 08:13:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/official-debunks-report-china-could-buy-70-billion-us-products Chief Ag Negotiator on NAFTA: “These Are Bilateral Conversations” https://www.porkbusiness.com/chief-ag-negotiator-nafta-these-are-bilateral-conversations <p>Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is vocal that the Trump administration is leaning towards potentially drifting away from the tri-lateral North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and heading t</p> Mon, 11 Jun 18 07:31:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chief-ag-negotiator-nafta-these-are-bilateral-conversations Senate Draft of the Farm Bill Includes FMD Bank, But Lacks Funding https://www.porkbusiness.com/senate-draft-farm-bill-includes-fmd-bank-lacks-funding <p>As expected, the leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee released their draft of the 2018 farm bill on Friday afternoon.  According to Committee Chair Sen. Pat Roberts and ranking member Sen.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 18 22:45:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/senate-draft-farm-bill-includes-fmd-bank-lacks-funding Strong April for U.S. Pork Exports, Including New Volume Record https://www.porkbusiness.com/strong-april-us-pork-exports-including-new-volume-record <p>April exports of U.S. pork, beef and lamb were sharply higher than a year ago in both volume and value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).</p> Fri, 08 Jun 18 22:54:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/strong-april-us-pork-exports-including-new-volume-record Pork Producers Anxious to Hear Senate Farm Bill Proposal https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-anxious-hear-senate-farm-bill-proposal <p>With the possibility of the Senate’s version of the Farm Bill being released in the next few days, pork producers are anxious to know what this could mean for them.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 18 16:26:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-anxious-hear-senate-farm-bill-proposal Challenge To “Ag-Gag” In N.C. Restored https://www.porkbusiness.com/challenge-ag-gag-nc-restored <p>A federal appeals court ruling will resurrect a lawsuit by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other animal rights groups challenging North Carolina’s ‘ag-gag” law. The 4th U.S.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 18 14:59:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/challenge-ag-gag-nc-restored Secure Pork Plan Goal: Be Ready to Respond to A Disease Outbreak https://www.porkbusiness.com/secure-pork-plan-goal-be-ready-respond-disease-outbreak <p>At some point<span> in time</span> <span>our industry is going to have a foreign animal disease outbreak.</span></p> Thu, 07 Jun 18 08:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/secure-pork-plan-goal-be-ready-respond-disease-outbreak White House Plans To Shelter Farmers From Tariff Impacts https://www.porkbusiness.com/white-house-plans-shelter-farmers-tariff-impacts <p>Amid announcements of new tariffs from our largest trading partners, USDA undersecretary for marketing and regulation Greg Ibach wants to reassure farmers that the Trump administration is monitorin</p> Thu, 07 Jun 18 13:01:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/white-house-plans-shelter-farmers-tariff-impacts NPPC: Pork at Tip Of Spear from Tariff Backlash https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-pork-tip-spear-tariff-backlash <p>Ask National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Vice President and Counsel Nick Giordano about the impact of the Trump administration’s tariffs on U.S.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 17:06:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-pork-tip-spear-tariff-backlash Washington’s $600M Push To Build Better Rural Internet https://www.porkbusiness.com/washingtons-600m-push-build-better-rural-internet <p>There are a plethora of topics surrounding the agricultural community in Washington D.C.: trade negotiations, the farm bill, Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), and the other usual topics.<br /></p> Thu, 07 Jun 18 11:52:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/washingtons-600m-push-build-better-rural-internet Jarrod Sutton Thinks Holistically About the Pork Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/jarrod-sutton-thinks-holistically-about-pork-industry <p>Jarrod Sutton, vice president of domestic marketing for the National Pork Board, thinks about pork all the time, and not just about eating it.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 08:35:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/jarrod-sutton-thinks-holistically-about-pork-industry Perdue: Trade Uncertainty Underpins Need For Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/perdue-trade-uncertainty-underpins-need-farm-bill <p>The abundance of uncertainty around trade reinforces agriculture’s need for the farm bill, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 18 21:21:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/perdue-trade-uncertainty-underpins-need-farm-bill Mexico, Canada Say They Are "Committed to NAFTA" https://www.porkbusiness.com/mexico-canada-say-they-are-committed-nafta <p>Mexico’s chief NAFTA negotiator and Canada’s top agricultural official say their countries remain committed to completing the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations, no matter how long </p> Fri, 01 Jun 18 14:42:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mexico-canada-say-they-are-committed-nafta Where We Stand on the Farm Bill: Six Points From Joy Philippi https://www.porkbusiness.com/where-we-stand-farm-bill-six-points-joy-philippi <p>House Agriculture Committee chairman Mike Conaway and committee staffers are<a href="https://www.agweb.com/article/farm-bill-falls-on-house-floor/"> laser focused on securing enough GOP votes</a> t</p> Fri, 01 Jun 18 11:41:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/where-we-stand-farm-bill-six-points-joy-philippi Time for U.S. Pork to Evolve https://www.porkbusiness.com/time-us-pork-evolve <p>Jarrod Sutton has seen various iterations in pork marketing during his 18 years at the National Pork Board.</p> Thu, 31 May 18 08:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/time-us-pork-evolve How Missouri Began To Tackle Fake Meat: Missouri Sen. Sandy Crawford https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-missouri-began-tackle-fake-meat-missouri-sen-sandy-crawford <p>Missouri might be the first state to enact legislation that requires <a href="https://www.drovers.com/article/fake-meat-labeling-bill-passes-missouri">labeling of plant-based and lab-grown meat</a></p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 09:53:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-missouri-began-tackle-fake-meat-missouri-sen-sandy-crawford U.S. Pork Industry Showcased at World Meat Congress https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-showcased-world-meat-congress <p>Leaders from around the globe are gathering in Dallas this week for the 2018 World Meat Congress (WMC).</p> Thu, 31 May 18 04:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-showcased-world-meat-congress Trade Retaliation Hurting U.S. Pork Producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-retaliation-hurting-us-pork-producers <p>The National Pork Producers today called for a swift resolution of the United States-China trade dispute, paving the way for increased U.S.</p> Tue, 29 May 18 10:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-retaliation-hurting-us-pork-producers Rural Banks, Credit Unions Get a Break https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-banks-credit-unions-get-break <p>Last week, President Trump signed into law the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S-2155).</p> Mon, 28 May 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-banks-credit-unions-get-break HSUS Downgraded By CharityWatch https://www.porkbusiness.com/hsus-downgraded-charitywatch <p>Calling 2018 a rough year for the Humane Society of the United States is an understatement.</p> Fri, 25 May 18 13:29:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hsus-downgraded-charitywatch Hours of Service Bill 'Game Changer' for Livestock Haulers https://www.porkbusiness.com/hours-service-bill-game-changer-livestock-haulers Thu, 24 May 18 23:31:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hours-service-bill-game-changer-livestock-haulers ELD, Hours of Service Fixes for Livestock Haulers Proposed by Senators https://www.porkbusiness.com/eld-hours-service-fixes-livestock-haulers-proposed-senators <p>Eleven Senators proposed a bipartisan bill that would help alleviate the strain of transportation laws such as the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and hours of service rules for truckers hauling li</p> Thu, 24 May 18 08:39:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/eld-hours-service-fixes-livestock-haulers-proposed-senators 7 Insights: Wiesemeyer's Wisdom on Washington https://www.porkbusiness.com/7-insights-wiesemeyers-wisdom-washington <p><b><i>Editor’s Note:</i></b><i> Jim Wiesemeyer, well-known economist and Washington Policy Analyst for Pro Farmer, is always interesting and informed on what’s happening in Washington, D.C.</i></p> Thu, 24 May 18 12:56:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/7-insights-wiesemeyers-wisdom-washington Expanding and Elevating U.S. Pork Trade https://www.porkbusiness.com/expanding-and-elevating-us-pork-trade <p><b><i><span>Editor’s Note:</span></i></b></p> Mon, 21 May 18 08:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/expanding-and-elevating-us-pork-trade 5 Things Hog Producers Should Know: Flu at Swine Exhibitions https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-things-hog-producers-should-know-flu-swine-exhibitions <p>Every year, thousands of youth across the country raise pigs and show them off at local exhibitions and county and state fairs.</p> Fri, 18 May 18 14:55:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-things-hog-producers-should-know-flu-swine-exhibitions Farm Bill Falls on House Floor https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-falls-house-floor <p><em>Updated at 1:45 p.m. EST</em></p> <p>The House Freedom Caucus delivered a blow to GOP leadership Friday, killing the 2018 farm bill on the House floor. If failed on a 198-213 vote.</p> Fri, 18 May 18 12:45:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-falls-house-floor USDA on Farm Bill: Don't Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-farm-bill-dont-let-perfect-be-enemy-good <p>As GOP leadership pushes to drum up enough votes to pass the Farm Bill yet this week, the Freedom Caucus threw a wrench in those plans.</p> Fri, 18 May 18 09:54:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-farm-bill-dont-let-perfect-be-enemy-good Pruitt Faces Scrutiny For Ethics During Budget Hearing https://www.porkbusiness.com/pruitt-faces-scrutiny-ethics-during-budget-hearing <p><span><span><span>The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking fire from both sides </span></span></span></p> Thu, 17 May 18 09:53:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pruitt-faces-scrutiny-ethics-during-budget-hearing The Biological Weapon Against Red Meat https://www.porkbusiness.com/biological-weapon-against-red-meat <p>It’s obviously the devilish work of PETA or some like-minded anti-meat group. An allergy to red meat is on the rise, and highly-susceptible targets are folks who spend a lot of time outdoors.</p> Wed, 16 May 18 16:23:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/biological-weapon-against-red-meat Crop Progress: Farmers Plant 60% Of Nation’s Corn Crop In 3 Weeks https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-progress-farmers-plant-60-nations-corn-crop-3-weeks <p><span>A cold, wet and snowy start to the 2018 planting season had many farmers delayed, but in just three weeks the nation’s corn crop has gone from 5% planted to 62% planted.</span></p> Tue, 15 May 18 10:08:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-progress-farmers-plant-60-nations-corn-crop-3-weeks Proposed Rule to Eliminate a Redundant Hog Carcass Cleaning Regulation https://www.porkbusiness.com/proposed-rule-eliminate-redundant-hog-carcass-cleaning-regulation <p>The U.S.</p> Mon, 14 May 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/proposed-rule-eliminate-redundant-hog-carcass-cleaning-regulation When Bad Things Happen After Good Reports https://www.porkbusiness.com/when-bad-things-happen-after-good-reports <p>The May 10 Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates had the potential to send the markets higher.</p> Mon, 14 May 18 15:24:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/when-bad-things-happen-after-good-reports Secretary Perdue Announces FSIS Key Leadership https://www.porkbusiness.com/secretary-perdue-announces-fsis-key-leadership <p>U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announces the appointment of Carmen Rottenberg and Paul Kiecker to key leadership positions within the U.S.</p> Fri, 11 May 18 10:41:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/secretary-perdue-announces-fsis-key-leadership Pork Checkoff to be Featured at World Meat Congress https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-checkoff-be-featured-world-meat-congress <p>For the first time in more than 20 years, the world’s premier gathering of red meat industry leaders is coming to the United States, and the Pork Checkoff is a major sponsor of the event.</p> Thu, 10 May 18 10:07:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-checkoff-be-featured-world-meat-congress Farmland Disappearing at an Alarming Rate https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmland-disappearing-alarming-rate <p>Around any large or mid-size city in America, one can find land that was previously rich, fertile farmland being bulldozed and segmented to make room for housing and/or commercial businesses.</p> Fri, 11 May 18 07:59:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmland-disappearing-alarming-rate Judge Reduces Damages in Murphy-Brown Hog Odor Case https://www.porkbusiness.com/judge-reduces-damages-murphy-brown-hog-odor-case <p>The federal judge presiding over the <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/breaking-jury-adds-50m-damages-smithfield-nuisance-case">hog odor nuisance lawsuit </a>against Murphy-Brown LLC, a</p> Tue, 08 May 18 14:40:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/judge-reduces-damages-murphy-brown-hog-odor-case Beef Sets Export Value Record, Pork Values Second Highest https://www.porkbusiness.com/beef-sets-export-value-record-pork-values-second-highest <p>The U.S. Meat Export Federation released its analysis of beef and pork shipments through the first three months of 2018.</p> Tue, 08 May 18 15:01:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/beef-sets-export-value-record-pork-values-second-highest Nigeria to Increase Access for U.S. Exports, Including Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/nigeria-increase-access-us-exports-including-pork <p>Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari stated his intent to remove barriers to U.S.</p> Tue, 08 May 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nigeria-increase-access-us-exports-including-pork Calorie Counts On Menus Now Mandatory https://www.porkbusiness.com/calorie-counts-menus-now-mandatory <p>Restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, movie theaters and even vending machines are all required to display calorie counts for food on menus as of Monday.</p> Mon, 07 May 18 13:38:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/calorie-counts-menus-now-mandatory Mindy Brashears Nominated to Lead USDA Food Safety https://www.porkbusiness.com/mindy-brashears-nominated-lead-usda-food-safety <p>President Trump this week selected Mindy Brashears to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for Food Safety, reports the National Pork Producers Council.</p> Fri, 04 May 18 14:31:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mindy-brashears-nominated-lead-usda-food-safety AgriTalk: Keeping The Farm Bill Moving https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-keeping-farm-bill-moving <p>House Ag Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) is standing behind the House farm bill and has no plans to let go of its changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP).</p> Mon, 07 May 18 08:55:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-keeping-farm-bill-moving March Pork Exports Steady with 2017 https://www.porkbusiness.com/march-pork-exports-steady-2017 <p><span>Strong March results capped an excellent first quarter for U.S. red meat exports, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S.</span></p> Fri, 04 May 18 12:56:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/march-pork-exports-steady-2017 Conaway: $868B House Farm Bill Could Head to Floor Mid-May https://www.porkbusiness.com/conaway-868b-house-farm-bill-could-head-floor-mid-may <p>Congress is on recess this week, but Chairman Mike Conaway of the House Agricultural Committee says he expects the farm bill to be ready for the floor of the House by mid-May.<br /></p> Fri, 04 May 18 14:01:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/conaway-868b-house-farm-bill-could-head-floor-mid-may Don’t Stifle Innovation, Lab-Meat Company Tells USDA https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-stifle-innovation-lab-meat-company-tells-usda <p>Restricting the use of the terms “beef” and “meat” to only products from animals would have a “chilling” effect on innovation.</p> Wed, 02 May 18 15:30:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-stifle-innovation-lab-meat-company-tells-usda USDA Undersecretary “More Optimistic Than Not” On Trade https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-undersecretary-more-optimistic-not-trade <p>Under the 2014 Farm Bill, a new position was created at the USDA to oversee trade and foreign agriculture issues. <br /></p> Wed, 02 May 18 14:26:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-undersecretary-more-optimistic-not-trade Music Acts Slated to Perform During 30th Annual World Pork Expo https://www.porkbusiness.com/music-acts-slated-perform-during-30th-annual-world-pork-expo <p>Music and the aroma of grilled pork will fill the air at the <a href="http://aquamail.aquariumdigital.com/t/r-l-jytkpuk-kuojljitr-h/" target="_blank">2018 World Pork Expo</a> during <a href="http:/&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Tue, 01 May 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/music-acts-slated-perform-during-30th-annual-world-pork-expo AgriTalk: Pruitt "Going to Have to Pay for His Personal Baggage" https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-pruitt-going-have-pay-his-personal-baggage <p>EPA Administer Scott Pruitt’s name is making news again. Pruitt is facing scrutiny on multiple fronts in regards to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)</p> Tue, 01 May 18 09:56:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-pruitt-going-have-pay-his-personal-baggage Farm Bill Outlook- Perspective from Chairman Conaway https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-outlook-perspective-chairman-conaway <p>House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway was a guest on Thursday’s “Adams on Agriculture” <a href="https://adamsonag.podbean.com/e/adams-on-agriculture-thursday-april-26-2018/">radio show</a> with </p> Mon, 30 Apr 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-outlook-perspective-chairman-conaway U.S. Pork Industry Is Focused on Safeguarding Natural Resources https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-focused-safeguarding-natural-resources <p>In light of<a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/breaking-jury-adds-50m-damages-smithfield-nuisance-case"> a recent court ruling</a> in North Carolina regarding hog production, the National</p> Sun, 29 Apr 18 07:11:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-focused-safeguarding-natural-resources Province in Argentina Challenges U.S. Pork Imports https://www.porkbusiness.com/province-argentina-challenges-us-pork-imports <p>The U.S. pork industry is excited about the potential of sending U.S. pork to Argentina – a market that hasn’t been available to U.S. pork for 26 years.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/province-argentina-challenges-us-pork-imports Solicitor General to Review Cases Challenging State Agriculture Laws https://www.porkbusiness.com/solicitor-general-review-cases-challenging-state-agriculture-laws <p><a name="_Hlk511918576" id="_Hlk511918576">Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court requested the U.S.</a></p> Mon, 23 Apr 18 09:59:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/solicitor-general-review-cases-challenging-state-agriculture-laws Coalition Works to Expand Rural E-Connectivity https://www.porkbusiness.com/coalition-works-expand-rural-e-connectivity <p>A coalition of stakeholders committed to the expansion of broadband services in rural America today launched the first in a series of workshops to focus attention on the wide-ranging challenges to </p> Fri, 20 Apr 18 09:07:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/coalition-works-expand-rural-e-connectivity Can Ernst’s SWAMP Act Help Drain the Swamp? https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-ernsts-swamp-act-help-drain-swamp <p>Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) works just down the road from the U.S.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 18 06:45:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-ernsts-swamp-act-help-drain-swamp Greenpeace CFATS Lawsuit Dismissed https://www.porkbusiness.com/greenpeace-cfats-lawsuit-dismissed <p>A U.S.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 18 07:45:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/greenpeace-cfats-lawsuit-dismissed Farm Bill Clears House Committee on Partisan Vote https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-clears-house-committee-partisan-vote <p>The House Agriculture Committee has long prided itself on bipartisanship, but partisan lines were sharply drawn as the panel approved a Republican-drawn farm bill Wednesday on a 26-20, party line v</p> Thu, 19 Apr 18 10:47:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-clears-house-committee-partisan-vote Fighting Disease Requires Global Roadmap, Local Drivers https://www.porkbusiness.com/fighting-disease-requires-global-roadmap-local-drivers <p>The industry has been confronted with many major diseases in the past: hog cholera, pseudorabies, and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fighting-disease-requires-global-roadmap-local-drivers What Does The Farm Bill Cost? https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-does-farm-bill-cost <p>Last week the House Agriculture Committee released their version of the 2018 Farm Bill (HR2). What do you think it costs?</p> Wed, 18 Apr 18 09:34:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-does-farm-bill-cost Peterson: No Farm Bill Amendments, ‘Can’t Put Lipstick on a Pig’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/peterson-no-farm-bill-amendments-cant-put-lipstick-pig <p>Look for a strictly partisan vote when the House Agriculture Committee marks up the farm bill this week.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 18 19:23:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/peterson-no-farm-bill-amendments-cant-put-lipstick-pig Three Title 1 Changes To Watch https://www.porkbusiness.com/three-title-1-changes-watch <p>The House Ag Committee released their version of the 2018 farm bill on Thursday, which includes several changes to the Ag Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 18 14:27:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/three-title-1-changes-watch AgriTalk: Sen. Moran Joins the Friday Free For All! https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-sen-moran-joins-friday-free-all <p><span>It’s a Friday Free For All! AgriTalk Host Chip Flory has rounded up a couple new guests to join today’s show.</span></p> Fri, 13 Apr 18 14:43:13 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-sen-moran-joins-friday-free-all House Ag Committee Releases Draft of 2018 Farm Bill Proposal https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-ag-committee-releases-draft-2018-farm-bill-proposal <p>As expected, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway has released a Draft 2018 Farm Bill to be presented to the committee for mark-up the week of April 16, reports Joy Philippi, Inside Tr</p> Fri, 13 Apr 18 10:37:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-ag-committee-releases-draft-2018-farm-bill-proposal Pork Checkoff Announces the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarship Recipients https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-checkoff-announces-2018-pork-industry-scholarship-recipients <p>The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the U.S. as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s future leaders.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 18 15:54:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-checkoff-announces-2018-pork-industry-scholarship-recipients 30-Plus Years of Pork Industry Milestones and Issues https://www.porkbusiness.com/30-plus-years-pork-industry-milestones-and-issues <p><b><i>Editor’s Note: </i></b><i>In this final segment of the cover story in the March issue of Farm Journal’s PORK, Neil Dierks recalls some of the highlights enjoyed and challenges faced during hi</i></p> Wed, 11 Apr 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/30-plus-years-pork-industry-milestones-and-issues USMEF: Danish Leaders Get Firsthand Look at U.S. Meat Production https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-danish-leaders-get-firsthand-look-us-meat-production <p>A team of government and meat industry officials from Denmark recently visited U.S.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 18 10:36:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-danish-leaders-get-firsthand-look-us-meat-production From Tariffs to WOTUS–6 Policy Factors In Play For Pig Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariffs-wotus-6-policy-factors-play-pig-farmers <p>Here are six government-related issues that impact your business.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 18 15:08:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariffs-wotus-6-policy-factors-play-pig-farmers NPPC’s Dierks Discusses Trade, Disease Threats and More https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppcs-dierks-discusses-trade-disease-threats-and-more <p><b><i>Editor’s Note:</i></b><i> In this third installment of the March cover story about Neil Dierks, he shares his thoughts on what’s most important to him from an industry viewpoint.</i></p> Tue, 10 Apr 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppcs-dierks-discusses-trade-disease-threats-and-more ‘Meat’ By Any Other Name https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-any-other-name <p>In the Missouri legislature, a bill that was introduced this session by Rep. Jeff Knight, a Republican representing District 129 in the central part of the state, about 180 miles southwest of St.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-any-other-name Murphy: Refuting Vegan Venom https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-refuting-vegan-venom <p>There’s no convincing many born-again veggie believers that the people engaged in animal agriculture have any redeeming value as human beings.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 18 14:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-refuting-vegan-venom Smithfield Nuisance Trial Begins Testimonies https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-nuisance-trial-begins-testimonies <p>North Carolina, where modern pork production flourished in the late 90s, is now where contention is building between pork leader Smithfield and neighbors.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 18 12:34:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-nuisance-trial-begins-testimonies Trump May Shield Farmers from Tariffs with Direct Payments https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-may-shield-farmers-tariffs-direct-payments <p><span><span>To shield farmers from feeling the brunt of China’s tariff action, the Trump </span></span><span></span></p> Fri, 06 Apr 18 13:19:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-may-shield-farmers-tariffs-direct-payments Senator: Farm Bill Could be Used to Shield Farmers From Trade Spat https://www.porkbusiness.com/senator-farm-bill-could-be-used-shield-farmers-trade-spat <p>U.S. Senator for Kansas Jerry Moran said he assumes the Trump Administration would try to use U.S.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 18 11:29:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/senator-farm-bill-could-be-used-shield-farmers-trade-spat Neil Dierks Looks “Always Forward, Everywhere Forward” https://www.porkbusiness.com/neil-dierks-looks-always-forward-everywhere-forward <p><b><i>Editor’s Note:</i></b><i> Farm Journal’s Pork editor JoAnn Alumbaugh spent several hours with Neil Dierks to capture his thoughts on producers, the pork industry, and his career.</i></p> Fri, 06 Apr 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/neil-dierks-looks-always-forward-everywhere-forward Neil Dierks: Pigs and People Handled with Care https://www.porkbusiness.com/neil-dierks-pigs-and-people-handled-care <p>Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), is one of the more unassuming leaders you’ll meet.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 18 13:46:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/neil-dierks-pigs-and-people-handled-care Is U.S. Beef Next On China’s Tariff List? https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-beef-next-chinas-tariff-list <p>Today, China is delivering a second blow to the trade war developing with the U.S.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 18 09:25:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-beef-next-chinas-tariff-list Pre-World Pork Expo Tours Showcase Pork Production https://www.porkbusiness.com/pre-world-pork-expo-tours-showcase-pork-production <p>The <a href="http://aquamail.aquariumdigital.com/t/r-l-jyyhhukd-kkitkrmp-t/" target="_blank">2018 World Pork Expo</a>, June 6-8, will showcase a wealth of activities, but now there are two more to </p> Tue, 03 Apr 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pre-world-pork-expo-tours-showcase-pork-production Pig Farmers Hope China’s Tariff on U.S. Pork is Short-Lived https://www.porkbusiness.com/pig-farmers-hope-chinas-tariff-us-pork-short-lived <p>China’s announcement of a 25% tariff on U.S. pork sent rippled through the industry, as spokespeople for several organizations expressed their dissatisfaction and concern.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 18 11:12:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pig-farmers-hope-chinas-tariff-us-pork-short-lived Editorial: ‘Get A Second or Third Job’ Is Not Sound Farm Policy https://www.porkbusiness.com/editorial-get-second-or-third-job-not-sound-farm-policy <p><b><i>Editor’s Note:</i></b><i> Farm Policy Facts is a non-profit organization – is a coalition of farmers and commodity groups created to educate Members of Congress and Americans about the import</i></p> Mon, 02 Apr 18 15:03:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/editorial-get-second-or-third-job-not-sound-farm-policy Rural Programs Gain Ground in 2018 Spending Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-programs-gain-ground-2018-spending-bill <p>Center for Rural Affairs Policy Associate Anna Johnson says the recently passed 2018 federal spending bill provides support for rural America in several important programs.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-programs-gain-ground-2018-spending-bill K-State Researcher Studies Risk of African Swine Fever in Feed https://www.porkbusiness.com/k-state-researcher-studies-risk-african-swine-fever-feed <p>If African swine fever virus reaches the U.S., it could cause more than $16.8 billion in economic losses to swine and other industries.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 18 11:15:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/k-state-researcher-studies-risk-african-swine-fever-feed Sec. Perdue, WH Group CEO Will Speak at World Meat Congress https://www.porkbusiness.com/sec-perdue-wh-group-ceo-will-speak-world-meat-congress <p><span><span>There's an impressive lineup coming for the 22<sup>nd</sup> World Meat Congress (WM</span></span></p> Wed, 28 Mar 18 12:32:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/sec-perdue-wh-group-ceo-will-speak-world-meat-congress The Rest of the Story: Pre-Report Bullet Points to Ponder https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-pre-report-bullet-points-ponder <p>The media comments this weekend still had the familiar thread that in the final analysis—regardless of what the acreage survey report states on Thursday—acres planted to corn will likely rise and s</p> Wed, 28 Mar 18 14:12:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-pre-report-bullet-points-ponder Pork Board Collaborates to Multiply Checkoff Value for Research https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-board-collaborates-multiply-checkoff-value-research <p>The National Pork Board has announced a new collaboration with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill, to support a competitive research pro</p> Tue, 27 Mar 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-board-collaborates-multiply-checkoff-value-research Livestock ELD Waiver Extended to Sept. 30 with Spending Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/livestock-eld-waiver-extended-sept-30-spending-bill <p>When President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill it also passed an extension on the electronic logging device (ELD) implementation for livestock haulers.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 18 14:35:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/livestock-eld-waiver-extended-sept-30-spending-bill Celebrate 30 Years of World Pork Expo https://www.porkbusiness.com/celebrate-30-years-world-pork-expo <p>It doesn’t seem possible that World Pork Expo will be 30 years old when it kicks off on June 6 in Des Moines, Iowa this year, but it’s true.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/celebrate-30-years-world-pork-expo HSUS Loses Charity Endorsements https://www.porkbusiness.com/hsus-loses-charity-endorsements <p>The Humane Society of the United States is facing pushback from several charity oversight groups.  </p> Thu, 22 Mar 18 17:02:16 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hsus-loses-charity-endorsements More Assistance for Livestock Producers with Disaster Aid Measure https://www.porkbusiness.com/more-assistance-livestock-producers-disaster-aid-measure <p>The House of Representatives has passed an omnibus spending bill for 2018 by a vote of 256-167 and now awaits the Senate.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 18 15:40:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/more-assistance-livestock-producers-disaster-aid-measure Farm Bill Links Food Stamps to Job Training https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-links-food-stamps-job-training <p>(Bloomberg) -- House Republicans will pursue a law reauthorizing food assistance and farm subsidies without Democratic support after negotiations over changes to the so-called food-stamp program br</p> Fri, 23 Mar 18 15:37:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-links-food-stamps-job-training Sec. Perdue Celebrates National Ag Day https://www.porkbusiness.com/sec-perdue-celebrates-national-ag-day <p>March 20 marks the 45<sup>th</sup> annual recognition of National Ag Day, a day to recognize all those involved in agriculture.<br /></p> Tue, 20 Mar 18 16:11:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/sec-perdue-celebrates-national-ag-day Webinar This Week on the Swine Slaughter Inspection Proposed Rule https://www.porkbusiness.com/webinar-week-swine-slaughter-inspection-proposed-rule <p>On Thursday, March 22, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will host a webinar from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 18 15:42:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/webinar-week-swine-slaughter-inspection-proposed-rule GROW Act Designed to Strengthen Conservation Programs https://www.porkbusiness.com/grow-act-designed-strengthen-conservation-programs <p>Late last week, Iowa’s Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) as well as Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bob Casey Jr.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 18 09:56:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/grow-act-designed-strengthen-conservation-programs Perdue Flies Under Radar During Cabinet Shakeup https://www.porkbusiness.com/perdue-flies-under-radar-during-cabinet-shakeup <p>(Bloomberg) -- In a town where deregulation is king, Sonny Perdue rules. Rather quietly.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 18 13:54:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/perdue-flies-under-radar-during-cabinet-shakeup Clinton Griffiths’ One-On-One With Sec. Perdue https://www.porkbusiness.com/clinton-griffiths-one-one-sec-perdue <p><span><span>Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is one of the busiest men in the Trump administration.</span></span></p> Fri, 16 Mar 18 12:58:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/clinton-griffiths-one-one-sec-perdue Farm Bill Status: Sit-Down with Sen. Pat Roberts https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-status-sit-down-sen-pat-roberts <p><span><span>One of Secretary Sonny Perdue’s top priorities for 2018 is getting a farm bill through Congress.<br /></span></span></p> Fri, 16 Mar 18 12:10:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-status-sit-down-sen-pat-roberts Conaway, Roberts Discuss Farm Bill Delays https://www.porkbusiness.com/conaway-roberts-discuss-farm-bill-delays <p><span><span>While the name would imply the farm bill has much to do with farming, 80 percent of the bill involves food and food stamps.</span></span></p> Fri, 16 Mar 18 10:51:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/conaway-roberts-discuss-farm-bill-delays Farm Bill in Jeopardy over Food Programs https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-jeopardy-over-food-programs <p>(Bloomberg) -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said he’s delaying the release of a draft law renewing farm and nutrition programs to try and produce a bill with bipartisan supp</p> Wed, 14 Mar 18 14:47:23 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-jeopardy-over-food-programs Second 90 Day ELD Waiver Granted for Ag Haulers https://www.porkbusiness.com/second-90-day-eld-waiver-granted-ag-haulers <p>Agriculture related transportation will be granted another 90 day temporary waiver from the electronic logging device (ELD) rule. The U.S.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 18 18:31:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/second-90-day-eld-waiver-granted-ag-haulers Organic Marketing Rule Withdrawn by USDA https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-marketing-rule-withdrawn-usda <p>USDA announced it will withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule effective May 13, 2018.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 18 14:54:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-marketing-rule-withdrawn-usda Pork Producers Seek Fix for Hours of Service and ELD Rules https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-seek-fix-hours-service-and-eld-rules <p>Representatives of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) met recently with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Raymond Martinez, “urging his agency to come up wit</p> Mon, 12 Mar 18 10:42:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-seek-fix-hours-service-and-eld-rules Notable Quotes from Pork Forum https://www.porkbusiness.com/notable-quotes-pork-forum <p>Here are some quotes from the National Pork held in Kansas City last week.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 18 13:25:34 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/notable-quotes-pork-forum Pulse Survey: Prioritizing Infrastructure Needs https://www.porkbusiness.com/pulse-survey-prioritizing-infrastructure-needs <p><span><span>Addressing America’s <span><a href="https://www.agweb.com/article/we-need-infrastructure-solutions-closer-to-home&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></span></span></span></p> Mon, 12 Mar 18 09:09:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pulse-survey-prioritizing-infrastructure-needs Northey Sworn In At USDA, Waits for Congress to Clarify Job https://www.porkbusiness.com/northey-sworn-usda-waits-congress-clarify-job <p>At long last, Bill Northey of Iowa was sworn in as USDA Under Secretary Tuesday evening.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 18 10:07:33 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/northey-sworn-usda-waits-congress-clarify-job AgriTalk: How Much Time is Left for NAFTA? https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-how-much-time-left-nafta <p>AgriTalk Host Chip Flory has a busy Tuesday. Fresh off NAFTA talks Mexico Farmers for Free Trade Executive Director Brian Kuehl gives his perspective.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 18 13:54:04 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-how-much-time-left-nafta U.S. Beef Featured at Gulfood—the Middle East’s Largest Food Show https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-beef-featured-gulfood-middle-easts-largest-food-show <p><span>U.S. beef attracted interest from a wide range of buyers at Gulfood 2018.</span></p> Tue, 06 Mar 18 13:56:56 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-beef-featured-gulfood-middle-easts-largest-food-show NPPC Elects New Officers, Board Members https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-elects-new-officers-board-members <p>The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and members to its board of directors at its annual business meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum – held recently.</p> Sat, 03 Mar 18 12:56:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-elects-new-officers-board-members Pork Industry Honors Tom Baas with the Distinguished Service Award https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-industry-honors-tom-baas-distinguished-service-award <p>The National Pork Board today honored Tom Baas as the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award during the National Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 18 06:30:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-industry-honors-tom-baas-distinguished-service-award Pork Board “Moving at the Speed of Business” in Six Key Areas https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-board-moving-speed-business-six-key-areas <p>The pork industry needs to “move at the speed of business,” says Bill Even, CEO of the National Pork Board. During the Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City, Mo.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 18 17:04:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-board-moving-speed-business-six-key-areas New Iowa Ag Secretary Named https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-iowa-ag-secretary-named <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has named Iowa's Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig as the state's new agriculture secretary.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 18 19:34:59 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-iowa-ag-secretary-named Your Emotional Support Animal Could Be My Nightmare https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-emotional-support-animal-could-be-my-nightmare <p>Are you seeing more “emotional support animals” when you travel?</p> Thu, 15 Mar 18 11:40:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-emotional-support-animal-could-be-my-nightmare Learn About the Farm Level Crisis Plan https://www.porkbusiness.com/learn-about-farm-level-crisis-plan <p>Pork Business asked this question last week: <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/are-you-ready-disaster">Are you prepared for a disaster?</a> In it, we covered the Emergency Action Plan d</p> Wed, 28 Feb 18 06:30:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/learn-about-farm-level-crisis-plan Iowa Ag Secretary Finally Confirmed To USDA https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-ag-secretary-finally-confirmed-usda <p>Nearly six months after being nominated by President Trump to serve as USDA’s Undersecretary for farm production and conservation, Iowan Bill Northey has been confirmed.</p> Tue, 27 Feb 18 11:13:19 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-ag-secretary-finally-confirmed-usda Rural America’s Economy Relies On Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-americas-economy-relies-farmers <p>The struggling farm economy will hit rural America where it hurts –the rural economy.</p> Tue, 27 Feb 18 11:15:06 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-americas-economy-relies-farmers Tax Dilemma: Section 199A Controversy https://www.porkbusiness.com/tax-dilemma-section-199a-controversy <p><span><span>The new tax code is being assessed, and many are calling it a mixed bag for agriculture.<br /></span></span></p> Mon, 26 Feb 18 14:22:40 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tax-dilemma-section-199a-controversy We Need Infrastructure Solutions Closer To Home https://www.porkbusiness.com/we-need-infrastructure-solutions-closer-home <p><span>President Donald Trump’s proposal to address America’s crumbling infrastructure landed with a loud thud on Congress’ front step on Feb.</span></p> Mon, 26 Feb 18 11:02:40 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/we-need-infrastructure-solutions-closer-home Biofuel Fight Lives On https://www.porkbusiness.com/biofuel-fight-lives <p>(Bloomberg) -- The price of biofuel blending credits tumbled Friday on mounting speculation that the fight by independent oil refiners to change U.S.</p> Sun, 25 Feb 18 14:27:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/biofuel-fight-lives Perdue to Food Box Critics: Give Idea a Chance https://www.porkbusiness.com/perdue-food-box-critics-give-idea-chance <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday defended a proposal that would replace a portion of food stamp benefits with pre-assembled boxes of shelf-stable goods delivered to </p> Sun, 25 Feb 18 14:29:48 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/perdue-food-box-critics-give-idea-chance 8 Ag Statistics to Know in 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/8-ag-statistics-know-2018 <p>USDA looked into its crystal ball this week and released its first round of numbers for many key forecasts for agriculture in 2018.</p> Fri, 23 Feb 18 13:28:27 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/8-ag-statistics-know-2018 Is It Safe To Spread Manure This Winter? https://www.porkbusiness.com/it-safe-spread-manure-winter <p>Vermont, Iowa, Maryland, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin: what do all these states have in common?</p> Fri, 23 Feb 18 13:02:42 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/it-safe-spread-manure-winter Is Your Farm Ready for Late Winter Challenges? https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-farm-ready-late-winter-challenges <p>Whether it’s winter fatigue in the upper Midwest or spring fever in the warmer climes of the Hog Belt, this time of year can sometimes catch producers off guard when it comes to stress on pig healt</p> Fri, 23 Feb 18 12:30:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-farm-ready-late-winter-challenges Rural Mainstreet Index Highest in Almost Four Years https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-mainstreet-index-highest-almost-four-years <hr /><h5><em> By Creighton University </em></h5><hr /><p>The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index sprang higher in February from January's below growth neutral reading.</p> Fri, 23 Feb 18 13:43:32 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-mainstreet-index-highest-almost-four-years USDA Secretary Wants Separate Immigration Program for Agriculture https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-secretary-wants-separate-immigration-program-agriculture <p>U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said on Thursday the government wants a separate immigration program for agricultural workers.</p> Thu, 22 Feb 18 12:35:58 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-secretary-wants-separate-immigration-program-agriculture What Economic Reports Tell Us About Farming in 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-economic-reports-tell-us-about-farming-2018 <p>As lawmakers put pen to paper on the new Farm Bill, some recent reports provide a snapshot of the country’s beleaguered farm economy.</p> Thu, 22 Feb 18 10:24:25 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-economic-reports-tell-us-about-farming-2018 Are You Ready for a Disaster? https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-you-ready-disaster <p>Mother Nature doesn’t necessarily care whether or not you’re ready to face the next disaster headed to your farm.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 18 09:39:19 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-you-ready-disaster Recent Tapeworm News May Be Suspect https://www.porkbusiness.com/recent-tapeworm-news-may-be-suspect <p>Pork Business <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/brain-eating-pork-tapeworm-found-living-florida-mans-eye">ran an article</a> last week about a pork tapeworm found in a Florida man’s eye</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 17:17:04 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/recent-tapeworm-news-may-be-suspect Retired Professors, Activists Want Moratorium on New Hog Buildings https://www.porkbusiness.com/retired-professors-activists-want-moratorium-new-hog-buildings <p>Two retired University of Iowa professors claim Iowa’s regulatory system is failing to protect the environment and public health, and have called for a moratorium on new hog barns in the state.</p> Wed, 14 Feb 18 12:19:32 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/retired-professors-activists-want-moratorium-new-hog-buildings AgriTalk: Sen. Chuck Grassley - 2/12/18 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-sen-chuck-grassley-21218 <p>AgriTalk Host Chip Flory talks a wide range of issues with Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley including 199A, the budget, and his thoughts on the hold-up of nominee Bill Northey.</p> Wed, 14 Feb 18 12:46:56 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-sen-chuck-grassley-21218 Trump Asks for $200B in Infrastructure Spending https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-asks-200b-infrastructure-spending <p>On Monday, the White House unveiled its proposed budget for the country, and President Trump has released his ideas on how to spend $1.5 trillion to improve the nation’s infrastructure, and a shake</p> Wed, 14 Feb 18 10:56:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-asks-200b-infrastructure-spending Perfect Pork Recipe for Your Valentine’s Day https://www.porkbusiness.com/perfect-pork-recipe-your-valentines-day <p>Earlier this week, Dan Murphy wrote a column called <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/murphy-valentines-day-advice">Valentine’s Day Advice</a>, in which he shared how to cook the perfec</p> Thu, 15 Feb 18 12:17:29 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/perfect-pork-recipe-your-valentines-day “FARM” Act Introduced to Help Livestock Farmers and Ranchers https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-act-introduced-help-livestock-farmers-and-ranchers <p>The Fair Agricultural Reporting Method, or FARM Act, was introduced on Tuesday by Deb Fischer (R-Neb).</p> Thu, 15 Feb 18 12:18:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-act-introduced-help-livestock-farmers-and-ranchers Trump Seeks to Deliver “Harvest Box” to SNAP Recipients https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-seeks-deliver-harvest-box-snap-recipients <p>Dubbing it a “Blue Apron-type” program, the White House wants to shift some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program dollars from purchases at retail stores to boxes of non-perishables shipped to </p> Tue, 13 Feb 18 14:53:46 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-seeks-deliver-harvest-box-snap-recipients NPPC Wants Votes on Four Key Trump Nominees https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-wants-votes-four-key-trump-nominees <p>The National Pork Producers Council is urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to schedule confirmation votes on four long-languishing Trump</p> Tue, 13 Feb 18 06:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-wants-votes-four-key-trump-nominees Phipps: My 2018 Farm Bill Expectations https://www.porkbusiness.com/phipps-my-2018-farm-bill-expectations <p><span><span>The farm bill is garnering as much attention as trade negotiations are this year.<br /></span></span></p> Mon, 12 Feb 18 14:35:16 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/phipps-my-2018-farm-bill-expectations Farm Groups Applaud Trump Infrastructure Proposal https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-groups-applaud-trump-infrastructure-proposal <p>On Monday, the Trump Administration released a $1.5 trillion dollar <a href="https://www.agweb.com/article/trump-administration-unveils-public-works-plan/">plan to rebuild and revitalize America’s </a></p> Mon, 12 Feb 18 14:17:09 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-groups-applaud-trump-infrastructure-proposal U.S. Pork Industry Hopes to Expand Trade with South Africa https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-hopes-expand-trade-south-africa <p>The National Pork Producers Council submitted comments recently as part of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (USITC) investigation of U.S.</p> Mon, 12 Feb 18 09:24:51 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-hopes-expand-trade-south-africa Gulke: Unexpected Reactions to WASDE https://www.porkbusiness.com/gulke-unexpected-reactions-wasde <p>The reactions to USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report were not as one would expect.</p> Sun, 11 Feb 18 22:22:19 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gulke-unexpected-reactions-wasde Murphy: Vegan Vitriol https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-vegan-vitriol <p>On the heels of <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/murphy-saying-goodbye-veganuary">Veganuary</a>, the make-believe month when everyone went without meat, milk or seafood, comes “Februda</p> Fri, 09 Feb 18 13:12:48 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-vegan-vitriol Inside Track: New Budget Deal Good for Agriculture https://www.porkbusiness.com/inside-track-new-budget-deal-good-agriculture <p>Early Friday morning, the House of Representatives voted to support a two-year budget deal that includes an extension to keep the government open until March 23, 2018.</p> Fri, 09 Feb 18 15:51:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/inside-track-new-budget-deal-good-agriculture U.S. Pork Exports Set New Volume Records in 2017 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-exports-set-new-volume-records-2017 <p>In 2017, U.S. pork exports recorded the largest year ever in volume, with sales to more than 100 countries around the world. U.S.</p> Thu, 08 Feb 18 05:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-exports-set-new-volume-records-2017 Northey Works for Iowa While Waiting for Washington https://www.porkbusiness.com/northey-works-iowa-while-waiting-washington <p>It’s been a long waiting game for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.</p> Thu, 08 Feb 18 08:30:11 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/northey-works-iowa-while-waiting-washington Fix Emissions Reporting Law for Farmers, Says NPPC https://www.porkbusiness.com/fix-emissions-reporting-law-farmers-says-nppc <p><a name="_Hlk505703147" id="_Hlk505703147">This week, the National Pork Producers Council asked Congress for a legislative fix to a federal emergency response law that now requires farmers to repor</a></p> Wed, 07 Feb 18 12:11:55 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fix-emissions-reporting-law-farmers-says-nppc DOT Enforcement Chief Wants to Work with Livestock Industry on ELD https://www.porkbusiness.com/dot-enforcement-chief-wants-work-livestock-industry-eld <p>Electronic logging devices (ELD) have yet to be fully implemented by livestock haulers, but their time could be coming soon.</p> Thu, 08 Feb 18 10:00:51 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dot-enforcement-chief-wants-work-livestock-industry-eld Animal Rights and Wrongs https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-rights-and-wrongs <p>I read a lot of news releases, articles and blogs every day, including those from animal rights groups. I’ve had my fair share of interactions with those folks, too.</p> Thu, 08 Feb 18 09:38:26 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-rights-and-wrongs Meet Kitty Block, New HSUS CEO https://www.porkbusiness.com/meet-kitty-block-new-hsus-ceo <p>There’s a new face leading the nation’s top animal rights group after several weeks of uncertainty and controversy.</p> Tue, 06 Feb 18 14:00:31 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meet-kitty-block-new-hsus-ceo Wayne Pacelle Resigns as HSUS CEO https://www.porkbusiness.com/wayne-pacelle-resigns-hsus-ceo <p>Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle resigned Friday, hours after the nonprofits board voted to retain his leadership, following <a href="https://www.drovers.com/article/hsus-wayne-pacelle-under-invest&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Fri, 02 Feb 18 19:21:14 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wayne-pacelle-resigns-hsus-ceo Payments for Other White Meat Trademarks Ordered to Cease https://www.porkbusiness.com/payments-other-white-meat-trademarks-ordered-cease <p>On Thursday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling on a suit challenging the sale of the “Pork. The Other White Meat” trademarks.</p> Fri, 02 Feb 18 10:34:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/payments-other-white-meat-trademarks-ordered-cease Leon Sheets Appointed America’s Pig Farmer of the Year https://www.porkbusiness.com/leon-sheets-appointed-americas-pig-farmer-year <p>Leon Sheets, a pig farmer from Ionia, Iowa, is America’s Pig Farmer of the Year for the remainder of 2017-18 program year.</p> Thu, 01 Feb 18 12:19:35 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/leon-sheets-appointed-americas-pig-farmer-year How Will Trump's America First Speech Impact Ag Exports and Labor? https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-will-trumps-america-first-speech-impact-ag-exports-and-labor-0 <p>President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address was a strongly nationalist speech focusing on ‘America first’ in immigration reform, new infrastructure, the military and trade.</p> Wed, 31 Jan 18 10:16:54 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-will-trumps-america-first-speech-impact-ag-exports-and-labor-0 “Good Start,” But Long Road Ahead For Farm Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-start-long-road-ahead-farm-bill <p>Earlier this week Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for this year.</p> Fri, 26 Jan 18 15:01:01 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-start-long-road-ahead-farm-bill HSUS Wayne Pacelle Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct https://www.porkbusiness.com/hsus-wayne-pacelle-under-investigation-sexual-misconduct <p>An investigation into the Humane Society of the United States’ CEO, Wayne Pacelle, began last month, reports <a href="https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Humane-Society-CEO-Under/242342">The Chron</a></p> Fri, 26 Jan 18 12:24:32 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hsus-wayne-pacelle-under-investigation-sexual-misconduct December Yields Record High Pork Production; Beef Up 4% https://www.porkbusiness.com/december-yields-record-high-pork-production-beef-4 <p>Additional packing capacity marked 2017 as a stand out year for hog producers. Large export and domestic demand also kept cattle supplies robustly current.</p> Fri, 26 Jan 18 17:18:38 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/december-yields-record-high-pork-production-beef-4 NPPC Commends USDA for Maintaining Essential Market Programs https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-commends-usda-maintaining-essential-market-programs <p>Two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs critical to the continuity of livestock market operations will continue during the current federal government shutdown.</p> Mon, 22 Jan 18 11:30:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-commends-usda-maintaining-essential-market-programs It’s Illegal to Ignore the Census https://www.porkbusiness.com/its-illegal-ignore-census <p>Farmers throughout the U.S. received a hefty white envelope labeled “U.S. Census of Agriculture” at the turn of the year.</p> Fri, 19 Jan 18 14:34:51 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/its-illegal-ignore-census Reliable Rural Broadband: A Near-Future Reality or All Talk? https://www.porkbusiness.com/reliable-rural-broadband-near-future-reality-or-all-talk <p>There’s a high likelihood you are reading this story from a DSL internet connection somewhere in rural America. And if you’re like the nearly 47 million households in the U.S.</p> Thu, 18 Jan 18 16:31:23 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/reliable-rural-broadband-near-future-reality-or-all-talk Pork Imports Now Allowed from Mexico https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-imports-now-allowed-mexico <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized a regulation late last week that will allow all Mexican states to export pork to the U.S., reports the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).</p> Mon, 15 Jan 18 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-imports-now-allowed-mexico USDA: 2017 Corn Production Down, Despite Record Yields https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-2017-corn-production-down-despite-record-yields <h3>Corn</h3> <p>Corn or grain production in 2017 was estimated at 14.6 billion bushels, down 4 percent from the 2016 estimate.</p> Fri, 12 Jan 18 12:58:08 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-2017-corn-production-down-despite-record-yields Junk Food Tax is Legally Viable, Finds New Analysis https://www.porkbusiness.com/junk-food-tax-legally-viable-finds-new-analysis <p>An original analysis by researchers at New York University College of Global Public Health and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University finds that a federal tax on ju</p> Thu, 11 Jan 18 07:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/junk-food-tax-legally-viable-finds-new-analysis Trump Signs Rural Broadband Executive Orders at FB Convention https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-signs-rural-broadband-executive-orders-fb-convention <p>President Donald Trump played through the greatest hits of his first year in office before a receptive audience at the 99<sup>th</sup> Annual American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in Nashville</p> Tue, 09 Jan 18 12:43:04 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-signs-rural-broadband-executive-orders-fb-convention November Pork Exports Set New Value Record; Beef Exports Also Strong https://www.porkbusiness.com/november-pork-exports-set-new-value-record-beef-exports-also-strong <p>U.S. pork exports recorded the highest-ever monthly value in November while U.S.</p> Mon, 08 Jan 18 15:10:54 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/november-pork-exports-set-new-value-record-beef-exports-also-strong Farm Bill Action Possible in Early 2018, With an “If” https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-action-possible-early-2018-if <p>There’s an open window for passing a farm bill in early 2018, says Scott Brown, University of Missouri policy analyst. But potential passage gets tough by late spring.</p> Tue, 02 Jan 18 08:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bill-action-possible-early-2018-if Social Injustice at the Highest Level https://www.porkbusiness.com/social-injustice-highest-level <p>Diane Sullivan from Boston, Mass., remembers a time when she had to dig through the couch cushions just to scrape up enough change to buy bread or eggs to feed her family.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 01:10:41 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/social-injustice-highest-level Is Agriculture Security At Risk? More Than You Realize https://www.porkbusiness.com/agriculture-security-risk-more-you-realize <p>When U.S. Navy Seals entered the hiding place for Osama Bin Laden they found a list of 16 deadly agricultural pathogens that Al Qaeda intended to use as bioweapons, said former Sen.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 01:18:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agriculture-security-risk-more-you-realize Secretive Harassment Bailouts for Congress Addressed in Reform Act https://www.porkbusiness.com/secretive-harassment-bailouts-congress-addressed-reform-act <p>Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) has joined a bipartisan group of senators who have introduced the  <a href="https://outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx?&amp;cid=JErnst&amp;crop=15353.15086104.&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 01:17:49 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/secretive-harassment-bailouts-congress-addressed-reform-act States Sue Massachusetts Over Ban on Out-of-State Meat https://www.porkbusiness.com/states-sue-massachusetts-over-ban-out-state-meat <p>Led by the state of Indiana, the attorneys general for 13 states this week filed a lawsuit against Massachusetts over its ban on the sale of out-of-state meat and eggs from animals raised in certai</p> Mon, 18 Dec 17 10:28:53 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/states-sue-massachusetts-over-ban-out-state-meat USDA Withdraws Livestock and Poultry Organic Rule https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-withdraws-livestock-and-poultry-organic-rule <p>After several delays in the past year in setting an effective date for the final rule in organic livestock and poultry practices, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced his agency will </p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 01:15:29 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-withdraws-livestock-and-poultry-organic-rule USDA Market News Expands Livestock Mandatory Reporting Swine Report https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-market-news-expands-livestock-mandatory-reporting-swine-report <p>Beginning January 10, 2018, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will publish an enhanced <a href="https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lswswinewts.pdf">Weekly Average Weight of Barrows and Gi</a></p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 01:12:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-market-news-expands-livestock-mandatory-reporting-swine-report Senators Support Delay in ELD Mandate for Livestock Haulers https://www.porkbusiness.com/senators-support-delay-eld-mandate-livestock-haulers <p>Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) are leading a bipartisan attempt to delay electronic logging device (ELD) implementation for livestock haulers.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 01:00:03 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/senators-support-delay-eld-mandate-livestock-haulers NPPC Announces Support for Farmers for Free Trade https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-announces-support-farmers-free-trade <p>Today, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the global voice for the U.S.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 00:54:51 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-announces-support-farmers-free-trade GAO: Ag Checkoffs Need to Be More Consistent in Analysis, Auditing Procedures https://www.porkbusiness.com/gao-ag-checkoffs-need-be-more-consistent-analysis-auditing-procedures <p>The General Accounting Office (GAO) released its review of the 22 agricultural commodity checkoff programs today, finding no major problems but calling for more consistent auditing procedures and o</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 00:49:08 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gao-ag-checkoffs-need-be-more-consistent-analysis-auditing-procedures Track These 6 Policy Factors https://www.porkbusiness.com/track-these-6-policy-factors <p>There are lots of decisions to be made in the beltway—and farmers should be aware.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 00:38:55 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/track-these-6-policy-factors TPP-11 Agreement Heightens Concerns about Market Access in Japan for U.S. Beef, Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/tpp-11-agreement-heightens-concerns-about-market-access-japan-us-beef-pork <p><span><span><span arial="">The 11 remaining mem</span></span></span></p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 00:37:20 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tpp-11-agreement-heightens-concerns-about-market-access-japan-us-beef-pork USMEF Lauds USTR for a Definitive WTO Win on Indonesia’s Beef Import Requirements https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-lauds-ustr-definitive-wto-win-indonesias-beef-import-requirements <p><span><span arial="">The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the U.S.</span></span></p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 00:20:16 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-lauds-ustr-definitive-wto-win-indonesias-beef-import-requirements Giordano: Loss of NAFTA Would be “Absolute Train Wreck” https://www.porkbusiness.com/giordano-loss-nafta-would-be-absolute-train-wreck <p>In no uncertain terms, Nick Giordano says the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is critical to U.S. pork producers’ profitability.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 00:18:59 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/giordano-loss-nafta-would-be-absolute-train-wreck U.S. Must Make Commitment to Agricultural Research https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-must-make-commitment-agricultural-research <p>The National Pork Producers Council, in testimony delivered this week, urged Congress to renew its commitment to funding agricultural research to help America’s farmers feed a growing world populat</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 00:06:59 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-must-make-commitment-agricultural-research Jolley: Five Minutes with Canadian Meat Council's Ron Davidson and the New TPP https://www.porkbusiness.com/jolley-five-minutes-canadian-meat-councils-ron-davidson-and-new-tpp <p class="yiv8035229850"><span verdana="">Ron Davidson has a special vantage point of the new Trans Pacific Partnership.</span></p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 00:05:18 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/jolley-five-minutes-canadian-meat-councils-ron-davidson-and-new-tpp Still The Same After All These Years https://www.porkbusiness.com/still-same-after-all-these-years <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><em>Editor's Note: Some things never seem to change: This editorial was written more than 15 years ago – in some ways, agriculture has adapted; in others, there is still room f</em></p> Fri, 05 Jan 18 04:12:51 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/still-same-after-all-these-years U.S. Grains Council CEO: Ag Must Answer Call to Defend Trade https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-grains-council-ceo-ag-must-answer-call-defend-trade <p>Inattention, indifference and inaction are no longer options for those in agriculture with regard to our nation’s foreign policy.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 23:57:57 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-grains-council-ceo-ag-must-answer-call-defend-trade EPA Yanks Scientist’s Presentations on Climate Change https://www.porkbusiness.com/epa-yanks-scientists-presentations-climate-change <p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) canceled plans for three of its scientists to speak on climate change at a conference in Rhode Island on Monday.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 23:51:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/epa-yanks-scientists-presentations-climate-change Jolley: Are NAFTA Negotiations Going Fabulously? https://www.porkbusiness.com/jolley-are-nafta-negotiations-going-fabulously <p>That's what chief U.S. negotiator John Melle said recently when asked how talks were progressing. “Fabulous,” he said.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 18 04:41:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/jolley-are-nafta-negotiations-going-fabulously GIPSA Withdrawal Draws Ire From Senators https://www.porkbusiness.com/gipsa-withdrawal-draws-ire-senators <p><span><span>Two farm state senators have expressed their “vehement disagreement” with USDA’s withdrawal of proposed GIPSA rule changes.</span></span></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 23:29:01 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gipsa-withdrawal-draws-ire-senators Livestock Groups Elated with GIPSA Rule Withdrawal https://www.porkbusiness.com/livestock-groups-elated-gipsa-rule-withdrawal <p>Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has decided not to move forward with an inte<a name="_Hlk495996143" id="_Hlk495996143">rim final rule of the “Farmer Fair Practices Rules</a>,” which was written </p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 23:24:18 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/livestock-groups-elated-gipsa-rule-withdrawal USDA’s Craig Morris to Join National Pork Board https://www.porkbusiness.com/usdas-craig-morris-join-national-pork-board <p>The National Pork Board today named Craig Morris, Ph.D., as its new Vice President of International Marketing.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 23:20:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usdas-craig-morris-join-national-pork-board Yummly to Help Pork Industry Distribute Recipes to Consumers https://www.porkbusiness.com/yummly-help-pork-industry-distribute-recipes-consumers <p><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 21:41:48 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/yummly-help-pork-industry-distribute-recipes-consumers Cowboy Troy Dishes Out “Porkchop” Comedy Song https://www.porkbusiness.com/cowboy-troy-dishes-out-porkchop-comedy-song <p><span><span><span><span helvetica=""><span>October is the perfect time to relea</span></span></span></span></span></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 20:55:18 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cowboy-troy-dishes-out-porkchop-comedy-song Murphy: PETA Fight at the Museum https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-peta-fight-museum <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Artists all across the spectrum have long pushed the envelope on what’s “acceptable,” what’s in good taste and how far they get to go in “causing people to think” about whateve</p> Thu, 05 Oct 17 09:53:23 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-peta-fight-museum Top 10 Pigs Facts to Share for Pork Month https://www.porkbusiness.com/top-10-pigs-facts-share-pork-month <p>Celebrate October—it's Pork Month! Here's Top 10 facts to share about the pork industry.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 15:17:50 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/top-10-pigs-facts-share-pork-month USMEF "Heartland Team" Goes to Japan https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-heartland-team-goes-japan <p><span arial="">Great interest has circled regarding Japan's increase activity purchasing U.S. red meat. In this U.S.</span></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 15:09:19 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-heartland-team-goes-japan USDA cites World Best Tropical https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-cites-world-best-tropical <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited World Best Tropical LLC, Doral, Fla., for failure to pay for produce.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:25:58 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-cites-world-best-tropical Document suggests organic board may boot hydroponics https://www.porkbusiness.com/document-suggests-organic-board-may-boot-hydroponics <div>The future doesn't appear bright for organic hydroponic fresh produce growers.</div> <div>The National Organic Standards Board last fall tabled a decision on whether to let growers who don't us</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:26:36 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/document-suggests-organic-board-may-boot-hydroponics Industry advisory committee to meet in May https://www.porkbusiness.com/industry-advisory-committee-meet-may <div>The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee meets May 9-10.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:26:53 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/industry-advisory-committee-meet-may Consumer preference for smaller formats stresses fresh https://www.porkbusiness.com/consumer-preference-smaller-formats-stresses-fresh <div>The dollar and convenience store trend may be a downer for fresh produce consumption.</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:27:13 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/consumer-preference-smaller-formats-stresses-fresh USDA sanctions three PACA violators https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-sanctions-three-paca-violators <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:27:23 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-sanctions-three-paca-violators USDA investigating possible fraudulent labeling https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-investigating-possible-fraudulent-labeling <p>A package of goldenberries labeled with the U.S. Department of Agriculture organic seal raised suspicions in early March, causing an investigation into the origin of the berries.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:28:29 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-investigating-possible-fraudulent-labeling USDA extends Argentine lemon stay 60 more days https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-extends-argentine-lemon-stay-60-more-days <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service plans to issue a second 60-day stay on allowing lemons from Argentina into the U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:29:07 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-extends-argentine-lemon-stay-60-more-days USDA files action against J&R Fresh Produce https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-files-action-against-jr-fresh-produce <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed a Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act administrative action against J&amp;R Fresh Produce LLC.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:31:42 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-files-action-against-jr-fresh-produce USDA offers $60 million in specialty crop grants https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-offers-60-million-specialty-crop-grants <div>More than $60 million in specialty crop block grants are being offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:36:21 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-offers-60-million-specialty-crop-grants USDA sanctions PACA violators https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-sanctions-paca-violators <div>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has restricted four produce businesses for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:37:48 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-sanctions-paca-violators USDA files action against New York company https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-files-action-against-new-york-company <div>The U.S.</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:37:54 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-files-action-against-new-york-company AMS trains USDA organic certifiers https://www.porkbusiness.com/ams-trains-usda-organic-certifiers <p>The National Organic Program spent two days training U.S. Department of Agriculture- accredited organic certifiers at an annual training event.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:38:16 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/ams-trains-usda-organic-certifiers Fairway posts $1 million PACA bond https://www.porkbusiness.com/fairway-posts-1-million-paca-bond <p>New York-based Fairway Group Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries posted $1 million in surety bonds with the U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:39:37 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/fairway-posts-1-million-paca-bond Florida company satisfies $2.8 million PACA debt https://www.porkbusiness.com/florida-company-satisfies-28-million-paca-debt <div>After a Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act complaint was filed in mid-December, the American Fruit and Produce Corp.</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:39:37 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/florida-company-satisfies-28-million-paca-debt Lone Star Fruit & Vegetable posts PACA bond https://www.porkbusiness.com/lone-star-fruit-vegetable-posts-paca-bond <p>Houston-based Lone Star Fruit &amp; Vegetable Inc. has posted a $60,000 surety bond to employ John Honeycutt, previously named in a Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act action.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:40:55 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/lone-star-fruit-vegetable-posts-paca-bond UPDATED: USDA files PACA action against Organic Avenue https://www.porkbusiness.com/updated-usda-files-paca-action-against-organic-avenue <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative action under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act against Organic Avenue LLC.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:39:37 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/updated-usda-files-paca-action-against-organic-avenue AgDay Packer TV: Perdue's papers https://www.porkbusiness.com/agday-packer-tv-perdues-papers <p><span class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayer"></span></p> Tue, 28 Feb 17 15:34:41 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agday-packer-tv-perdues-papers Processed pilot evaluation shows parent preference for fresh https://www.porkbusiness.com/processed-pilot-evaluation-shows-parent-preference-fresh <div>A <a href="http://bit.ly/2mgBxXr" target="_blank">126-page evaluation</a> of a four-state pilot using canned, frozen or dried fruits and vegetables in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program showed</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:44:07 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/processed-pilot-evaluation-shows-parent-preference-fresh USDA seeks nominations for watermelon board https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-seeks-nominations-watermelon-board <div>The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations to fill positions on the National Watermelon Promotion Board.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:44:10 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-seeks-nominations-watermelon-board Food safety web seminars look at Trump, food fraud https://www.porkbusiness.com/food-safety-web-seminars-look-trump-food-fraud <div>Upcoming food safety seminars by AudioEducator will feature topics including food fraud and the effect of the Trump Administration on the Food and Drug Administration.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:44:50 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/food-safety-web-seminars-look-trump-food-fraud Web seminar to focus on USDA market news https://www.porkbusiness.com/web-seminar-focus-usda-market-news <div>The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a March web seminar on the Specialty Crop Market News reports from the Agricultural Marketing Service.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:45:04 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/web-seminar-focus-usda-market-news States and FDA prepare for on-farm inspections https://www.porkbusiness.com/states-and-fda-prepare-farm-inspections <div>Former U.S. president Ronald Reagan once said the most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:45:15 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/states-and-fda-prepare-farm-inspections Ag groups fire warning shot https://www.porkbusiness.com/ag-groups-fire-warning-shot <div>Don't go there, boys and girls. Don't reopen the 2014 farm bill.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:45:43 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/ag-groups-fire-warning-shot GAO reports calls for greater food safety coordination https://www.porkbusiness.com/gao-reports-calls-greater-food-safety-coordination <div>Repeating a familiar theme, the U.S. General Accounting Office has called for a more unified approach to food safety issues among federal agencies.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:46:53 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/gao-reports-calls-greater-food-safety-coordination USDA sanctions companies for PACA violations https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-sanctions-companies-paca-violations <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failure to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:47:13 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-sanctions-companies-paca-violations USDA sanctions four PACA violators https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-sanctions-four-paca-violators <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on four produce companies for failure to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:47:27 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-sanctions-four-paca-violators Restrictions on food stamp purchases considered https://www.porkbusiness.com/restrictions-food-stamp-purchases-considered <div>Using the carrot, the stick or both to drive healthy food purchases by food stamp recipients is the question being considered by the House Agriculture Committee.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:47:38 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/restrictions-food-stamp-purchases-considered USDA cites Sandia Distributors for $1.7 million PACA debt https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-cites-sandia-distributors-17-million-paca-debt <p>After filing an administrative complaint against Sandia Distributors last April, the U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:47:41 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-cites-sandia-distributors-17-million-paca-debt USDA extends comment period on Colombia avocados https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-extends-comment-period-colombia-avocados <div>The U.S.</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:50:48 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-extends-comment-period-colombia-avocados AgDay Packer TV: USDA buys up apples; produce shortages; kids eating veggies https://www.porkbusiness.com/agday-packer-tv-usda-buys-apples-produce-shortages-kids-eating-veggies <p><span class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayer"></span></p> Wed, 08 Feb 17 14:04:33 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agday-packer-tv-usda-buys-apples-produce-shortages-kids-eating-veggies Organic trends found in USDA reports https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-trends-found-usda-reports <p>Reports on organic products from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service found a few lifestyle trends within the industry.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:52:58 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-trends-found-usda-reports Other Voices: Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretary https://www.porkbusiness.com/other-voices-sonny-perdue-agriculture-secretary <div>President Donald Trump named former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as his pick for secretary of agriculture.<p></p> </div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:53:45 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/other-voices-sonny-perdue-agriculture-secretary FDA offers guidance for food documents https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-offers-guidance-food-documents <p class="byline">The Food and Drug Administration is offering advice for food industry members trying to create company guidance documents to comply with FDA food safety standards.</p><p></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:56:58 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-offers-guidance-food-documents USDA Organic Survey collecting data https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-organic-survey-collecting-data <p>The U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:57:36 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-organic-survey-collecting-data AgDay Packer TV: Senate in no rush on ag secretary https://www.porkbusiness.com/agday-packer-tv-senate-no-rush-ag-secretary <p><span class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayer"></span></p> Tue, 31 Jan 17 13:57:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agday-packer-tv-senate-no-rush-ag-secretary USDA referendum seeks change on cranberry order https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-referendum-seeks-change-cranberry-order <div>The U.S.</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:02:30 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-referendum-seeks-change-cranberry-order AgDay Packer TV: USDA funds citrus greening fight https://www.porkbusiness.com/agday-packer-tv-usda-funds-citrus-greening-fight <p><span class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayer"></span></p> Mon, 23 Jan 17 11:25:07 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agday-packer-tv-usda-funds-citrus-greening-fight UPDATED: APHIS slaps 60-day stay on final rule on lemon imports from Argentina https://www.porkbusiness.com/updated-aphis-slaps-60-day-stay-final-rule-lemon-imports-argentina <p><span class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayer"></span></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:03:04 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/updated-aphis-slaps-60-day-stay-final-rule-lemon-imports-argentina Organic program focuses on research, promotion, education https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-program-focuses-research-promotion-education <div>Promising a new era in consumer awareness of the U.S.</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:03:29 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-program-focuses-research-promotion-education Perdue a solid choice for ag secretary https://www.porkbusiness.com/perdue-solid-choice-ag-secretary <div>Produce and agriculture leaders are pleased with the selection of <a href="http://www.thepacker.com/news/trump-pick-perdue-finds-support-among-agriculture-groups" target="_blank">Sonny Perdue</a></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:03:52 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/perdue-solid-choice-ag-secretary USDA approves fresh star apple fruit from Vietnam https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-approves-fresh-star-apple-fruit-vietnam <div>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized U.S. imports of fresh star apple fruit from Vietnam.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:03:55 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-approves-fresh-star-apple-fruit-vietnam USDA invests $13.6 million in citrus greening research https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-invests-136-million-citrus-greening-research <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is awarding four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat citrus greening disease.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 18 04:38:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-invests-136-million-citrus-greening-research North Bay gets OK for first fresh figs from Peru https://www.porkbusiness.com/north-bay-gets-ok-first-fresh-figs-peru <p>Months after the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved imports of Peruvian pomegranates and figs, Traverse City, Mich.-based North Bay Produce Inc.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:04:50 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/north-bay-gets-ok-first-fresh-figs-peru FDA announces draft guidance for sprout operations https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-announces-draft-guidance-sprout-operations <div> <div>The Food and Drug Administration has published draft guidance to help sprout operations meet safety standards for sprouts.</div> <div><p></p></div></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:04:56 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-announces-draft-guidance-sprout-operations USDA files PACA action against American Fruit & Produce Corp. https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-files-paca-action-against-american-fruit-produce-corp <div>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative action under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act against American Fruit &amp; Produce Corp.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:04:59 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-files-paca-action-against-american-fruit-produce-corp USDA reopens comment period for Colombia avocados https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-reopens-comment-period-colombia-avocados <div>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reopened a comment period on its proposed rule to allow imports of Colombia avocados.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:05:26 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-reopens-comment-period-colombia-avocados Organic research, promotion assessment proposed by USDA https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-research-promotion-assessment-proposed-usda <div>In the 11th hour of the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a nationwide research and promotion order for the organic industry.<p></p> </div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:06:22 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-research-promotion-assessment-proposed-usda FDA's adverse events database offers unprecedented detail https://www.porkbusiness.com/fdas-adverse-events-database-offers-unprecedented-detail <div>In the town full of acronyms, CAERS is just another one, more obscure than most. Produce marketers should get to know it.</div> <div><p></p></div> Mon, 09 Jul 18 15:35:57 -0500 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/fdas-adverse-events-database-offers-unprecedented-detail Organic foundation gets USDA grant to help growers https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-foundation-gets-usda-grant-help-growers <div>The Organic Farming Research Foundation has received a grant from U.S.</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:07:06 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-foundation-gets-usda-grant-help-growers Industry expresses support for new FDA guidance on Listeria monocytogenes https://www.porkbusiness.com/industry-expresses-support-new-fda-guidance-listeria-monocytogenes <div>Saying its new guidance will emphasize prevention of food safety problems, the Food and Drug Administration has issued <a href="http://bit.ly/2jsGxH6" target="_blank">revised draft guidance</a> o</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:07:09 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/industry-expresses-support-new-fda-guidance-listeria-monocytogenes USDA lowers forecast for Florida orange crop https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-lowers-forecast-florida-orange-crop <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates in its Jan.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:07:24 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-lowers-forecast-florida-orange-crop USDA tries to fix food deserts through better access https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-tries-fix-food-deserts-through-better-access <div>Since the concept of a "food desert" was born a decade or two ago, it has presented the food industry with a chicken or the egg dilemma.<p></p> </div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:08:02 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-tries-fix-food-deserts-through-better-access USDA offers $27 million to support local food https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-offers-27-million-support-local-food <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service is making available $27 million in grants to support local and regional food producers and businesses.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:08:35 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-offers-27-million-support-local-food USDA delays implementation of U.S./Mexico organic certification rule https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-delays-implementation-usmexico-organic-certification-rule <p>In October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service worked with its Mexican counterpart, SENASICA, to create the Joint Organic Compliance Committee.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:08:59 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-delays-implementation-usmexico-organic-certification-rule USDA expands Florida quarantine for citrus black spot https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-expands-florida-quarantine-citrus-black-spot <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has expanded quarantine areas in Florida due to the further detection of citrus black spot.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 18 04:38:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-expands-florida-quarantine-citrus-black-spot WIC review suggests produce voucher increases https://www.porkbusiness.com/wic-review-suggests-produce-voucher-increases <p><span class="LimelightEmbeddedPlayer"></span></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:11:54 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/wic-review-suggests-produce-voucher-increases Blueberry council names new members https://www.porkbusiness.com/blueberry-council-names-new-members <p>Three-year terms began Jan. 1 for 13 new members of the U.S. Highbush <a href="http://ow.ly/rC9O305wjkY">Blueberry</a> Council and their alternates, appointed by U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:13:12 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/blueberry-council-names-new-members USDA: Global grape production to go up this year https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-global-grape-production-go-year <p>World table <a href="http://ow.ly/MDuT305wkbL">grape </a>production is forecast to jump, rising 1 million tons to 21.9 million, as China's growth continues and Turkey's production recovers.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:13:15 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-global-grape-production-go-year Checkoff Responds to Discovery of Antibiotic-Resistant Gene https://www.porkbusiness.com/checkoff-responds-discovery-antibiotic-resistant-gene <p>The National Pork Board is reacting to the recent Ohio State University research paper detailing researchers' discovery of an <a href="http://www.porknetwork.com/news/industry/rare-superbug-identi&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:25:09 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/checkoff-responds-discovery-antibiotic-resistant-gene Meat Exporters Facing Regulatory Challenges in the Philippines https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-exporters-facing-regulatory-challenges-philippines <p>The Philippines is consistently a top 10 market for U.S. red meat exports, and a particularly strong destination for raw materials imported for further processing.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:24:52 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-exporters-facing-regulatory-challenges-philippines NPPC offers veterinary student externships https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-offers-veterinary-student-externships <p class="single-space">The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has an externship opportunity for four senior veterinary students annually.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:23:47 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-offers-veterinary-student-externships Lauren Schwab is 'Faces of Farming' finalist https://www.porkbusiness.com/lauren-schwab-faces-farming-finalist <p>Lauren Schwab, a full-time farrowing house manager at Schwab Family Farms in Oxford, Ohio, this week was named one of eight finalists for the U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:23:04 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lauren-schwab-faces-farming-finalist NPPC concerned about rules on livestock contracts https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-concerned-about-rules-livestock-contracts <p>The National Pork Producers Council expressed concern about U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations on the buying and selling of livestock and poultry announced recently.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:22:17 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-concerned-about-rules-livestock-contracts Chefs from Mexico, Dominican Republic learn about U.S. pork and beef https://www.porkbusiness.com/chefs-mexico-dominican-republic-learn-about-us-pork-and-beef <p>The U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:22:06 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chefs-mexico-dominican-republic-learn-about-us-pork-and-beef National Pork Month encourages consumer connections via social media using #RealPigFarming https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-pork-month-encourages-consumer-connections-social-media-using-realpigfarming <div class="entry-content"><p><span><span>National Pork Month provides a unique opportunity for pork producers to connect with people inte</span></span></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:21:09 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-pork-month-encourages-consumer-connections-social-media-using-realpigfarming New Pork Be Inspired Facebook bot serves up delicious recipes https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-pork-be-inspired-facebook-bot-serves-delicious-recipes <p>Thanksgiving and Christmas command the holiday spotlight every year, but this year, the National Pork Board (NPB) is setting out to help Americans make <i>every</i> moment one worth celebrating - </p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:21:03 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-pork-be-inspired-facebook-bot-serves-delicious-recipes Brad Greenway named America's Pig Farmer of the Year https://www.porkbusiness.com/brad-greenway-named-americas-pig-farmer-year <p>The National Pork Board announced today that Brad Greenway, a pig farmer from Mitchell, South Dakota, has been named the 2016 America's Pig Farmer of the Year by achieving the highest score from a</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:20:51 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/brad-greenway-named-americas-pig-farmer-year No progress on ractopamine issue during U.S.-Taiwan trade talks https://www.porkbusiness.com/no-progress-ractopamine-issue-during-us-taiwan-trade-talks <p>The United States and Taiwan held their latest round of negotiations under their Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) last week.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:20:05 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/no-progress-ractopamine-issue-during-us-taiwan-trade-talks USDA secretary appoints new mango board directors https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-secretary-appoints-new-mango-board-directors <p>Six mango industry members have been appointed to lead the National Mango Board's operations.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:15:13 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-secretary-appoints-new-mango-board-directors FDA provides $21.8 million for produce safety https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-provides-218-million-produce-safety <p>The Food and Drug Administration has awarded $21.8 million to support 42 states in the implementation of the agency's produce safety rule.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:16:20 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-provides-218-million-produce-safety Fruit and vegetable committee to meet in October https://www.porkbusiness.com/fruit-and-vegetable-committee-meet-october <div>The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee will meet Oct. 25-26.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:17:25 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/fruit-and-vegetable-committee-meet-october USDA files PACA administrative complaints https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-files-paca-administrative-complaints <p>The U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:18:32 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-files-paca-administrative-complaints FDA guidance will help industry, Stenzel says https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-guidance-will-help-industry-stenzel-says <div>The Food and Administration's recent draft <a href="http://bit.ly/2bCk0We" target="_blank">food safety guidance</a> should help fresh produce operations comply with new food safety rules.</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:29:06 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-guidance-will-help-industry-stenzel-says U.S. pork's advantages highlighted at Foodservice Australia https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-porks-advantages-highlighted-foodservice-australia <p>With a goal of reaching caf√©s, quick-serve restaurants and catering operators in the Oceania region's growing urban centers, USMEF promoted U.S. pork products at Foodservice Australia.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:18:23 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-porks-advantages-highlighted-foodservice-australia USDA grant could boost eastern broccoli production https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-grant-could-boost-eastern-broccoli-production <p>A U.S. Department of Agriculture grant could help increase production and demand for broccoli grown on the East Coast.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:29:40 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-grant-could-boost-eastern-broccoli-production FDA issues food safety guidance, adjusts compliance dates https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-issues-food-safety-guidance-adjusts-compliance-dates <div>The Food and Administration has issued new draft guidance to help companies comply with provisions of the preventive controls for human food rule.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:29:47 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-issues-food-safety-guidance-adjusts-compliance-dates FDA awards grants for tribes and local food producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-awards-grants-tribes-and-local-food-producers <div>The Food and Drug Administration has awarded grants to help tribal operations and local food producers receive appropriate food safety training.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:29:58 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-awards-grants-tribes-and-local-food-producers Questionable practices: Company making vegan mayo asked employees to buy it back in stores https://www.porkbusiness.com/questionable-practices-company-making-vegan-mayo-asked-employees-buy-it-back-stores <p>According to an <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-04/food-startup-ran-undercover-project-to-buy-up-its-own-products">investigative report</a> by Olivia Zaleski for <a href="h&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:17:22 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/questionable-practices-company-making-vegan-mayo-asked-employees-buy-it-back-stores Grapevine moth eradicated in California https://www.porkbusiness.com/grapevine-moth-eradicated-california <p>The European grapevine moth has been eradicated in California, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:32:46 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/grapevine-moth-eradicated-california Free web seminar looks at whole genome sequencing https://www.porkbusiness.com/free-web-seminar-looks-whole-genome-sequencing <div>Researchers and Food and Drug Administration officials will discuss the use of whole genome sequencing in surveillance and investigative programs during a web seminar set for Aug.</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:33:04 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/free-web-seminar-looks-whole-genome-sequencing Antibiotics are top-of-mind https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotics-are-top-mind <p><em>Editor's note: The following article was written by</em> PORK Network<em> Editor JoAnn Alumbaugh and <a href="http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/publication/?i=324486">published in the July/Augus</a></em></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:16:46 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotics-are-top-mind Brazil opens market to U.S. beef; NPPC working to get U.S. pork in https://www.porkbusiness.com/brazil-opens-market-us-beef-nppc-working-get-us-pork <p>The USDA recently announcement it reached a deal with Brazil to reopen that market to U.S. beef, a move that may help pave the way for U.S. pork access to the South American country.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:16:04 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/brazil-opens-market-us-beef-nppc-working-get-us-pork Photo of the day: #RealPigFarming royalty https://www.porkbusiness.com/photo-day-realpigfarming-royalty <p>Sometimes you just have to roll up your sleeves, or in this case a formal gown, to get a little dirty with #RealPigFarming.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:16:32 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/photo-day-realpigfarming-royalty Judging panel for America's Pig Farmer contest named https://www.porkbusiness.com/judging-panel-americas-pig-farmer-contest-named <p>To help build consumer trust and foster greater transparency about U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:16:18 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/judging-panel-americas-pig-farmer-contest-named On-farm visits helpful https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-visits-helpful <div>In the kind of outreach that should happen more often, senior staff with the Food and Drug Administration toured two produce farms Aug. 5.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:38:34 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-visits-helpful Arctic Fuji apple given green light by USDA https://www.porkbusiness.com/arctic-fuji-apple-given-green-light-usda <div>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced its preliminary decision to approve the genetically engineered Arctic Fuji apple.</div> <div><p></p></div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:38:37 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/arctic-fuji-apple-given-green-light-usda USDA approves Peruvian figs, pomegranates https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-approves-peruvian-figs-pomegranates <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given the green light for imports of Peruvian pomegranates and figs.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:40:39 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-approves-peruvian-figs-pomegranates Senior FDA officials tour Delaware farms https://www.porkbusiness.com/senior-fda-officials-tour-delaware-farms <div>Hearing concerns about food safety compliance issues directly from growers, senior staff with the Food and Drug Administration toured two Delaware produce farms Aug. 5.</div> Sat, 17 Feb 18 12:40:36 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/senior-fda-officials-tour-delaware-farms USDA clears way for Vietnamese mangoes https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-clears-way-vietnamese-mangoes <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has paved the way for imports of Vietnamese mangoes.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 13:50:33 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-clears-way-vietnamese-mangoes Senate Ag Committee offers compromise on GMO labeling bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/senate-ag-committee-offers-compromise-gmo-labeling-bill <p>Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., late last week announced they reached a compromise on legislation for a mandatory national l</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:14:59 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/senate-ag-committee-offers-compromise-gmo-labeling-bill Despite China's new dietary guidelines, export prospects remain strong https://www.porkbusiness.com/despite-chinas-new-dietary-guidelines-export-prospects-remain-strong <p> Your browser do</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:14:50 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/despite-chinas-new-dietary-guidelines-export-prospects-remain-strong NPPC urges delay in elimination of trichinae control regulation https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-urges-delay-elimination-trichinae-control-regulation <p>In comments submitted last week, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) urged USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to delay eliminating its trichinae control regulation until the U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:14:04 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-urges-delay-elimination-trichinae-control-regulation NPPC urges producers to submit comments of organic animal welfare rules https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-urges-producers-submit-comments-organic-animal-welfare-rules <p>USDA has proposed new animal welfare standards for the National Organic Program that, if enacted, would be the first time such standards are codified in federal law and would present serious chall</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:13:24 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-urges-producers-submit-comments-organic-animal-welfare-rules NPPC not in favor of 'TTIP-lite' https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-not-favor-ttip-lite <p>Last week, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) joined 36 other food and agriculture groups on a letter urging U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:13:08 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-not-favor-ttip-lite Do you know how your Checkoff dollars are being spent? https://www.porkbusiness.com/do-you-know-how-your-checkoff-dollars-are-being-spent <p>The National Pork Board puts out a new and quirky video series to grab consumers' attention</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:12:36 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/do-you-know-how-your-checkoff-dollars-are-being-spent Don't miss Wednesday's schedule https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-miss-wednesdays-schedule <p>What can you expect on June 8? As the 2016 World Pork Expo kicks off, here are the events, activities and seminars scheduled:</p><ul><li>Trade show runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.<p></p></li></ul> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:11:45 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-miss-wednesdays-schedule Staying cool during WPX https://www.porkbusiness.com/staying-cool-during-wpx <p>Summer is still a few weeks away, but Mother Nature is giving World Pork Expo-goers a preview of summertime weather.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:11:42 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/staying-cool-during-wpx World Pork Expo is upon us https://www.porkbusiness.com/world-pork-expo-upon-us <p>World Pork Expo is a time to see new innovations in the trade show, sit in on seminars presented by experts in the industry, interact and share ideas with fellow pork producers and business associa</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:11:40 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/world-pork-expo-upon-us Coming this Friday: Exclusive one-on-one interview with Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States https://www.porkbusiness.com/coming-friday-exclusive-one-one-interview-wayne-pacelle-president-and-ceo-humane-society <p>Coming this Friday: Don't miss our Meat of the Matter columnist, Dan Murphy's industry-exclusive one-on-one interview with <a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/about/leadership/executive_staff/wa&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:11:36 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/coming-friday-exclusive-one-one-interview-wayne-pacelle-president-and-ceo-humane-society Brumm Speaks Out: World Pork Expo thoughts https://www.porkbusiness.com/brumm-speaks-out-world-pork-expo-thoughts <p>As I prepare this week for several presentations to various foreign visitors coming to the U.S. for the World Pork Expo, I'm thinking about Expo.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:11:15 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/brumm-speaks-out-world-pork-expo-thoughts WPX snapshot: Concentration https://www.porkbusiness.com/wpx-snapshot-concentration <p><em>As pork producers from across the world wait to kick off the 2016 World Pork Expo on June 8, we are taking a look back at some of the best sights from previous World Pork Expos events.</em></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:11:07 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/wpx-snapshot-concentration Biosecurity just as important at WPX https://www.porkbusiness.com/biosecurity-just-important-wpx <p>World Pork Expo is here livestock show season is around the corner.</p><p></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:11:04 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/biosecurity-just-important-wpx Plan for WPX: Don't miss these Pork Checkoff-sponsored activities https://www.porkbusiness.com/plan-wpx-dont-miss-these-pork-checkoff-sponsored-activities <p>The Pork Checkoff has an exciting lineup of Checkoff-sponsored events scheduled for World Pork Expo, June 8-10, 2016, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:10:59 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/plan-wpx-dont-miss-these-pork-checkoff-sponsored-activities Another big show for the Junior National https://www.porkbusiness.com/another-big-show-junior-national <p>The <a href="http://nationalswine.com/shows/jr_shows/wpx_jr_national/wpx_jr_info.php">World Pork Expo Junior National</a> is ranked among the nation's premier youth swine shows.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:10:56 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/another-big-show-junior-national WPX snapshot: 'Prince Farming' takes the stage https://www.porkbusiness.com/wpx-snapshot-prince-farming-takes-stage <p><em>As pork producers from across the world wait to kick off the 2016 World Pork Expo on June 8, we are taking a look back at some of the best sights from previous World Pork Expos events.</em></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:10:36 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/wpx-snapshot-prince-farming-takes-stage PORK Academy addresses on-farm issues https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-academy-addresses-farm-issues <p>Included in the World Pork Expo's free seminar lineup is <a href="https://www.worldpork.org/events-activities/seminars/pork-academy-seminars?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=SeminarsRelease&amp;u&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:10:42 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-academy-addresses-farm-issues Are you ready for the World Pork Expo? https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-you-ready-world-pork-expo <p><em>Editor's note: Stop by booth #785 to say "hi" to our sales and editorial staff, pick up our latest issue and sign-up to win a Carhartt jacket.</em></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:10:39 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-you-ready-world-pork-expo There's something for everyone at WPX https://www.porkbusiness.com/theres-something-everyone-wpx <p>The World Pork Expo is the place for pork producers to collect the most up-to-date information and select from more than a dozen free <a href="http://aquamail.aquariumdigital.com/t/r-l-sijdjhl-hrd&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:10:33 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/theres-something-everyone-wpx Plan for WPX: 10 places to visit in Des Moines https://www.porkbusiness.com/plan-wpx-10-places-visit-des-moines <p>Can you believe it?</p><p></p><a href="https://www.worldpork.org/" target="_blank">World Pork Expo (WPX)</a><p></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:10:30 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/plan-wpx-10-places-visit-des-moines USMEF: Factors behind the strong dollar and its impact on U.S. ag exports https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-factors-behind-strong-dollar-and-its-impact-us-ag-exports <p> Your browser</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:09:53 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-factors-behind-strong-dollar-and-its-impact-us-ag-exports William Even named National Pork Board CEO https://www.porkbusiness.com/william-even-named-national-pork-board-ceo <p></p><p></p>William J. Even, an agriculture-industry leader with substantial<p></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:09:47 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/william-even-named-national-pork-board-ceo Protests erupt as Taiwan reconsiders ractopamine ban https://www.porkbusiness.com/protests-erupt-taiwan-reconsiders-ractopamine-ban <p>Recently, nearly 1,000 Taiwanese pig farmers gathered outside the Legislative Yuan to demand the government keep its ban on ractopamine in place.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:09:37 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/protests-erupt-taiwan-reconsiders-ractopamine-ban NPPC testifies on 'GIPSA' rule, TPP, FMD vaccine bank https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-testifies-gipsa-rule-tpp-fmd-vaccine-bank <p>The significant benefits that would accrue to the U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:09:31 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-testifies-gipsa-rule-tpp-fmd-vaccine-bank Vilsack names new National Pork Board appointments https://www.porkbusiness.com/vilsack-names-new-national-pork-board-appointments <p>Sec. Tom Vilsack recently announced five appointments to the National Pork Board. Fifteen pork producers make up the board, each serving no more than two three-year terms.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:09:05 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/vilsack-names-new-national-pork-board-appointments The Maschhoffs target of abuse allegations https://www.porkbusiness.com/maschhoffs-target-abuse-allegations <p>On Wednesday, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) dropped a bombshell on The Maschhoffs, one of the country's largest pork producers, alleging animal neglect and abuse at one of the company's bre</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:08:47 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/maschhoffs-target-abuse-allegations 'GIPSA' rule would wipe out TPP benefits, says NPPC https://www.porkbusiness.com/gipsa-rule-would-wipe-out-tpp-benefits-says-nppc <p>The significant benefits that would accrue to the U.S.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:08:45 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/gipsa-rule-would-wipe-out-tpp-benefits-says-nppc NPPC says 'GIPSA' rule, TPP could affect producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-says-gipsa-rule-tpp-could-affect-producers <p>Although the U.S.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 15:34:36 -0500 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-says-gipsa-rule-tpp-could-affect-producers House Ag Committee holds hearing on Farm Credit System https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-ag-committee-holds-hearing-farm-credit-system <p>Last week, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to highlight the Farm Credit System (FCS) and its century-long mission of providing credit to agriculture and rural America, as well as th</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:07:58 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-ag-committee-holds-hearing-farm-credit-system 'Other White Meat' lawsuit update: NPPC ready to take on HSUS https://www.porkbusiness.com/other-white-meat-lawsuit-update-nppc-ready-take-hsus <p>It was a good week for the pork producers.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:05:38 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/other-white-meat-lawsuit-update-nppc-ready-take-hsus Pork exports largest in 11 months https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-exports-largest-11-months <p>March pork exports were the largest in 11 months at 195,898 mt, up 3% year-over-year. First-quarter exports reached 534,321 mt, up 2%.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 11:05:21 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-exports-largest-11-months 40 Under 40: Thomas Titus epitomizes enthusiasm and energy https://www.porkbusiness.com/40-under-40-thomas-titus-epitomizes-enthusiasm-and-energy <p><em>Editor's note: Farm Journal Media's 40 Under 40 program recognizes young leaders in agriculture who will be instrumental in meeting the 2050 challenge of feeding a growing global population.</em></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 09:59:36 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/40-under-40-thomas-titus-epitomizes-enthusiasm-and-energy Mason City says 'no' to Prestage Farms pork plant https://www.porkbusiness.com/mason-city-says-no-prestage-farms-pork-plant <p>One word can describe the pork industry's reaction to the city council's latest decision to reject a Prestage Foods of Iowa's proposal to build to $240 million state-of-the-art pork processing pla</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 15:34:36 -0500 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/mason-city-says-no-prestage-farms-pork-plant Pre-World Pork Expo tours provide insight into U.S. ag https://www.porkbusiness.com/pre-world-pork-expo-tours-provide-insight-us-ag <p>The <a href="http://www.nppc.org/?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=PreExpoRelease&amp;utm_source=PR&amp;utm_content=text&amp;utm_term=NPPChome">National Pork Producers Council</a> (NPPC) is offeri</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 05:47:20 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/pre-world-pork-expo-tours-provide-insight-us-ag Agriculture-funding bill includes rider preventing 'GIPSA rule' implementation https://www.porkbusiness.com/agriculture-funding-bill-includes-rider-preventing-gipsa-rule-implementation <p>Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the fiscal 2017 agricultural spending bill that would prevent the USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administrat</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 05:47:20 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/agriculture-funding-bill-includes-rider-preventing-gipsa-rule-implementation America's pig farmers demonstrate on-farm environmental sustainability https://www.porkbusiness.com/americas-pig-farmers-demonstrate-farm-environmental-sustainability <p>For America's pig farmers, focusing on environmentally sustainable practices is a daily part of how they manage their farms.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 15:34:36 -0500 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/americas-pig-farmers-demonstrate-farm-environmental-sustainability Pork exports: Why you should care https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-exports-why-you-should-care <p><em>Editor's note: The following article was written by</em>PORK Network<em><p></p>Editor JoAnn Alumbaugh and was originally published in the<p></p></em></p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 05:42:59 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-exports-why-you-should-care What does Taiwan's new president mean for U.S. pork? https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-does-taiwans-new-president-mean-us-pork <p> Your br</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 05:42:59 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-does-taiwans-new-president-mean-us-pork Common Swine Industry Audit must-haves https://www.porkbusiness.com/common-swine-industry-audit-must-haves <p>The Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA) was announced in October 2014 by National Pork Board.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 05:42:59 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/common-swine-industry-audit-must-haves CFTC reauthorized by Senate committee https://www.porkbusiness.com/cftc-reauthorized-senate-committee <p>Late last week, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry approved legislation reauthorizing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for five years, clearing the way for </p> Sat, 17 Feb 18 05:42:59 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/cftc-reauthorized-senate-committee PETA's not-so-ethical actions https://www.porkbusiness.com/petas-not-so-ethical-actions <p>People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, known as PETA, purports to love and protect animals, and that's how it garners millions of dollars from the public.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 15:34:36 -0500 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/petas-not-so-ethical-actions Haylie Duff and Pork Board team up to offer a fresh take on Easter https://www.porkbusiness.com/haylie-duff-and-pork-board-team-offer-fresh-take-easter <p itemprop="articleBody">Traditions are great, but taking part in them doesn't mean you have to do them, well, traditionally. Take Easter, for example.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:57:54 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/haylie-duff-and-pork-board-team-offer-fresh-take-easter Students awarded pork industry scholarships https://www.porkbusiness.com/students-awarded-pork-industry-scholarships <p>Five college students received scholarships last week to pursue careers in the pork industry.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:56:38 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/students-awarded-pork-industry-scholarships Exploring export potential https://www.porkbusiness.com/exploring-export-potential <p>Two teams of Iowa Pork Producers Association leaders and staff returned recently from separate meat missions to the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Cuba.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:56:58 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/exploring-export-potential Rehmeier inducted Into NPPC Hall of Fame https://www.porkbusiness.com/rehmeier-inducted-nppc-hall-fame <p>Rick Rehmeier, a pork producer from Augusta, Mo., Saturday was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Pork Producers Council for his steady leadership and dedication to the U.S.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:56:52 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/rehmeier-inducted-nppc-hall-fame Weber assumes NPPC presidency https://www.porkbusiness.com/weber-assumes-nppc-presidency <p>John Weber, a pork producer from Dysart, Iowa, Saturday was elevated to president of the National Pork Producers Council at the organization's annual business meeting - the National Pork Industry </p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:56:50 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/weber-assumes-nppc-presidency NPPC elects new officers, board members at 2016 Pork Forum https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-elects-new-officers-board-members-2016-pork-forum <p>The National Pork Producers Council Saturday elected new officers and members to its board of directors at its annual business meeting - the National Pork Industry Forum - held here.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:56:35 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-elects-new-officers-board-members-2016-pork-forum Antibiotics take center stage at Pork Forum 2016 https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotics-take-center-stage-pork-forum-2016 <p>INDIANAPOLIS - The Pork Forum kicked off its 2016 session last week, bringing in hundreds of delegates representing the National Pork Board (Pork Board) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:56:30 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotics-take-center-stage-pork-forum-2016 U.S. pork exports struggle but finish 2015 strong https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-exports-struggle-finish-2015-strong <p>Despite struggling for most of 2015, U.S. pork exports posted a strong finish during December, ending a tough year on a high note. December export volume was up 3 percent from 2014.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:56:17 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-exports-struggle-finish-2015-strong NPPC, ag groups support port performance provision https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-ag-groups-support-port-performance-provision <p>The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), along with more than 50 agricultural and business groups, sent a letter last week to the U.S.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:54:23 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-ag-groups-support-port-performance-provision National Pork Board selects Kincannon & Reed for CEO search https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-pork-board-selects-kincannon-reed-ceo-search <p>In follow up to an</p><p></p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:53:06 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-pork-board-selects-kincannon-reed-ceo-search 2016 America's Pig Farmer of the Year award nominations open https://www.porkbusiness.com/2016-americas-pig-farmer-year-award-nominations-open <p>The National Pork Board is accepting applications for its 2016 America's Pig Farmer of the Year<sup>SM</sup></p><p></p>award through March 13 at<p></p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 15:34:36 -0500 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/2016-americas-pig-farmer-year-award-nominations-open Pork Crisis Alert text service announced https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-crisis-alert-text-service-announced <p>The National Pork Board today introduced a pork industry crisis text news service, <em>Pork Crisis Alert</em>, which will immediately deliver essential information to U.S.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:52:27 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-crisis-alert-text-service-announced Berman: Looking ahead to 2016 https://www.porkbusiness.com/berman-looking-ahead-2016 <p>2015 was a busy year for dealing with HSUS and other activist groups.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:52:02 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/berman-looking-ahead-2016 South Africa partially lifts ban on U.S. pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/south-africa-partially-lifts-ban-us-pork <p>The Obama administration announced Thursday that South Africa will open its market to U.S.</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:51:23 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/south-africa-partially-lifts-ban-us-pork Alumbaugh: Farmers are marketers, too https://www.porkbusiness.com/alumbaugh-farmers-are-marketers-too <p>When you hear the term "pork industry," what thoughts come to mind? Do you think about the national organizations that represent the industry?</p> Sun, 18 Feb 18 09:51:01 -0600 admin https://www.porkbusiness.com/alumbaugh-farmers-are-marketers-too