Pork Network - News https://www.porkbusiness.com/ag_policy/rss-feed.xml en Be A Triple Threat for The Pork Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/be-triple-threat-pork-industry <p>The pork industry is not unfamiliar with challenges, Gregg Hora, Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) president, told members at the IPPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 19 15:24:04 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/be-triple-threat-pork-industry Iowa Pork Continues to Invest in Improving Water Quality https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pork-continues-invest-improving-water-quality <p><span><span>The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is partnering with the Iowa Department </span></span></p> Wed, 23 Jan 19 15:16:40 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pork-continues-invest-improving-water-quality Farmers, Take Action Against this Artic Blast https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-take-action-against-artic-blast <p>Mother Nature is at it again. What started off as a mild winter has quickly escalated into an arctic blast, turning rural parts of the country into a frozen tundra.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 19 13:36:52 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-take-action-against-artic-blast 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 One Michigan Couple's Fight Back to the Farm https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-michigan-couples-fight-back-farm <p>With each tractor or combine pass, pig squeal and kernel placed in the soil, Brian Washburn is thankful for the life he’s created on the farm. It was a life he never expected to experience.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 19 10:47:29 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-michigan-couples-fight-back-farm Groups Urge Administration to Lift Metals Tariffs https://www.porkbusiness.com/groups-urge-administration-lift-metals-tariffs <p>A diverse, ad hoc coalition of more than 45 groups representing many sectors of the U.S. economy joined the National Pork Producers Council in calling for an end to U.S.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 19 09:26:16 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/groups-urge-administration-lift-metals-tariffs Register for 2019 PorkBridge & SowBridge Programs https://www.porkbusiness.com/register-2019-porkbridge-sowbridge-programs <p> </p> Wed, 23 Jan 19 06:00:01 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/register-2019-porkbridge-sowbridge-programs Surviving the Anthropocene https://www.porkbusiness.com/surviving-anthropocene <p><strong>Unsure what that term means? Never fear: a brand new, super-dense report on the future of food provides more detail than you ever wanted to know.</strong></p> Tue, 22 Jan 19 16:02:03 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/surviving-anthropocene Iron Sharpens Iron https://www.porkbusiness.com/iron-sharpens-iron <p>As I rolled up on the outskirts of Des Moines last night, I felt a familiar flutter to my stomach. You know that feeling, right?</p> Wed, 23 Jan 19 13:10:53 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iron-sharpens-iron Australia Border Patrol Detects African Swine Fever In Pork Products https://www.porkbusiness.com/australia-border-patrol-detects-african-swine-fever-pork-products <p>It’s a major fear many countries have—African swine fever (<a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/african-swine-fever-hits-northwest-region-ningxia">ASF</a>) entering into a country’s border</p> Wed, 23 Jan 19 09:29:50 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/australia-border-patrol-detects-african-swine-fever-pork-products Volunteers Face Prison For Leaving Water For Migrants https://www.porkbusiness.com/volunteers-face-prison-leaving-water-migrants <p>Four women aid volunteers face prison time after their conviction for leaving food and water for undocumented migrants.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 19 15:07:52 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/volunteers-face-prison-leaving-water-migrants Iowa Pig Farmers Central to State Economy, Food Assistance Programs  https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pig-farmers-central-state-economy-food-assistance-programs <p>Doing the right thing at the right time, it’s what farmers do best. </p> Tue, 22 Jan 19 16:21:59 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pig-farmers-central-state-economy-food-assistance-programs Feeding, Packer Margins Both Decline https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-packer-margins-both-decline <p>Profit margins for both cattle feeders and beef packers declined last week, with feeders maintaining a slight edge.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 19 14:38:25 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-packer-margins-both-decline 3 Steps to Take Before You Diversify the Farm https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-steps-take-you-diversify-farm <p>A diversified business has both pros and cons. While it can add financial cushion in tough years, it can also be a farm’s downfall, if not properly researched.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 19 13:41:45 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-steps-take-you-diversify-farm Wienermobile Drivers Wanted https://www.porkbusiness.com/wienermobile-drivers-wanted <p><span><span><span>L</span></span></span></p> Tue, 22 Jan 19 11:24:13 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wienermobile-drivers-wanted 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 U.S. Pork Exports Reach New Heights in Korea https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-exports-reach-new-heights-korea <p>2018 was a record-breaking year for U.S. pork exports to South Korea.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 19 10:29:58 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-exports-reach-new-heights-korea Canada Considers Marketing Pigs From PED-Infected Farms to U.S. https://www.porkbusiness.com/canada-considers-marketing-pigs-ped-infected-farms-us <p>Pigs from the central Alberta farm <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/deadly-ped-virus-discovered-alberta-first-time">reporting the province’s first outbreak</a> of porcine epidemic diar</p> Tue, 22 Jan 19 09:20:42 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/canada-considers-marketing-pigs-ped-infected-farms-us A Don’t Miss List for the Iowa Pork Congress https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-miss-list-iowa-pork-congress <p>From profitability outlooks to environmental stewardship and from mycoplasma to African swine fever, the 2019 Iowa Pork Congress line-up of seminars is stronger than ever.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 19 14:12:21 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-miss-list-iowa-pork-congress Maybe Pigs Can Fly: Pork “Wings” Rise in Popularity https://www.porkbusiness.com/maybe-pigs-can-fly-pork-wings-rise-popularity <p>Food trends are no joke—from bacon-wrapped everything, ranch flavoring and the food bowl craze, consumers’ tastes are always looking for something new, fun and convenient.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 19 12:36:05 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/maybe-pigs-can-fly-pork-wings-rise-popularity Our Incredible Vanishing Farmland https://www.porkbusiness.com/our-incredible-vanishing-farmland <p>We lose three acres of farmland in the United States every minute. You read that right. Three acres every sixty seconds.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 19 15:55:30 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/our-incredible-vanishing-farmland African Swine Fever Hits Northwest Region of Ningxia https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-hits-northwest-region-ningxia <p>China announced a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in the northwestern region of Ningxia on Sunday, reported China’s agriculture ministry.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 19 11:27:47 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-hits-northwest-region-ningxia China’s Pork Output Drops in 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-pork-output-drops-2018 <p>China’s pork output fell less than 1% in 2018 from the previous year, surprising many who had expected an increase as farmers liquidated their herds due to the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 19 09:59:45 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-pork-output-drops-2018 Johnsonville Recalls Frozen Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Grillers https://www.porkbusiness.com/johnsonville-recalls-frozen-cheddar-cheese-and-bacon-grillers <p>Johnsonville, LLC, of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., is recalling approximately 48,371 pounds of raw ground pork patty products that may be contaminated with black rubber, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection</p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 15:58:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/johnsonville-recalls-frozen-cheddar-cheese-and-bacon-grillers 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 Weekly Weaner Pig Breakevens Climb $2.63 to $67.62 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weekly-weaner-pig-breakevens-climb-263-6762 <p><span>This market update is a Farm Journal's PORK weekly column reporting trends in weaner pig.  All information contained in this update is for the</span></p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 15:03:10 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weekly-weaner-pig-breakevens-climb-263-6762 China Offers a Path to Eliminate U.S. Trade Imbalance, Sources Say https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-offers-path-eliminate-us-trade-imbalance-sources-say <p>(Bloomberg) -- China has offered to go on a six-year buying spree to ramp up imports from the U.S., in a move that would reconfigure the relationship between the world’s two largest economies, acco</p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 15:16:45 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-offers-path-eliminate-us-trade-imbalance-sources-say Shutdown Stalls Ranchers’ Income https://www.porkbusiness.com/shutdown-stalls-ranchers-income <p>As the partial government shutdown nears the end of a fourth week, some ranchers are feeling the effects.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 19 11:20:59 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/shutdown-stalls-ranchers-income Internship Programs: High Stakes, High Rewards  https://www.porkbusiness.com/internship-programs-high-stakes-high-rewards <p><em>By Kristi Sproul, AgCareers.com Education and Recruitment Marketing Specialist</em></p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 11:15:45 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/internship-programs-high-stakes-high-rewards Don’t Be Burned By African Swine Fever https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-be-burned-african-swine-fever <p>No one likes to be burned. Unfortunately, the U.S.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 15:12:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-be-burned-african-swine-fever China Searches for African Swine Fever Vaccine https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-searches-african-swine-fever-vaccine <p>China is trying to develop a vaccine for African swine fever, focusing on the “live” vaccine, according to the country’s Ministry of Science and Technology on Friday. </p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 10:41:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-searches-african-swine-fever-vaccine Company News: Smithfield, AllTech, Nedap https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-smithfield-alltech-nedap <p><strong>Smithfield Foods Announces New Leadership </strong>Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced a new organizational structure Friday, which includes new leadership appointments and the promotion of D</p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 10:44:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-smithfield-alltech-nedap CEO of Biggest Pork Producer Is Looking Beyond ‘Same Old Bacon’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/ceo-biggest-pork-producer-looking-beyond-same-old-bacon <p>(Bloomberg) -- For the world’s largest pork producer, simply selling bacon and ham no longer feels like enough to drive growth. That’s why Smithfield Foods Inc.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 10:35:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ceo-biggest-pork-producer-looking-beyond-same-old-bacon Winter Storms are Brewing, Keep the Lights On! https://www.porkbusiness.com/winter-storms-are-brewing-keep-lights <p>Mother Nature teased us earlier this month with little snow and mild temperatures.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 07:59:08 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/winter-storms-are-brewing-keep-lights CHINA TRADE UPDATE: U.S. Considering Lifting Tariffs? https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-trade-update-us-considering-lifting-tariffs <p>According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed lifting some, if not all tariffs on China.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 19 17:01:47 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-trade-update-us-considering-lifting-tariffs Less Beef, More Beans Equals Smelly Report https://www.porkbusiness.com/less-beef-more-beans-equals-smelly-report <p>If the world were to adopt the new <a href="https://eatforum.org/content/uploads/2019/01/EAT-Lancet_Commission_Summary_Report.pdf">dietary guidelines proposed by the EAT-Lancet Commission</a> – les</p> Thu, 17 Jan 19 15:35:29 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/less-beef-more-beans-equals-smelly-report Your Thursday Forecast: Tracking A Weekend Storm https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-thursday-forecast-tracking-weekend-storm <p>Meteorologist Mike Hoffman is tracking a winter storm for the weekend.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 19 15:47:53 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-thursday-forecast-tracking-weekend-storm Nebraska Pork Leadership Program Applications Due Soon https://www.porkbusiness.com/nebraska-pork-leadership-program-applications-due-soon <p><em>Source: Nebraska Pork Producers Association</em><br /></p> Thu, 17 Jan 19 14:15:27 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nebraska-pork-leadership-program-applications-due-soon Analysts Share Opportunities, Threats at Top Producer Summit https://www.porkbusiness.com/analysts-share-opportunities-threats-top-producer-summit <p>During a live taping of U.S. Farm Report at the 2019 Top Producer Summit in Chicago, analysts shared the opportunities and threats they think commodity markets will face this year. </p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 12:20:06 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/analysts-share-opportunities-threats-top-producer-summit China Urges Pig Farms to Restock Despite African Swine Fever Fears  https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-urges-pig-farms-restock-despite-african-swine-fever-fears <p>China’s government officials are asking pig farmers to quickly replenish their herds in the wake of African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 19 09:54:40 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-urges-pig-farms-restock-despite-african-swine-fever-fears Meet The 2019 Top Producer Of The Year: Jimmy Tosh https://www.porkbusiness.com/meet-2019-top-producer-year-jimmy-tosh <p><span><span>In 1972, Jimmy Tosh began his full-time farming career. He farmed 300 acres of family land and finished 1,000 feeder pigs.</span></span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 19 09:20:34 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meet-2019-top-producer-year-jimmy-tosh 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 The Snow’s Still Coming, Keep Your Buildings Safe https://www.porkbusiness.com/snows-still-coming-keep-your-buildings-safe <p>With Winter Storm Harper on its way this weekend, after a large section of the country received snow this past weekend, now’s the time to take a quick inventory of the snow load on your buildings. </p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 15:16:58 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/snows-still-coming-keep-your-buildings-safe 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 PORK Poll: Hot Topics from Animal Activists https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-poll-hot-topics-animal-activists <p>A very large, very strategic and very well-funded network of animal rights activist groups in the U.S.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 19 12:15:44 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-poll-hot-topics-animal-activists PORK Q&A: Meet Dr. Anna Dilger with Meat Matters https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-qa-meet-dr-anna-dilger-meat-matters <p>Anna Dilger, meat scientist at the University of Illinois, is one of the voices of Meat Matters, a new column, in Farm Journal’s PORK.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 19 11:29:24 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-qa-meet-dr-anna-dilger-meat-matters Four Ways to Structure Your Farm for Success  https://www.porkbusiness.com/four-ways-structure-your-farm-success <p>Farm businesses as are unique as the people who own them.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 19 09:20:25 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/four-ways-structure-your-farm-success 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 Winter Manure Application And 10 Best Application Tips https://www.porkbusiness.com/winter-manure-application-and-10-best-application-tips <p>When manure is surface applied to snow-covered or frozen ground, there is an increased risk for manure runoff and consequently nutrient runoff into Iowa’s waters.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 19 06:30:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/winter-manure-application-and-10-best-application-tips Financial Planner: Estate Planning Is A Process, Not An Event https://www.porkbusiness.com/financial-planner-estate-planning-process-not-event <p>You’ve probably heard somebody say they are headed to the attorney to do their succession planning.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 19 12:44:06 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/financial-planner-estate-planning-process-not-event 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 Animal Rights Activists: Watch for the Signs https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-rights-activists-watch-signs <p>Animal rights activists continue to threaten animal agriculture and a recent ruling in Iowa, overturning a law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an "undercover invest</p> Tue, 15 Jan 19 21:44:36 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-rights-activists-watch-signs U.S. Learning Lessons From ASF Outbreaks https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-learning-lessons-asf-outbreaks <p>As reports continue to come in about the spread of African swine fever through China’s hog herd, important lessons are emerging that U.S. producers are taking to heart.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 19 15:08:23 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-learning-lessons-asf-outbreaks Tyson Foods Partners with Environmental Defense Fund https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-foods-partners-environmental-defense-fund <p>Tyson Foods is teaming up with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to develop and employ strategies that encourage sustainability while meeting consumer demands for more sustainably grown foods.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 19 16:07:23 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-foods-partners-environmental-defense-fund 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 Feeding Margins Now Exceed Packer Margins https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-margins-now-exceed-packer-margins <p>Last week marked the first time in more than a year cattle feeding margins exceeded packer margins.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 19 10:24:11 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-margins-now-exceed-packer-margins Semi Hauling 2,400 Pigs Overturns on Ohio Interstate Ramp https://www.porkbusiness.com/semi-hauling-2400-pigs-overturns-ohio-interstate-ramp <p>A semi hauling approximately 2,400 feeder pigs crashed on the flyover ramp from I-75 North to I-70 West in Vandalia, Ohio, on Monday afternoon.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 19 08:33:09 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/semi-hauling-2400-pigs-overturns-ohio-interstate-ramp Animal Ag Alliance Report Details Pig Farmers' Sustainability Efforts https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-ag-alliance-report-details-pig-farmers-sustainability-efforts <p>The animal agriculture industry shares the same values as today’s consumer with its never-ending commitment to animal care, environmental stewardship, responsible antibiotic use, food safety and nu</p> Tue, 15 Jan 19 08:03:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-ag-alliance-report-details-pig-farmers-sustainability-efforts Dan Murphy: When Animals Attack https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-when-animals-attack <p><strong>Which is the greater tragedy? Killing an animal (accidentally, let’s stipulate) with your car, or bringing one to football game?</strong></p> Mon, 14 Jan 19 17:06:09 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-when-animals-attack Trump Brings Border Wall Fight To AFBF, Promises Ag Labor Solution https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-brings-border-wall-fight-afbf-promises-ag-labor-solution <p>President Donald Trump brought his fight to build a border wall to the 100<sup>th</sup> American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting in New Orleans, La., on Monday.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 19 17:09:27 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-brings-border-wall-fight-afbf-promises-ag-labor-solution ASF Nears; France to Cull All Wild Boars at Belgium Border https://www.porkbusiness.com/asf-nears-france-cull-all-wild-boars-belgium-border <p>France is culling all wild boars in a zone along the Belgian border to avoid an outbreak of African swine fever after two new cases were discovered within a kilometer of the border in Belgium on Ja</p> Mon, 14 Jan 19 16:06:11 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/asf-nears-france-cull-all-wild-boars-belgium-border IPPA Names New Producer Outreach Director https://www.porkbusiness.com/ippa-names-new-producer-outreach-director <p><em>Source: Iowa Pork Producers Association</em><br /></p> Mon, 14 Jan 19 14:27:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ippa-names-new-producer-outreach-director Don’t Call It 'Meat,' States Say https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-call-it-meat-states-say <p>Farm states are taking action to help protect their livestock and meat industries against the rise of fake meat products.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 19 12:30:40 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-call-it-meat-states-say African Swine Fever Strikes Two Regions in China  https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-strikes-two-regions-china <p>New outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) hit the world’s largest hog herd over the weekend in northwest and eastern China. </p> Mon, 14 Jan 19 12:27:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-strikes-two-regions-china 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 Watch Live: President Trump Addresses Farm Bureau https://www.porkbusiness.com/watch-live-president-trump-addresses-farm-bureau <p>President Donald Trump will address the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention for the second straight year. The president is expected to take the stage in New Orleans at 11:40 a.m.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 19 15:08:57 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/watch-live-president-trump-addresses-farm-bureau Farm Bureau President: WOTUS Fight Not Over https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bureau-president-wotus-fight-not-over <p>For the past five years, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has been telling lawmakers to “ditch the rule,” a reference to the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule under the Clean Water Act.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 19 17:11:17 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bureau-president-wotus-fight-not-over Weekly Weaner Pig Breakeven at $64.99, Down $2.24 From Past Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/weekly-weaner-pig-breakeven-6499-down-224-past-week <p><span>This market update is a Farm Journal's PORK weekly column reporting trends in weaner pig prices and production.  All information contained in </span></p> Fri, 11 Jan 19 18:55:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weekly-weaner-pig-breakeven-6499-down-224-past-week Can Feed Additives Reduce Viral Contamination of Feed? https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-feed-additives-reduce-viral-contamination-feed <p>They are not alive, but they are not exactly dead, either. They can infect anything. Wherever there is life, you’ll find them. </p> Fri, 11 Jan 19 14:13:09 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-feed-additives-reduce-viral-contamination-feed Positive 2018 Combine and Tractor Sales Signal Optimism for 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/positive-2018-combine-and-tractor-sales-signal-optimism-2019 <p>Despite lingering trade uncertainty and an overall weak farm economy, 2018 was a solid year for <a href="https://www.agprofessional.com/article/high-horsepower-and-combine-sales-continue-rebound">c</a></p> Fri, 11 Jan 19 11:34:35 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/positive-2018-combine-and-tractor-sales-signal-optimism-2019 Struggling with Seasonal Infertility? Prepare Your Gilts Now  https://www.porkbusiness.com/struggling-seasonal-infertility-prepare-your-gilts-now <p>When it comes to running a sow farm, the key to success is leveraging all possible tools to meet production targets – including the gilt pool. Dr.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 19 08:53:11 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/struggling-seasonal-infertility-prepare-your-gilts-now Curliss to Address Legal Attacks on Farmers at Stakeholders Summit https://www.porkbusiness.com/curliss-address-legal-attacks-farmers-stakeholders-summit <p>Don’t miss the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2019 Stakeholders Summit on May 8-9 at the InterContinental at the Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 19 07:58:58 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/curliss-address-legal-attacks-farmers-stakeholders-summit Uncovering Breeding Herd Vulnerabilities to PRRS https://www.porkbusiness.com/uncovering-breeding-herd-vulnerabilities-prrs <p>Source: Swine Health Information Center</p> <p>How vulnerable are your herds to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS)? Want to know where to focus biosecurity? </p> Thu, 10 Jan 19 14:39:18 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/uncovering-breeding-herd-vulnerabilities-prrs Federal Court Declares Iowa’s ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Unconstitutional https://www.porkbusiness.com/federal-court-declares-iowas-ag-gag-law-unconstitutional <p>A federal judge struck down an Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation on Wednesday. </p> Thu, 10 Jan 19 12:48:05 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/federal-court-declares-iowas-ag-gag-law-unconstitutional 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 Defenbaugh Family Hosts First Pig Barn Open House of 2019 in Illinois https://www.porkbusiness.com/defenbaugh-family-hosts-first-pig-barn-open-house-2019-illinois <p>Source: Illinois Pork Producers Association</p> Thu, 10 Jan 19 10:15:49 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/defenbaugh-family-hosts-first-pig-barn-open-house-2019-illinois The Maschhoffs Hosts Student Group for Winter Externship https://www.porkbusiness.com/maschhoffs-hosts-student-group-winter-externship <p><em>Source: Josh Flint, The Maschhoffs</em></p> <p>This week The Maschhoffs hosted a group of 11 college students as part of the company’s first-ever Leadership Extern Experience. </p> Thu, 10 Jan 19 10:06:06 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/maschhoffs-hosts-student-group-winter-externship AASV Hires Dr. Abbey Canon as Director of Communications https://www.porkbusiness.com/aasv-hires-dr-abbey-canon-director-communications <p>The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) announced Dr. Abbey Canon as Director of Communications Wednesday. Canon accepted the position currently held by Dr.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 19 09:52:15 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/aasv-hires-dr-abbey-canon-director-communications J. H. Routh Packing Co. Recalls Pork Sausage Products  https://www.porkbusiness.com/j-h-routh-packing-co-recalls-pork-sausage-products <p>J. H.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 19 09:13:23 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/j-h-routh-packing-co-recalls-pork-sausage-products Trump Bailout Money Will Buy Pork Products from JBS https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-bailout-money-will-buy-pork-products-jbs <p>Brazilian-owned JBS, one of the largest meatpacking companies in the world, will sell 1.8 million pounds of pork products through President Donald Trump’s farm bailout program, according to USDA-Ag</p> Wed, 09 Jan 19 15:49:45 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-bailout-money-will-buy-pork-products-jbs JBS Participates In Trump Bailout https://www.porkbusiness.com/jbs-participates-trump-bailout <p>Brazilian-owned meat packer JBS S.A.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 19 14:48:29 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/jbs-participates-trump-bailout Margins Narrow Between Packers, Feeders https://www.porkbusiness.com/margins-narrow-between-packers-feeders <p>The profit margin spread between packers and feeders has narrowed. With feedyards averaging a $77 per head profit and packers at $107 per head, the spread stood at $30.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 19 14:07:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/margins-narrow-between-packers-feeders Feral Pig Shot by Police After Months of Evading Capture https://www.porkbusiness.com/feral-pig-shot-police-after-months-evading-capture <p>Police in James City County, Va., shot a feral pig Monday as it posed a safety concern to the community. </p> Wed, 09 Jan 19 10:53:41 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feral-pig-shot-police-after-months-evading-capture Deadly PED Virus Discovered in Alberta for First Time https://www.porkbusiness.com/deadly-ped-virus-discovered-alberta-first-time <p>A 400-head hog operation in Alberta, Canada, has contracted the deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, a disease that causes diarrhea and vomiting in pigs, according to a <a href="https://ww&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Wed, 09 Jan 19 10:38:52 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/deadly-ped-virus-discovered-alberta-first-time At-Home Cooks Invited to Shake It Up with Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/home-cooks-invited-shake-it-pork <p><em>Source: Smithfield Foods</em><br /><br /> Calling all at-home cooks! Smithfield Foods is encouraging cooks to reimagine mealtime and get creative in the kitchen with pork.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 19 09:38:29 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/home-cooks-invited-shake-it-pork PORK Q&A: Meet Dr. Janeal Yancey with Meat Matters https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-qa-meet-dr-janeal-yancey-meat-matters <p>Janeal Yancey, meat scientist at the University of Arkansas, is one of the voices of Meat Matters, a new column, in Farm Journal’s PORK.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 19 08:36:01 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-qa-meet-dr-janeal-yancey-meat-matters ‘The Pitch’ (Rhymes with ‘Rich’) https://www.porkbusiness.com/pitch-rhymes-rich <p><strong>The one alt-meat message more compelling than the ‘Save the planet!’ mantra marketed to consumers is one directed at food-industry executives and investors: Let’s make some money!</strong></p> Tue, 08 Jan 19 16:00:03 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pitch-rhymes-rich Chipotle Rebounds From Foodborne Crisis https://www.porkbusiness.com/chipotle-rebounds-foodborne-crisis <p>Chipotle Mexican Grill was rising a crest of popularity in mid-2015 and its stock price was trading at around $750 per share.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 19 14:57:57 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chipotle-rebounds-foodborne-crisis How Do You Know When to Walk Away From a Potential Hire? https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-do-you-know-when-walk-away-potential-hire <p>Unemployment is the lowest it’s been in 18 years and the economy is experiencing its longest streak of month-to-month job growth, Forbes reports. So, what does this mean for employers?</p> Tue, 08 Jan 19 14:14:22 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-do-you-know-when-walk-away-potential-hire 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 African Swine Fever Slashes China’s 2018 Pork Profit Estimates  https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-slashes-chinas-2018-pork-profit-estimates <p>Two of China’s major pig producers sharply cut 2018 profit estimates on Monday, after African swine fever (ASF) devastated prices and demand for pork in the world’s largest hog producer in the seco</p> Tue, 08 Jan 19 12:45:54 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-slashes-chinas-2018-pork-profit-estimates 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 K-State Hosts Junior Swine Producer Day March 9 https://www.porkbusiness.com/k-state-hosts-junior-swine-producer-day-march-9 <p>Young swine enthusiasts are invited to attend Junior Swine Producer Day hosted by the Kansas State University Youth Livestock Program, K-State Research &amp; Extension, and the K-State Department o</p> Tue, 08 Jan 19 10:52:11 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/k-state-hosts-junior-swine-producer-day-march-9 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 Pork Industry Sees Some Recovery from Decade Low Prices    https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-industry-sees-some-recovery-decade-low-prices <p><em>Source: University of Illinois</em><br /></p> Mon, 07 Jan 19 16:24:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-industry-sees-some-recovery-decade-low-prices Trump Scores Big with Agriculture https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-scores-big-agriculture <p>To the general public, President Donald Trump ranges from impressive to offensive, but many pork producers believe he is giving agriculture a fair shake. </p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 10:16:46 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-scores-big-agriculture Registration Now Open for 2019-2020 SowBridge Educational Series https://www.porkbusiness.com/registration-now-open-2019-2020-sowbridge-educational-series <p><em>Source: Iowa Pork Industry Center</em><br /></p> Mon, 07 Jan 19 14:07:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/registration-now-open-2019-2020-sowbridge-educational-series Semi Crash Kills Woman and Dozens of Pigs in Utah https://www.porkbusiness.com/semi-crash-kills-woman-and-dozens-pigs-utah <p>A woman and dozens of pigs died Thursday night after a semi filled with pigs crossed the I-15 median and struck a vehicle, pushing it into a 100-foot ravine in Beaver County, Utah, <a href="https:/&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Sat, 05 Jan 19 12:02:07 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/semi-crash-kills-woman-and-dozens-pigs-utah 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 Cash Weaner Pig Prices Average $65.00, Down $1.67 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-6500-down-167-last-week <p><em>By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest</em></p> Fri, 04 Jan 19 14:46:21 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-6500-down-167-last-week Where Will the Road Lead in 2019? https://www.porkbusiness.com/where-will-road-lead-2019 <p>There’s just something about country roads. One of my favorite places in the world is the old dirt road at my parent’s house in Iowa.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 19 13:47:51 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/where-will-road-lead-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 Belgium's ASF-Infected Herd Too Close for Comfort, France Says https://www.porkbusiness.com/belgiums-asf-infected-herd-too-close-comfort-france-says <p>Authorities say it’s a matter of time before African swine fever (ASF) makes its way across Belgium’s border into neighboring France.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 19 12:16:54 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/belgiums-asf-infected-herd-too-close-comfort-france-says 3 Thrushwoodisms to Make You Think https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-thrushwoodisms-make-you-think <p class="Body">Through the years, Thrushwood Farms has adopted a flexible mindset, which has allowed their meat processing business to flourish during times when small processors struggled.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 19 12:30:50 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-thrushwoodisms-make-you-think Illinois Pork Producers Association Scholarship Applications Open https://www.porkbusiness.com/illinois-pork-producers-association-scholarship-applications-open <p>The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) awards nine students with a scholarship each school year. 2019 applications are due March 1 and may be submitted via mail or email.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 19 09:15:15 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/illinois-pork-producers-association-scholarship-applications-open Taiwan Fears African Swine Fever Spread; China Curbs Cover-ups https://www.porkbusiness.com/taiwan-fears-african-swine-fever-spread-china-curbs-cover-ups <p>Chinese authorities are cracking down on African swine fever cover-ups on the heels of the discovery of a dead pig on a Taiwanese beach this week that tested positive Thursday for the deadly diseas</p> Fri, 04 Jan 19 08:50:24 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/taiwan-fears-african-swine-fever-spread-china-curbs-cover-ups Is Your Livestock Barn At Risk For A Fire? Here’s A Safety Checklist https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-livestock-barn-risk-fire-heres-safety-checklist <p>It seems there have been more livestock barn fires in 2018 than years prior, according to coverage on <a href="https://www.agweb.com/">Agweb.com</a> and sister publications <a href="https://www.por&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Fri, 04 Jan 19 08:03:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-livestock-barn-risk-fire-heres-safety-checklist PorkBridge Educational Program Begins in February https://www.porkbusiness.com/porkbridge-educational-program-begins-february <p>Since 2005, the distance educational series PorkBridge has provided relevant and accurate information for those who own, manage or work in swine grow-finish facilities.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 19 08:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/porkbridge-educational-program-begins-february Is the U.S. Government Financially Benefitting from Added Tariffs? https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-government-financially-benefitting-added-tariffs <p>Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China are ongoing, with the trade truce now facing a deadline of less than two months away.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 19 07:49:21 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-government-financially-benefitting-added-tariffs Basic Types Of Ventilation In Swine Barns https://www.porkbusiness.com/basic-types-ventilation-swine-barns <p>Technology, such as pit fans, curtains, and heaters, is being implemented into swine barns today in an effort to become more efficient at providing an optimal environment for pigs.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 19 06:15:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/basic-types-ventilation-swine-barns Can Meat Demand Pull Additional Beef and Pork Supplies Through 2019? https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-meat-demand-pull-additional-beef-and-pork-supplies-through-2019 <p>Meat cases are getting fuller, with livestock and poultry production continuing to expand. And all those extra animals mean there’s continued demand for feed supplies in 2019.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 19 15:22:41 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-meat-demand-pull-additional-beef-and-pork-supplies-through-2019 2019 Resolution: Helping ‘Overwhelmed’ Vegans https://www.porkbusiness.com/2019-resolution-helping-overwhelmed-vegans <p>Making a New Year’s resolution is not mandatory, but if you’re going to make one it’s best to set a goal you can actually attain.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 19 17:53:21 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/2019-resolution-helping-overwhelmed-vegans Analyst: Livestock Markets Look Bullish in 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/analyst-livestock-markets-look-bullish-2019 <p>Cattle and hog markets could be primed for a bull run during 2019, according to a market analyst.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 19 11:41:58 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/analyst-livestock-markets-look-bullish-2019 Hog Cholera Crisis Worsens in Japan https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-cholera-crisis-worsens-japan <p>Japan’s outbreak of Classical Swine Fever, commonly known as hog cholera, continues to spread with a sixth case identified Dec.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 19 10:40:59 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-cholera-crisis-worsens-japan K-State Swine Profitability Conference Set for February 5   https://www.porkbusiness.com/k-state-swine-profitability-conference-set-february-5 <p><em>Source: Kansas State University</em><br /></p> Thu, 03 Jan 19 10:01:01 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/k-state-swine-profitability-conference-set-february-5 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 Cell-culture Technology and Potential Impacts on Livestock Production https://www.porkbusiness.com/cell-culture-technology-and-potential-impacts-livestock-production <p>Cellular agriculture has quickly metamorphized from an internet curiosity to a serious policy issue, and producers and consumers alike are looking for greater clarity about what this new technology</p> Thu, 03 Jan 19 08:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cell-culture-technology-and-potential-impacts-livestock-production China Ramps Up Slaughter Regulations to Control African Swine Fever https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-ramps-slaughter-regulations-control-african-swine-fever <p>Slaughterhouses in China will need to run African swine fever (ASF) virus tests for pig products before selling them to the market, China’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 19 07:56:46 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-ramps-slaughter-regulations-control-african-swine-fever Trade & Labor: Top 2019 pork priorities https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-labor-top-2019-pork-priorities <p>With the New Year comes a new calendar and a new Congress.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 19 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-labor-top-2019-pork-priorities Antibiotic-Free Production Puts Pigs at Extreme Disease Risk https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotic-free-production-puts-pigs-extreme-disease-risk <p>A new study confirms antibiotic-free production strategies leave pigs at considerable risk of exposure to disease and responsible use of antibiotics can significantly improve animal health.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 19 16:35:57 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotic-free-production-puts-pigs-extreme-disease-risk 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 Profit Tracker: Feeder Margins Hit Triple Digits https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-feeder-margins-hit-triple-digits <p>A rally in cash cattle prices the final full week of 2018 boosted average cattle feeding margins to $103 per head, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 19 11:39:05 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-feeder-margins-hit-triple-digits Hog Slat, Inc. Celebrates 50 Years in Business https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-slat-inc-celebrates-50-years-business <p>Hog Slat, Inc., is celebrating a company milestone of 50 years in business serving the livestock industry. </p> Wed, 02 Jan 19 11:32:45 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-slat-inc-celebrates-50-years-business Prevent and Prepare For Barn Fires https://www.porkbusiness.com/prevent-and-prepare-barn-fires <p>Have you ever considered what you would do if you had a barn fire? How would you protect your animals and all the other assets you have in your barn? What could you have done to prevent it?</p> Wed, 02 Jan 19 08:03:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/prevent-and-prepare-barn-fires Pork Signals: Push Back Against the Blahs https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-signals-push-back-against-blahs <p><em>By Dennis DiPietre and Lance Mulberry, Knowledge Ventures, LLC</em></p> Wed, 02 Jan 19 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-signals-push-back-against-blahs 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 China’s Pork Imports Down Due to Domestic Market and Trade Trouble  https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-pork-imports-down-due-domestic-market-and-trade-trouble <p>China's pork imports through November 2018 were down from a year earlier, but according to Dim Sums: Rural China Economics and Policy, the African swine fever epidemic has not affected its pork tra</p> Mon, 31 Dec 18 09:51:41 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-pork-imports-down-due-domestic-market-and-trade-trouble Tips to Keeping Livestock Healthy During Winter Months https://www.porkbusiness.com/tips-keeping-livestock-healthy-during-winter-months <p>Winter has arrived in full force in Michigan.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 18 09:39:21 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tips-keeping-livestock-healthy-during-winter-months African Swine Fever’s Tragedy of the Commons https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fevers-tragedy-commons <p>No matter how many miles separate China and the U.S., they are connected by shared and limited resources.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 18 09:10:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fevers-tragedy-commons ICYMI: Farm Bill, Wild Pig Captures, Nuisance Trial, Tariffs https://www.porkbusiness.com/icymi-farm-bill-wild-pig-captures-nuisance-trial-tariffs <p>From the farm bill to wild pigs to nuisance trials, December was full of headlines to capture your attention.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 18 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/icymi-farm-bill-wild-pig-captures-nuisance-trial-tariffs Zeigler Meats Recalls Sausage Due to Possible Metal Contamination https://www.porkbusiness.com/zeigler-meats-recalls-sausage-due-possible-metal-contamination <p>R. L.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 18 09:02:45 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/zeigler-meats-recalls-sausage-due-possible-metal-contamination Top 10 PORK Stories of 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/top-10-pork-stories-2018 <p>We've rounded up the top 10 stories of the year as decided by you, our readers. Take a look back at these memorable stories on PorkBusiness.com in 2018.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 18 07:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/top-10-pork-stories-2018 PORK Q&A: Meet Hannah Thompson-Weeman https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-qa-meet-hannah-thompson-weeman <p>Hannah Thompson-Weeman, vice president of communications for Animal Agriculture Alliance, is the voice of Consumer Connection in Farm Journal’s PORK.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 18 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-qa-meet-hannah-thompson-weeman Cash Feeder Pig Prices Average $70.42, Down $4.68 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-7042-down-468-last-week <p><em>By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest</em></p> Fri, 28 Dec 18 15:14:35 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-7042-down-468-last-week Gene-Edited Pigs Resist Classical Swine Fever Virus https://www.porkbusiness.com/gene-edited-pigs-resist-classical-swine-fever-virus <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><em>Image: Transgenic (TG) pigs exhibit antiviral responses during CSFV infection. Histopathological changes in the non-transgenic (NTG) pigs were confirmed by HE staining.</em></p> Fri, 28 Dec 18 10:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gene-edited-pigs-resist-classical-swine-fever-virus China Loosens Ban on African Swine Fever to Ensure Pork Supply https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-loosens-ban-african-swine-fever-ensure-pork-supply <p>China has loosened the rules on the transportation of breeder pigs and piglets in provinces that are affected by the African swine fever (ASF), the agriculture ministry said on Thursday. </p> Fri, 28 Dec 18 09:48:30 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-loosens-ban-african-swine-fever-ensure-pork-supply Trump Weighs Canceling NAFTA to Push USMCA Approval Through Congress https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-weighs-canceling-nafta-push-usmca-approval-through-congress <p>President Trump and his advisers are weighing whether to cancel the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to force through the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).</p> Fri, 28 Dec 18 11:10:47 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-weighs-canceling-nafta-push-usmca-approval-through-congress Profit Tracker: Feeder, Packer Margins Steady https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-feeder-packer-margins-steady <p>Cattle feeding and packer profit margins were mostly steady the week ending December 21, with cash prices for fed cattle slightly higher.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 18 13:44:57 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-feeder-packer-margins-steady 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 Dan Murphy: ’Tis The Season https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-tis-season <p><strong>For anti-industry activists to gin up their fund-raising appeals — just in time for their acolytes to divert some Christmas cash to the cause … of destroying production agriculture, that is</strong></p> Thu, 27 Dec 18 17:41:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-tis-season JBS Rewarded for Breaking Family Grip on Brazil Meat Giant https://www.porkbusiness.com/jbs-rewarded-breaking-family-grip-brazil-meat-giant <p>For the first time in its 65-year history, JBS SA will be run by someone from outside the Batista family dynasty.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 18 13:45:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/jbs-rewarded-breaking-family-grip-brazil-meat-giant Pig-to-Human Heart Transplants One Step Closer https://www.porkbusiness.com/pig-human-heart-transplants-one-step-closer <p>Hearts taken from genetically engineered pigs can support the life of recipient baboons for up to 195 days, reported <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0765-z"><em>Nature </em></a></p> Thu, 27 Dec 18 13:30:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pig-human-heart-transplants-one-step-closer Current Soybean Trade Patterns Expected in 2018-19 https://www.porkbusiness.com/current-soybean-trade-patterns-expected-2018-19 <p><em>By Stephanie Henry, University of Illinois</em></p> Thu, 27 Dec 18 13:15:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/current-soybean-trade-patterns-expected-2018-19 Government Shutdown Could Force USDA To Extend MFP Deadline https://www.porkbusiness.com/government-shutdown-could-force-usda-extend-mfp-deadline <p>As the partial government shutdown enters day six, the majority of USDA isn't disrupted yet.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 18 09:45:27 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/government-shutdown-could-force-usda-extend-mfp-deadline 3 Consumer Connection Stories You Don’t Want to Miss https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-consumer-connection-stories-you-dont-want-miss <p>Animal rights extremists want to take meat, poultry, milk and eggs off of everyone’s plate.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 18 13:12:03 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-consumer-connection-stories-you-dont-want-miss African Swine Fever Virus Discovered in Animal Feed Products in China https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-virus-discovered-animal-feed-products-china <p>African swine fever (ASF) virus has been detected in some protein powders made using pork blood and manufactured by a Tianjin-based company, the General Administration of Customs said in a statemen</p> Wed, 26 Dec 18 13:14:29 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-virus-discovered-animal-feed-products-china Google Identifies Three Marketing Trends Affecting Pork Consumption https://www.porkbusiness.com/google-identifies-three-marketing-trends-affecting-pork-consumption <p>It’s no surprise that digital use is exploding in all areas of our lives, but pork producers at the World Pork Expo earlier this year heard how that the National Pork Board and the Pork Checkoff wo</p> Wed, 26 Dec 18 12:44:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/google-identifies-three-marketing-trends-affecting-pork-consumption PORK Poll: Biggest Game Changer of 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-poll-biggest-game-changer-2019 <p>Trade uncertainty and African swine fever top the list of the biggest game changers of 2019 in a recent PORK Poll.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 18 13:15:38 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-poll-biggest-game-changer-2019 How Do You Know It’s Time to Walk Away from Your Current Banker? https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-do-you-know-its-time-walk-away-your-current-banker <p>As agriculture enters into its sixth year of the current recession in the sector, relationships with ag lenders are growing even more important. U.S.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 18 10:32:54 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-do-you-know-its-time-walk-away-your-current-banker Money Matters: Top Five Stories of 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/money-matters-top-five-stories-2018 <p>Kent Bang delivered a packed 2018 full of advice to help producers improve their bottom line. Take a look back at his top five stories this year. </p> Wed, 26 Dec 18 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/money-matters-top-five-stories-2018 Snack Sticks 101: Adding Value to Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/snack-sticks-101-adding-value-pork <p>What goes into making a <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/building-snack-stick-empire">snack stick</a>?</p> Wed, 26 Dec 18 12:30:22 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/snack-sticks-101-adding-value-pork 3 Stories to Improve Your Workplace Atmosphere https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-stories-improve-your-workplace-atmosphere <p>Management is not easy, especially these days when it takes more than luck to develop and retain a highly motivated workforce.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 18 10:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-stories-improve-your-workplace-atmosphere PORK Q&A: Dr. Joel DeRouchey https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-qa-dr-joel-derouchey <p>Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University swine Extension specialist, is a regular contributor to Nutrition Know-How.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 18 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-qa-dr-joel-derouchey Reduce Food Loss and Waste this Holiday Season https://www.porkbusiness.com/reduce-food-loss-and-waste-holiday-season <p><em>Source: USDA</em><br /><br /> The holidays are a time for entertaining and for giving back. USDA’s food loss and waste initiative offers tips on making the most of both sides of the season.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 18 08:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/reduce-food-loss-and-waste-holiday-season 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 Dan Murphy: Dear Santa, Skip the Coal This Year https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-dear-santa-skip-coal-year <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span>Those storybook scenes of the North Pole don’t show the tension during the last hectic hours — especially when Santa has </span></p> Fri, 21 Dec 18 14:52:24 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-dear-santa-skip-coal-year Cash Weaner Pig Volume, Prices Above Average Ahead of Holiday Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-volume-prices-above-average-ahead-holiday-week <p>This market update is a <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/contributor/jennifer-brown-nutriquest">Farm Journal’s PORK</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner pig.  All information contained</p> Fri, 21 Dec 18 14:48:34 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-volume-prices-above-average-ahead-holiday-week 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 Company News: Merck, Alltech, Smithfield Foods  https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-merck-alltech-smithfield-foods <p><strong>Merck to Acquire Parent Company of Allflex, SCR</strong></p> Fri, 21 Dec 18 09:55:14 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-merck-alltech-smithfield-foods 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 China Cracks Down on Illegal Hog Slaughtering https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-cracks-down-illegal-hog-slaughtering <p>China is cracking down on illegal hog slaughtering and building more large-scale slaughterhouses to help control the spread of African swine fever, China’s agriculture ministry said Tuesday.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 18 06:15:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-cracks-down-illegal-hog-slaughtering Prospects for Corn Use from Ethanol Production https://www.porkbusiness.com/prospects-corn-use-ethanol-production <p>The WASDE forecast of corn use for ethanol production decreased by 50 million bushels in the December report.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 18 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/prospects-corn-use-ethanol-production 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 McDonald’s Introduces ‘McVegan’ to International Menu https://www.porkbusiness.com/mcdonalds-introduces-mcvegan-international-menu <p>Joining the plant-based craze, McDonald’s is introducing the McVegan burger to their Chicago headquarters international menu.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 18 14:36:06 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mcdonalds-introduces-mcvegan-international-menu Pork Producers Provide Holiday Meal for Struggling Iowans https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-provide-holiday-meal-struggling-iowans <p>Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation donated 17,000 boneless pork loin roasts during Operation Christmas Meal, a free pork loin giveaway for families who are unable to afford a </p> Thu, 20 Dec 18 13:29:48 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-provide-holiday-meal-struggling-iowans AgriTalk: How Red Meat Exports Impact Corn’s Value https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-how-red-meat-exports-impact-corns-value <p><span><span><span><span>Today on AgriTalk, Dr.</span></span></span></span></p> Thu, 20 Dec 18 18:53:31 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-how-red-meat-exports-impact-corns-value 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 Do Pork Imports to China Reflect Market Needs or Politics? https://www.porkbusiness.com/do-pork-imports-china-reflect-market-needs-or-politics <p>It’s hard to say how the current trade truce between the U.S. and China will impact pork trade for the next few months. Chenjun Pan, senior analyst with RaboResearch, predicts some U.S.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 18 09:40:33 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/do-pork-imports-china-reflect-market-needs-or-politics Focus on What You Can Control in the Pork Industry in 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/focus-what-you-can-control-pork-industry-2019 <p><em>By Clint Schwab, The Maschhoffs</em></p> <p>Looking ahead to 2019, I anticipate the entire hog industry will continue the roller coaster ride of uncertainty that was the hallmark of 2018. </p> Thu, 20 Dec 18 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/focus-what-you-can-control-pork-industry-2019 Trump Approval Sky High in Ag https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-approval-sky-high-ag <p>While general polls peg President Donald Trump’s approval rating in the low forties, the latest Farm Journal Pulse on the president’s approval shows solid support among those in agriculture.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 19 10:35:49 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-approval-sky-high-ag 2019 Livestock Outlooks: Trade, Supplies and Demand Need to Align https://www.porkbusiness.com/2019-livestock-outlooks-trade-supplies-and-demand-need-align <p><span><span><span>The editors at </span></span></span><em></em></p> Wed, 19 Dec 18 15:25:58 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/2019-livestock-outlooks-trade-supplies-and-demand-need-align Gene Discovery Brings Swine Industry Closer to Broad Virus Protection https://www.porkbusiness.com/gene-discovery-brings-swine-industry-closer-broad-virus-protection <p>Severe weight loss, respiratory and digestive conditions, and immunodeficiency that can lead to mortality are just a few reasons why porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) is one of the most detrimental disea</p> Wed, 19 Dec 18 14:37:57 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gene-discovery-brings-swine-industry-closer-broad-virus-protection 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 Another Interest Rate Hike? Here's How to Plan https://www.porkbusiness.com/another-interest-rate-hike-heres-how-plan <p>The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to raise the benchmark interest rate for a fourth time this year, and the ninth bump since the Fed began tightening rates.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 18 14:38:03 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/another-interest-rate-hike-heres-how-plan Overcooking Pork Should be a Rare Occurrence https://www.porkbusiness.com/overcooking-pork-should-be-rare-occurrence <p><em>By Janeal Yancey </em><br /></p> Wed, 19 Dec 18 09:15:35 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/overcooking-pork-should-be-rare-occurrence Texas Pork Producers Face Uphill Battle with Wild Pigs https://www.porkbusiness.com/texas-pork-producers-face-uphill-battle-wild-pigs <p>In November, Texas pork producer Chuck Real purchased three new boars at one of the country’s largest purebred breeding stock sales and brought them back to the isolation barn at his mother’s farm.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 18 09:14:17 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/texas-pork-producers-face-uphill-battle-wild-pigs Profit Tracker: Feeder, Packer Margins Slip https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-feeder-packer-margins-slip <p>Cattle feeding and packer profit margins both declined last week as cash cattle prices were modestly lower.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 14:54:56 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-feeder-packer-margins-slip 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 MFP Payments and Tax Planning: Timing is Everything https://www.porkbusiness.com/mfp-payments-and-tax-planning-timing-everything <p>USDA has, at long last, announced details of a second tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 18 10:34:11 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mfp-payments-and-tax-planning-timing-everything Mnuchin Says China and U.S. Planning for Trade Talks in January https://www.porkbusiness.com/mnuchin-says-china-and-us-planning-trade-talks-january <p>(Bloomberg) -- The U.S.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 14:16:37 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mnuchin-says-china-and-us-planning-trade-talks-january 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 My Hometown: Lighted Tractor Parade Is a Tradition I Can't Miss https://www.porkbusiness.com/my-hometown-lighted-tractor-parade-tradition-i-cant-miss <p>There’s a little tradition in my hometown of Centralia, Mo., that’s getting bigger every year.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 15:48:27 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/my-hometown-lighted-tractor-parade-tradition-i-cant-miss Corn Producers Benefit from Red Meat Exports https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-producers-benefit-red-meat-exports <p><em>Source: U.S. Meat Export Federation </em><br /></p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 10:23:05 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-producers-benefit-red-meat-exports Nalivka: Winners And Losers In The Trade Dispute https://www.porkbusiness.com/nalivka-winners-and-losers-trade-dispute <p>Trade is the hot topic, and for good reason, but record or near-record production in agriculture is also a worthy topic.  Hitting new records for U.S.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 10:06:57 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nalivka-winners-and-losers-trade-dispute 7 Tips to Improve Your Bottom Line in 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/7-tips-improve-your-bottom-line-2019 <p>From the first step your sow takes in the morning until her last, everything that happens to her during the day can impact her feed consumption and use.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 10:06:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/7-tips-improve-your-bottom-line-2019 MFP Checks Expected Before Year's End, Not Before Shutdown Deadline https://www.porkbusiness.com/mfp-checks-expected-years-end-not-shutdown-deadline <p>Tariff aid payments under the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) could face another delay as the federal government inches ever closer to a partial shutdown.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 14:45:19 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mfp-checks-expected-years-end-not-shutdown-deadline Holiday Movies Celebrate Small Town America https://www.porkbusiness.com/holiday-movies-celebrate-small-town-america <p>COMMENTARY: It’s that time of year again. The time when every waking moment the television is on, my wife is watching one of those “CARD-COMPANY” holiday movies again.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 07:38:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/holiday-movies-celebrate-small-town-america Registration Open for 2019 Iowa Pork Congress https://www.porkbusiness.com/registration-open-2019-iowa-pork-congress <p><em>Source: Iowa Pork Producers Association </em></p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/registration-open-2019-iowa-pork-congress BREAKING: President Authorizes Second MFP Payment https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-president-authorizes-second-mfp-payment <p>USDA on Monday announced details of a long-awaited second tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments with rates matching the first round.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 18 17:56:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-president-authorizes-second-mfp-payment A Vegetarian’s Case Against Vegetarianism https://www.porkbusiness.com/vegetarians-case-against-vegetarianism <p>“Meat is so bad for the planet carnivores should be treated with the same disgust as smokers.” Maybe that’s not yet a universal sentiment, but you don’t have to search hard to find people who belie</p> Mon, 17 Dec 18 15:43:40 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/vegetarians-case-against-vegetarianism Small-Town Lighted Tractor Parade Continues to Bring Christmas Cheer https://www.porkbusiness.com/small-town-lighted-tractor-parade-continues-bring-christmas-cheer <p>Kids and farmers alike crowded into Centralia, Mo., Friday for the 12<sup>th</sup> Annual Lighted Tractor Parade.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 18 16:52:06 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/small-town-lighted-tractor-parade-continues-bring-christmas-cheer Dan Murphy: Rotten to the Bone https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-rotten-bone <p>Not much firsthand data is available on how our prehistoric ancestors lived; sadly, there was no YouTube 250,000 years ago. But new research suggests what they ate was seriously primitive.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 18 13:45:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-rotten-bone 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 4 Tips to Keep Food Safe This Holiday https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-tips-keep-food-safe-holiday <p>It’s the most wonderful time of the year – until somebody gets sick at your holiday gathering.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 18 11:45:11 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-tips-keep-food-safe-holiday Fourth Smithfield Nuisance Trial Brings Less Punitive Damages https://www.porkbusiness.com/fourth-smithfield-nuisance-trial-brings-less-punitive-damages <p>A federal judge on Thursday brought the fourth hog farm nuisance trial to an abrupt halt by ruling the plaintiffs presented insufficient evidence to impose punitive damages.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 18 20:54:40 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fourth-smithfield-nuisance-trial-brings-less-punitive-damages 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 John Phipps: "Winning" the Trade War Won’t be Quick or Easy https://www.porkbusiness.com/john-phipps-winning-trade-war-wont-be-quick-or-easy <p>It been a while since my <a href="https://www.agweb.com/article/john-phipps-tariffs-101-an-explanation-of-how-tariffs-work/">Tariff 101</a> series and the debate is dominating both ag and general n</p> Mon, 17 Dec 18 16:05:46 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/john-phipps-winning-trade-war-wont-be-quick-or-easy Pork Prices Expected to Rise in China in 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-prices-expected-rise-china-2019 <p>China’s pork prices are likely to climb next year due to the tight supply from the continuing spread of African swine fever (ASF) in China, reported <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-chin&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Mon, 17 Dec 18 08:11:58 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-prices-expected-rise-china-2019 Pork Prices Expected to Rise in China in 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-prices-expected-rise-china-2019-0 <p>China’s pork prices are likely to climb next year due to the tight supply from the continuing spread of African swine fever (ASF) in China, reported <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-chin&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Mon, 17 Dec 18 08:13:06 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-prices-expected-rise-china-2019-0 Cash Feeder Pig Prices Average $67.62, Up $6.73 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-6762-673-last-week <p><em>By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest</em></p> Fri, 14 Dec 18 15:02:25 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-6762-673-last-week Illinois Pork, Farmweld Donate 1,000 Pounds of Pork to Food Pantries https://www.porkbusiness.com/illinois-pork-farmweld-donate-1000-pounds-pork-food-pantries <p>As part of the 10th anniversary of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and Farmweld presented Catholic Charities and Enduring</p> Fri, 14 Dec 18 12:47:30 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/illinois-pork-farmweld-donate-1000-pounds-pork-food-pantries USDA Highlights Opportunity for Pork Producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-highlights-opportunity-pork-producers <p>USDA will be spending up to $558,815,000 throughout the fiscal year on pork purchases under the Food Purchase and Distribution Program to help farmers impacted by unfair trade practices.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 18 13:36:44 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-highlights-opportunity-pork-producers Deadly Terrorist Threatens the Lone Star State’s Domestic Pig Herd https://www.porkbusiness.com/deadly-terrorist-threatens-lone-star-states-domestic-pig-herd <p>One of the deadliest enemies in Texas – the wild pig – is sparking fear as threats of African swine fever (ASF) hitting U.S. soil dance across the headlines. </p> Wed, 19 Dec 18 15:38:42 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/deadly-terrorist-threatens-lone-star-states-domestic-pig-herd Merck to Acquire Parent Company of Allflex, SCR https://www.porkbusiness.com/merck-acquire-parent-company-allflex-scr <p>The owners of Allflex ear tags and SCR dairy monitoring technology is being acquired by Merck. The acquisition of the Antelliq Group, formerly known as the Allflex Group, was made public on Dec.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 18 15:38:32 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/merck-acquire-parent-company-allflex-scr $1.5 Million Investment to Protect Canada’s Swine Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/15-million-investment-protect-canadas-swine-industry <p>The Canadian government announced an investment of $1.5 million in funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnerships’ AgriAssurance Program to the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) to adopt a virus det</p> Fri, 14 Dec 18 09:20:16 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/15-million-investment-protect-canadas-swine-industry Your Friday Forecast: A Rainy Day! https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-friday-forecast-rainy-day <p>Meteorologist Mike Hoffman says a rainy day is ahead for portions of the country.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 18 14:04:48 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-friday-forecast-rainy-day Meat Trade Buffers Record U.S. Meat Production https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-trade-buffers-record-us-meat-production <p>The latest meat trade data shows that meat exports are continuing to help offset record meat production in 2018.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 18 14:56:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-trade-buffers-record-us-meat-production Oklahoma Residents Fight 'Poultry House Proliferation' https://www.porkbusiness.com/oklahoma-residents-fight-poultry-house-proliferation <p>Expansion of poultry farms has stirred controversy in northeastern Oklahoma, with residents calling on state officials to create emergency rules and set limits on required space between the farms a</p> Thu, 13 Dec 18 14:45:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/oklahoma-residents-fight-poultry-house-proliferation 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 Google Helps National Pork Board Reach Consumers in New Digital Ways https://www.porkbusiness.com/google-helps-national-pork-board-reach-consumers-new-digital-ways <p>It’s no surprise that digital use is exploding in all areas of our lives, but pork producers at the World Pork Expo earlier this year heard how that the National Pork Board and the Pork Checkoff wo</p> Fri, 14 Dec 18 09:30:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/google-helps-national-pork-board-reach-consumers-new-digital-ways Building a Snack Stick Empire https://www.porkbusiness.com/building-snack-stick-empire <p><em>(This is the second part of a three-part series on Thrushwood Farms)</em></p> Fri, 14 Dec 18 09:31:38 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/building-snack-stick-empire Thousands of Wild Pigs in Australia Killed in Aerial Cull https://www.porkbusiness.com/thousands-wild-pigs-australia-killed-aerial-cull <p>Nearly 5,000 wild pigs have been eradicated in a targeted aerial shoot in western Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, to control escalating numbers of this troublesome predator.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 18 14:11:01 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/thousands-wild-pigs-australia-killed-aerial-cull President Trump Expected to Sign Farm Bill Next Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/president-trump-expected-sign-farm-bill-next-week <p>President Donald Trump is expected to sign the farm bill next week, reported Jim Wiesemeyer of ProFarmer. The farm bill easily cleared the House on Wednesday, 369-47. </p> Thu, 13 Dec 18 13:41:01 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/president-trump-expected-sign-farm-bill-next-week 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 Culver’s Support of Agricultural Education Surpasses $2 Million https://www.porkbusiness.com/culvers-support-agricultural-education-surpasses-2-million <p>Culver’s is making sure younger generations have access to agricultural education by giving back to organizations that are training young leaders to maintain and improve our country’s future food s</p> Wed, 12 Dec 18 11:50:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/culvers-support-agricultural-education-surpasses-2-million BREAKING NEWS: China Makes 1st Buy of U.S. Soybeans Since Trade Truce https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-china-makes-1st-buy-us-soybeans-trade-truce <p>China is reportedly making its first buy of U.S. soybeans since the trade truce was declared. Reuters is reporting Chinese state-owned companies bought at least 500,000 tonnes of U.S.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 18 15:53:44 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-china-makes-1st-buy-us-soybeans-trade-truce Smithfield Invests $45 Million In Sioux Falls Bacon, Ground Pork Plant https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-invests-45-million-sioux-falls-bacon-ground-pork-plant <p>To meet the growing demand for bacon and ground seasoned pork, Smithfield Foods Inc. is investing nearly $45 million at its Sioux Falls, S.D., facility.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 18 11:29:10 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-invests-45-million-sioux-falls-bacon-ground-pork-plant 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 Dan Murphy: Ruler of the Restaurant https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-ruler-restaurant <p><em>The opinions in this commentary are those of Dan Murphy, a veteran journalist and commentator.</em></p> Thu, 13 Dec 18 15:42:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-ruler-restaurant 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 U.S. and China Trade Talks Push Forward Next Steps https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-and-china-trade-talks-push-forward-next-steps <p>The latest round of trade talks between U.S. and China officials began Monday evening with a phone call involving Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 15:04:54 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-and-china-trade-talks-push-forward-next-steps October Pork Exports set a New Monthly Record https://www.porkbusiness.com/october-pork-exports-set-new-monthly-record <p>More good news for the beef and pork industry-October pork exports set a new monthly record.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 15:46:07 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/october-pork-exports-set-new-monthly-record 5 Gifts Your Pig Farmer Will Love https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-gifts-your-pig-farmer-will-love <p>Is it a Christmas gift, or a business expense? It seems many of us involved in agriculture ask that question every year.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 18 11:05:22 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-gifts-your-pig-farmer-will-love 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 EPA Rolls Back Clean Water Act Jurisdiction With New WOTUS Rule https://www.porkbusiness.com/epa-rolls-back-clean-water-act-jurisdiction-new-wotus-rule <p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday unveiled a new Waters of the U.S.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 10:32:35 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/epa-rolls-back-clean-water-act-jurisdiction-new-wotus-rule China Bans Pig Farming in Areas Inhabited by Wild Boars https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-bans-pig-farming-areas-inhabited-wild-boars <p>A new strain of the African swine fever (ASF) virus was confirmed in a wild boar in China last month.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 10:17:10 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-bans-pig-farming-areas-inhabited-wild-boars Metal Pieces Discovered in Jimmy Dean Sausage Links Prompts Recall https://www.porkbusiness.com/metal-pieces-discovered-jimmy-dean-sausage-links-prompts-recall <p>CTI Foods LLC of Owingsville, Ky., recalled nearly 30,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat pork and poultry sausage links products that may be contaminated with pieces of metal, USDA’s Food Safety an</p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 09:54:19 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/metal-pieces-discovered-jimmy-dean-sausage-links-prompts-recall 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 Pigs Shut Down I-40 in Snow-Struck North Carolina https://www.porkbusiness.com/pigs-shut-down-i-40-snow-struck-north-carolina <p>A truck full of pigs overturned in western North Carolina and closed down part of the interstate on Monday, adding to traffic delays from the weekend’s snowstorm. </p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 08:44:16 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pigs-shut-down-i-40-snow-struck-north-carolina 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 Craft A Custom Swine Vaccine in 8 Steps https://www.porkbusiness.com/craft-custom-swine-vaccine-8-steps <p><em>By Jennifer Shike and John Maday</em><br /></p> Tue, 11 Dec 18 11:11:18 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/craft-custom-swine-vaccine-8-steps 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 FBI Suggested Waiving Bundy’s Grazing Fees https://www.porkbusiness.com/fbi-suggested-waiving-bundys-grazing-fees <p>Three years before the armed confrontation at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch gate, the FBI suggested waiving his fines and fees.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 18 20:38:14 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fbi-suggested-waiving-bundys-grazing-fees Trade Tariffs Penalize U.S. Pork Exports, But Demand Remains High  https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-tariffs-penalize-us-pork-exports-demand-remains-high <p>There’s no denying that pork exports are continuing to take a big hit this year from trade disputes with Mexico, China and Canada.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 18 16:35:34 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-tariffs-penalize-us-pork-exports-demand-remains-high Smithfield Foods, Culinary Institute of America Help Educate Next Gen https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-foods-culinary-institute-america-help-educate-next-gen <p>Smithfield Foods, Inc., is partnering with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) as the dedicated sponsors of Smithfield’s Fundamentals Teaching Kitchen. CIA’s Hyde Park, N.Y.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 18 12:49:35 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-foods-culinary-institute-america-help-educate-next-gen From Bitcoin to Food Traceability, Blockchain Sparks Broad Interest https://www.porkbusiness.com/bitcoin-food-traceability-blockchain-sparks-broad-interest <p><em>Source: Kansas State University Research and Extension</em></p> Mon, 10 Dec 18 11:50:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bitcoin-food-traceability-blockchain-sparks-broad-interest U.S. Pork Exports Higher than Recent Months, Slightly Below Last Year https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-exports-higher-recent-months-slightly-below-last-year <p><em>Source: U.S. Meat Export Federation</em></p> Mon, 10 Dec 18 11:40:57 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-exports-higher-recent-months-slightly-below-last-year Mark Your Calendars for Illinois Pork Youth Day https://www.porkbusiness.com/mark-your-calendars-illinois-pork-youth-day <p>Youth ages 8 to 18 who are interested in the pork industry are invited to the inaugural Illinois Pork Youth Day on Feb.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 18 11:01:36 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mark-your-calendars-illinois-pork-youth-day Bacon For A Buck—Ohio State Gets Bacon Vending Machine During Finals https://www.porkbusiness.com/bacon-buck-ohio-state-gets-bacon-vending-machine-during-finals <p>Ohio State University students can pig out on bacon this week as they study for finals, and it’s a big hit.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 18 12:29:15 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bacon-buck-ohio-state-gets-bacon-vending-machine-during-finals Trends: Turkey Consumption Retreats, Beef, Pork and Chicken Up https://www.porkbusiness.com/trends-turkey-consumption-retreats-beef-pork-and-chicken <p>Turkey consumption (disappearance) per person is on track to decline for the second consecutive year.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 18 05:28:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trends-turkey-consumption-retreats-beef-pork-and-chicken 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 Cash Weaner Pig Prices Average $56.76, Up $2.69 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-5676-269-last-week <p>By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest</p> Fri, 07 Dec 18 15:55:04 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-5676-269-last-week Thrushwood Farms: The People Behind the Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/thrushwood-farms-people-behind-pork <p>Huddled around a kitchen table 42 years ago, Jim Hankes sketched out a plan on the back of a napkin to build a meat processing plant.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 18 14:19:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/thrushwood-farms-people-behind-pork Company News: BioZyme® Inc., Central Life Sciences https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-biozymer-inc-central-life-sciences <p><strong>Central Life Sciences Announces Approval of ClariFly® Larvicide 267 Pro for Gestating Sow Diets</strong></p> Fri, 07 Dec 18 13:32:01 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-biozymer-inc-central-life-sciences Don’t Miss the Masterpiece this Season https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-miss-masterpiece-season <p>Even though I’ve decided not to let the hustle and the bustle of this holiday season keep me from what truly matters, let me be honest, that’s easier said than done.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 18 12:31:16 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-miss-masterpiece-season Sow Slaughter Levels on the Rise https://www.porkbusiness.com/sow-slaughter-levels-rise <p>U.S. sow slaughter has outpaced last year’s by 2% through the first 45 weeks of the year.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 18 08:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/sow-slaughter-levels-rise Iowa State University to Lead Research to Increase Pig Survivability https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-state-university-lead-research-increase-pig-survivability <p><em>Source: Iowa State University</em><br />  </p> Fri, 07 Dec 18 05:50:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-state-university-lead-research-increase-pig-survivability PORK Poll: 2019 Pork Outlook https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-poll-2019-pork-outlook-0 <p>A few big unknowns are making the 2019 pork outlook interesting to say the least.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 18 16:28:40 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-poll-2019-pork-outlook-0 Turning Liquid Manure Gold Into Green Energy https://www.porkbusiness.com/turning-liquid-gold-green-energy <p>On 1,000 acres in northwest Missouri, rolling fields filled with flowers and butterflies are the backdrop of a booming technology revolution on hog farms across the country.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 18 22:34:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/turning-liquid-gold-green-energy A Giant And An Oil Co. Ask Us To Stop Eating Meat https://www.porkbusiness.com/giant-and-oil-co-ask-us-stop-eating-meat <p>“Who says meat has to come from animals?”</p> Thu, 06 Dec 18 13:54:07 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/giant-and-oil-co-ask-us-stop-eating-meat Rural Broadband To Reach Three Million People https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-broadband-reach-three-million-people <p>Microsoft recently announced it is increasing its commitment to closing the rural broadband gap with a significant infrastructure boost from the company.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 18 23:17:48 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-broadband-reach-three-million-people PETA 'Beating a Dead Horse' with Politically Correct Animal Sayings https://www.porkbusiness.com/peta-beating-dead-horse-politically-correct-animal-sayings <p>The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is insisting that people change their language in an effort to “remove speciesism” from daily conversation.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 18 12:33:36 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/peta-beating-dead-horse-politically-correct-animal-sayings Vietnam Ramps Up African Swine Fever Prevention Tactics https://www.porkbusiness.com/vietnam-ramps-african-swine-fever-prevention-tactics <p>As African swine fever (ASF) pressures increase in China, neighboring Vietnamese authorities conducted drills on Wednesday to prevent the spread of ASF should an outbreak take place. </p> Thu, 06 Dec 18 10:09:23 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/vietnam-ramps-african-swine-fever-prevention-tactics Bid Boom: Giant Farm Equipment Online Auction Begins https://www.porkbusiness.com/bid-boom-giant-farm-equipment-online-auction-begins <p class="MsoNormal">Farm machinery opportunity is pounding on the door. Absolute. Unreserved. Nationwide. Adios to buyer’s fees.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Dec 18 10:40:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bid-boom-giant-farm-equipment-online-auction-begins Discover True Talent: Top 5 Hire Power Stories of 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/discover-true-talent-top-5-hire-power-stories-2018 <p>Ready to implement new ideas in your HR program? Interested in helping your employees reach their next level of success?</p> Wed, 05 Dec 18 13:41:23 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/discover-true-talent-top-5-hire-power-stories-2018 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 Hogg Scholarship Applications Available https://www.porkbusiness.com/hogg-scholarship-applications-available <p>The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation is pleased to offer the Hogg Scholarship, a $10,000 award established to honor the memory of longtime AASV member and swine industry leade</p> Wed, 05 Dec 18 08:46:36 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hogg-scholarship-applications-available 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 Up and Coming Leaders: These Pork Leaders Are Making a Big Impact https://www.porkbusiness.com/and-coming-leaders-these-pork-leaders-are-making-big-impact <p>We're proud of this new series, highlighting the young leaders impacting the future of the pork industry.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 18 14:47:04 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/and-coming-leaders-these-pork-leaders-are-making-big-impact Idaho to Pay $260,000 in Legal Fees in Livestock Farm Spying Lawsuit https://www.porkbusiness.com/idaho-pay-260000-legal-fees-livestock-farm-spying-lawsuit <p>An animal welfare group on Tuesday applauded a court ruling ordering the state of Idaho to pay $260,000 to attorneys for animal rights groups after federal courts said the state's law banning spyin</p> Tue, 04 Dec 18 14:05:56 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/idaho-pay-260000-legal-fees-livestock-farm-spying-lawsuit Profit Tracker: Margins Continue Improving, Packers Slip https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-margins-continue-improving-packers-slip <p>Cattle feeding margins improved for the third consecutive week, boosted by a $1 improvement in fed cattle prices.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 18 14:01:16 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-margins-continue-improving-packers-slip 3 Ways to Attract More Employees with Your Company’s Story https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-ways-attract-more-employees-your-companys-story <p>Looking for fresh, new talent? Shift your HR strategy to a more personalized experience for both employees and job candidates.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 18 11:53:43 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-ways-attract-more-employees-your-companys-story Editor’s Picks: 15 Of Our Favorite Stories From 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/editors-picks-15-our-favorite-stories-2018 <p>Each year, Farm Journal Media staff write hundreds of stories that appear online, in print, on radio or on television.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 18 13:45:35 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/editors-picks-15-our-favorite-stories-2018 Elf On the Shelf Goes to the Farm! https://www.porkbusiness.com/elf-shelf-goes-farm <p>It’s Christmas time on the farm—and your favorite elf is back on the farm! There’s lots of great farmer themed Elf on the Shelf ideas on social media!</p> Tue, 04 Dec 18 11:01:50 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/elf-shelf-goes-farm Analyst: Negativity Surrounding Ceasefire’s Impact on Ag is Nonsense https://www.porkbusiness.com/analyst-negativity-surrounding-ceasefires-impact-ag-nonsense <p>Unknowns regarding the 90-day trade truce between the U.S. and China still persist.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 18 12:06:25 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/analyst-negativity-surrounding-ceasefires-impact-ag-nonsense WOTUS Rule Reinstated By Federal Judge https://www.porkbusiness.com/wotus-rule-reinstated-federal-judge <p>The Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule was reinstated by a Washington state federal judge last week.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 18 08:15:54 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wotus-rule-reinstated-federal-judge Will the Pork Industry Have a Better 2019? https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-pork-industry-have-better-2019 <p>Pork producers are expected to struggle with hog prices below costs of production through the winter. Record pork production and trade disputes continue to be the near-term drag on prices.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 18 06:15:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-pork-industry-have-better-2019 Company News: Tonisity Grows Customer Success Team https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-tonisity-grows-customer-success-team <p>The creators of Tonisity Px™ announced new hires Chad Steinkamp as director of customer success and Terry Coffman as manager of customer success. <br />  </p> Tue, 04 Dec 18 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-tonisity-grows-customer-success-team Farmers Peer Past Trade-Truce Exuberance for Proof China Is Back https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-peer-past-trade-truce-exuberance-proof-china-back <p>(Bloomberg) -- U.S. farmers are pleased that Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to a trade truce, but they’re not rejoicing just yet.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 18 10:11:40 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-peer-past-trade-truce-exuberance-proof-china-back Dan Murphy: On Becoming Like Cows https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-becoming-cows <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><i><span><span>The opinions in this commentary are those of Dan Murphy, a veteran journalist and comme</span></span></i></p> Mon, 03 Dec 18 15:57:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-becoming-cows Reality Check: China Won’t Immediately Start Buying U.S. Ag Goods https://www.porkbusiness.com/reality-check-china-wont-immediately-start-buying-us-ag-goods <p>The cease-fire between the U.S. and China sent soybeans higher, with prices ending the day up double digits.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 18 12:07:17 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/reality-check-china-wont-immediately-start-buying-us-ag-goods 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 China’s Offer to U.S. Could be Valued at $1.2 Trillion, Impacting Ag https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-offer-us-could-be-valued-12-trillion-impacting-ag <p>A trade truce between the U.S. and China exploded the markets Sunday night , with double-digit gains in soybeans continuing into Monday morning trade.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 18 12:09:42 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-offer-us-could-be-valued-12-trillion-impacting-ag 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 Company News: Pharmgate Animal Health Adds New Talent https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-pharmgate-animal-health-adds-new-talent <p>William (Bill) Barr and Chad Smith, DVM, have joined Pharmgate Animal Health as a senior key account manager and a technical services veterinarian, respectively. <br /></p> Mon, 03 Dec 18 08:49:03 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-pharmgate-animal-health-adds-new-talent Up & Coming Leaders: Meet Austin Putz https://www.porkbusiness.com/coming-leaders-meet-austin-putz <p>Meet Austin Putz, a fresh, new voice of the pork industry who combines innovative thought and work ethic with scientific savvy and a passion to make a difference. <br /></p> Mon, 03 Dec 18 08:37:44 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/coming-leaders-meet-austin-putz Lighthizer to Oversee U.S.-China Trade Talks, Navarro Says https://www.porkbusiness.com/lighthizer-oversee-us-china-trade-talks-navarro-says <p>(Bloomberg) -- U.S.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 18 09:28:14 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lighthizer-oversee-us-china-trade-talks-navarro-says Interactive Website Will Teach Students Animal Care Basics https://www.porkbusiness.com/interactive-website-will-teach-students-animal-care-basics <p>Amy Powell started working to help 4-Hers throughout Iowa understand the basics of animal care when she came to Iowa State University in 2014.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 18 06:30:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/interactive-website-will-teach-students-animal-care-basics Trump Says He'll Give Notice of NAFTA Exit in Bid to Pass USMCA https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-says-hell-give-notice-nafta-exit-bid-pass-usmca <p>(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he would soon tell Congress of plans to terminate the existing North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that would give lawmakers a six-month window to</p> Mon, 03 Dec 18 11:02:43 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-says-hell-give-notice-nafta-exit-bid-pass-usmca White House: China To Buy 'Substantial Amount' of U.S. Ag Products https://www.porkbusiness.com/white-house-china-buy-substantial-amount-us-ag-products <p>By PAUL WISEMAN, ZEKE MILLER and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press</p> Sat, 01 Dec 18 21:34:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/white-house-china-buy-substantial-amount-us-ag-products White House Adviser: Trump-Xi Trade Talks Went 'Very Well' https://www.porkbusiness.com/white-house-adviser-trump-xi-trade-talks-went-very-well <p>By PAUL WISEMAN, ZEKE MILLER and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press</p> Sat, 01 Dec 18 21:37:48 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/white-house-adviser-trump-xi-trade-talks-went-very-well Presidents Xi and Trump Agree to Tariff Truce, Chinese Media Says https://www.porkbusiness.com/presidents-xi-and-trump-agree-tariff-truce-chinese-media-says <p>(Bloomberg) -- U.S.</p> Sat, 01 Dec 18 19:24:48 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/presidents-xi-and-trump-agree-tariff-truce-chinese-media-says Illinois Pork, Corn, Soybean Groups Donate 6,000 Pounds of Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/illinois-pork-corn-soybean-groups-donate-6000-pounds-pork <p>As part of the 10th anniversary of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Illinois Soybean Assoc</p> Fri, 30 Nov 18 16:21:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/illinois-pork-corn-soybean-groups-donate-6000-pounds-pork Cash Feeder Pig Prices Average $65.18, Up $12.90 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-6518-1290-last-week <p>By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest<br /></p> Fri, 30 Nov 18 14:47:32 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-6518-1290-last-week Panel Opens Pork Producers’ Eyes to Consumer Perceptions https://www.porkbusiness.com/panel-opens-pork-producers-eyes-consumer-perceptions <p>About 98% of the population has no direct connection to agriculture. So it’s not surprise that there are challenges to fostering understanding between farmers and consumers.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 18 13:59:33 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/panel-opens-pork-producers-eyes-consumer-perceptions China Loads Up on U.S. Pork Despite Trade Tariffs https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-loads-us-pork-despite-trade-tariffs <p>As African swine fever continues to ravage the Chinese hog supply, China is buying more U.S. pork despite the import tariffs imposed due to the trade war.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 18 11:31:44 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-loads-us-pork-despite-trade-tariffs Hog Futures Respond to News of U.S. Pork Sales to China https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-futures-respond-news-us-pork-sales-china <p><span>U.S.</span></p> Fri, 30 Nov 18 11:32:35 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-futures-respond-news-us-pork-sales-china BREAKING NEWS: New USMCA Signed https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-new-usmca-signed <p>President Trump joined the leaders of Mexico and Canada in signing a revised North American trade deal.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 18 16:37:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-new-usmca-signed Sniffer Beagles Are America’s Best Bet Against a Deadly Pig Virus https://www.porkbusiness.com/sniffer-beagles-are-americas-best-bet-against-deadly-pig-virus <p>(Bloomberg) -- They have floppy ears, waggy tails and inquisitive, wet noses -- and they are trying to protect a $23.4 billion industry from a deadly infection.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 18 14:22:47 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/sniffer-beagles-are-americas-best-bet-against-deadly-pig-virus 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 USMCA Signing in Sight, Questions Remain https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmca-signing-sight-questions-remain <p>The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is expected to be officially signed Friday, but Mexico first wants the U.S.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 18 15:22:13 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmca-signing-sight-questions-remain Lighthizer Lashes Out at China’s Tariff on U.S. Automobiles https://www.porkbusiness.com/lighthizer-lashes-out-chinas-tariff-us-automobiles <p>U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer lashed out at China's 40% tariff on U.S. automobiles and threatened to raise the U.S.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 18 19:17:03 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lighthizer-lashes-out-chinas-tariff-us-automobiles 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 Feed & Grain LIVE In Altoona, Iowa https://www.porkbusiness.com/feed-grain-live-altoona-iowa <p>The third Feed &amp; Grain LIVE, an educational event for feed and grain professionals, including feedyard mill operators, will be held January 8-10, 2019, in Altoona, IA.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 18 11:47:31 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feed-grain-live-altoona-iowa Merck Announces 2019 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award https://www.porkbusiness.com/merck-announces-2019-high-quality-pork-phd-award <p>Merck Animal Health encourages recent doctoral graduates to apply for the 2019 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 18 11:04:56 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/merck-announces-2019-high-quality-pork-phd-award 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 Smithfield Adds Hog Manure-to-Methane Projects in NC, VA and Utah https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-adds-hog-manure-methane-projects-nc-va-and-utah <p>Smithfield Foods and Dominion Energy have partnered in a unique cross-industry collaboration to transform manure into renewable energy.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 18 07:09:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-adds-hog-manure-methane-projects-nc-va-and-utah Lactation Diets in Late Gestation https://www.porkbusiness.com/lactation-diets-late-gestation <p><em>By Jeff Wiegert and Mark Knauer, North Carolina State University</em></p> Thu, 29 Nov 18 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lactation-diets-late-gestation 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 ’Tis the Season for Swine Respiratory Diseases: Tips for Diagnosis https://www.porkbusiness.com/tis-season-swine-respiratory-diseases-tips-diagnosis <p>Severe weather changes can often trigger disease outbreaks in swine.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 18 11:19:34 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tis-season-swine-respiratory-diseases-tips-diagnosis Need Career Advice? Apply to the Nebraska Pork Mentorship Program  https://www.porkbusiness.com/need-career-advice-apply-nebraska-pork-mentorship-program <p>Struggling to know which career path to take? With the variety of opportunities available to students, it can be hard to decide.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 18 10:51:31 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/need-career-advice-apply-nebraska-pork-mentorship-program Iowa Pork Producers Step Up to Fight Hunger and Serve Others https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pork-producers-step-fight-hunger-and-serve-others <p>More than 50 Iowa pork producers and volunteers served a breakfast including 100 pounds of bacon and 50 pounds of sausage to over 300 clients of Central Iowa Shelter and Services on Tuesday as part</p> Wed, 28 Nov 18 10:35:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pork-producers-step-fight-hunger-and-serve-others Study Finds Hybrid Rye May be Used as Alternative to Corn in Pig Diets https://www.porkbusiness.com/study-finds-hybrid-rye-may-be-used-alternative-corn-pig-diets <p>Rye has not traditionally been used as an ingredient in pig diets in the United States, but researchers from the University of Illinois are now investigating the digestibility of nutrients in the g</p> Wed, 28 Nov 18 10:19:04 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/study-finds-hybrid-rye-may-be-used-alternative-corn-pig-diets Prevent Needlestick Injuries On the Farm https://www.porkbusiness.com/prevent-needlestick-injuries-farm <div>Statistics from the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) show that over 80% of farm workers and 73% of swine veterinarian have accidentally stuck themselves with a needle w</div> Wed, 28 Nov 18 16:17:41 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/prevent-needlestick-injuries-farm Food Safety Warnings Nudge Retailers to Act   https://www.porkbusiness.com/food-safety-warnings-nudge-retailers-act <p>Last week’s urgent <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/food-safety-scares-ahead-thanksgiving-dinner">food safety warnings</a> demonstrate the importance of the speed at which the industry</p> Tue, 27 Nov 18 15:08:06 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/food-safety-warnings-nudge-retailers-act On #GivingTuesday Educate And Empower Agriculture https://www.porkbusiness.com/givingtuesday-educate-and-empower-agriculture <p>For farmers, there’s great satisfaction in feeding the world, but there are always challenges related to the business of agriculture.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 18 15:58:22 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/givingtuesday-educate-and-empower-agriculture Trump’s Tariff Threats Strike a Tone Before Meeting with Xi Jinping https://www.porkbusiness.com/trumps-tariff-threats-strike-tone-meeting-xi-jinping <p>President Donald Trump says he’ll likely push forward with plans to increase tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, reports Jim Wiesemeyer of ProFarmer.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 18 11:49:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trumps-tariff-threats-strike-tone-meeting-xi-jinping Profit Tracker: Margins Improve As Prices Rally https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-margins-improve-prices-rally <p>Cattle feeding margins improved $16 per head as average cash fed cattle prices gained $2.50 last week.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 18 08:40:38 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-margins-improve-prices-rally 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 Icy Roads Cause Semi of Pigs to Overturn https://www.porkbusiness.com/icy-roads-cause-semi-pigs-overturn <p>Icy roads and wintery weather conditions caused a semi full of pigs to turn over just south of Mead, Neb., on Monday morning.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 18 09:12:43 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/icy-roads-cause-semi-pigs-overturn Tracking the Pace of Corn Consumption https://www.porkbusiness.com/tracking-pace-corn-consumption <p><em>By Stephanie Henry, University of Illinois</em><br /></p> Mon, 26 Nov 18 16:08:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tracking-pace-corn-consumption China's Xiamen Airlines Puts Pork Back on the Menu after ASF Concern https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-xiamen-airlines-puts-pork-back-menu-after-asf-concern <p class="MsoNormal"></p> Mon, 26 Nov 18 12:18:51 -0600 Jennifer Shike https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-xiamen-airlines-puts-pork-back-menu-after-asf-concern Betting the Farm on Chinese Pork Demand https://www.porkbusiness.com/betting-farm-chinese-pork-demand <p>African swine fever continues to spread in China, with the number of farms reporting outbreaks surging well over 70 at this point in time.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 18 12:14:47 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/betting-farm-chinese-pork-demand Safety On The Swine Farm Is A Year-Round Effort https://www.porkbusiness.com/safety-swine-farm-year-round-effort <div>Livestock farmers must address different types of farmer safety issues beyond those of the modern crop producer.  When working with swine, caretakers deal with an intelligent, gregarious being wi</div> Mon, 26 Nov 18 10:33:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/safety-swine-farm-year-round-effort Up & Coming Leaders: Meet Marjorie Schleper https://www.porkbusiness.com/coming-leaders-meet-marjorie-schleper <p>Meet Marjorie Schleper, a fresh, new voice of the pork industry who combines innovative thought and work ethic with scientific savvy and a passion to make a difference. </p> Mon, 03 Dec 18 08:40:46 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/coming-leaders-meet-marjorie-schleper Cash Weaner Pig Prices Average $47.82, Up $5.20 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-4782-520-last-week <p><em>By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest</em><br /></p> Fri, 23 Nov 18 20:13:07 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-4782-520-last-week Tips to Applying Manure in Unfavorable Conditions https://www.porkbusiness.com/tips-applying-manure-unfavorable-conditions <p>Frequent rainfall has delayed harvest across the state, leading to concerns about <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/hog-manure-might-be-corns-next-sidedressing-option">whether manure ap</a></p> Fri, 23 Nov 18 08:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tips-applying-manure-unfavorable-conditions ‘Meating’ Season: Prepare for Activists at Events https://www.porkbusiness.com/meating-season-prepare-activists-events <p><em>By Hannah Thompson-Weeman</em></p> Mon, 26 Nov 18 19:16:54 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meating-season-prepare-activists-events Managing Mycotoxin-Contaminated Grain In Hog Feeding https://www.porkbusiness.com/managing-mycotoxin-contaminated-grain-hog-feeding <p>Heavy rains this summer and fall have caused concerns about the development of fungi molds in grain. Some fungi molds in grain can produce harmful compounds called mycotoxins.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 18 05:05:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/managing-mycotoxin-contaminated-grain-hog-feeding Ventilation Strategies During Manure Pumping https://www.porkbusiness.com/ventilation-strategies-during-manure-pumping <p>Fall is a transition season.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 18 06:02:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ventilation-strategies-during-manure-pumping Diversify Your Farm Business with these 3 Steps https://www.porkbusiness.com/diversify-your-farm-business-these-3-steps <p dir="ltr">If you are interested in pursuing a new enterprise, experts say adding a few action items to your list will help you stay on track throughout the process.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 18 14:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/diversify-your-farm-business-these-3-steps 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 Will USMCA Signing Bring an End to Metal Tariffs? https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-usmca-signing-bring-end-metal-tariffs <p>The G20 Summit in Argentina is likely to be a major moment in the Trump administration's trade policy.  Mexico and Canada anticipate signing the USMCA trilateral accord that would lift tariffs on s</p> Wed, 21 Nov 18 11:05:37 -0600 mkulba https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-usmca-signing-bring-end-metal-tariffs 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 Long Phung Food Products Recall Due to Possible Listeria Contamination https://www.porkbusiness.com/long-phung-food-products-recall-due-possible-listeria-contamination <p>USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service officials report that a cluster of Listeria monocytogenes infections dating back to July 2017 has spurred a nationwide recall of an “undetermined amount” o</p> Wed, 21 Nov 18 09:22:15 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/long-phung-food-products-recall-due-possible-listeria-contamination Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation Helps Young Superheroes Combat Hunger https://www.porkbusiness.com/deb-and-jeff-hansen-foundation-helps-young-superheroes-combat-hunger <p><em>Source: Iowa Select Farms</em><br /></p> Wed, 21 Nov 18 07:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/deb-and-jeff-hansen-foundation-helps-young-superheroes-combat-hunger Focus on First-Time Managers to Fire Up Your Business https://www.porkbusiness.com/focus-first-time-managers-fire-your-business <p>Want to impact you team’s performance immediately? Focus on newly promoted, first-time managers. </p> Wed, 21 Nov 18 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/focus-first-time-managers-fire-your-business 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 An After-Death Checklist https://www.porkbusiness.com/after-death-checklist <p>The days following a loved one’s death are emotional and stressful.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 18 03:00:00 -0600 Sara Schafer https://www.porkbusiness.com/after-death-checklist Traceability Critical To Romaine Outbreak https://www.porkbusiness.com/traceability-critical-romaine-outbreak <p>Government health agencies in the U.S. and Canada warned consumers, retailers and restaurants to avoid romaine lettuce Tuesday in yet another <em>E.</em></p> Wed, 21 Nov 18 11:39:54 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/traceability-critical-romaine-outbreak USDA Terminates Smithfield Farm Aid Contract https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-terminates-smithfield-farm-aid-contract <p>USDA has terminated a $240,000 purchase contract with Smithfield Foods that was created under President Donald Trump administration’s agricultural trade bailout program. </p> Tue, 20 Nov 18 14:05:50 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-terminates-smithfield-farm-aid-contract USDA Sued Over Animal Welfare Labels https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-sued-over-animal-welfare-labels <p>The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has filed suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture for failing to require third-party audits of food label claims such as “humane” and “sustainable.”</p> Tue, 20 Nov 18 13:46:50 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-sued-over-animal-welfare-labels The Ability to Remember https://www.porkbusiness.com/ability-remember <p>It’s almost time for one of my favorite holidays – a day to pause and give thanks for the many blessings in my life.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 18 11:32:04 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ability-remember Profit Tracker: Steady Money, Eroding Profits https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-steady-money-eroding-profits <p>Despite steady cash prices at $114, cattle feeding margins declined another $36 per head last week, leaving closeouts just $22 in the black, according to the <a data-entity-type="file" data-entity-=""></a></p> Tue, 20 Nov 18 10:11:16 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-steady-money-eroding-profits 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 Sell the Rumor? Trade Negotiations and Soybean Prices https://www.porkbusiness.com/sell-rumor-trade-negotiations-and-soybean-prices <p><em>By University of Illinois, Stephanie Henry</em></p> Tue, 20 Nov 18 14:50:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/sell-rumor-trade-negotiations-and-soybean-prices U.S. Pork Advertisements Win Prestigious Japanese Award https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-advertisements-win-prestigious-japanese-award <p>A U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) advertising campaign that promotes the high quality of U.S. pork in Japan won accolades from the Japanese advertising industry.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 18 09:00:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-advertisements-win-prestigious-japanese-award 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 PORK Poll: Could Marijuana in the Pig Diet Make a Difference? https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-poll-could-marijuana-pig-diet-make-difference <p>Regardless of where you stand on the issue of medical marijuana, 33 states have now legalized medical marijuana use and the number of cannabis producers looking for ways to utilize plant byproducts</p> Tue, 20 Nov 18 08:07:57 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-poll-could-marijuana-pig-diet-make-difference China Cracks Down on Attempts to Cover Up African Swine Fever https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-cracks-down-attempts-cover-african-swine-fever <p>China confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever on two farms in Heilongjiang province on Monday, the agriculture ministry said in a statement published on its website.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 18 08:01:48 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-cracks-down-attempts-cover-african-swine-fever USDA Scientist Receives Daniel E. Salmon Award https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-scientist-receives-daniel-e-salmon-award <p>U.S.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 18 14:44:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-scientist-receives-daniel-e-salmon-award Gene-Editing Finding its Way to the Farm https://www.porkbusiness.com/gene-editing-finding-its-way-farm <p>Cows born without horns or pigs that never reach puberty? These scenarios could become a reality soon thanks to new gene-editing tools.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 18 18:18:47 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gene-editing-finding-its-way-farm When Swine Aren't Fine: 3 Steps to Reduce Foreign Animal Disease Risk https://www.porkbusiness.com/when-swine-arent-fine-3-steps-reduce-foreign-animal-disease-risk <p>As the world swine population continues to grow domestically and internationally, this opens doors to producers and veterinarians to visit production locations away from home.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 18 15:59:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/when-swine-arent-fine-3-steps-reduce-foreign-animal-disease-risk Farm Factors Influencing Influenza A Virus Infection In Weaner Pigs https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-factors-influencing-influenza-virus-infection-weaner-pigs <p><span><span><i><span><span><span></span></span></span></i></span></span></p> Mon, 19 Nov 18 12:59:08 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-factors-influencing-influenza-virus-infection-weaner-pigs Biosecurity Workshop Series For Iowa Pork Producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/biosecurity-workshop-series-iowa-pork-producers <p>Coverage of China’s outbreak of African Swine Fever, and continuing foot and mouth threats abroad have producers, veterinarians and industry leaders on edge.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 18 12:27:33 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/biosecurity-workshop-series-iowa-pork-producers The Surprise Fuel Flows Sparked by a Raging U.S.-China Trade War https://www.porkbusiness.com/surprise-fuel-flows-sparked-raging-us-china-trade-war <p>(Bloomberg) -- A Southeast Asian nation that was a bit player in the biofuel market is suddenly buying and selling unprecedented supplies.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 18 13:07:52 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/surprise-fuel-flows-sparked-raging-us-china-trade-war Comment Period Extended On Cell-Cultured Food, Says USDA, FDA https://www.porkbusiness.com/comment-period-extended-cell-cultured-food-says-usda-fda <p>Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 18 19:01:51 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/comment-period-extended-cell-cultured-food-says-usda-fda Cash Feeder Pig Prices Average $47.32, Up $3.91 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-4732-391-last-week <p><em>By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest</em><br /></p> Fri, 16 Nov 18 17:40:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-4732-391-last-week Is Strep Suis Making a Comeback?  https://www.porkbusiness.com/strep-suis-making-comeback <p>No one wants <em>Streptococcus suis (Strep suis) </em>to make a comeback this winter, but with the changing seasons, veterinarians say to be on the lookout.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 18 15:15:57 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/strep-suis-making-comeback Murphy: Embracing the Full Vegan https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-embracing-full-vegan <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><i><span><span><span>The opinions in this commentary are those of Dan Murphy, a ve</span></span></span></i></p> Fri, 16 Nov 18 13:22:37 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-embracing-full-vegan Time: The Older You Get, The Faster It Goes https://www.porkbusiness.com/time-older-you-get-faster-it-goes <p class="MsoNormal"><span><p></p></span></p> Fri, 16 Nov 18 13:29:22 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/time-older-you-get-faster-it-goes 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 Researchers 111 Years Apart Agree, Manure Restores Soil Health https://www.porkbusiness.com/researchers-111-years-apart-agree-manure-restores-soil-health <p><em>By Jen Sorenson, Iowa Select Farms</em></p> Fri, 16 Nov 18 09:38:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/researchers-111-years-apart-agree-manure-restores-soil-health University of Illinois Moves Ahead with Feed Technology Center https://www.porkbusiness.com/university-illinois-moves-ahead-feed-technology-center <p>The University of Illinois has entered a public-private partnership to build a new state-of-the-art Feed Technology Center near campus for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sc</p> Fri, 16 Nov 18 08:03:27 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/university-illinois-moves-ahead-feed-technology-center Strong Third Quarter for Red Meat and Poultry Exports https://www.porkbusiness.com/strong-third-quarter-red-meat-and-poultry-exports <p>U.S. red meat exports had a strong finish to the third quarter, according to data compiled by USDA agencies (Foreign Agriculture Service and the Economic Research Service).</p> Fri, 16 Nov 18 06:37:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/strong-third-quarter-red-meat-and-poultry-exports Fast Food or Healthy Food? Nutritionist Says You Can Do Both https://www.porkbusiness.com/fast-food-or-healthy-food-nutritionist-says-you-can-do-both <p>In the rush of daily life, eating at fast food restaurants is often the default choice for getting through the to-do list.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 18 05:55:09 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fast-food-or-healthy-food-nutritionist-says-you-can-do-both Murphy: Smaller, Newer, Better https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-smaller-newer-better <p>During the nearly 10 years I lived in Chicago, it was practically mandatory for the residents of the Windy City — and Illinois in general — to make fun of those “cheeseheads” up north in Wisconsin.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 18 16:48:30 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-smaller-newer-better China's Top Pig Farm Agrees to Lower Protein in Animal Feed https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-top-pig-farm-agrees-lower-protein-animal-feed <p>China's top pig farming company announced it will make changes to lower protein in animal feed. A company executive with Wens Foodstuffs Group told Reuters about the changes, but the executive says</p> Thu, 15 Nov 18 15:03:06 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-top-pig-farm-agrees-lower-protein-animal-feed Profit Tracker: Steady Pre-holiday Margins https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-steady-pre-holiday-margins <p>Cattle feeding margins declined $9 per head last week, leaving average cash margins at $58.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 18 15:35:17 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-steady-pre-holiday-margins Hog Manure Might Be Corn’s Next Sidedressing Option https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-manure-might-be-corns-next-sidedressing-option <p>Researchers at the University of Minnesota are looking at new ways to use hog manure for fertilizer.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 18 13:32:23 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-manure-might-be-corns-next-sidedressing-option 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 USDA Combats Antimicrobial Resistance https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-combats-antimicrobial-resistance <p>Scientists from USDA developed the tools to mass produce penicillin, which was used for treating wounded soldiers over 70 years ago during World War II.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 18 10:35:45 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-combats-antimicrobial-resistance New Product News: DSM, Hog Slat, TAGARNO https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-product-news-dsm-hog-slat-tagarno <p><strong>DSM announces VevoVitall research results</strong></p> Thu, 15 Nov 18 08:30:34 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-product-news-dsm-hog-slat-tagarno Learn and Network at Top Producer Summit https://www.porkbusiness.com/learn-and-network-top-producer-summit <p>If you’re ready to begin your 2019 farm game plan, it’s time to register for the <a href="https://www.tpsummit.com/">Top Producer Summit</a>.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 18 12:17:46 -0600 Sara Schafer https://www.porkbusiness.com/learn-and-network-top-producer-summit China’s Demand for Chicken Soars as Sick Pigs Scare Customers https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-demand-chicken-soars-sick-pigs-scare-customers <p>(Bloomberg) -- More Chinese are shifting to poultry from pork as the spread of African swine fever worries consumers, sending prices of chicken meat to the highest level in at least three years.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 18 08:42:13 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-demand-chicken-soars-sick-pigs-scare-customers China Outlines Possible Trade Concessions to U.S. Before G20 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-outlines-possible-trade-concessions-us-g20 <p>(Bloomberg) -- Chinese officials have outlined a series of potential concessions to the Trump administration for the first time since the summer as they continue to try to resolve a trade war betwe</p> Thu, 15 Nov 18 12:37:01 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-outlines-possible-trade-concessions-us-g20 Illinois Pork, Corn, Soybean Groups Donate 8,500 lb. of Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/illinois-pork-corn-soybean-groups-donate-8500-lb-pork <p>As part of the 10th anniversary of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Illinois Soybean Assoc</p> Wed, 14 Nov 18 14:31:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/illinois-pork-corn-soybean-groups-donate-8500-lb-pork Vice President Talks Trade in Singapore and Japan https://www.porkbusiness.com/vice-president-talks-trade-singapore-and-japan <p>U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is now in Singapore. He's attending summits on behalf of President Trump and trade is a top issue.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 18 09:31:10 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/vice-president-talks-trade-singapore-and-japan Research Gets the Scoop on Manure Versus Inorganic Fertilizers https://www.porkbusiness.com/research-gets-scoop-manure-versus-inorganic-fertilizers <p><em>Source: Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)</em></p> Wed, 14 Nov 18 11:43:48 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/research-gets-scoop-manure-versus-inorganic-fertilizers Turkey Prices Hit A 10-Year Low Ahead of Thanksgiving https://www.porkbusiness.com/turkey-prices-hit-10-year-low-ahead-thanksgiving <p>Grocery shoppers are getting a gift ahead of Thanksgiving with the lowest turkey prices in the past 10 years.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 18 11:16:43 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/turkey-prices-hit-10-year-low-ahead-thanksgiving OIE's New Campaign Rallies Industry to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance https://www.porkbusiness.com/oies-new-campaign-rallies-industry-fight-antimicrobial-resistance <p>When it comes to fighting antimicrobial resistance, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is rallying everyone from producers to veterinarians to policymakers to step up. </p> Wed, 14 Nov 18 10:58:30 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/oies-new-campaign-rallies-industry-fight-antimicrobial-resistance Your Wednesday Weather: A Look at the Latest Moisture Map https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-wednesday-weather-look-latest-moisture-map <p>Meteorologist Cindi Clawson has a look at the latest moisture map and the changes she's seeing in the Midwest.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 18 09:29:58 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-wednesday-weather-look-latest-moisture-map USFRA’s Brad Greenway Helps Farmers Find Their Voice https://www.porkbusiness.com/usfras-brad-greenway-helps-farmers-find-their-voice <p>Brad Greenway is more optimistic than ever about the opportunities ahead for farmers and ranchers. Last week, he turned over the reins in his role as chairman of the U.S.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 18 23:31:59 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usfras-brad-greenway-helps-farmers-find-their-voice Summer Quarter Meat and Dairy Demand Mixed on Strong Economy https://www.porkbusiness.com/summer-quarter-meat-and-dairy-demand-mixed-strong-economy <p>The net value of goods and service produced by the U.S. economy during the summer increased at a 3.5% annual rate. That followed a solid Spring quarter, which was up 4.2%. Sustained U.S.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 18 05:14:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/summer-quarter-meat-and-dairy-demand-mixed-strong-economy Corn Prices Show Lackluster Response to Smaller Crop https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-prices-show-lackluster-response-smaller-crop <p><a name="element_1076892" id="element_1076892"></a>The USDA reports released on Nov.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 18 15:12:32 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-prices-show-lackluster-response-smaller-crop HR Planning: 4 Steps to Identify Workplace Needs https://www.porkbusiness.com/hr-planning-4-steps-identify-workplace-needs <p>Strategic HR planning is required when implementing operational plans and goals for an organization.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 18 14:26:53 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hr-planning-4-steps-identify-workplace-needs South Korea, Thailand & Vietnam Step Up Quarantine Efforts Against ASF https://www.porkbusiness.com/south-korea-thailand-vietnam-step-quarantine-efforts-against-asf <p>Animal health officials in southwest Asia are increasing measures to prevent African swine fever from entering their countries, after China reported confirmation of <a href="https://www.porkbusines&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Tue, 13 Nov 18 16:23:11 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/south-korea-thailand-vietnam-step-quarantine-efforts-against-asf Woolsey Fire Destroys Historic California Movie Set https://www.porkbusiness.com/woolsey-fire-destroys-historic-california-movie-set <p>The Woolsey fire in Southern California destroyed Paramount Ranch, a historic western movie set.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 18 16:58:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/woolsey-fire-destroys-historic-california-movie-set National Pork Board and USMEF to Partner on Pork 2040 Research Study https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-pork-board-and-usmef-partner-pork-2040-research-study <p>The National Pork Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the U.S.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 18 09:42:15 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-pork-board-and-usmef-partner-pork-2040-research-study Meat Has a Replacement But No One Knows What to Call It https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-has-replacement-no-one-knows-what-call-it <p>Lab-grown. Cell-based. Clean. In vitro. Cultured. Fake. Artificial. Synthetic. Meat 2.0. These are all terms that refer to the same kind of food, one that’s not even on the market yet.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 18 08:21:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-has-replacement-no-one-knows-what-call-it Influenza D: Is it a Risk to Humans? https://www.porkbusiness.com/influenza-d-it-risk-humans <p>Seven years ago, a South Dakota State University research team isolated an unknown flu virus, later categorized as influenza D virus (IDV), in a diseased pig.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 18 10:18:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/influenza-d-it-risk-humans Your $150 Wagyu Beef Could Get Even More Expensive. Blame China's Pigs https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-150-wagyu-beef-could-get-even-more-expensive-blame-chinas-pigs <p>The world’s most pampered cows are finding that a key supplement in their carefully designed diet is getting harder to come by thanks to thousands of pigs falling sick in China.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 18 09:20:44 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-150-wagyu-beef-could-get-even-more-expensive-blame-chinas-pigs Stocks Drop: Is Ag Economy at Risk? https://www.porkbusiness.com/stocks-drop-ag-economy-risk <p>The U.S. stock market starting the week in a free fall. The <a href="https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/%5EDJI?p=^DJI">Dow Jones Industrial Average</a> dropping some 600 points Monday.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 16:00:20 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/stocks-drop-ag-economy-risk Pork Leadership Applications Due Nov. 30 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-leadership-applications-due-nov-30 <p>The Iowa Pork Producers Association is now accepting applications for its 2019 Iowa Pork Leadership Academy. Applications are due Nov. 30, 2018. <br />  </p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 15:42:31 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-leadership-applications-due-nov-30 Meat Soup of the Day https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-soup-day <p>If you’ve ever binge-watched — is there any other way watch television? — the “World’s Strongest Man,” you’d no doubt agree that the spectacle can be quite entertaining.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 15:56:08 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-soup-day Seaboard Settles ICE Investigation For $1 Million https://www.porkbusiness.com/seaboard-settles-ice-investigation-1-million <p>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Seaboard Corp.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 14:13:34 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/seaboard-settles-ice-investigation-1-million JBS, China Agree To $1.5 Billion Trade Deal https://www.porkbusiness.com/jbs-china-agree-15-billion-trade-deal <p>Brazilian meat packer JBS SA has signed a trade pact with Alibaba’s Win-Chain that will send approximately $1.5 billion in beef, pork and poultry to China over the next three years.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 13:22:03 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/jbs-china-agree-15-billion-trade-deal 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 African Swine Fever Reported in Chinese Feed Supply https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-reported-chinese-feed-supply <p>Fear of African swine fever (ASF) is on the rise in China and beyond.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 11:15:15 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-reported-chinese-feed-supply 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 7 Tips to Develop a Strong Marketing Plan for 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/7-tips-develop-strong-marketing-plan-2019 <p>As producers look ahead to 2019, it’s important to start developing a marketing plan.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 09:53:37 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/7-tips-develop-strong-marketing-plan-2019 Cash Weaner Pig Prices Average $43.45, Up $2.87 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-4345-287-last-week <p>This market update is a PorkBusiness weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production. All information contained in this update is for the week ended November 9, 2018.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 08:30:27 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-4345-287-last-week U.S., Mexico, Canada Ministers Expected to Sign Trade Pact Nov. 30 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-mexico-canada-ministers-expected-sign-trade-pact-nov-30 <p>Cabinet ministers from the U.S., Mexico and Canada will sign a new trade agreement on Nov. 30, Mexico’s economy minister said Thursday.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 18 14:39:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-mexico-canada-ministers-expected-sign-trade-pact-nov-30 Company News: The Specialty Mfg. Co., Tonisity https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-specialty-mfg-co-tonisity <p><strong>The Specialty Mfg. Co. Develops New Toggle Valve To Reduce Water Waste</strong></p> Fri, 09 Nov 18 14:00:00 -0600 Jennifer Shike https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-specialty-mfg-co-tonisity Research Confirms Seneca Virus A in Feed, Validates Sampling Methods https://www.porkbusiness.com/research-confirms-seneca-virus-feed-validates-sampling-methods <p>Feed biosecurity is on the minds of many as threats of foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreaks continue to make headlines across the country.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 18 14:43:53 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/research-confirms-seneca-virus-feed-validates-sampling-methods Poll: Should Researchers Look at Marijuana Byproducts in Pig Diet? https://www.porkbusiness.com/poll-should-researchers-look-marijuana-byproducts-pig-diet <p>According to Forbes, a growing majority of voters support legalizing marijuana.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 18 11:27:32 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/poll-should-researchers-look-marijuana-byproducts-pig-diet Ex-JBS Executive and Co-Owner Joesley Batista Arrested Again in Brazil https://www.porkbusiness.com/ex-jbs-executive-and-co-owner-joesley-batista-arrested-again-brazil <p>Brazilian police arrested Joesley Batista on Friday in connection with an ongoing investigation into illegal campaign contributions.</p> Sat, 10 Nov 18 02:20:31 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ex-jbs-executive-and-co-owner-joesley-batista-arrested-again-brazil Hormel Honors Two Military Heroes with Scholarships https://www.porkbusiness.com/hormel-honors-two-military-heroes-scholarships <p>Nelson Lister and Marie Stimpson are the 2018 winners of $10,000 Hormel Heroes Scholarships.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 18 10:43:30 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hormel-honors-two-military-heroes-scholarships MU Extension Receives Grant to Improve Water And Nutrient Recycling https://www.porkbusiness.com/mu-extension-receives-grant-improve-water-and-nutrient-recycling <p>University of Missouri Extension researchers are among the recipients of a new five-year, $4.34 million grant from USDA to study water and nutrient recycling, says MU Extension agricultural enginee</p> Fri, 09 Nov 18 10:03:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mu-extension-receives-grant-improve-water-and-nutrient-recycling Are You Ready for 2019? https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-you-ready-2019 <p>We have crossed the Rubicon in the U.S. pork industry. When Julius Caesar made this strategic move before the birth of Christ, he quoted a poet, “Let the die be cast,” and so it was and is.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 18 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-you-ready-2019 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 The Heartbreak of Vegetarianism https://www.porkbusiness.com/heartbreak-vegetarianism <p><em>The opinions in this commentary are those of Dan Murphy, a veteran journalist and commentator.</em></p> Sat, 10 Nov 18 02:43:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/heartbreak-vegetarianism Be on the Lookout for Mycotoxins in Livestock Feed https://www.porkbusiness.com/be-lookout-mycotoxins-livestock-feed <p>Producers need to be diligent about monitoring for mycotoxins in livestock feed this winter on the heels of weather conditions that promoted their growth this fall.<br />  </p> Sat, 10 Nov 18 02:43:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/be-lookout-mycotoxins-livestock-feed Felony Charges For “Liberating” Chickens https://www.porkbusiness.com/felony-charges-liberating-chickens <p>Six animal rights activists claimed they were liberating chickens during a protest in California in September.</p> Sat, 10 Nov 18 02:23:36 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/felony-charges-liberating-chickens Harvest and Storage Tips to Limit Mycotoxins Growth in Corn https://www.porkbusiness.com/harvest-and-storage-tips-limit-mycotoxins-growth-corn <p>Certain parts of the Corn Belt experienced extreme weather and temperature conditions, leading to damaging levels of ear rot.</p> Sat, 10 Nov 18 02:48:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/harvest-and-storage-tips-limit-mycotoxins-growth-corn 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 SHIC Releases November Domestic Swine Disease Monitoring Report https://www.porkbusiness.com/shic-releases-november-domestic-swine-disease-monitoring-report <p>More than 6,000 porcine reproductive and respiratory (PRRS) PCR cases were reported in October for the first time in a single month according to the <a href="https://www.swinehealth.org/domestic-di&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Thu, 08 Nov 18 13:35:17 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/shic-releases-november-domestic-swine-disease-monitoring-report Company News: Pharmgate and ECO Animal Health Expand Partnership https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-pharmgate-and-eco-animal-health-expand-partnership <p>ECO-Pharm Limited, a joint venture of Pharmgate and ECO Animal Health, is expanding its line of swine vaccines into Japan and Brazil.<br />  </p> Thu, 08 Nov 18 09:54:59 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-pharmgate-and-eco-animal-health-expand-partnership 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 Plans Visit to Colombia—A Rapidly Growing Pork Market https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-plans-visit-colombia-rapidly-growing-pork-market <p>A diverse team of pork industry leaders will visit Colombia Nov. 13-16 for a comprehensive look at one of the fast-growing international markets for U.S. pork.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 18 18:25:17 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-plans-visit-colombia-rapidly-growing-pork-market 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 Custom Vaccines Move the Needle Forward https://www.porkbusiness.com/custom-vaccines-move-needle-forward <p class="MsoNormal"><span></span></p> Wed, 07 Nov 18 18:23:34 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/custom-vaccines-move-needle-forward California Passes Animal Welfare Law https://www.porkbusiness.com/california-passes-animal-welfare-law <p>Californians voted to let chickens roam freely on Tuesday. Proposition 12, which would require all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free hens by 2022, was approved with 59% of the vote.</p> Sat, 10 Nov 18 02:48:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/california-passes-animal-welfare-law Ganaderos Borges Inc. Recalls Pork Possibly Contaminated with Metal https://www.porkbusiness.com/ganaderos-borges-inc-recalls-pork-possibly-contaminated-metal <p>Ganaderos Borges Inc., in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, is recalling approximately 14,760 pounds of pork patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the USDA’s Fo</p> Wed, 07 Nov 18 18:37:57 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ganaderos-borges-inc-recalls-pork-possibly-contaminated-metal Alltech Opens Manufacturing Facility in India  https://www.porkbusiness.com/alltech-opens-manufacturing-facility-india <p>Alltech officially opened its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Pune, India, on Oct. 27.</p> Sat, 10 Nov 18 02:48:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/alltech-opens-manufacturing-facility-india Beagle Brigade Steps Up to Keep Foreign Animal Disease Out https://www.porkbusiness.com/beagle-brigade-steps-keep-foreign-animal-disease-out <p>U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Agriculture Canine (K9) teams are making headlines as threats of African swine fever hitting U.S. soil are causing alarm within the pork industry.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 18 18:30:08 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/beagle-brigade-steps-keep-foreign-animal-disease-out 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 NCBA Defends Checkoff Against R-CALF, Activists https://www.porkbusiness.com/ncba-defends-checkoff-against-r-calf-activists <p>Calling the expansion of the lawsuit against the beef checkoff to include 13 more states disappointing, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) reaffirmed it will continue to defend the ch</p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 10:07:39 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ncba-defends-checkoff-against-r-calf-activists A different approach in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah https://www.porkbusiness.com/different-approach-north-carolina-virginia-and-utah <p><em>Click here to read Part 1: Turning Liquid Gold Into Green Energy</em></p> <p> </p> Thu, 06 Dec 18 14:52:05 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/different-approach-north-carolina-virginia-and-utah Feeding Margins Improve, Packers Over $200 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-margins-improve-packers-over-200 <p>Cattle feeders saw profit margins improve $32 to a total of $67 per head last week. Cash fed cattle prices averaged $1.30 per cwt.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 18 10:07:12 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-margins-improve-packers-over-200 Pork Exports Holding Despite Retaliatory Duties in China and Mexico  https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-exports-holding-despite-retaliatory-duties-china-and-mexico <p>Retaliatory duties in China and Mexico continue to challenge U.S. pork exports, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).</p> Tue, 06 Nov 18 09:56:27 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-exports-holding-despite-retaliatory-duties-china-and-mexico 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 Leftover Feed in the Bin at Closeout: Manage That Remaining Feed https://www.porkbusiness.com/leftover-feed-bin-closeout-manage-remaining-feed <p><em>By K-State Applied Swine Nutrition Team: Joel DeRouchey, Fangzhou Wu, Mike Tokach, Bob Goodband, Steve Dritz and Jason Woodworth</em><br /></p> Tue, 06 Nov 18 05:55:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/leftover-feed-bin-closeout-manage-remaining-feed Checkoff Suit Can Expand to More States, Court Says https://www.porkbusiness.com/checkoff-suit-can-expand-more-states-court-says <p>The federal district court in Montana has granted the motion by Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) to expand its beef checkoff lawsuit against the U.S.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 18 08:39:02 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/checkoff-suit-can-expand-more-states-court-says Plant-based Seafood Hits Market https://www.porkbusiness.com/plant-based-seafood-hits-market <p>A plant-based tuna alternative is now available for consumers.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 18 16:10:06 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/plant-based-seafood-hits-market An Evolutionary Process https://www.porkbusiness.com/evolutionary-process <p><em>The opinions in this commentary are those of Dan Murphy, a veteran journalist and commentator.</em></p> Mon, 05 Nov 18 16:36:55 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/evolutionary-process Up & Coming Leaders: Meet Jessica Lowell https://www.porkbusiness.com/coming-leaders-meet-jessica-lowell <p>Meet Jessica Lowell, one of the first two students to be featured in Farm Journal PORK's new regular feature, Up &amp; Coming Leaders.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 18 14:16:53 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/coming-leaders-meet-jessica-lowell Antimicrobial Resistance: Hospitals, Farms Share More Than You Think https://www.porkbusiness.com/antimicrobial-resistance-hospitals-farms-share-more-you-think <p>What do hospitals and pig farms have in common? More than you think, says Bill Pomputius, pediatric infection disease consultant at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.<br /></p> Mon, 05 Nov 18 14:06:41 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/antimicrobial-resistance-hospitals-farms-share-more-you-think Pork Exports Still Facing Headwinds https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-exports-still-facing-headwinds <p>Pork exports continued to be impacted by retaliatory duties in China and Mexico, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).</p> Mon, 05 Nov 18 13:04:04 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-exports-still-facing-headwinds China Confirms 50th Case of African Swine Fever https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-confirms-50th-case-african-swine-fever <p>Although China linked feeding kitchen waste to pigs for the majority of the early cases of African swine fever detected in the world’s largest pork-producing country, the cause of the latest ASF ou</p> Tue, 06 Nov 18 09:24:44 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-confirms-50th-case-african-swine-fever 7 Ground Rules For Productive Meetings https://www.porkbusiness.com/7-ground-rules-productive-meetings <p>Ahead of your next family meeting, set rules all participants can agree to follow, recommends Johnne Syverson, a family business consultant with Transition Point Business Advisors.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 18 07:30:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/7-ground-rules-productive-meetings Unlikely Allies Join Together to Save the Monarch Butterfly https://www.porkbusiness.com/unlikely-allies-join-together-save-monarch-butterfly <p>The world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, Smithfield Foods, Inc., is the first food company to participate in a new program with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Roeslein Alternative</p> Tue, 06 Nov 18 10:52:10 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/unlikely-allies-join-together-save-monarch-butterfly Confronting Animal Agriculture's Challenges Through Growing Initiative https://www.porkbusiness.com/confronting-animal-agricultures-challenges-through-growing-initiative <p>With $600,000 from Michigan State University and the backing of the animal agriculture industry, the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture was born in 2015.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 18 04:40:00 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/confronting-animal-agricultures-challenges-through-growing-initiative 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 Cash Feeder Pig Prices Average $40.48, Up $0.93 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-4048-093-last-week <p><em>By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest</em></p> Fri, 02 Nov 18 15:56:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-4048-093-last-week 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 Coleman Family Builds Pig Barn to Bring Livestock Back to the Farm https://www.porkbusiness.com/coleman-family-builds-pig-barn-bring-livestock-back-farm <p>Charlie Coleman and family recently built a new 2,480-head pig barn outside of Donnellson, Ill.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 18 14:05:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/coleman-family-builds-pig-barn-bring-livestock-back-farm Polled Pork: What’s Your Favorite Pork Cut? https://www.porkbusiness.com/polled-pork-whats-your-favorite-pork-cut <p>We asked, you answered. We’re not trying to make you hangry here, but any way you slice it, the other white meat serves up some of the tastiest morsels known to man.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 18 14:01:58 -0500 Portia Stewart https://www.porkbusiness.com/polled-pork-whats-your-favorite-pork-cut Beagle Brigade Protection:Agriculture’s Not-So-Secret Canine Weapons https://www.porkbusiness.com/beagle-brigade-protectionagricultures-not-so-secret-canine-weapons <p>United States Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Agriculture Canine (K9) Hardy captured America’s heart when he discovered a 2 lb.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 18 23:35:56 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/beagle-brigade-protectionagricultures-not-so-secret-canine-weapons Set A Date For Succession Planning https://www.porkbusiness.com/set-date-succession-planning <p>The succession-planning process is complex and lengthy. To keep your eye on the ball and meet your goals, your family must meet regularly to foster good communication and trust.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 18 13:01:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/set-date-succession-planning Could Cannabis Improve Pork Flavor? Weed-Fed Pigs Creating Stir https://www.porkbusiness.com/could-cannabis-improve-pork-flavor-weed-fed-pigs-creating-stir <p><em>Editor's Note: The views expressed in this piece are those of the sources and do not represent the views of Farm Journal Media.</em></p> Fri, 02 Nov 18 14:41:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/could-cannabis-improve-pork-flavor-weed-fed-pigs-creating-stir Get Your Barns Ready for Winter https://www.porkbusiness.com/get-your-barns-ready-winter <p><span><span>As farmers, we know that raising livestock and growing crops comes with a number of challenges that may be out of </span></span></p> Fri, 02 Nov 18 05:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/get-your-barns-ready-winter 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 Think Outside The Box For Staffing Plans https://www.porkbusiness.com/think-outside-box-staffing-plans <p><em>By Josh Maschhoff, The Maschhoffs</em><br /></p> Fri, 02 Nov 18 10:30:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/think-outside-box-staffing-plans OIE Calls For Limits On Use Of Antimicrobials https://www.porkbusiness.com/oie-calls-limits-use-antimicrobials <p>Global leaders in animal health concluded a meeting in Morocco with renewed calls for veterinarians and farmers to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock production.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 18 16:09:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/oie-calls-limits-use-antimicrobials 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 China's Pigs May Not Need to Go on Such a Strict Diet After All https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-pigs-may-not-need-go-such-strict-diet-after-all <p>(Bloomberg) -- China’s 400 million pigs may not have to go on such a stringent diet after all.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 22:10:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-pigs-may-not-need-go-such-strict-diet-after-all 5 Things #PORKtober Taught Us https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-things-porktober-taught-us <p>During the month of October, the pork industry celebrated pork and the hardworking farmers who put pork on your plate.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 15:38:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-things-porktober-taught-us 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 China Lifts African Swine Fever Restrictions in Jilin https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-lifts-african-swine-fever-restrictions-jilin <p>Chinese officials are lifting African swine fever-related restrictions in Gongzhuling city of northeastern Jilin prov</p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 14:23:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-lifts-african-swine-fever-restrictions-jilin Overqualified: Is This Even a Thing? https://www.porkbusiness.com/overqualified-even-thing <p><em>By AgCareers.com</em><br /></p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 13:43:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/overqualified-even-thing Diseases Strike Abroad https://www.porkbusiness.com/diseases-strike-abroad <p>Tariffs and disease—two words that bring fear into every livestock producer and industry stakeholder. Even as trade talks continue, the U.S.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 11:54:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/diseases-strike-abroad When the Stars Align: FFA’s Four Top Winners https://www.porkbusiness.com/when-stars-align-ffas-four-top-winners <p>Thousands of blue FFA jackets poured into the National FFA Convention &amp; Expo in October.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 16:26:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/when-stars-align-ffas-four-top-winners Managing IAV-S: New Data Show Significant Improvement in Average Daily Gain (ADG) and Mortality https://www.porkbusiness.com/managing-iav-s-new-data-show-significant-improvement-average-daily-gain-adg-and-mortality <p><span>Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) is costly to the swine industry, especially when coinfection with other respiratory pathogens is present.</span></p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 11:04:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/managing-iav-s-new-data-show-significant-improvement-average-daily-gain-adg-and-mortality Fowl News: CDC Says It’s Safe to Dress Up Chickens for Halloween https://www.porkbusiness.com/fowl-news-cdc-says-its-safe-dress-chickens-halloween <p>Fake news stories warning about the dangers of dressing chickens in Halloween costumes forced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to put out a statement contradicting the erroneous</p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 10:47:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fowl-news-cdc-says-its-safe-dress-chickens-halloween Size Doesn’t Matter For Animal Welfare https://www.porkbusiness.com/size-doesnt-matter-animal-welfare <p>The size of a livestock feeding facility does not affect the quality of animal welfare.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 18 07:04:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/size-doesnt-matter-animal-welfare When Livestock Euthanasia is Necessary https://www.porkbusiness.com/when-livestock-euthanasia-necessary <p>When animals need to be euthanized, it’s a hard thing to think about. It’s even harder when you’re the one having to do it.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 09:51:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/when-livestock-euthanasia-necessary Keep ASF Vaccine News in Perspective https://www.porkbusiness.com/keep-asf-vaccine-news-perspective <p>The toll African swine fever (ASF) is taking on pork production worldwide is alarming, to say the least.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 12:53:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/keep-asf-vaccine-news-perspective University of Missouri receives $7.2 million for swine model research https://www.porkbusiness.com/university-missouri-receives-72-million-swine-model-research <p>The University of Missouri has received $7.229 million for continued operation of the National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC).</p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 12:51:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/university-missouri-receives-72-million-swine-model-research Fourth Circuit Rebukes District Court Judge and Overturns Gag Order https://www.porkbusiness.com/fourth-circuit-rebukes-district-court-judge-and-overturns-gag-order <p><em>Source: North Carolina Pork Council</em></p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 17:00:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fourth-circuit-rebukes-district-court-judge-and-overturns-gag-order Rally Pulls Feeders To Black, Packers Over $200 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rally-pulls-feeders-black-packers-over-200 <p>Last week’s $3 cash fed cattle rally improved cattle feeding closeouts $79 per head, leaving owners with profit margins of $36 per head, according to the <a data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid=""></a></p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 15:42:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rally-pulls-feeders-black-packers-over-200 Corn and Soybean Acreage Prospects for 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-and-soybean-acreage-prospects-2019 <p>As harvest wraps up, considerable speculation will occur over the next few months about the acreage decisions farmers will make in 2019.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 14:37:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-and-soybean-acreage-prospects-2019 Kids Celebrate Halloween with Ag Related Costumes https://www.porkbusiness.com/kids-celebrate-halloween-ag-related-costumes-0 <p> </p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 14:18:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/kids-celebrate-halloween-ag-related-costumes-0 Kids Celebrate Halloween with Ag Related Costumes - Page 2 https://www.porkbusiness.com/kids-celebrate-halloween-ag-related-costumes-page-2 <h2> </h2> <p> </p> Wed, 31 Oct 18 12:36:23 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/kids-celebrate-halloween-ag-related-costumes-page-2 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 Buffalo: Back From The Brink https://www.porkbusiness.com/buffalo-back-brink <p>Mention Africa, and there’s little debate that the lion is the continent’s iconic animal, the symbol of a creature that is not only unique to that land mass but emblematic of its wild heritage.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 13:42:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/buffalo-back-brink China Lowering Protein Requirements https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-lowering-protein-requirements <p> China is making major changes due to its ongoing trade battle with the U.S.  China's Feed Industry Association approving new standards for feed for pigs and chickens.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 12:58:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-lowering-protein-requirements 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 OIE Takes Aim At Antimicrobial Resistance https://www.porkbusiness.com/oie-takes-aim-antimicrobial-resistance <p>A conference in Morocco this week may significantly impact how you’ll use antibiotics for your livestock in the future.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 16:13:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/oie-takes-aim-antimicrobial-resistance 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 Snelson Named AASV New Executive Director https://www.porkbusiness.com/snelson-named-aasv-new-executive-director <p>For the first time in 25 years, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) will have a new Executive Director, Dr. Harry Snelson.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 18:51:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/snelson-named-aasv-new-executive-director Iowa State Meat Science Program Celebrates Century of Influence https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-state-meat-science-program-celebrates-century-influence <p>Iowa State University’s Department of Animal Science celebrates 100 years of meat science in November when current and retired faculty, alumni and students will gather to recognize one of the count</p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 05:55:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-state-meat-science-program-celebrates-century-influence Expect a Cold Winter East of the Rockies https://www.porkbusiness.com/expect-cold-winter-east-rockies <p>Forecasters are starting to roll out their expectations for early winter.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 18 12:37:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/expect-cold-winter-east-rockies ‘Billion Vegans’ Debuts With 4,500 Products https://www.porkbusiness.com/billion-vegans-debuts-4500-products <p>Billed as the “Amazon for Vegans,” entrepreneurs Amir Lavi and Alon Hochberg have launched an online platform they call Billion Vegans.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 18 16:38:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/billion-vegans-debuts-4500-products How Quickly Can You Provide Information in Event of a FAD? https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-quickly-can-you-provide-information-event-fad <p>In the event of a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) identifying potential links to infected Premises will need to happen quickly.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 18 13:22:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-quickly-can-you-provide-information-event-fad Up & Coming Leaders: Meet Hayden Williams https://www.porkbusiness.com/coming-leaders-meet-hayden-williams <p>Meet Hayden Williams, one of the first two students to be featured in Farm Journal PORK's new regular feature, Up &amp; Coming Leaders. We will be featuring some of the fresh, new voices of the por</p> Mon, 29 Oct 18 12:24:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/coming-leaders-meet-hayden-williams Demand for H-2A Guest Workers Continues to Soar https://www.porkbusiness.com/demand-h-2a-guest-workers-continues-soar <p>Fueled by a tight supply of legal farm workers, the number of H-2A temporary agricultural workers certified soared by more than 20% in the past year.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 18 12:25:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/demand-h-2a-guest-workers-continues-soar Smithfield Foods Invests in Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Projects https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-foods-invests-greenhouse-gas-emission-reduction-projects <p><em>By Smithfield Foods, Inc.</em><br /></p> Mon, 29 Oct 18 06:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-foods-invests-greenhouse-gas-emission-reduction-projects Is the United States Taking African Swine Fever Seriously Enough? https://www.porkbusiness.com/united-states-taking-african-swine-fever-seriously-enough <p>The hog market put in one of its best performances last week as the number of African swine fever (ASF) reports climbed in China.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 18 05:55:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/united-states-taking-african-swine-fever-seriously-enough Excitement Grows for Facility That Increases Bio- and Agro-Defense https://www.porkbusiness.com/excitement-grows-facility-increases-bio-and-agro-defense <p>After years of planning, funding requests, and resources, the facility that will serve as the primary defense against accidental or intentional introduction of transboundary animal diseases is bein</p> Sun, 28 Oct 18 20:12:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/excitement-grows-facility-increases-bio-and-agro-defense Cash Weaner Pig Prices Average $39.31, Up $3.19 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-3931-319-last-week <p>This market update is a PorkBusiness weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production. All information contained in this update is for the week ended October 26, 2018.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 18 16:51:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-3931-319-last-week Halloween Profiling https://www.porkbusiness.com/halloween-profiling <p>Halloween is a holiday that comes with responsibilities, a special day that adults are tasked with turning into an exciting event for all the costumed children banging on their door or wearing out </p> Fri, 26 Oct 18 14:07:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/halloween-profiling USDA Lifts Restrictions On Pork Imports From Poland  https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-lifts-restrictions-pork-imports-poland <p>On Thursday, the U.S.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 18 13:59:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-lifts-restrictions-pork-imports-poland USMCA Proposal Provides Hope https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmca-proposal-provides-hope <p>Most farmers agree the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a renegotiation of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), is good news for agriculture and our nation.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 18 14:55:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmca-proposal-provides-hope Discovering Management Material https://www.porkbusiness.com/discovering-management-material <p><em>By <em>T</em>roy Van Hauen, Accelerated Performance Technicians</em></p> Fri, 26 Oct 18 13:42:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/discovering-management-material Don't Worry, McDonald's McRib Sandwich Is Back https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-worry-mcdonalds-mcrib-sandwich-back <p>Admit it, pork lovers. Some of you can’t wait to sink your teeth into a McDonald’s McRib sandwich again.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 18 12:56:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-worry-mcdonalds-mcrib-sandwich-back Smithfield Could be Eligible for Tariff Payments https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-could-be-eligible-tariff-payments <p>China-owned Smithfield Foods could be be getting federal money due to the trade war with China.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 18 12:08:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-could-be-eligible-tariff-payments Map Your 2019 Farm Game Plan in Chicago https://www.porkbusiness.com/map-your-2019-farm-game-plan-chicago <p>If you’re ready to begin your 2019 farm game plan, it’s time to register for the Top Producer Summit.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/map-your-2019-farm-game-plan-chicago Nominate the Nation's Best Female Producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/nominate-nations-best-female-producers <p>The 2019 <a href="https://www.tpsummit.com/">Top Producer Summit</a><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 26 Oct 18 03:00:00 -0500 Sara Schafer https://www.porkbusiness.com/nominate-nations-best-female-producers Will U.S. Pork Benefit from China’s ASF-Induced Supply Issues? https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-us-pork-benefit-chinas-asf-induced-supply-issues <p>With more than 10 Chinese providences reporting cases of African Swine Fever, a new report says this event could change the balance in the global protein sector.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 18 14:53:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-us-pork-benefit-chinas-asf-induced-supply-issues Shamburgers: Shockingly Salty? https://www.porkbusiness.com/shamburgers-shockingly-salty <p><em>The opinions in this commentary are those of Dan Murphy, a veteran journalist and commentator.</em></p> Thu, 25 Oct 18 15:15:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/shamburgers-shockingly-salty A Publicly Traded Vegan Company? https://www.porkbusiness.com/publicly-traded-vegan-company <p>Beyond Meat, the Los Angeles-based manufacturer of plant-based burgers, is the focus of Wall Street rumors.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 18 14:26:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/publicly-traded-vegan-company Wendy’s Spin on Bacon Cheeseburger & Fries is “S’Awesome” https://www.porkbusiness.com/wendys-spin-bacon-cheeseburger-fries-sawesome <p>Frosty and Baconator just got a new friend at <a href="https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wendys-adds-a-sawesome-twist-to-its-classic-bacon-cheeseburger-300726970.html">Wendys</a>—the S’Aweso</p> Thu, 25 Oct 18 13:21:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wendys-spin-bacon-cheeseburger-fries-sawesome Mizzou Workshops Offer Help on Hiring, Retaining Farmworkers https://www.porkbusiness.com/mizzou-workshops-offer-help-hiring-retaining-farmworkers <p>University of Missouri Extension will hold workshops throughout the state on how to attract and keep quality farm laborers.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 18 12:55:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mizzou-workshops-offer-help-hiring-retaining-farmworkers Applying Manure in Unfavorable Conditions https://www.porkbusiness.com/applying-manure-unfavorable-conditions <p>Frequent rainfall has delayed harvest across the state, leading to concerns about whether manure application will be completed.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 18 09:58:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/applying-manure-unfavorable-conditions 2019 Outlook Contains Many Variables https://www.porkbusiness.com/2019-outlook-contains-many-variables <p>Live hog prices improved dramatically from late August through early October, moving against seasonal trends due to factors we are all reading about every day and trying to understand.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 18 05:55:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/2019-outlook-contains-many-variables EWG’s Phony Glyphosate Warning https://www.porkbusiness.com/ewgs-phony-glyphosate-warning <p>The glyphosate legal case winding its way through our legal system provides a crystal-clear example of how a product can be maligned with misunderstanding of science and over-zealous consumer advoc</p> Wed, 24 Oct 18 15:43:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ewgs-phony-glyphosate-warning Japan Finds African Swine Fever In Sausage From China https://www.porkbusiness.com/japan-finds-african-swine-fever-sausage-china <p>Regular meat inspections detected African swine fever in vacuum-packed pork sausage being brought into Japan by a person coming from Beijing, according to <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/u&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Wed, 24 Oct 18 15:14:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/japan-finds-african-swine-fever-sausage-china Kangaroo Court Ruling https://www.porkbusiness.com/kangaroo-court-ruling <p><em>The opinions in this commentary are those of Dan Murphy, a veteran journalist and commentator.</em></p> <p>After the number surpassed 20, I quit counting.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 18 14:07:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/kangaroo-court-ruling President Trump to Meet With China's Leader https://www.porkbusiness.com/president-trump-meet-chinas-leader <p><span lang="EN" lang="EN" lang="EN">New developments that could possibly bring an end to the trade battle with China. President Trump will meet with China's President Xi Jinping.</span></p> Wed, 24 Oct 18 14:53:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/president-trump-meet-chinas-leader Inputs Forecast: Get Creative To Save On Seed Costs https://www.porkbusiness.com/inputs-forecast-get-creative-save-seed-costs <p>Experts aren’t expecting major downward price shifts when it comes to seed—but changing management practices could save money.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 18 14:52:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/inputs-forecast-get-creative-save-seed-costs African Swine Fever Outbreaks Cause Transport Bans In Guangdong https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-outbreaks-cause-transport-bans-guangdong <p>China’s southern Guangdong province banned the transport of live hogs to other parts of the country on Tuesday after two outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) were reported in a neighboring area.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 18 10:43:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-outbreaks-cause-transport-bans-guangdong Kroger Says Plant-Based Foods Among Food Trends For 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/kroger-says-plant-based-foods-among-food-trends-2019 <p>A team of product developers, chefs and innovators at The Kroger Co. predict plant-based foods will be among the top five food trends in 2019.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 18 09:38:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/kroger-says-plant-based-foods-among-food-trends-2019 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 Three Downturn Survival Tips From An Experienced Banker https://www.porkbusiness.com/three-downturn-survival-tips-experienced-banker <p><span><span>Farmers throughout the agriculture industry are struggling.</span></span></p> Wed, 24 Oct 18 10:38:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/three-downturn-survival-tips-experienced-banker Inside PORK 101: Learning the Ins and Outs of Pork Production https://www.porkbusiness.com/inside-pork-101-learning-ins-and-outs-pork-production <p><span>From chefs to accountants to human resource managers, a variety of career paths converge into the swine industry but have little to do with th</span></p> Tue, 23 Oct 18 14:08:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/inside-pork-101-learning-ins-and-outs-pork-production NOAA Predicts Greater Than 70% Chance Of El Nino Winter https://www.porkbusiness.com/noaa-predicts-greater-70-chance-el-nino-winter <p>Despite a wild fall, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expects a warmer-than-normal winter for the western two-thirds of the U.S.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 18 14:19:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/noaa-predicts-greater-70-chance-el-nino-winter Corn Prices Continue To Look for Support https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-prices-continue-look-support <p>December corn futures closed the week on Oct. 19 at $3.67 per bushel, retreating to price levels seen before the October Crop Production report.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 18 13:46:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-prices-continue-look-support New Cases of African Swine Fever in China Affect Key Production Areas https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-cases-african-swine-fever-china-affect-key-production-areas <p>China continues to deal with an outbreak of African swine fever.  Two new cases of A.S.F.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 18 15:18:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-cases-african-swine-fever-china-affect-key-production-areas Soybean, Hog Farmers Anxious for Trade Tensions To Be Resolved https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybean-hog-farmers-anxious-trade-tensions-be-resolved <p>One industry feeds the other—Iowa soybean association president Lindsay Greiner, told AgriTalk host Chip Flory Monday.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 18 12:53:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybean-hog-farmers-anxious-trade-tensions-be-resolved Top 10 Concerning Statements From Animal Rights Activists https://www.porkbusiness.com/top-10-concerning-statements-animal-rights-activists <p>In July, the Animal Agriculture Alliance releases <a href="https://www.animalagalliance.org/resourcelibrary/results.cfm?ID=1146">reports from major animal rights conferences</a>.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 18 13:39:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/top-10-concerning-statements-animal-rights-activists Feeding Margins Remain Red, Packers Remain Flush https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-margins-remain-red-packers-remain-flush <p>Cash cattle prices averaged $1 per cwt lower last week, yet feedyard margins improved $24 per head, producing total losses of $43 per head, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 18 12:47:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-margins-remain-red-packers-remain-flush Inputs Forecast: Fuel Prices Higher, Could Be Volatile https://www.porkbusiness.com/inputs-forecast-fuel-prices-higher-could-be-volatile <p>Fuel prices are difficult to predict in the current political environment.<b> </b>There will be opportunity to lock in low prices, but the fuel market could experience volatility depending on discu</p> Thu, 25 Oct 18 21:27:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/inputs-forecast-fuel-prices-higher-could-be-volatile 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 TB, African Swine Fever and Newcastle Are Big Health Concerns https://www.porkbusiness.com/tb-african-swine-fever-and-newcastle-are-big-health-concerns <p>It’s not until you get a group of animal health professionals together that you realize how many issues they deal with on a daily basis. The U.S.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 18 16:19:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tb-african-swine-fever-and-newcastle-are-big-health-concerns What Can $1.6 Billion Mega Millions Lottery Buy Farmers and Ranchers? https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-can-16-billion-mega-millions-lottery-buy-farmers-and-ranchers <p>Despite having just a 1 in 302.6 million chance of winning the record-high Mega Millions lottery, <a href="https://www.agweb.com/article/farmers-share-agpowerballdreams/">farmers and ranchers are d</a></p> Thu, 25 Oct 18 08:23:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-can-16-billion-mega-millions-lottery-buy-farmers-and-ranchers Cargill Develops Industry-First Robotic Cattle Driver https://www.porkbusiness.com/cargill-develops-industry-first-robotic-cattle-driver <p>Improving animal welfare and employee safety—that’s the top two goals driving the creation of the industry’s first robotic cattle mover.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 18 09:43:34 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cargill-develops-industry-first-robotic-cattle-driver Our Top 7 Posts Trending For #PORKtober https://www.porkbusiness.com/our-top-7-posts-trending-porktober <p>#PORKtober isn't over yet! But, in case you missed it, here are the best posts on <a href="http://www.PorkBusiness.com">PorkBusiness.com</a> so far.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 18 13:10:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/our-top-7-posts-trending-porktober 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 122nd U.S. Animal Health Association Meeting Kicks Off https://www.porkbusiness.com/122nd-us-animal-health-association-meeting-kicks <p>The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA), the nation's animal health forum for over a century, is holding its 122nd annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo., from Oct. 18-24.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 18 08:10:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/122nd-us-animal-health-association-meeting-kicks Semi Crash Scatters Pigs Across Interstate 74 in Illinois https://www.porkbusiness.com/semi-crash-scatters-pigs-across-interstate-74-illinois <p>Two men were injured and pigs were scattered along Interstate 74 near Urbana, Ill., on Friday after a midday accident caused by a deer.</p> Sun, 21 Oct 18 15:59:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/semi-crash-scatters-pigs-across-interstate-74-illinois Professional Wellness Takes Center Stage for Veterinarians https://www.porkbusiness.com/professional-wellness-takes-center-stage-veterinarians <p>Stress: It’s a factor in most professions, but particularly for veterinarians and especially for those just beginning their careers.</p> Sun, 21 Oct 18 12:35:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/professional-wellness-takes-center-stage-veterinarians “Veterinary Students – We Need YOU!” https://www.porkbusiness.com/veterinary-students-we-need-you <p>Veterinary students at the U.S.</p> Sat, 20 Oct 18 14:46:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/veterinary-students-we-need-you Cash Feeder Pig Prices Average $41.21, Down $2.75 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-4121-down-275-last-week <p>This market update is a PorkBusiness weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.  All information contained in this update is for the week ended October 19, 2018.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 18 21:18:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-4121-down-275-last-week Spoiled Child Syndrome https://www.porkbusiness.com/spoiled-child-syndrome <p><em>The opinions in this commentary are those of Dan Murphy, a veteran journalist and commentator.</em></p> <p>Collectively, we’ve become like a bunch of bratty babies.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 18 14:52:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/spoiled-child-syndrome World Food Prize Awards ISU's David Acker With Next Generation Award https://www.porkbusiness.com/world-food-prize-awards-isus-david-acker-next-generation-award <p>The World Food Prize presented the inaugural “Inspiring the Next Generation” award to Iowa State University Associate Dean David Acker.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 18 14:24:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/world-food-prize-awards-isus-david-acker-next-generation-award Livestock Protein Still Tops Plant-based Alternatives for Consumers https://www.porkbusiness.com/livestock-protein-still-tops-plant-based-alternatives-consumers <p>While the popularity of plant-based proteins is certainly growing, data shows that consumers are still choosing traditional sources of protein such as meat, eggs and dairy as their primary source.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 18 14:06:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/livestock-protein-still-tops-plant-based-alternatives-consumers ICYMI: Pork Smuggling, Hurricane Heroes and ASF https://www.porkbusiness.com/icymi-pork-smuggling-hurricane-heroes-and-asf <p><strong><span><span><span>Beagle Brigade Nabs Pork Smuggler </span></span></span></strong></p> Fri, 19 Oct 18 13:21:11 -0500 Portia Stewart https://www.porkbusiness.com/icymi-pork-smuggling-hurricane-heroes-and-asf A Glimpse of Pig Farming Life in Illinois https://www.porkbusiness.com/glimpse-pig-farming-life-illinois <p>Telling the story of pork production—the many types of production methods and the faces behind the farm—is a tall order for any communicator.</p> Sun, 21 Oct 18 15:27:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/glimpse-pig-farming-life-illinois The Dangers of Manure Gas and Strategies for Mitigation https://www.porkbusiness.com/dangers-manure-gas-and-strategies-mitigation <p>Fall is quickly approaching and harvest season is almost upon us. With that in mind, many farms will be spreading manure and pits will be agitated and emptied.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 18 10:33:05 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dangers-manure-gas-and-strategies-mitigation U.S. Blocks Pork Imports From Poland Due To African Swine Fever https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-blocks-pork-imports-poland-due-african-swine-fever <p>The U.S. suspended pork imports from Poland on Thursday after an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in that country and concerns over export protocols. </p> Fri, 19 Oct 18 09:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-blocks-pork-imports-poland-due-african-swine-fever How Well Do You Know Your Team? https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-well-do-you-know-your-team <p><em>By Erica Osmundson, </em>AgCareers.com</p> Fri, 19 Oct 18 07:24:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-well-do-you-know-your-team 5 Reasons To Attend Top Producer Seminar https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-reasons-attend-top-producer-seminar <p>Top Producer Seminar is your opportunity to learn and grow as a farm CEO, surrounded by hundreds of peers in the vibrant city of Chicago. Join more than 800 farm executives from the U.S.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-reasons-attend-top-producer-seminar USTR Formalizes New Trade Talks With Important Feed Grain Markets https://www.porkbusiness.com/ustr-formalizes-new-trade-talks-important-feed-grain-markets <p>The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) notified the U.S.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 18 14:53:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ustr-formalizes-new-trade-talks-important-feed-grain-markets Online Grocery Shopping Popularity Grows https://www.porkbusiness.com/online-grocery-shopping-popularity-grows <p>Online grocery sales have more than tripled over the past five years, and they are expected to quadruple over the next five.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 18 14:20:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/online-grocery-shopping-popularity-grows After Updated KORUS and USMCA, U.S. Trade Agenda Continues https://www.porkbusiness.com/after-updated-korus-and-usmca-us-trade-agenda-continues <p>After <a href="https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2018/09/24/secretary-perdue-statement-signing-new-korus-trade-agreement">recently signing</a> a new KORUS (United States-Republic of Korea) </p> Thu, 18 Oct 18 13:55:05 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/after-updated-korus-and-usmca-us-trade-agenda-continues Corn Standability Problems Plague Harvest Progress https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-standability-problems-plague-harvest-progress <p>In this week’s edition of Boots In The Field Report, Ken Ferrie provides an overview of how harvest is going across Illinois, Iowa and Ohio.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 18 13:26:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-standability-problems-plague-harvest-progress Governor Parson Proclaims October “Missouri Pork Month” https://www.porkbusiness.com/governor-parson-proclaims-october-missouri-pork-month <p>Missouri Governor Mike Parson proclaimed October as Missouri Pork Month during a Monday ceremony in Jefferson City recognizing the commitment of the state’s pork producers.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 18 13:04:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/governor-parson-proclaims-october-missouri-pork-month Global Diseases Continue to Worry Pig Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/global-diseases-continue-worry-pig-farmers <p><span><span><span>In Minne</span></span></span></p> Thu, 18 Oct 18 11:55:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/global-diseases-continue-worry-pig-farmers 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 4 Observations from the Global Farmer Network Roundtable https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-observations-global-farmer-network-roundtable <p>The faces, names, cultures and nationalities are different, but farmers around the world are concerned about many of the same issues.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 18 15:07:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-observations-global-farmer-network-roundtable 22 Burger Chains Graded F on Antibiotics https://www.porkbusiness.com/22-burger-chains-graded-f-antibiotics <p>The fourth annual Chain Reaction report and scorecard gives a failing grade to 22 of 25 burger chain restaurants relating to the use of antibiotics in their beef supply.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 18 12:22:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/22-burger-chains-graded-f-antibiotics 1,000 Unfilled Jobs Force Meatpackers to Sweeten Benefits https://www.porkbusiness.com/1000-unfilled-jobs-force-meatpackers-sweeten-benefits <p>On any given Monday, America’s biggest supplier of ground beef has 1,000 jobs unfilled, pushing Cargill Inc.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 18 13:18:13 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/1000-unfilled-jobs-force-meatpackers-sweeten-benefits K-9 Discovers Cooked Pig in Luggage, Helps Protect U.S. Agriculture https://www.porkbusiness.com/k-9-discovers-cooked-pig-luggage-helps-protect-us-agriculture <p>U.S.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 18 10:40:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/k-9-discovers-cooked-pig-luggage-helps-protect-us-agriculture Kansas Announces Milestone in Secure Food Supply Plans https://www.porkbusiness.com/kansas-announces-milestone-secure-food-supply-plans <p>The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health (KDA–DAH) is pleased to share that Kansas now has more than one million head of cattle covered by Secure Beef Supply Plans, a signific</p> Wed, 17 Oct 18 11:56:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/kansas-announces-milestone-secure-food-supply-plans From the Plate to the Farm: MN Documentary Takes You On A Tour of Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/plate-farm-mn-documentary-takes-you-tour-pork <p>The goal of every pork producer is to raise healthy, quality pigs to make the best possible pork for consumers across the world. But that conversation is long and diverse.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 18 10:09:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/plate-farm-mn-documentary-takes-you-tour-pork BI Offers Infectious Respiratory Disease Research Awards https://www.porkbusiness.com/bi-offers-infectious-respiratory-disease-research-awards <p>Practicing veterinarians, researchers and academics are encouraged to apply for one of three $35,000 awards for research related to infectious respiratory disease in pigs sponsored by Boehringer In</p> Wed, 17 Oct 18 09:35:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bi-offers-infectious-respiratory-disease-research-awards K-State Study Finds That Larger Pigs Still Mean Tender Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/k-state-study-finds-larger-pigs-still-mean-tender-pork <p><em>By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University</em></p> Wed, 17 Oct 18 09:14:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/k-state-study-finds-larger-pigs-still-mean-tender-pork 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 Feeding Losses Continue, Packers Remain Flush https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-losses-continue-packers-remain-flush <p>For the fifth consecutive week, cash cattle prices held steady at $11 per cwt., resulting in $68 per head losses for cattle feeders.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 18 14:13:09 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-losses-continue-packers-remain-flush Virus-Resistant Pigs Provide Answers to Global Threats https://www.porkbusiness.com/virus-resistant-pigs-provide-answers-global-threats <p>Researchers have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to the deadly Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus (TGEV) that infects the intestines of pigs, causing almost 1</p> Tue, 16 Oct 18 14:35:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/virus-resistant-pigs-provide-answers-global-threats Largest African Swine Fever Pig Culling Reported in China https://www.porkbusiness.com/largest-african-swine-fever-pig-culling-reported-china <p>A Chinese pig operation connected to the company whose employee was senten</p> Tue, 16 Oct 18 14:37:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/largest-african-swine-fever-pig-culling-reported-china Equipping Your Show Pig Project https://www.porkbusiness.com/equipping-your-show-pig-project <p>Showing livestock becomes more competitive each year. And parents, beware. The necessary equipment and supplies probably seem a little different than when you showed.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 18 07:03:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/equipping-your-show-pig-project Soybean Price Potential for 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybean-price-potential-2018-0 <p>Soybean prices received support with the release of the October crop production report.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 18 09:27:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybean-price-potential-2018-0 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 Fox News Hosts 'Swayed' Toward Veganism https://www.porkbusiness.com/fox-news-hosts-swayed-toward-veganism <p><em>The opinions in this commentary are those of Dan Murphy, a veteran journalist and commentator.</em></p> Mon, 15 Oct 18 15:47:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fox-news-hosts-swayed-toward-veganism U.S. Pork Industry Seeks 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-seeks-2019-pig-farmers-tomorrow <p>The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open through Nov.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 18 14:09:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-industry-seeks-2019-pig-farmers-tomorrow ASF Strikes Again, Largest Pig Farm To Report Outbreak Yet https://www.porkbusiness.com/asf-strikes-again-largest-pig-farm-report-outbreak-yet <p>The newest outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported at a nearly 20,000-pig farm in China, the largest farm to report the disease yet.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 18 13:52:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/asf-strikes-again-largest-pig-farm-report-outbreak-yet Dispersal Of Nokota Horses Underway in ND https://www.porkbusiness.com/dispersal-nokota-horses-underway-nd <p>The largest known herd of Nokota horses is being dispersed.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 18 13:48:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dispersal-nokota-horses-underway-nd Heroes of Hurricane Florence: Pig Farmers Rise to Challenge https://www.porkbusiness.com/heroes-hurricane-florence-pig-farmers-rise-challenge <p>President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Florida and Georgia Monday to see the damage caused by Hurricane Michael up close.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 18 16:31:12 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/heroes-hurricane-florence-pig-farmers-rise-challenge Two Ships With U.S. Soybeans Head to China With Trade War Lingering https://www.porkbusiness.com/two-ships-us-soybeans-head-china-trade-war-lingering <p>(Bloomberg) -- Two more vessels loaded with U.S.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 18 13:41:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/two-ships-us-soybeans-head-china-trade-war-lingering OpEd: Industry's limits put to the test https://www.porkbusiness.com/oped-industrys-limits-put-test <p>We hope by the time you read this that much of the collective assortment of random shocks simultaneously faced by the U.S.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 18 10:28:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/oped-industrys-limits-put-test Company News: BioZyme and Ralco https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-biozyme-and-ralco <p><strong>Alan Lee</strong>, Gillham, Ark., has been promoted to Director of Domestic Business Development at BioZyme® Inc., with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 18 05:55:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-biozyme-and-ralco #NationalFarmersDay Trends on Social Media https://www.porkbusiness.com/nationalfarmersday-trends-social-media <p><span><span><span><span>October 12 is National Far</span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 16:08:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nationalfarmersday-trends-social-media Cash Weaner Pig Prices Average $35.43, Down $0.70 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-3543-down-070-last-week <p>This market update is a PorkBusiness weekly column reporting trends in weaner pig.  All information contained in this update is for the week ended October 12, 2018.<br /></p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 15:01:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-3543-down-070-last-week One Health Series: Researcher Offers a Way to Stem Antibiotics Problem https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-health-series-researcher-offers-way-stem-antibiotics-problem <p>On a busy campus in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Professor Tim LaPara works to understand a complex problem – one with growing implications for humans, animals and the environment. <br /></p> Mon, 15 Oct 18 09:24:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-health-series-researcher-offers-way-stem-antibiotics-problem PORK Poll: Biggest Concerns Facing Producers In 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-poll-biggest-concerns-facing-producers-2019 <p>Export markets came in as the biggest concern on pork producers’ minds this week, followed by foreign animal disease in this week’s Farm Journal PORK’s online poll. </p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 14:01:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-poll-biggest-concerns-facing-producers-2019 The Broader Benefits of an Effective PRRS Vaccination Program https://www.porkbusiness.com/broader-benefits-effective-prrs-vaccination-program <p><span>There are several good reasons to implement a systematic vaccination program as part of a broad-based control plan for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).</span></p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 13:50:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/broader-benefits-effective-prrs-vaccination-program 5 Reasons We Love Pig Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-reasons-we-love-pig-farmers <p>At Farm Journal’s PORK we celebrate the hard work our pig farmers do 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 14:22:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-reasons-we-love-pig-farmers USMCA Could Reduce Tariff Aid Payments https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmca-could-reduce-tariff-aid-payments <p>With commodity prices under significant pressure, producers who grow grains, raise hogs and milk cows are relying on tariff aid payments to help pay their bills.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 16:05:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmca-could-reduce-tariff-aid-payments 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 These Farmers Love Trump’s Trade War https://www.porkbusiness.com/these-farmers-love-trumps-trade-war <p>While the trade war between China and the U.S.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 13:33:16 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/these-farmers-love-trumps-trade-war Illinois Central College Students Gift Pork to College Food Pantry https://www.porkbusiness.com/illinois-central-college-students-gift-pork-college-food-pantry <p>The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and the Illinois Central College Agriculture Program have teamed up to provide the ICC food pantry with a donation of ground pork.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 10:05:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/illinois-central-college-students-gift-pork-college-food-pantry Licensed for Conversation: Why Words Matter https://www.porkbusiness.com/licensed-conversation-why-words-matter <p>I participate in hundreds of conversations each week in venues that range from producer conference calls, to university strategic planning conversations with Deans, to advising students, to shared </p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/licensed-conversation-why-words-matter Company News: Vaccine Delivery Tools to Insect Control https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-vaccine-delivery-tools-insect-control <p><strong>New Vaccine Delivery Tool Reduces Labor, Stress</strong></p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 07:24:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-vaccine-delivery-tools-insect-control Corning Diner Wins IPPA Tenderloin Contest https://www.porkbusiness.com/corning-diner-wins-ippa-tenderloin-contest <p>For the first time, a restaurant in southwest Iowa has won the Iowa Pork Producers Association Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 06:38:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/corning-diner-wins-ippa-tenderloin-contest 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 A 4-H Mom’s Perspective: The Power Of An Idea https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-h-moms-perspective-power-idea <p>One of the things that amazes me about kids is their ability to love others. Add a little confidence, introduce them to a few people, and watch out – they are ready to change the world!</p> Thu, 11 Oct 18 16:01:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-h-moms-perspective-power-idea A Day to Recognize Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/day-recognize-farmers <p>October 12 may be National Farmer’s Day, but I cannot quite bring myself to say “Happy Farmer’s Day”. I do not know too many happy farmers.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 18 15:11:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/day-recognize-farmers Media Misses the Mark https://www.porkbusiness.com/media-misses-mark <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><i><span><span>The opinions in this commentary are those of Dan Murphy, a veteran journalist and comme</span></span></i></p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 09:35:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/media-misses-mark Food Companies Stock Price Review: Chipotle, Tyson Stock on the Rise https://www.porkbusiness.com/food-companies-stock-price-review-chipotle-tyson-stock-rise <p>As this week started, the Dow Jones Industrial Average showed an 8% gain for stocks this year.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 18 12:30:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/food-companies-stock-price-review-chipotle-tyson-stock-rise 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 FDA Offers Resources for Feed Producers in Flood Areas https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-offers-resources-feed-producers-flood-areas <p>As Hurricane Michael makes landfall along the Florida Gulf Coast, the U.S.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 18 10:11:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-offers-resources-feed-producers-flood-areas African Swine Fever: Update On Response Planning And Surveillance https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-update-response-planning-and-surveillance <p><span><span><span>Pork producers and swine veterinarians are on the front lines of the African Swine </span></span></span></p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 11:37:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-update-response-planning-and-surveillance Rethink The Paradigm On Phase Feeding https://www.porkbusiness.com/rethink-paradigm-phase-feeding <p>Phase-feeding programs have been widely used to closely meet the nutrient requirements of grow-finish pigs and to reduce nutrient excretion in the environment.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 18 10:05:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rethink-paradigm-phase-feeding 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 Oklahoma Temporarily Halts Poultry Farm Permitting https://www.porkbusiness.com/oklahoma-temporarily-halts-poultry-farm-permitting <p>Oklahoma has suspended permitting of poultry farms in the state until a board of state and tribal officials can analyze the industry’s growth.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 18 14:59:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/oklahoma-temporarily-halts-poultry-farm-permitting Above the Clouds https://www.porkbusiness.com/above-clouds <p>I don’t know about you, but I love looking out the window when I fly. There’s just something about seeing life from a different perspective. As my flight neared Minneapolis for the Allen D.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 18 14:06:55 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/above-clouds Bayer Weighs Selling Its Vet Unit in Post-Monsanto Revamp https://www.porkbusiness.com/bayer-weighs-selling-its-vet-unit-post-monsanto-revamp <p>(Bloomberg) -- Bayer AG is considering a sale of its animal-health business as it scrutinizes its portfolio in the aftermath of the $63 billion Monsanto Co.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 18 15:45:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bayer-weighs-selling-its-vet-unit-post-monsanto-revamp We Are 4-H: Farm Journal Editors Take 4-H Skills to Work Each Day https://www.porkbusiness.com/we-are-4-h-farm-journal-editors-take-4-h-skills-work-each-day <p>Former 4-Hers will likely agree—some of our favorite memories are from the fair, brushing, washing and showing lives</p> Wed, 10 Oct 18 17:22:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/we-are-4-h-farm-journal-editors-take-4-h-skills-work-each-day Rest Easy. A Known Carcinogen Is Now GMO-Free https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-easy-known-carcinogen-now-gmo-free <p>Is there any marketing scheme more dishonest than the promotion of an alcoholic beverage as non-GMO?</p> Wed, 10 Oct 18 13:24:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-easy-known-carcinogen-now-gmo-free Ending Stocks Moving Higher For Corn And Soybeans https://www.porkbusiness.com/ending-stocks-moving-higher-corn-and-soybeans <p>The USDA’s estimates of Sept. 1 grains stocks pressured the price for both corn and soybeans much higher than expected.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 18 10:52:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ending-stocks-moving-higher-corn-and-soybeans How To Start Crucial Conversations With Your Banker Now: Part Two https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-start-crucial-conversations-your-banker-now-part-two <p>Yesterday we started a series on critical questions you should be asking your banker this year. Here’s the second part in that series.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 18 16:27:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-start-crucial-conversations-your-banker-now-part-two Secure Pork Supply Helps Producers Prepare For Disease Outbreak https://www.porkbusiness.com/secure-pork-supply-helps-producers-prepare-disease-outbreak <p>African Swine Fever, Classical Swine Fever, and Foot and Mouth Disease are the biggest trade-limiting diseases to the U.S.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/secure-pork-supply-helps-producers-prepare-disease-outbreak Managing Through Volatile Times https://www.porkbusiness.com/managing-through-volatile-times <p>The swine production business has always been an industry marked by price cycles of significant losses and profits.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 18 05:55:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/managing-through-volatile-times Holding Time for Feedstuffs May Reduce Swine Disease Risk https://www.porkbusiness.com/holding-time-feedstuffs-may-reduce-swine-disease-risk <p>The ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have crystallized the U.S.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 18 14:51:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/holding-time-feedstuffs-may-reduce-swine-disease-risk Brazil Detects Classical Swine Fever in Remote Region https://www.porkbusiness.com/brazil-detects-classical-swine-fever-remote-region <p>An outbreak of classical swine fever (hog cholera) has been reported in a remote region of Brazil on Oct. 6.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 18 13:32:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/brazil-detects-classical-swine-fever-remote-region Texas A&M Picked to Lead Efforts to Stop Cross-Border Threats https://www.porkbusiness.com/texas-am-picked-lead-efforts-stop-cross-border-threats <p>The U.S.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 18 12:46:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/texas-am-picked-lead-efforts-stop-cross-border-threats How To Start Crucial Conversations With Your Banker Now: Part One https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-start-crucial-conversations-your-banker-now-part-one <p>As combines push to finish harvest, farmers across the country will start preparing for fall bank visits.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 18 13:30:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-start-crucial-conversations-your-banker-now-part-one Steady Money, Steady Losses For Feeders https://www.porkbusiness.com/steady-money-steady-losses-feeders <p>Last week’s cash cattle market held steady at $111 per cwt., but feeding margins slipped an additional $17, with losses now exceeding $83 per head.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 18 12:47:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/steady-money-steady-losses-feeders Arkansas Researcher Awarded $500,000 Grant For Swine Microbiome Study https://www.porkbusiness.com/arkansas-researcher-awarded-500000-grant-swine-microbiome-study <p>A University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture researcher’s efforts to understand how exposure to top soil affects the gut microbiome and feed efficiency in pigs have earned him a $500,000</p> Tue, 09 Oct 18 05:55:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/arkansas-researcher-awarded-500000-grant-swine-microbiome-study Fat Pigs Fed Less Is Latest China Weapon as Trade War Rages https://www.porkbusiness.com/fat-pigs-fed-less-latest-china-weapon-trade-war-rages <p>(Bloomberg) -- China’s 400 million pigs may have to get used to a new diet in the name of national interest.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 18 09:02:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fat-pigs-fed-less-latest-china-weapon-trade-war-rages Pork Producers Bringing Porktober18 to Iowa https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-bringing-porktober18-iowa <p>The cool and crisp weather that moves into Iowa this time of year says one thing: it's time to enjoy some comfort food. There's nothing that expresses that more than putting pork on your plate.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 18 11:00:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-producers-bringing-porktober18-iowa 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 Wild, Feral Hogs Infected by African Swine Fever Rise to 32 in Belgium https://www.porkbusiness.com/wild-feral-hogs-infected-african-swine-fever-rise-32-belgium <p>The number of Belgian wild pig carcasses found to be infected with African Swine Fever is now up to 32, reports <a href="http://www.brusselstimes.com/rss-feed/12709/number-of-wild-boars-infected-by&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Mon, 08 Oct 18 15:33:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wild-feral-hogs-infected-african-swine-fever-rise-32-belgium If Happy Is Set Free, Expect Lawsuits To Flourish https://www.porkbusiness.com/if-happy-set-free-expect-lawsuits-flourish <p>Happy the elephant is an autonomous being illegally held in captivity.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 18 13:59:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/if-happy-set-free-expect-lawsuits-flourish PORK Poll: 2019 Pork Outlook https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-poll-2019-pork-outlook <p>From <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/chinas-battle-african-swine-fever-far-over">African Swine Fever (ASF)</a> to <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/nppc-lauds-administrati&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Mon, 08 Oct 18 14:04:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-poll-2019-pork-outlook Is It A Good Time To Restructure Interest Rates? https://www.porkbusiness.com/it-good-time-restructure-interest-rates <p>The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee has increased interest rates four times this year.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 18 12:48:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/it-good-time-restructure-interest-rates Swine Feed Cost Projections for 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/swine-feed-cost-projections-2019 <p>Swine finishing feed costs are expected to be approximately 2 to 3 percent higher for the fourth quarter of 2018 and for 2019 than it was for 2017, says Michael Langemeier of the Center for Commerc</p> Mon, 08 Oct 18 11:10:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/swine-feed-cost-projections-2019 Analyst: Trade War with China is Justified https://www.porkbusiness.com/analyst-trade-war-china-justified <p>Trade issues with China continue to hang over the market. After a meeting with North Korea over the weekend, U.S.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 18 09:38:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/analyst-trade-war-china-justified Scott Dee: Inquisitive Minds Needed https://www.porkbusiness.com/scott-dee-inquisitive-minds-needed <p>Scott Dee, DVM, knew he wanted to be a veterinarian at age 5.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 18 05:55:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/scott-dee-inquisitive-minds-needed Can't Find Farm Labor? Here's Why. https://www.porkbusiness.com/cant-find-farm-labor-heres-why <h3>How to fill your talent pipeline in a tight labor market</h3> <p>At 3.9%, the <a href="https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000">U.S. unemployment rate</a> is near the 10-year low.</p> Sat, 06 Oct 18 06:08:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cant-find-farm-labor-heres-why Cash Feeder Pig Prices Average $40.34, Up $3.33 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-4034-333-last-week <p>This market update is a PorkBusiness weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production. All information contained in this update is for the week ended October 5, 2018.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 18 15:42:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-4034-333-last-week OIE Challenges Animal Health Industry To Remember Rinderpest https://www.porkbusiness.com/oie-challenges-animal-health-industry-remember-rinderpest <p class="MsoNormal">What would happen if the rinderpest virus, the only animal disease eradicated in the world, returns from the past to threaten animal health security?</p> Fri, 05 Oct 18 15:31:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/oie-challenges-animal-health-industry-remember-rinderpest Take A Trip Abroad: Learning About Bacon in Britain https://www.porkbusiness.com/take-trip-abroad-learning-about-bacon-britain <p>Is British bacon different from American bacon?</p> <p>And if so, why?</p> Fri, 05 Oct 18 15:56:12 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/take-trip-abroad-learning-about-bacon-britain Make Sure Your Hiring Process Gets The Job Done https://www.porkbusiness.com/make-sure-your-hiring-process-gets-job-done <p>If you’re on the search for the best talent to join your organization, you certainly want to create a welcoming environment.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 18 10:08:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/make-sure-your-hiring-process-gets-job-done Barn Fire Kills 1,200 Pigs In Renville County, MN https://www.porkbusiness.com/barn-fire-kills-1200-pigs-renville-county-mn <p>Two hog barns were destroyed and 1,200 pigs were killed in a fire Tuesday night in Renville County, Minn.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 18 13:53:09 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/barn-fire-kills-1200-pigs-renville-county-mn SHIC Offers Global Disease Reporting Tool https://www.porkbusiness.com/shic-offers-global-disease-reporting-tool <p><span><span><span><span><span>The Swi</span></span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 05 Oct 18 09:05:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/shic-offers-global-disease-reporting-tool Estimating Nitrogen Credit from Manure https://www.porkbusiness.com/estimating-nitrogen-credit-manure <p>Manure is a valuable source of nutrients offering agronomic and soil health value. Most manure nutrients (e.g.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 18 05:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/estimating-nitrogen-credit-manure Nalivka: USMCA Completed And Asia Trade Looking Even Better https://www.porkbusiness.com/nalivka-usmca-completed-and-asia-trade-looking-even-better <p>Trade is the hot topic this week as the Trump Administration completed a new agreement with Mexico and Canada to replace NAFTA – the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).</p> Thu, 04 Oct 18 14:42:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nalivka-usmca-completed-and-asia-trade-looking-even-better 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 Chipotle’s Non-GMO Campaign In Tatters https://www.porkbusiness.com/chipotles-non-gmo-campaign-tatters <p>The fast-casual restaurant chain that promises “food with integrity” was just informed its marketing campaign is without integrity.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 18 15:27:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chipotles-non-gmo-campaign-tatters Accounting for Agriculture: Federal Withholding after New Tax Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/accounting-agriculture-federal-withholding-after-new-tax-bill <p>The new U.S. tax bill is in full effect. While we wait for the IRS to provide a full interpretation, we do have more information on some sections.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 18 13:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/accounting-agriculture-federal-withholding-after-new-tax-bill 57% Of Growers Are Storing Their Grain Unpriced. But There's A Reason. https://www.porkbusiness.com/57-growers-are-storing-their-grain-unpriced-theres-reason <p>While 2018 corn and soybean crops are being harvested at record high yields, prices are still stuck in the basement.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 18 15:34:26 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/57-growers-are-storing-their-grain-unpriced-theres-reason 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 First Aid Kits for Production Agriculture https://www.porkbusiness.com/first-aid-kits-production-agriculture <p><em>Complied by Farm and Ranch eXtension in Safety and Health (FReSH) Community of Practice</em></p> Thu, 04 Oct 18 11:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/first-aid-kits-production-agriculture Johnson County Hams Recalls Meat For Possible Listeria Contamination https://www.porkbusiness.com/johnson-county-hams-recalls-meat-possible-listeria-contamination <p>Ready-to-eat ham products that may be adulterated with <em>listeria monocytogenes </em>have been recalled by Johnston County Hams, in Smithfield, N.C.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 18 10:57:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/johnson-county-hams-recalls-meat-possible-listeria-contamination 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 USDA's September Report: Reviewing Trends and Capacity of Cold Storage https://www.porkbusiness.com/usdas-september-report-reviewing-trends-and-capacity-cold-storage <p>The monthly <a href="http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/ColdStor/ColdStor-09-24-2018.pdf">Cold Storage Report</a>, released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, shows the e</p> Thu, 04 Oct 18 06:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usdas-september-report-reviewing-trends-and-capacity-cold-storage Senator Ernst: USMCA Good For Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/senator-ernst-usmca-good-farmers <p>President Donald Trump is making good on his promise to get deals done that will boost confidence, provide certainty and unleash optimism across farm country, said Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a memb</p> Thu, 04 Oct 18 11:00:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/senator-ernst-usmca-good-farmers 4 Tips To Secure An Operating Loan https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-tips-secure-operating-loan <p>It’s no secret that farmers across the country continue to struggle.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 18 14:53:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-tips-secure-operating-loan China’s Battle With African Swine Fever Is Far From Over https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-battle-african-swine-fever-far-over <p>With 21 reported cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China’s most hog-dense areas, the conversation is not about if, but rather when the next case will pop up.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 18 14:40:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinas-battle-african-swine-fever-far-over No, Don’t #BreakUpWithBacon: Campaign Targets D.C. With Bad Science https://www.porkbusiness.com/no-dont-breakupwithbacon-campaign-targets-dc-bad-science <p>Misinformation is again waging war against bacon.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 18 13:42:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/no-dont-breakupwithbacon-campaign-targets-dc-bad-science FFA Teacher For 40 Years Is #AgProud https://www.porkbusiness.com/ffa-teacher-40-years-agproud <p>“A lot of ag teachers teach for a while and move on to other jobs, higher paying jobs. But I started at the top and stayed at the top.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 18 11:51:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ffa-teacher-40-years-agproud Children’s Author Katie Olthoff Releases Realistic Pig Farming Book https://www.porkbusiness.com/childrens-author-katie-olthoff-releases-realistic-pig-farming-book <p>Today’s consumers are asking more questions about where their food comes from and now, a new non-fiction book by children’s author Katie Olthoff will help tell the story of raising pigs on a modern</p> Wed, 03 Oct 18 11:13:23 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/childrens-author-katie-olthoff-releases-realistic-pig-farming-book Learn How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing The Way You Farm https://www.porkbusiness.com/learn-how-artificial-intelligence-changing-way-you-farm <p>Josh Henretig, senior director of sustainability and AI for Earth at Microsoft, will present the opening keynote at the <a href="https://www.farmjournalagtechexpo.com/register-now">Farm Journal AgT</a></p> Wed, 03 Oct 18 13:00:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/learn-how-artificial-intelligence-changing-way-you-farm Enhancing Productivity in a Changing Climate https://www.porkbusiness.com/enhancing-productivity-changing-climate <p>The American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society will hold their annual meeting Nov. 4-7, 2018, in Baltimore, MD.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 18 14:34:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/enhancing-productivity-changing-climate Cash Steady, But Closeouts See More Red https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-steady-closeouts-see-more-red <p>Cash cattle traded at steady money last week, $111 per cwt., but feeding margins declined $17 per head, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 18 14:00:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-steady-closeouts-see-more-red Heartbreak Devastation After Hurricane Florence; Farmer Relief Fund https://www.porkbusiness.com/heartbreak-devastation-after-hurricane-florence-farmer-relief-fund <h3><em>“We got probably 2’ more water this time than we did with Floyd”</em></h3> <h3><em>“We found 23 alive and 30 that we put our eyes on that perished, so there's 70 still not accounted for”</em></h3> Tue, 02 Oct 18 12:53:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/heartbreak-devastation-after-hurricane-florence-farmer-relief-fund Biosecurity: Facing The Invisible Enemies https://www.porkbusiness.com/biosecurity-facing-invisible-enemies <p>Pork producers go to battle every day against invisible enemies that threaten our industry. From African Swine Fever (ASF) to Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), the impact of these diseases on the U.S.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 18 07:42:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/biosecurity-facing-invisible-enemies Never Surrender: Scott Dee Goes To Battle To Protect U.S. Swine Herd https://www.porkbusiness.com/never-surrender-scott-dee-goes-battle-protect-us-swine-herd <p>He walked into the barn and his heart sank. It was too quiet. The typical noise from clanging feeders and squealing pigs was absent.</p> Sat, 10 Nov 18 00:56:11 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/never-surrender-scott-dee-goes-battle-protect-us-swine-herd Former Ag Negotiator: Trade War Sends Maschhoffs Investment Overseas https://www.porkbusiness.com/former-ag-negotiator-trade-war-sends-maschhoffs-investment-overseas <p><em>By John Herath and Jennifer Shike</em></p> Tue, 02 Oct 18 13:03:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/former-ag-negotiator-trade-war-sends-maschhoffs-investment-overseas Iowa Pork Producers Association Supports Progress in Trade Discussions https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pork-producers-association-supports-progress-trade-discussions <p><span><span><span>The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) says it supports recent progress toward op</span></span></span></p> Tue, 02 Oct 18 09:23:05 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pork-producers-association-supports-progress-trade-discussions Equipping The Next Generation Of Swine Veterinarians https://www.porkbusiness.com/equipping-next-generation-swine-veterinarians <p class="Default"><span>The average debt load of veterinary students is more than $160,000, according to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).</span></p> Tue, 02 Oct 18 08:41:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/equipping-next-generation-swine-veterinarians Hurt: Pork Prospects Improve, But Losses Still Loom https://www.porkbusiness.com/hurt-pork-prospects-improve-losses-still-loom <p>The pork outlook looked bleak in August. Fear of large pork supplies and Mexican and Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork exports appeared disastrous to hog prices.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 18 05:58:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hurt-pork-prospects-improve-losses-still-loom Timing Manure Application to Avoid Neighbor Nuisances https://www.porkbusiness.com/timing-manure-application-avoid-neighbor-nuisances <p>Roughly half of all neighbor complaints of livestock odors originate from land application of manure.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 18 05:19:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/timing-manure-application-avoid-neighbor-nuisances Trade Deals Preserve Zero-Tariff Access Three Of Top Five Pork Markets https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-deals-preserve-zero-tariff-access-three-top-five-pork-markets <p>The National Pork Producers Council praised the Trump administration for establishing a free trade agreement that preserves zero-tariff access for U.S. pork to Mexico and Canada.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 18 15:36:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-deals-preserve-zero-tariff-access-three-top-five-pork-markets #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 China Removes Restrictions Where First, Second ASF Outbreak Were Found https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-removes-restrictions-where-first-second-asf-outbreak-were-found <p>China’s Ministry of Agriculture says it will lift restrictions in the two regions where the first and second African Swine Fever outbreaks occurred. </p> Mon, 01 Oct 18 11:43:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-removes-restrictions-where-first-second-asf-outbreak-were-found Exit Interviews: Is There A Better Alternative? https://www.porkbusiness.com/exit-interviews-there-better-alternative <p><em>Written by Troy Van Hauen, CEO, Accelerated Performance Technicians</em></p> Mon, 01 Oct 18 08:22:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/exit-interviews-there-better-alternative GIPSA Rules Back On USDA Agenda In 2019 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gipsa-rules-back-usda-agenda-2019 <p>The U.S.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 18 07:48:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gipsa-rules-back-usda-agenda-2019 Economists Forecast Hog Prices https://www.porkbusiness.com/economists-forecast-hog-prices <p><span><span><span><span>Agricultural economists shared their forecast p</span></span></span></span></p> Mon, 01 Oct 18 13:00:13 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/economists-forecast-hog-prices 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 Cash Weaner Pig Prices Average $35.92, Up $2.55 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-3592-255-last-week <p><span>This market update is a PorkBusiness weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</span></p> Fri, 28 Sep 18 17:11:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-average-3592-255-last-week Leman Conference Attendees Take Away More Than Science https://www.porkbusiness.com/leman-conference-attendees-take-away-more-science <p>Farm Journal’s PORK editor Jennifer Shike and editor emeritus JoAnn Alumbaugh recently attended the 2018 Leman Conference in Saint Paul, Minn.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 18 15:31:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/leman-conference-attendees-take-away-more-science Markets Now: Stick To Your Plan, Ignore The Noise https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-stick-your-plan-ignore-noise <p><span>Right now, the markets are dealing with new trade news coming at them every day.</span></p> Mon, 01 Oct 18 16:27:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-stick-your-plan-ignore-noise 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 Market Drivers And Opportunities https://www.porkbusiness.com/market-drivers-and-opportunities <p><em>Written by Kent Bang </em></p> Fri, 28 Sep 18 11:23:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/market-drivers-and-opportunities Farm Sense: The Most Peaceful Place on Earth is the Combine Cab https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-sense-most-peaceful-place-earth-combine-cab <p><span><span><span><span s=""></span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 28 Sep 18 11:15:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-sense-most-peaceful-place-earth-combine-cab 11 Chefs to Compete for the Grand Cochon (Pig) Crown https://www.porkbusiness.com/11-chefs-compete-grand-cochon-pig-crown <p>Organizers say it’s the “most talked about culinary tour in the country.” That may be right, based on the number of people who show up at the final event.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 18 08:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/11-chefs-compete-grand-cochon-pig-crown 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 Seven Income Drivers for Financial Success https://www.porkbusiness.com/seven-income-drivers-financial-success <p>Earlier this week, we wrote about seven specific skills that would lead to financial success for swine veterinarians, based on a study of veterinarians by the American Veterinarian Association and </p> Fri, 28 Sep 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/seven-income-drivers-financial-success Where Will All The Pork Go? https://www.porkbusiness.com/where-will-all-pork-go <p><span><span><span>With all the pork entering the market, where will it all go?</span></span></span></p> Thu, 27 Sep 18 22:33:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/where-will-all-pork-go 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 AgriTalk: Kavanaugh Hearing, Farm Bill, Meat Exports https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-kavanaugh-hearing-farm-bill-meat-exports <p>Today on AgriTalk, Sen.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 18 15:19:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-kavanaugh-hearing-farm-bill-meat-exports Battling Superbugs: New Research Shows Promise https://www.porkbusiness.com/battling-superbugs-new-research-shows-promise <p>With antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” now infecting 2 million people per year and a dearth of new medications in the pipeline to treat them, University of Colorado Boulder researchers are taking a </p> Thu, 27 Sep 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/battling-superbugs-new-research-shows-promise 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 Hormel Makes History with $150-Million Expansion https://www.porkbusiness.com/hormel-makes-history-150-million-expansion <p><span><span>Hormel Foods Corporation announced it will invest $150 million to expand the company’s Burke manufacturing faci</span></span></p> Thu, 27 Sep 18 09:15:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hormel-makes-history-150-million-expansion Dan Murphy: The Case of Smoked Seafood https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-case-smoked-seafood <p>Technically, this story only tangentially involves the consumption of animal foods, the focus of this daily column.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 18 09:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-case-smoked-seafood The War for Talent https://www.porkbusiness.com/war-talent <p>What’s good for the economy isn’t necessarily good for you as a small business owner. Take unemployment for example.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/war-talent 3 Global Disease Pressures Impacting Livestock Producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-global-disease-pressures-impacting-livestock-producers <p>Tariffs and disease—the two words that strike fear into every livestock farmer and stakeholder. Even as trade talks continue, the U.S.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 18 14:11:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-global-disease-pressures-impacting-livestock-producers Fast Company: China Soybean Demand Will Outpace Global Supply https://www.porkbusiness.com/fast-company-china-soybean-demand-will-outpace-global-supply <p>China uses about 60% of the soybeans produced globally—and demand is increasing by at least 5% each year.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 18 14:04:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fast-company-china-soybean-demand-will-outpace-global-supply Bacon Lovers Unite! Iowa State Bacon Expo Coming Up Oct. 6 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bacon-lovers-unite-iowa-state-bacon-expo-coming-oct-6 <p>Do you love bacon? Of course you do. Want more of it? Of course you do! Iowa State University students will host the sixth annual Bacon Expo on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 18 09:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bacon-lovers-unite-iowa-state-bacon-expo-coming-oct-6 Keys to Financial Success for Swine Veterinarians https://www.porkbusiness.com/keys-financial-success-swine-veterinarians <p>The AVMA-Pfizer Business Practices Study was the first comprehensive study of business practices among food animal veterinarians.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 18 08:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/keys-financial-success-swine-veterinarians 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 Within Farm PRRS Time-to-Stability Differences on Midwest Sow Farms https://www.porkbusiness.com/within-farm-prrs-time-stability-differences-midwest-sow-farms <header><p>Each week, the University of Minnesota releases a new Science Page from the <strong>Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project</strong>.</p></header> Wed, 26 Sep 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/within-farm-prrs-time-stability-differences-midwest-sow-farms 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 Report Preview: Exports Not Matching Continued Herd Expansion https://www.porkbusiness.com/report-preview-exports-not-matching-continued-herd-expansion <p>Escalating trade tensions as President Trump adds another round of retaliatory tariffs on Chinese products, are further pressuring grain futures.</p> Sat, 10 Nov 18 00:56:11 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/report-preview-exports-not-matching-continued-herd-expansion Sonic Drive-Ins Sold In $2.3 Billion-Deal https://www.porkbusiness.com/sonic-drive-ins-sold-23-billion-deal <p>Inspire Brands, the parent of Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Rusty Tacos, has agreed to buy Sonic Corp., in a deal valued at $2.3 billion.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 18 15:33:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/sonic-drive-ins-sold-23-billion-deal 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 USB Promotes U.S. Soybean Meal As A Safe, Dependable Feed Ingredient https://www.porkbusiness.com/usb-promotes-us-soybean-meal-safe-dependable-feed-ingredient <p>By: <a href="http://unitedsoybean.org/">United Soybean Board</a></p> Tue, 25 Sep 18 14:52:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usb-promotes-us-soybean-meal-safe-dependable-feed-ingredient Hormel Expands Iowa Plant, Creates 210 New Jobs https://www.porkbusiness.com/hormel-expands-iowa-plant-creates-210-new-jobs <p>Hormel Foods Corporation plans to nearly double the size of its Nevada, Iowa, plant and create about 210 new jobs, of which 52 are incented at a qualifying hourly wage of $24.95, according to Iowa </p> Tue, 25 Sep 18 13:02:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hormel-expands-iowa-plant-creates-210-new-jobs Packer, Feedlot Margins Post Declines https://www.porkbusiness.com/packer-feedlot-margins-post-declines <p>While cash cattle prices slipped only modestly, cattle feeders saw margins erode by $86 per head, falling from an average profit of $38 two weeks ago to an average loss of $49 per head last week.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 18 11:36:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/packer-feedlot-margins-post-declines Dan Murphy: Requiem for Waste Lagoons? https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-requiem-waste-lagoons <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Whenever a hurricane makes landfall, the news footage of flooded homes and businesses, of roads turned into rivers and of residents patrolling the streets in rafts and boats is</p> Tue, 25 Sep 18 10:33:12 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-requiem-waste-lagoons Scientific Approach to Prolapse Problems https://www.porkbusiness.com/scientific-approach-prolapse-problems <p><b>Scientific Approach to Prolapse Problems</b></p> Tue, 25 Sep 18 05:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/scientific-approach-prolapse-problems 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 Land O’ Lakes Raises $100,000 with ‘She-I-O' Video https://www.porkbusiness.com/land-o-lakes-raises-100000-she-i-o-video <p>Recognizing female farmers for Women’s Equality Day, Land O’ Lakes has raised $100,000 for <a href="http://www.feedingamerica.org/">Feeding America</a> with their popular video “She-I-O”, a spin on</p> Mon, 24 Sep 18 16:51:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/land-o-lakes-raises-100000-she-i-o-video Excess Rain Delays Harvest In Some States https://www.porkbusiness.com/excess-rain-delays-harvest-some-states <p>This past week harvest screamed to a halt in parts of the Midwest as severe weather and flooding from tropical storm Florence made it impossible to get in fields.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 18 07:39:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/excess-rain-delays-harvest-some-states Megan Bloemer Receives the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize https://www.porkbusiness.com/megan-bloemer-receives-morrison-swine-innovator-prize <p>University of Illinois veterinary student Megan Bloemer has received the first-ever Morrison Swine Innovator Prize, a new award given to veterinary students who want to specialize in swine medicine</p> Mon, 24 Sep 18 15:04:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/megan-bloemer-receives-morrison-swine-innovator-prize Former Tyson Plant in Iowa to Reopen Under New Owner https://www.porkbusiness.com/former-tyson-plant-iowa-reopen-under-new-owner <p>A new company called Iowa Food Group has purchased the former Tyson Foods deli meat plant in Cherokee, Iowa. The 250,000-sq.ft.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 18 14:37:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/former-tyson-plant-iowa-reopen-under-new-owner 6 Places to Recruit Farm Employees https://www.porkbusiness.com/6-places-recruit-farm-employees <p>Filling your farm’s talent pipeline can be a great challenge—and opportunity. How could a stellar employee transform your operation?</p> Tue, 25 Sep 18 07:44:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/6-places-recruit-farm-employees Rademacher Named Associate Director for Iowa Pork Industry Center https://www.porkbusiness.com/rademacher-named-associate-director-iowa-pork-industry-center <p>Chris Rademacher said the opportunity to develop new conduits of information from Iowa State University to all pork producers drew him to the associate director position at Iowa Pork Industry Cente</p> Mon, 24 Sep 18 12:02:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rademacher-named-associate-director-iowa-pork-industry-center Lessons Learned From PEDV Could Keep ASF Out of the U.S. https://www.porkbusiness.com/lessons-learned-pedv-could-keep-asf-out-us <p>A new risk threatens the swine industry.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 18 11:58:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lessons-learned-pedv-could-keep-asf-out-us Biosecurity: A Key Step in Curbing the Spread of Disease https://www.porkbusiness.com/biosecurity-key-step-curbing-spread-disease <p>Animal diseases, such as avian influenza or African Swine Fever, know no borders and can continually affect new areas.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 18 08:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/biosecurity-key-step-curbing-spread-disease How Wetlands Protect Land and Water https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-wetlands-protect-land-and-water <p>Swamps and other wetlands get a bad rap. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) September 15 Soils Matter blog explains why these natural features are important–and worth saving.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 18 07:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-wetlands-protect-land-and-water Are YOU a Good Boss? https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-you-good-boss <p><span><span>“Being a boss is hard,” Kevin Daum writes in <i>Inc.</i> magazine.</span></span></p> Mon, 24 Sep 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-you-good-boss 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 Weaner Pig Breakevens Fall $3.97 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaner-pig-breakevens-fall-397 <p><span>This market update is a Farm Journal’s PORK weekly column reporting trends in weaner pig.  All information contained in this update is for the</span></p> Fri, 21 Sep 18 15:28:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaner-pig-breakevens-fall-397 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 Company News: Newport Labs and ARM&HAMMER https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-newport-labs-and-armhammer <p><b>New Software Streamlines Custom-Vaccine Management</b></p> Fri, 21 Sep 18 10:13:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-newport-labs-and-armhammer Costco Poultry Complex Could Redefine Farm-to-Fork https://www.porkbusiness.com/costco-poultry-complex-could-redefine-farm-fork <p>As Costco is set to be the first U.S.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 18 09:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/costco-poultry-complex-could-redefine-farm-fork Soil Holds the Secret to Mitigating Climate Change https://www.porkbusiness.com/soil-holds-secret-mitigating-climate-change <p>Food production doesn’t have to be a victim of climate change.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 18 08:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/soil-holds-secret-mitigating-climate-change New Type of DDGs Are High In Nutritional Value For Pig Diets https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-type-ddgs-are-high-nutritional-value-pig-diets <p><em>By Lauren Quinn, University of Illiniois</em></p> Fri, 21 Sep 18 07:12:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-type-ddgs-are-high-nutritional-value-pig-diets Take Steps to Control PRRS With A Holistic Approach https://www.porkbusiness.com/take-steps-control-prrs-holistic-approach <p><em>Written by Brent Sexton, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Service</em></p> Fri, 21 Sep 18 10:36:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/take-steps-control-prrs-holistic-approach Extended Access for Virtual Care Service for Hurricane Victims https://www.porkbusiness.com/extended-access-virtual-care-service-hurricane-victims <p>In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and continued challenging conditions across much of the state, UNC Health Care has extended its offer of free access to its virtual care service, <a href="htt&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Fri, 21 Sep 18 03:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/extended-access-virtual-care-service-hurricane-victims Feedlot Margins Above Water, Packer Margins Drop https://www.porkbusiness.com/feedlot-margins-above-water-packer-margins-drop <p>Average feedlot margins topped $30 per head last week, due largely to a $3 rally in fed cattle prices which climbed to $111 per cwt.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 18 14:42:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feedlot-margins-above-water-packer-margins-drop Could China’s ASF Problem Put Pressure on Soybean Trade? https://www.porkbusiness.com/could-chinas-asf-problem-put-pressure-soybean-trade <p>Could China’s problems with African Swine Fever put pressure on the future of soybean trade?</p> Thu, 20 Sep 18 14:37:16 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/could-chinas-asf-problem-put-pressure-soybean-trade NC Pig Farmers Take Extraordinary Steps to Ensure Animal Care https://www.porkbusiness.com/nc-pig-farmers-take-extraordinary-steps-ensure-animal-care <p><span>Five days after Hurricane Florence struck North Carolina, most of our 2,100 hog farms are returning to normal operations.</span></p> Thu, 20 Sep 18 14:39:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nc-pig-farmers-take-extraordinary-steps-ensure-animal-care Dan Murphy: A Crisis of Character https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-crisis-character <p>If I were forced to explain the cause of our contemporary political divide, the increasingly bitter partisanship that has created warring factions of Americans pitted against each other, I’d summar</p> Thu, 20 Sep 18 13:45:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-crisis-character Cold Front To Bring Frost, Drier Conditions In The Next Two Weeks https://www.porkbusiness.com/cold-front-bring-frost-drier-conditions-next-two-weeks <p>Wild weather across the Corn Belt could slow down as temperatures dive. According to meteorologists, frost could hit parts of the Corn Belt Oct. 1 or sooner.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 18 13:03:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cold-front-bring-frost-drier-conditions-next-two-weeks Protect Yourself: Lessons from Grain Elevator Fraud https://www.porkbusiness.com/protect-yourself-lessons-grain-elevator-fraud <p>Last week the <a href="https://www.agweb.com/article/sticky-fingers-fraud-2m-missing-at-grain-elevator/">Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co.</a></p> Thu, 20 Sep 18 13:59:26 -0500 Sara Schafer https://www.porkbusiness.com/protect-yourself-lessons-grain-elevator-fraud Managing Millennial Employees Requires New Approach https://www.porkbusiness.com/managing-millennial-employees-requires-new-approach <p>By Jared Wareham, Top Dollar Angus</p> Thu, 20 Sep 18 14:22:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/managing-millennial-employees-requires-new-approach Florence’s Death Toll Includes Millions of Animals https://www.porkbusiness.com/florences-death-toll-includes-millions-animals <p>(Bloomberg) -- For Chris Smith, whose North Carolina farm is home to 30,000 chickens and 150 acres of sweet potatoes, the fight to survive Hurricane Florence is not yet over.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 18 12:20:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/florences-death-toll-includes-millions-animals OpEd: Stay The Course For Better Trade Deals; Rewards Likely Greater https://www.porkbusiness.com/oped-stay-course-better-trade-deals-rewards-likely-greater <p><em>By Dennis DiPietre and Lance Mulberry</em></p> Thu, 20 Sep 18 07:13:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/oped-stay-course-better-trade-deals-rewards-likely-greater Florence Flooding Kills 5,500 Pigs, 3.4 Million Chickens https://www.porkbusiness.com/florence-flooding-kills-5500-pigs-34-million-chickens <p>Livestock losses from Hurricane Florence flooding are increasing as recovery begins.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 18 13:18:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/florence-flooding-kills-5500-pigs-34-million-chickens Mystery Surrounds China's Major Threat to Swine Sector https://www.porkbusiness.com/mystery-surrounds-chinas-major-threat-swine-sector <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Wed, 19 Sep 18 10:18:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mystery-surrounds-chinas-major-threat-swine-sector 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 Poised For The Future: The Maschhoffs’ Adapt to A New Business Model https://www.porkbusiness.com/poised-future-maschhoffs-adapt-new-business-model <p><em>This is the second article in a two-part series from the September issue of Farm Journal’s PORK magazine.</em></p> Wed, 19 Sep 18 07:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/poised-future-maschhoffs-adapt-new-business-model Family Values Propel The Maschhoffs Forward https://www.porkbusiness.com/family-values-propel-maschhoffs-forward-0 <p>Next year will mark 40 years since Wayne and Marlene Maschhoff’s sons, Dave and Ken, entered into a 50-50 partnership with their parents in Carlyle, Ill.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 18 07:04:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/family-values-propel-maschhoffs-forward-0 4 Winning HR Strategies https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-winning-hr-strategies <p>Last Thursday, the article <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/feed-your-social-animals-your-employees">Feed Your Social Animals–Your Employees</a>, covered non-monetary factors that dete</p> Wed, 19 Sep 18 15:10:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-winning-hr-strategies Nutritional Diagnostics – Here Are 7 Tips https://www.porkbusiness.com/nutritional-diagnostics-here-are-7-tips <p>Disease breaks. Mortality. Less-than-ideal production metrics. Looking for answers to challenges in your herd?</p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 21:11:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nutritional-diagnostics-here-are-7-tips Canada to Resume NAFTA Talks as Republicans Lose Patience https://www.porkbusiness.com/canada-resume-nafta-talks-republicans-lose-patience <p>(Bloomberg) -- High-level NAFTA negotiations are set to resume in Washington, where Republicans are warning time is running out for Canada to join the U.S. and Mexico in a trilateral deal.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 20:40:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/canada-resume-nafta-talks-republicans-lose-patience McCartney’s Album Scores High On Hypocrisy https://www.porkbusiness.com/mccartneys-album-scores-high-hypocrisy <p>I readily admit I’m not much of a music aficionado. I’m old enough that the Farmall M tractor I circled hay fields on as a youth didn’t have a radio. Or a sunshade, for that matter.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 16:21:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mccartneys-album-scores-high-hypocrisy AgriTalk: Goal for “Free-er and Fair-er Trade” https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-goal-free-er-and-fair-er-trade <p>President Trump is planning on throwing another round of tariffs on China next week. Pro Farmer editor Brian Grete discusses how we need to get as close to free and fair trade as possible.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 14:10:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-goal-free-er-and-fair-er-trade U.S. Exports of Animal Protein: Pork Holds Its Own in Volume and Value https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-exports-animal-protein-pork-holds-its-own-volume-and-value <p>USDA’s Economic Research Service distributed its Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook on Monday this week, with reports on showing a better outlook for pork exports than the industry expected.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 12:25:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-exports-animal-protein-pork-holds-its-own-volume-and-value Corn Yield Results: A Story of the Haves and the Have Nots https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-yield-results-story-haves-and-have-nots <p><span><span><span></span></span></span></p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 10:54:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-yield-results-story-haves-and-have-nots How Can I Improve Labor Productivity? https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-can-i-improve-labor-productivity-0 <p>Increasing labor productivity enables an industry or economy to produce the same amount or more output with fewer workers.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 10:19:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-can-i-improve-labor-productivity-0 Dan Murphy: A Political Plants vs. Animals Debate https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-political-plants-vs-animals-debate <p>In an article in <i>Psychology Today</i> magazine titled, “Meat Eating and Political Ideology,” a Prof.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 09:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-political-plants-vs-animals-debate Could the Nuisance Cases in North Carolina Happen in My State? https://www.porkbusiness.com/could-nuisance-cases-north-carolina-happen-my-state <p>More than two dozen nuisance cases have been filed by residents in North Carolina against Murphy-Brown, the live growout subsidiary of Smithfield Foods.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 14:12:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/could-nuisance-cases-north-carolina-happen-my-state Grain Space Might Run Tight, Talk With Elevators Now https://www.porkbusiness.com/grain-space-might-run-tight-talk-elevators-now <p>Year after <a href="https://www.agweb.com/article/record-breaking-garden-spots-for-corn/">year of record harvests</a>, combined with less export and ethanol demand could mean elevators won’t have a</p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 14:25:26 -0500 Sonja Begemann https://www.porkbusiness.com/grain-space-might-run-tight-talk-elevators-now Op-Ed: Are We Losing Our Minds? The Case of "Bird-Brain" Teaching https://www.porkbusiness.com/op-ed-are-we-losing-our-minds-case-bird-brain-teaching <p><em>Editor's note: The opinions in the commentary below are those of Karen Kerns, </em><i> CEO of Kerns and Associates and an Entrepreneur in Residence for Iowa State University's Department of Eco</i></p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 09:20:05 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/op-ed-are-we-losing-our-minds-case-bird-brain-teaching Are You Scaring Job Candidates Away? https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-you-scaring-job-candidates-away <p>If you’re on the search for the best talent to join your organization, you certainly want to create a welcoming environment.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-you-scaring-job-candidates-away How Can I Improve Labor Productivity? https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-can-i-improve-labor-productivity <p>Increasing labor productivity enables an industry or economy to produce the same amount or more output with fewer workers.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 04:30:27 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-can-i-improve-labor-productivity You Deserve It. Apply Today! https://www.porkbusiness.com/you-deserve-it-apply-today <p>Few awards recognize farmers who are business savvy, dedicated to our industry and innovative. At Top Producer, we are proud to honor such impressive producers.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 15:05:19 -0500 Sara Schafer https://www.porkbusiness.com/you-deserve-it-apply-today 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 Use This Power Tool for Immediate Feedback https://www.porkbusiness.com/use-power-tool-immediate-feedback <p>In a previous article I provided a <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/guide-coaching-spot">Guide for Coaching on the Spot</a> (see page 16 of the June issue). In turn, many readers have </p> Tue, 18 Sep 18 04:38:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/use-power-tool-immediate-feedback Frequently Asked Questions about ASFV and CSFV in Feed https://www.porkbusiness.com/frequently-asked-questions-about-asfv-and-csfv-feed <p>With the recent occurrences of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) and Classical Swine Fever Virus (CSFV) in countries important for U.S.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 18 14:37:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/frequently-asked-questions-about-asfv-and-csfv-feed Tuesday is National Cheeseburger Day! https://www.porkbusiness.com/tuesday-national-cheeseburger-day <p>Americans eat nearly 50 billion burgers a year—that’s about 3 burgers a week for each person in the U.S.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 18 15:27:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tuesday-national-cheeseburger-day Tyson Names New President, CEO https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-names-new-president-ceo <p>Tyson Foods Inc., has named Noel White its new president and CEO, effective Sept. 30.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 18 11:05:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-names-new-president-ceo 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 Trump Plans to Slap 10% Tariff on $200 Billion of Chinese Goods https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-plans-slap-10-tariff-200-billion-chinese-goods <p>(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration will announce as early as Monday that it’s imposing a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which Beijing has already said it will retaliate ag</p> Mon, 17 Sep 18 09:46:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-plans-slap-10-tariff-200-billion-chinese-goods 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 Carolina Meat Plants Crawl Back to Life as Florence Subsides https://www.porkbusiness.com/carolina-meat-plants-crawl-back-life-florence-subsides <p>(Bloomberg) -- Major poultry and meat companies are starting to resume operations in the Carolinas as the torrential rains and flooding unleashed by Hurricane Florence start to subside.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 18 08:40:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/carolina-meat-plants-crawl-back-life-florence-subsides Cash Feeder Pig Prices Average $31.32, Up $9.45 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-3132-945-last-week <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p> Sat, 15 Sep 18 21:37:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-average-3132-945-last-week Disaster Averted by North Carolina Pig Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/disaster-averted-north-carolina-pig-farmers <p>A report from the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC) on Saturday updated the public on how well pig farmers in the state planned and prepared for the predicted devastation from Hurricane Florence.</p> Sat, 15 Sep 18 18:54:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/disaster-averted-north-carolina-pig-farmers FDA Releases Five-Year Plan for Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-releases-five-year-plan-veterinary-antimicrobial-stewardship <p class="MsoNoSpacing">On September 14, the U.S.</p> Sat, 15 Sep 18 21:17:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-releases-five-year-plan-veterinary-antimicrobial-stewardship 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 Good, Bad Of African Swine Fever In China https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-bad-african-swine-fever-china <p>The trade policy positioning of the Trump administration and counter-action from China have been weighing heavily on the markets and a source of uncertainty for producers. Yet odds are the U.S.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 18 16:32:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-bad-african-swine-fever-china How North Carolina Farmers Prepared for Hurricane Florence https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-north-carolina-farmers-prepared-hurricane-florence <p>Farmer reports from the Southeast are detailing how they have been working non-stop to prepare ahead of Hurricane Florence.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 18 13:32:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-north-carolina-farmers-prepared-hurricane-florence China Reports FMD, Culls 47 Cattle https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-reports-fmd-culls-47-cattle <p>China’s Ministry of Agriculture reported an outbreak on Friday of foot-and-mouth disease in a herd of cattle.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 18 11:33:23 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-reports-fmd-culls-47-cattle Dan Murphy: Deflating Another Dietary Dogma https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-deflating-another-dietary-dogma <p>What’s better to eat? Bread, bagels or breakfast cereals — assuming they’re labeled with that magic phrase, “whole grain” — or a sizzling steak with (gasp!) visible fat?</p> Fri, 14 Sep 18 08:50:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-deflating-another-dietary-dogma 11 Ways to Make Sure Your Header Is Doing Its Job https://www.porkbusiness.com/11-ways-make-sure-your-header-doing-its-job <p>Optimizing combine performance often requires Sherlock Holmes-type detective work.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 18 08:08:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/11-ways-make-sure-your-header-doing-its-job Soybean Prices Could Improve 15% With Tariff Resolution https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybean-prices-could-improve-15-tariff-resolution <p>It’s no secret that retaliatory tariffs have impacted soybean prices negatively. However, if our trade disputes are resolved, one economist says prices could improve by 15%. </p> Fri, 14 Sep 18 07:55:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybean-prices-could-improve-15-tariff-resolution 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 Dan Murphy: Three Questions for Vegetarians https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-three-questions-vegetarians <p>As much as we love to dish it out, none of us love getting our semi-witty sarcasms and dagger-like dissections of somebody else’s choices thrown back in our face.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 18 15:04:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-three-questions-vegetarians BREAKING: Belgium Hit By ASF; China Adds 10 Regions to Transport Ban https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-belgium-hit-asf-china-adds-10-regions-transport-ban <p>African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed by Belgian authorities, escalating worries of the virus’ move into western Europe.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 18 08:55:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-belgium-hit-asf-china-adds-10-regions-transport-ban Stuck in the Mud? Think Safety First https://www.porkbusiness.com/stuck-mud-think-safety-first <p>Recent heavy rains in the Midwest and torrential downpours in the Southeast mean farmers will be struggling to harvest crops this fall.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 18 14:42:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/stuck-mud-think-safety-first 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 Meals At Home Increase As Netflix Calls https://www.porkbusiness.com/meals-home-increase-netflix-calls <p>Restaurant sales are up 2% from last year. That’s a good sign the U.S. economy is humming along.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 18 12:39:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meals-home-increase-netflix-calls 5 Feats for the Record Book https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-feats-record-book <p>Downtime is scarce this time of year, but if you need to pass the minutes while waiting at the elevator or wind down after a long day, check out these videos.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 18 08:37:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-feats-record-book Climate Change And My Skepticism https://www.porkbusiness.com/climate-change-and-my-skepticism <p><span><span>Is climate change real? I don’t know is my honest answer.</span></span></p> Fri, 14 Sep 18 08:28:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/climate-change-and-my-skepticism Corn, Soybean Revenues To Match Or Exceed 2017, 2019 Revenue To Dive https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-soybean-revenues-match-or-exceed-2017-2019-revenue-dive <p>With predicted record yield in parts of the country, farmers have the opportunity to meet or exceed 2017 profit margins, according to a new study from University of Illinois.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 18 14:33:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-soybean-revenues-match-or-exceed-2017-2019-revenue-dive Health and Wellness: A Veterinarian’s Perspective on Antibiotics https://www.porkbusiness.com/health-and-wellness-veterinarians-perspective-antibiotics <div> <div></div></div> Thu, 13 Sep 18 06:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/health-and-wellness-veterinarians-perspective-antibiotics Feed Your Social Animals – Your Employees https://www.porkbusiness.com/feed-your-social-animals-your-employees <p>People don’t live and work in a vacuum – they need stimulation, which can come from multiple sources.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feed-your-social-animals-your-employees Farmers Prepare For A Storm Of Historical Proportion https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-prepare-storm-historical-proportion <p>Farmers are rushing harvest and working to protect livestock as hurricane Florence comes barreling toward the North Carolina coast.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 18 17:28:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-prepare-storm-historical-proportion Breaking: Hurricane Florence Updates https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-hurricane-florence-updates <h1><strong>Breaking news</strong></h1> <p><em><strong>Get the latest on how farmers and ranchers are responding to the hurricane.</strong></em></p> Thu, 13 Sep 18 14:51:53 -0500 Portia Stewart https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-hurricane-florence-updates 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 5 Tips to Keep Your Farm Operating in a Disaster https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-tips-keep-your-farm-operating-disaster <p>All farmers need to know what, where and how they will keep the farm operation going during a disaster.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 18 12:39:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-tips-keep-your-farm-operating-disaster 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 Dan Murphy: Sound Proposal, or Flight of Fantasy? https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-sound-proposal-or-flight-fantasy <p>Over the years, we’ve watched plenty of lawyers dominate courtrooms during TV’s prime time programming, from the stars of old-school shows like Matlock, LA Law and The Practice to newer dramas such</p> Wed, 12 Sep 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-sound-proposal-or-flight-fantasy OCM Stands Firm in Quest for Checkoff Transparency https://www.porkbusiness.com/ocm-stands-firm-quest-checkoff-transparency <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">HSUS, R-CALF, OCM: Guilt by Association?</a>", a commentar</em></p> Wed, 12 Sep 18 09:45:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ocm-stands-firm-quest-checkoff-transparency Robbins to Receive 2018 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award https://www.porkbusiness.com/robbins-receive-2018-allen-d-leman-science-practice-award <p>University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine has named Rebecca Robbins, DVM, PhD, as the 2018 recipient of the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice award.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 18 09:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/robbins-receive-2018-allen-d-leman-science-practice-award Trump Tariffs Spark Industry Campaign to De-Escalate Trade War https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-tariffs-spark-industry-campaign-de-escalate-trade-war <p>(Bloomberg) -- Trade associations representing farmers, retailers and manufacturers are joining forces in a new multi-million-dollar campaign to oppose President Donald Trump’s tariffs, in the late</p> Thu, 13 Sep 18 12:46:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-tariffs-spark-industry-campaign-de-escalate-trade-war Remembering 9-11, the Farmer Pilot https://www.porkbusiness.com/remembering-9-11-farmer-pilot <p>One of the American Airlines pilots on a plane hijacked on 9-11 was a farmer from Massachusetts.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 17:02:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/remembering-9-11-farmer-pilot 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 Feedlot Margins Better, Packer Margins Slip https://www.porkbusiness.com/feedlot-margins-better-packer-margins-slip <p>Average feedlot margins topped $28 per head last, some $5 better than the previous week due to cash prices mostly $1 higher at $108 per cwt.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 15:12:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feedlot-margins-better-packer-margins-slip African Swine Fever: 16 Chinese Cases and Counting https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-16-chinese-cases-and-counting <p>Bans on live pig and pork exports, animal transport restrictions, market fluctuations, <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/k-state-researcher-studies-risk-african-swine-fever-feed">feed c</a></p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 14:58:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-16-chinese-cases-and-counting Hog Farmers Brace for Hurricane Florence https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-farmers-brace-hurricane-florence <p>About 13% of the nation’s hog production is located in North Carolina—and directly in the path of Hurricane Florence, a storm expected to reach Category 5 status before making landfall Thursday.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 18 10:00:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-farmers-brace-hurricane-florence Hog Farms And Hurricanes: A Primer On Lagoons And Flooding https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-farms-and-hurricanes-primer-lagoons-and-flooding <p>When a hurricane hits, you may find many hog farms under water — except for the barns and lagoons. In some cases, the barn and lagoon are a tiny island of dry land, accessible only by boat.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 12:06:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-farms-and-hurricanes-primer-lagoons-and-flooding 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 Crespi Named Interim Director for Center for Ag and Rural Development https://www.porkbusiness.com/crespi-named-interim-director-center-ag-and-rural-development <p>John Crespi, an economics professor at Iowa State University, has been named the interim director of the <a href="http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=45654387&amp;msgid=538987&amp;act=6KNE&amp;am&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 11:34:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/crespi-named-interim-director-center-ag-and-rural-development 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 Surge, Wind, Rain, Floods: Hurricane Florence Could Hit Hard https://www.porkbusiness.com/surge-wind-rain-floods-hurricane-florence-could-hit-hard <p>By JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press</p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 10:39:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/surge-wind-rain-floods-hurricane-florence-could-hit-hard 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 Dan Murphy: Even ‘Real’ Stats Can Be False https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-even-real-stats-can-be-false <p>One of the more interesting classes I remember from way back as an undergraduate was a specialized statistics course designed for Health Education majors like myself.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 09:29:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-even-real-stats-can-be-false 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 Producers Still Needed for Pig Environmental Footprint Project https://www.porkbusiness.com/producers-still-needed-pig-environmental-footprint-project <p>Want to know more about your environmental footprint? Get additional information about operational costs?</p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 07:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/producers-still-needed-pig-environmental-footprint-project Rest of the Story: The 800-lb. Gorilla https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-800-lb-gorilla <p>In September 2011 I wrote a TP column entitled <a href="https://www.agweb.com/article/market_strategy_the_800-lb_gorilla/"><i><u>“the 800-lb. Gorilla”.</u></i></a></p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 09:33:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-800-lb-gorilla Alert: Pig Farmers It’s Time to Prepare for Hurricane Florence https://www.porkbusiness.com/alert-pig-farmers-its-time-prepare-hurricane-florence <p>Category 4 Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on the East Coast late Thursday or early Friday, and pig farmers are rushing to get ready.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 18 15:54:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/alert-pig-farmers-its-time-prepare-hurricane-florence Niman Ranch Vows To Double Sustainable Network In 10 Years https://www.porkbusiness.com/niman-ranch-vows-double-sustainable-network-10-years <p>Niman Ranch says it will add 750 independent family farmers and ranchers to its network over the next 10 years as it expands its commitment to sustainable agriculture and humane livestock practices</p> Mon, 10 Sep 18 14:05:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/niman-ranch-vows-double-sustainable-network-10-years Think Before You Hit “Share” https://www.porkbusiness.com/think-you-hit-share <p>It seems that every day, when I’m scrolling through Facebook trying to keep up with college friends and local events, it’s only a few minutes before I come across posts from activist groups doing t</p> Mon, 10 Sep 18 11:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/think-you-hit-share Trump's Border Wall Would Split Texas Ranch In Two https://www.porkbusiness.com/trumps-border-wall-would-split-texas-ranch-two <p>The proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States threatens to cut through a ranch that has belonged to the Cavazos family for 250 years.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 18 08:34:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trumps-border-wall-would-split-texas-ranch-two Climate Change Projected to Boost Insect Activity and Crop Loss https://www.porkbusiness.com/climate-change-projected-boost-insect-activity-and-crop-loss <p>Scientists have already warned that climate change likely will impact the food we grow.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/climate-change-projected-boost-insect-activity-and-crop-loss Breaking News: Hog Cholera Reported in Japan https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-hog-cholera-reported-japan <p>Classical Swine fever, more commonly known as hog cholera, has been identified on a farm in Japan. It has been 26 years since that country has had an outbreak of the devastating virus.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 18 09:13:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-hog-cholera-reported-japan Japan Bacon Festival Doubles Down on Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/japan-bacon-festival-doubles-down-pork <p>The 2nd annual Japan Bacon Festival is back with double the bacon! Organizers of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Iowa are returning to Japan to cohost the event.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 18 08:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/japan-bacon-festival-doubles-down-pork Improved Access to Care for Depression Needed in Rural Areas https://www.porkbusiness.com/improved-access-care-depression-needed-rural-areas <p></p><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Sep 18 07:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/improved-access-care-depression-needed-rural-areas Managers, Watch Out for “The iPhone Effect" https://www.porkbusiness.com/managers-watch-out-iphone-effect <p>Managers, when you talk to your employees, are you constantly checking your cell phone, or are they looking at theirs?</p> Mon, 10 Sep 18 16:28:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/managers-watch-out-iphone-effect Weaner Breakeven Up $1.74 for the Past Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaner-breakeven-174-past-week <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaner-breakeven-174-past-week Drought Increases Aflatoxin Risk https://www.porkbusiness.com/drought-increases-aflatoxin-risk <p>Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 18 14:35:16 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/drought-increases-aflatoxin-risk Trump Threatens Tariffs on Another $267 Billion of Chinese Imports https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-threatens-tariffs-another-267-billion-chinese-imports <p>(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he’s ready to impose tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods on short notice, on top of a proposed $200 billion that his administration is </p> Fri, 07 Sep 18 14:34:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-threatens-tariffs-another-267-billion-chinese-imports 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 Meat, Dairy Supplies Grow as Trade & Tariff Doubts Hurt On-farm Prices https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-dairy-supplies-grow-trade-tariff-doubts-hurt-farm-prices <p>Large supplies of meat and dairy, possibly record-setting tons, are coming to U.S. consumers.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 18 11:53:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-dairy-supplies-grow-trade-tariff-doubts-hurt-farm-prices Contain Costs and Have Patience in Marketing Crops, Economist Says https://www.porkbusiness.com/contain-costs-and-have-patience-marketing-crops-economist-says <p>As harvest approaches, Chad Hart, associate professor of <a href="http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=45654387&amp;msgid=538406&amp;act=6KNE&amp;c=1037557&amp;destination=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ec&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Fri, 07 Sep 18 10:28:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/contain-costs-and-have-patience-marketing-crops-economist-says It’s All Uphill for Alt-Meat Suit https://www.porkbusiness.com/its-all-uphill-alt-meat-suit <p>As you’re no doubt aware, a bill passed by the Missouri legislature and signed into law back in May has now taken effect, prohibiting companies from “misrepresenting a product as meat that is not d</p> Fri, 07 Sep 18 09:41:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/its-all-uphill-alt-meat-suit How Did Soybeans Receive Three-Fourths Of Initial Aid? USDA To Explain https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-did-soybeans-receive-three-fourths-initial-aid-usda-explain <p>Since further details about USDA’s Market Facilitation program, which is part of the agency’s $12 billion tariff aid package, were released, corn and wheat farmers have questioned why their payment</p> Fri, 07 Sep 18 09:55:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-did-soybeans-receive-three-fourths-initial-aid-usda-explain 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 China May Face Wider Pork Bans as Deadly Pig Virus Spreads https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-may-face-wider-pork-bans-deadly-pig-virus-spreads <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> <p>Bans on pork products from China may be widened as part of emergency measures to stem the global spread of African swine fever.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 18 08:52:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-may-face-wider-pork-bans-deadly-pig-virus-spreads Pig Farmer Joey Carter was Blindsided - It Could Happen to You https://www.porkbusiness.com/pig-farmer-joey-carter-was-blindsided-it-could-happen-you <p>If you think it can’t happen to you, think again. Joey Carter is a family farmer.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pig-farmer-joey-carter-was-blindsided-it-could-happen-you Farm Bureau State Presidents Meet With Trump, Express Trade Concerns https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bureau-state-presidents-meet-trump-express-trade-concerns <p>Four Farm Bureau leaders, including American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duval, had a chance to express their trade concerns directly to President Trump on Wednesday. </p> Thu, 06 Sep 18 10:10:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-bureau-state-presidents-meet-trump-express-trade-concerns Artificial Intelligence Takes The Guesswork Out Of Weed And Disease ID https://www.porkbusiness.com/artificial-intelligence-takes-guesswork-out-weed-and-disease-id <p>You know that frustrating moment when you’re scouting and find a weed but for the life of you can’t figure out what it is?</p> Thu, 06 Sep 18 08:59:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/artificial-intelligence-takes-guesswork-out-weed-and-disease-id Perdue Explores Non-Meat Options https://www.porkbusiness.com/perdue-explores-non-meat-options <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> <p>It’s a sign of the times that 98-year-old Perdue Farms Inc. is looking at selling non-meat protein products alongside its signature chickens and turkeys.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 18 16:43:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/perdue-explores-non-meat-options 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 AgriTalk: USDA Payment Is An "Embarrassment" https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-usda-payment-embarrassment <p>Gene Millard of Missouri, Bryan Hanson of South Dakota, and Garry Niemeyer of Illionis join Chip Flory on the Farmer Forum to discuss the USDA payment program, trade, and the NAFTA renegotiations.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 18 09:45:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-usda-payment-embarrassment Will Ag Survive the Art of the Trade Deal? https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-ag-survive-art-trade-deal <p><span><span><span><i>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of</i></span></span></span></p> Thu, 06 Sep 18 09:47:12 -0500 Mike Opperman https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-ag-survive-art-trade-deal Company News: James Allen Offers Insurance for ASF, FMD https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-james-allen-offers-insurance-asf-fmd <p>James Allen Insurance (JAI) is launching two new policies designed to protect pork producers and other livestock farmers in the event of a disease outbreak, the company announces.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 18 11:13:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-james-allen-offers-insurance-asf-fmd Make Sure Gestating Sows Are Getting Enough Calcium and Phosphorus https://www.porkbusiness.com/make-sure-gestating-sows-are-getting-enough-calcium-and-phosphorus <p>Most values for digestibility of calcium and phosphorus are determined in growing pigs, with the long-held assumption that results can be applied to pigs at different life stages, including gestati</p> Wed, 05 Sep 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/make-sure-gestating-sows-are-getting-enough-calcium-and-phosphorus 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 Advice for Turning Over the Reins https://www.porkbusiness.com/advice-turning-over-reins-0 <p>When asked about retirement plans, many of today’s farmers answer, “In about five years.” Yet, with challenging financial times and eager young family members, farmers might be looking to put a rea</p> Wed, 05 Sep 18 08:44:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/advice-turning-over-reins-0 The Millennial: Modern Farmers’ Messiah? https://www.porkbusiness.com/millennial-modern-farmers-messiah <p>This year, a new generation is poised to have more spending power than any other segment of the population.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/millennial-modern-farmers-messiah 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 China Has Few Places to Shop for Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-has-few-places-shop-pork <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> <p>As a deadly pig virus strikes China, the world’s biggest pork consumer won’t have many places to turn if it needs to boost imports.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 18 09:10:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-has-few-places-shop-pork Packer Profits Near $300 Per Head https://www.porkbusiness.com/packer-profits-near-300-head <p>Beef packer margins climbed another $27 to a per head total of $296 last week, according to the <a data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5ab56f64-7ed1-40ba-a4ce-fe4e990350cc" href="/sites/defau&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Wed, 05 Sep 18 08:22:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/packer-profits-near-300-head Montana Politics – 'All Hat No Cattle' https://www.porkbusiness.com/montana-politics-all-hat-no-cattle <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en" lang="en" lang="en">these are the candidates for US senate in Montana, a state with only one barber <a href="https://t.co/qFJFYjgQBR"></a></p></blockquote> Tue, 04 Sep 18 15:01:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/montana-politics-all-hat-no-cattle Dan Murphy: The ‘Arctic Diet’ Resurrected https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-arctic-diet-resurrected <p>In the annals of the early 20th century polar expeditions that challenged explorers battling the unforgiving elements and thrilled a public riveted by tales of their exploits, there are stories bot</p> Tue, 04 Sep 18 12:10:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-arctic-diet-resurrected Seventh Case of African Swine Fever in China; Pig Transport Banned https://www.porkbusiness.com/seventh-case-african-swine-fever-china-pig-transport-banned <p>China reported two new cases of African swine fever (ASF) in Xuancheng, located in Anhui province, this weekend.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 18 16:47:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/seventh-case-african-swine-fever-china-pig-transport-banned Turning the Page https://www.porkbusiness.com/turning-page <p>When I think back on the people I’ve met, the places I’ve seen and the experiences I’ve had as an editor writing about the pork business, it’s difficult to describe in</p> Tue, 04 Sep 18 11:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/turning-page Chigger Bites May Cause Allergic Reaction to Red Meat https://www.porkbusiness.com/chigger-bites-may-cause-allergic-reaction-red-meat <p>Chiggers, redbugs, harvest mites – whatever you call them, they are pesky little bugs whose bites cause really itchy rashes, usually around the ankles and waistline.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 18 10:30:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chigger-bites-may-cause-allergic-reaction-red-meat Make Safety Your No. 1 Priority This Harvest https://www.porkbusiness.com/make-safety-your-no-1-priority-harvest <p class="Default"><span><span>With an estimated 58,000 adult injuries a year, farm work continues to be one of the most dan</span></span></p> Tue, 04 Sep 18 11:40:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/make-safety-your-no-1-priority-harvest Grant Supports Novel FMD Vaccine Research https://www.porkbusiness.com/grant-supports-novel-fmd-vaccine-research <p class="MsoNoSpacing">The Pirbright Institute has a received a £2.1 million grant from <a href="https://www.gatesfoundation.org/" target="_blank">The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation</a> to conduct</p> Tue, 04 Sep 18 14:50:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/grant-supports-novel-fmd-vaccine-research Killing Hogzilla: Hunting A Monster Wild Pig https://www.porkbusiness.com/killing-hogzilla-hunting-monster-wild-pig <p class="MsoNormal">Michael Mims charged across a turnrow and burst through a green wall of July corn, running toward the baying bedlam of a primal melee.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 18 15:44:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/killing-hogzilla-hunting-monster-wild-pig John Phipps' Tariffs 101: An Explanation of How Tariffs Work https://www.porkbusiness.com/john-phipps-tariffs-101-explanation-how-tariffs-work <p>Looking over the feedback I’ve received from my comments about the trade situation, I’ve discovered there is some confusion about how tariffs work.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 18 16:32:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/john-phipps-tariffs-101-explanation-how-tariffs-work Internships Can be a Pipeline for Future Hires https://www.porkbusiness.com/internships-can-be-pipeline-future-hires <p>As if our industry’s labor market isn’t already tight enough, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.8% in May — the lowest since 2000, and only a few other times in modern history.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 18 09:10:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/internships-can-be-pipeline-future-hires Farming Through Love, Faith, Fear and Cancer https://www.porkbusiness.com/farming-through-love-faith-fear-and-cancer <p><span><span>Humidity rolls across fields of tobacco in Murray, Kentucky like beads of sweat sliding down the neck’s nape after a long run.</span></span></p> Wed, 05 Sep 18 08:42:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farming-through-love-faith-fear-and-cancer A Clearer Picture of Antibiotic Resistance https://www.porkbusiness.com/clearer-picture-antibiotic-resistance <p><span>As access to information continues to evolve, so do consumer perceptions of animal agriculture.</span></p> Mon, 03 Sep 18 11:57:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/clearer-picture-antibiotic-resistance Iowa State's Hongwei Xin Receives Award https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-states-hongwei-xin-receives-award <p>Hongwei Xin, a Charles F.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 18 08:40:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-states-hongwei-xin-receives-award 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 If You Give a Kid a Pig https://www.porkbusiness.com/if-you-give-kid-pig <p><b><i>Editor’s note:</i></b><i> My sister recently showed me a post on Facebook that was forwarded to her, called, “If you give a kid a sheep” (author unknown).</i></p> Mon, 03 Sep 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/if-you-give-kid-pig Judge Lifts Gag Order in North Carolina Nuisance Suits https://www.porkbusiness.com/judge-lifts-gag-order-north-carolina-nuisance-suits <p>Late last week, U.S. District Court Judge Earl Britt lifted a gag order on communications related to nuisance lawsuits filed against more than two dozen North Carolina hogs farms.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 18 00:15:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/judge-lifts-gag-order-north-carolina-nuisance-suits Grain Price Movement: Déjà vu All Over Again? https://www.porkbusiness.com/grain-price-movement-deja-vu-all-over-again <p>If the upturn in corn and soybeans this week felt familiar—you’re right. Corn and soybean prices reacted exactly like they did one year ago, by moving higher at the end of August.</p> Mon, 03 Sep 18 09:58:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/grain-price-movement-deja-vu-all-over-again U.S. Alerts Congress of Mexico Deal, Says Canada Can Join On https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-alerts-congress-mexico-deal-says-canada-can-join <p>(Bloomberg) - President Donald Trump said he plans to pursue a trade deal with Mexico and possibly Canada even as talks with the U.S.’s northern neighbor stalled just hours before a deadline, leavi</p> Mon, 03 Sep 18 09:59:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-alerts-congress-mexico-deal-says-canada-can-join Cash-Traded Weaner Prices Averaged $22.75 This Week, Up $4.52 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-traded-weaner-prices-averaged-2275-week-452 <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 18 16:04:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-traded-weaner-prices-averaged-2275-week-452 FSA’s Fordyce Rises to the Challenge https://www.porkbusiness.com/fsas-fordyce-rises-challenge <p>Richard Fordyce has his work cut out for him. Appointed administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in May, he’s had a busy summer and is positioned to have a busier fall.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 18 15:56:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fsas-fordyce-rises-challenge U.S.-Canada Trade Talks to Resume Next Week After No Deal Agreed https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-canada-trade-talks-resume-next-week-after-no-deal-agreed <p>(Bloomberg) -- Talks between the U.S.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 18 15:51:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-canada-trade-talks-resume-next-week-after-no-deal-agreed Smithfield Gives Away "Bacon for Life" https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-gives-away-bacon-life <p><a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=MaKrQMKJNteOj6p2lzE6bzR0lMYvD36jA7Ktlgx-jG0RYrCEPOhbX37g3snIP0YlMI-ii2auNHlvMUz6zuBrvw==" target="_blank">Smithfield</a> is giving bacon lovers t</p> Fri, 31 Aug 18 13:12:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-gives-away-bacon-life Top Five Bacon Recipes to Celebrate International Bacon Day https://www.porkbusiness.com/top-five-bacon-recipes-celebrate-international-bacon-day <p>There are many days to be thankful and celebrate—but few have us as excited as International Bacon Day today!  Yes, a whole day to eat, cook and celebrate the versatile strips of meat that turn dis</p> Fri, 31 Aug 18 13:05:27 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/top-five-bacon-recipes-celebrate-international-bacon-day What Consumer Reports Wants to Tell Us About Meat Consumption https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-consumer-reports-wants-tell-us-about-meat-consumption <p>I often go to the end of an article and read the last paragraph first. Sometimes, that is all I need to know – the conclusion.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 18 10:26:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-consumer-reports-wants-tell-us-about-meat-consumption Dan Murphy: Avoiding the Obvious https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-avoiding-obvious <p>I’ve spent a fair amount of my career in what could be broadly defined as public relations.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 18 09:27:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-avoiding-obvious Immigration Reform, Competition Make Labor Harder to Find on Farms https://www.porkbusiness.com/immigration-reform-competition-make-labor-harder-find-farms <p>Labor scarcity and wage inflation threaten the rural economy and put additional stress on the profitability of agriculture industry according to a study by CoBank.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 18 05:25:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/immigration-reform-competition-make-labor-harder-find-farms Are We On The Edge Of An Agricultural Recession? https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-we-edge-agricultural-recession <p>It’s no secret that farm country is suffering from retaliatory tariffs that are the result of President Donald Trump’s trade negotiating tactics, but could the trade war push U.S.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 18 10:06:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-we-edge-agricultural-recession Another Case of ASF in China: 24,000 Pigs Culled and Counting https://www.porkbusiness.com/another-case-asf-china-24000-pigs-culled-and-counting <p>“African swine fever has been found again in China, this time in Nanling county, part of the city of Wuhu in China's Anhui province,” announced the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) on Thursda</p> Thu, 30 Aug 18 22:11:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/another-case-asf-china-24000-pigs-culled-and-counting Trump Threatens $200 Billion in Tariffs https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-threatens-200-billion-tariffs <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Thu, 30 Aug 18 15:46:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-threatens-200-billion-tariffs USDA: Net Farm Income to Decline; Debt, Assets Rise https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-net-farm-income-decline-debt-assets-rise <p><span><span><span>USDA released net farm income projections for 2018 that call for a $9.8 b</span></span></span></p> Fri, 31 Aug 18 09:19:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-net-farm-income-decline-debt-assets-rise One Health Series: A Clearer Picture of Antibiotic Resistance https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-health-series-clearer-picture-antibiotic-resistance <p class="MsoNoSpacing">As access to information continues to evolve, so do consumer perceptions of animal agriculture.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 18 10:25:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-health-series-clearer-picture-antibiotic-resistance 5 Ways to Reap More Revenue from Your Land https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-ways-reap-more-revenue-your-land <p>With today’s razor-thin margins and inconsistent markets, what farmer or rancher wouldn’t welcome additional revenue streams?</p> Thu, 30 Aug 18 10:26:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-ways-reap-more-revenue-your-land We Need Free, Fair and Reciprocal Trade https://www.porkbusiness.com/we-need-free-fair-and-reciprocal-trade <p>Growing up on a farm in rural Iowa gave Ken Isley a good foundation for his present job as administrator of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).</p> Thu, 30 Aug 18 09:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/we-need-free-fair-and-reciprocal-trade USDA’s Updated Net Farm Income Projection Could Look Like the 1980s https://www.porkbusiness.com/usdas-updated-net-farm-income-projection-could-look-1980s <p>As financial pain ripples across agriculture today, it’s a grim reality for some farmers. The U.S.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 18 13:08:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usdas-updated-net-farm-income-projection-could-look-1980s Dan Murphy: Veggies at Risk https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-veggies-risk <p><span>In the wake of any disaster — man-made or natural — the three critical needs that must be met are the provisions of food/water, shelter and medical aid.</span></p> Thu, 30 Aug 18 08:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-veggies-risk Labor Shortage, Wage Inflation Compound Agriculture Industry Struggles https://www.porkbusiness.com/labor-shortage-wage-inflation-compound-agriculture-industry-struggles <p>As the U.S.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/labor-shortage-wage-inflation-compound-agriculture-industry-struggles The Documents You’ll Need To Get A Tariff Payment https://www.porkbusiness.com/documents-youll-need-get-tariff-payment <p>USDA announced earlier this week that farmers would be able to begin applying for tariff aid at their local FSA offices beginning Sept.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 18 16:26:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/documents-youll-need-get-tariff-payment Will Fake Meat Take Pork’s Spot In The Meat Case? https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-fake-meat-take-porks-spot-meat-case <p>There’s a stealth competitor stealing space at the grocery meat counter—and in the packaged meal freezer, on menus at restaurants across the country and on consumers’ plates.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 18 13:22:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-fake-meat-take-porks-spot-meat-case Dan Murphy: This? This is Our Future? https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-our-future <p>Walk with me down memory lane a moment and recall your first date. Your first kiss. Your first time behind the wheel of a car all by yourself.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 18 09:15:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-our-future 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 Farmland “Brings Home the Bacon” to National FFA Organization https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmland-brings-home-bacon-national-ffa-organization <p>Farmland, a leading brand of bacon, sausage, and ham, is proud to partner with the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, to support the future of agriculture.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 18 07:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmland-brings-home-bacon-national-ffa-organization Iowa Pork Producers Appreciate the Help "But Give Us Free Trade" https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pork-producers-appreciate-help-give-us-free-trade <p>The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) says details announced Aug. 27 by USDA on assistance for pork producers harmed by trade disruptions is a small positive step.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pork-producers-appreciate-help-give-us-free-trade Inside the Tariff Relief Numbers for Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/inside-tariff-relief-numbers-pork <p>Details of the $12 billion trade mitigation package were announced by USDA Monday, offering <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/tariff-relief-pig-farmers-get-8head-50-production">$8 per h</a></p> Tue, 28 Aug 18 15:52:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/inside-tariff-relief-numbers-pork After the Bell: The Difficult Conversation with Your Banker https://www.porkbusiness.com/after-bell-difficult-conversation-your-banker <p>Live from the Farm Progress Show, Chip Flory talks with Tim Homan of Rabo AgriFinance about how to have those difficult conversations with your banker.</p> <p> </p> Tue, 28 Aug 18 21:15:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/after-bell-difficult-conversation-your-banker Beef Packer Margins Total $182 Million Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/beef-packer-margins-total-182-million-last-week <p>Beef packer margins climbed another $55 to a per head total of $287 last week, according to the <a data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9cafc0c8-06a9-491e-957b-f68f1c4d4a80" href="/sites/defau&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Tue, 28 Aug 18 15:34:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/beef-packer-margins-total-182-million-last-week 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 Missouri's 2018 Drought Differs from 2012 in Varied Impact https://www.porkbusiness.com/missouris-2018-drought-differs-2012-varied-impact <p>Scattered rains brought slight improvements this past week in a drought affecting most of Missouri.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 18 10:00:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/missouris-2018-drought-differs-2012-varied-impact Dan Murphy: Labeling Lunacy https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-labeling-lunacy <p>There’s an old saying that “Trends start in California, then spread to the rest of the country.”</p> Tue, 28 Aug 18 09:20:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-labeling-lunacy Kubota Adds Sidekick UTV; Offers Look Inside GA Manufacturing Facility https://www.porkbusiness.com/kubota-adds-sidekick-utv-offers-look-inside-ga-manufacturing-facility <p>Kubota Tractor Corporation’s Sidekick, the company’s largest gas-powered utility vehicles joins the RTV lineup.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/kubota-adds-sidekick-utv-offers-look-inside-ga-manufacturing-facility UN: China's African Swine Fever Could Cross Borders https://www.porkbusiness.com/un-chinas-african-swine-fever-could-cross-borders <p>BEIJING (AP) - An outbreak of African swine fever in China could jump the border to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia or the Korean Peninsula, the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization war</p> Tue, 28 Aug 18 07:30:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/un-chinas-african-swine-fever-could-cross-borders Crowdsourcing Model Speeds Up Data Analysis in Corn Plants https://www.porkbusiness.com/crowdsourcing-model-speeds-data-analysis-corn-plants <p>Teaching a machine to finish a complex task can save humans a lot of time, effort and money. But first, the machine has to learn how, and that comes with plenty of its own challenges.<br /></p> Tue, 28 Aug 18 06:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/crowdsourcing-model-speeds-data-analysis-corn-plants Which 10 States Have the Highest Cash Rent? https://www.porkbusiness.com/which-10-states-have-highest-cash-rent-0 <p>For 2018, the national average for cash rents on cropland is $138 per acre, which is 1.5% higher than 2017.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 18 15:22:02 -0500 Sara Schafer https://www.porkbusiness.com/which-10-states-have-highest-cash-rent-0 Tariff Relief: Pig Farmers Get $8/Head on 50% Production https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariff-relief-pig-farmers-get-8head-50-production <p>In a double-wave of trade news, with the announcement of <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/us-mexico-said-agree-nafta-pact-canada-awaits-talks">a trade agreement with Mexico</a>, USDA a</p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 15:12:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariff-relief-pig-farmers-get-8head-50-production AgriTalk: China’s African Swine Fever Outbreak https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-chinas-african-swine-fever-outbreak <p><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 11:26:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-chinas-african-swine-fever-outbreak Trump Announces Trade Deal With Mexico, Says He'll Ditch NAFTA https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-announces-trade-deal-mexico-says-hell-ditch-nafta <p>by Eric Martin, Jennifer Jacobs, Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda</p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 12:00:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-announces-trade-deal-mexico-says-hell-ditch-nafta Hog, Corn Prices Jump as U.S., Mexico Are Said to Get Nafta Deal https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-corn-prices-jump-us-mexico-are-said-get-nafta-deal <p>(Bloomberg) -- The agriculture markets are getting a lift as U.S. trade relations improve with Mexico, one of the largest foreign buyers of American meat and grain.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 10:20:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-corn-prices-jump-us-mexico-are-said-get-nafta-deal U.S., Mexico Said to Agree to Nafta Pact as Canada Awaits Talks https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-mexico-said-agree-nafta-pact-canada-awaits-talks <p>by Eric Martin, Jennifer Jacobs, Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda</p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 11:07:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-mexico-said-agree-nafta-pact-canada-awaits-talks What Causes Stress in Plants? https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-causes-stress-plants <p>What Causes Stress in Plants?</p> <p> </p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 08:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-causes-stress-plants Hope and History for Small Farming Town https://www.porkbusiness.com/hope-and-history-small-farming-town <p class="MsoNormal">Small farming towns often die the death of a thousand cuts as one business wound begets another, until a once thriving infrastructure is replaced with shuttered elevators, rusting</p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 12:29:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hope-and-history-small-farming-town Increase of $3.16 in Weaner Pig Breakeven Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/increase-316-weaner-pig-breakeven-last-week <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 18 17:40:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/increase-316-weaner-pig-breakeven-last-week Your Next Ribeye Could Be Delivered by a Vending Machine https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-next-ribeye-could-be-delivered-vending-machine <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Sat, 25 Aug 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-next-ribeye-could-be-delivered-vending-machine Canadian Meat Giant Pursues Plant-based Protein https://www.porkbusiness.com/canadian-meat-giant-pursues-plant-based-protein <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Sat, 25 Aug 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/canadian-meat-giant-pursues-plant-based-protein 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 Markets Now: How Will Big Corn, Soybean Yields Impact Prices? https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-how-will-big-corn-soybean-yields-impact-prices <p><span><span>Now that Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour is over, and Pro Farmer has released their final estimates for the nation’s corn and soybean crops, wh</span></span></p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 09:35:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-how-will-big-corn-soybean-yields-impact-prices Hamming It Up: Champion Ham Brings $2.8 Million https://www.porkbusiness.com/hamming-it-champion-ham-brings-28-million <p>That's no ordinary slab of meat on a platter: the grand champion ham of the 2018 Kentucky State Fair has fetched a record $2.8 million at auction.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 18 12:38:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hamming-it-champion-ham-brings-28-million AgriTalk: NAFTA Sunset Clause With Mexico https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-nafta-sunset-clause-mexico <p>There has been other news going on this week aside from the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, which has dominated the conversation this week on AgriTalk.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 18 12:35:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-nafta-sunset-clause-mexico “You’re Vegetarian Now” https://www.porkbusiness.com/youre-vegetarian-now <p>A young billionaire you’ve never heard of just took a slice out of your paycheck. How much, no one is yet sure, but Miguel McKelvey is actively trying to turn his employees into vegetarians.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 18 10:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/youre-vegetarian-now Iowa Slaying Focuses Attention on Immigrants in Agriculture https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-slaying-focuses-attention-immigrants-agriculture <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The arrest of a Mexican farmworker in the death of an Iowa college student renewed calls to change immigration laws, but it also focused attention on the immigrant workers w</p> Fri, 24 Aug 18 10:47:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-slaying-focuses-attention-immigrants-agriculture Dan Murphy: Mike Espy Comes Out From the Shadows https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-mike-espy-comes-out-shadows <p>The name Mike Espy should ring a bell with meat industry participants who’ve been around since the halcyon days of the first administration of Bill Clinton.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 18 09:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-mike-espy-comes-out-shadows Feedstuff Situation: Corn, Soybean Meal and Hay https://www.porkbusiness.com/feedstuff-situation-corn-soybean-meal-and-hay <p>USDA-NASS raised their expected corn and soybean yield forecasts in the latest Crop Production report (released August 10th). Their latest estimate is for a U.S.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 18 05:24:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feedstuff-situation-corn-soybean-meal-and-hay Social Photos Reveal Glimpse of Final Crop Tour Numbers https://www.porkbusiness.com/social-photos-reveal-glimpse-final-crop-tour-numbers <p><span><span><span><span>As analyst finish up day f</span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 24 Aug 18 07:51:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/social-photos-reveal-glimpse-final-crop-tour-numbers Crop Tour Podcast: Surprises in Iowa and Minnesota https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-tour-podcast-surprises-iowa-and-minnesota <p>Iowa and Minnnesota were full of surprises as the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour wrapped up in Rochester, Minnesota.  Listen to the podcast to get all of the final tour results and be sure to listen </p> Fri, 24 Aug 18 07:53:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-tour-podcast-surprises-iowa-and-minnesota Land O’Lakes Gives Old MacDonald a Makeover: “She-I-O” https://www.porkbusiness.com/land-olakes-gives-old-macdonald-makeover-she-i-o <p>Look out Old MacDonald, the girls are running the farm.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 18 08:57:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/land-olakes-gives-old-macdonald-makeover-she-i-o Joint Letter Sent to President Trump on Lab-grown Meat Regulations https://www.porkbusiness.com/joint-letter-sent-president-trump-lab-grown-meat-regulations <p>A letter addressed to President Trump is seeking regulatory clarity in regards to lab-grown meat.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 10:05:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/joint-letter-sent-president-trump-lab-grown-meat-regulations Don't Use the "V" Word https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-use-v-word <p>NEW YORK (AP) - It's not vegan, it's "plant-based." So will carnivores bite?</p> Thu, 23 Aug 18 14:36:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-use-v-word AgriTalk: Crop Tour Day 4 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-crop-tour-day-4 <p>How are things fairing on the homestretch of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour?</p> Thu, 23 Aug 18 13:26:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-crop-tour-day-4 Cliven Bundy Sues Nevada And Clark County https://www.porkbusiness.com/cliven-bundy-sues-nevada-and-clark-county <p>Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has refiled a lawsuit against Nevada and Clark County Governments, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 18 10:52:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cliven-bundy-sues-nevada-and-clark-county 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 Dan Murphy: The Meat Machine https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-meat-machine <p>Even if you only occasionally sit through a local TV newscast, you know the formula: The lead is always a fire, an accident, a shooting or, alternatively, a scandal involving a politician or celebr</p> Thu, 23 Aug 18 09:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-meat-machine Lethal Pig Virus in Fourth China Province Raises Disease Threat https://www.porkbusiness.com/lethal-pig-virus-fourth-china-province-raises-disease-threat <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Thu, 23 Aug 18 07:41:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lethal-pig-virus-fourth-china-province-raises-disease-threat How Close is U.S.-Mexico NAFTA Deal? https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-close-us-mexico-nafta-deal <p>Mexican trade officials told Reuters that a deal with Mexico to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement could be clinched Aug. 22. Some U.S.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 18 06:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-close-us-mexico-nafta-deal Scout: SW Iowa Crop Looks ‘Better Than From The Road’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/scout-sw-iowa-crop-looks-better-road <p>Scouts along the Western Leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour are ‘on the homestretch’ as they make their way to Rochester, Minnesota.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/scout-sw-iowa-crop-looks-better-road Pork, Beef, and Other Proteins May Reduce Fatty Liver Disease https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-beef-and-other-proteins-may-reduce-fatty-liver-disease <p>Increasing the amount of protein in the diet may reduce the liver’s fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).</p> Thu, 23 Aug 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-beef-and-other-proteins-may-reduce-fatty-liver-disease Iowa Farmer Threatened in Tibbetts Case https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-farmer-threatened-tibbetts-case <p>MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP)  The manager of a dairy farm that employed the man charged with killing an Iowa college student says he has received dozens of threatening phone messages and other contacts in </p> Wed, 22 Aug 18 22:37:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-farmer-threatened-tibbetts-case Turning Over Rocks https://www.porkbusiness.com/turning-over-rocks <p><i>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.</i></p> Wed, 22 Aug 18 22:18:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/turning-over-rocks Cattle Lose $30, Hogs Lose $40 Per Head https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-lose-30-hogs-lose-40-head <p>Cattle feeders lost an average of $30 per head last week, $25 more than the week before, according to the <a data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="93a9e595-4854-48ca-9f01-ce9ddc19544d" href="/s&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Wed, 22 Aug 18 15:49:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-lose-30-hogs-lose-40-head Better Access to Cancer Care May Reduce Rural and Urban Disparities https://www.porkbusiness.com/better-access-cancer-care-may-reduce-rural-and-urban-disparities <p>When enrolled in a cancer clinical trial, the differences in survival rates between rural and urban patients are significantly reduced, SWOG study results show.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 18 06:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/better-access-cancer-care-may-reduce-rural-and-urban-disparities Op-Ed: Open Doors, Open Minds https://www.porkbusiness.com/op-ed-open-doors-open-minds-0 <p>Not so long ago, we welcomed our first visitors to our farm. At the time, I wasn't exactly sure what to show them, what to say or what they'd be most interested in seeing.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 18 13:26:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/op-ed-open-doors-open-minds-0 Day Two Crop Tour Photos Shows Hail and Drought Damage https://www.porkbusiness.com/day-two-crop-tour-photos-shows-hail-and-drought-damage <p><span><span><span><span>While analysts are seeing </span></span></span></span></p> Wed, 22 Aug 18 08:42:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/day-two-crop-tour-photos-shows-hail-and-drought-damage 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 What to Watch in U.S., China Talks https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-watch-us-china-talks <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> <p>China and the U.S. resume trade talks this week, ending the hiatus after an earlier deal collapsed in May.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 18 16:38:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-watch-us-china-talks China Closes WH Group Slaughterhouse, Restricts Transport Due to ASF https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-closes-wh-group-slaughterhouse-restricts-transport-due-asf <p>Chinese officials are racing to control the country’s outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) that has put the <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/china-faces-neg&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Tue, 21 Aug 18 14:31:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-closes-wh-group-slaughterhouse-restricts-transport-due-asf Nabisco Forced to Uncage Animal Crackers https://www.porkbusiness.com/nabisco-forced-uncage-animal-crackers <p>First the circus closed, now the beasts on boxes of animal crackers have been turned loose.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 18 13:59:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nabisco-forced-uncage-animal-crackers 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 Dan Murphy: A Scam Within a Scam https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-scam-within-scam <p>In the long history of the retail meat business, there have been many stories of scam artists, hustlers and other underhanded operators who sold poor quality or even tainted meat products to unsusp</p> Tue, 21 Aug 18 09:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-scam-within-scam Despite Sound Science, Americans Still Distrust GMOs https://www.porkbusiness.com/despite-sound-science-americans-still-distrust-gmos <p>Just mention GMOs, and you can polarize a crowd in minutes. Many of the people in that crowd won’t even know why they’re against GMOs, as illustrated on late-night TV several years ago.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/despite-sound-science-americans-still-distrust-gmos Boots in the Field Report: The Good in Ohio and Ugly in Michigan https://www.porkbusiness.com/boots-field-report-good-ohio-and-ugly-michigan <p><span><span><span></span></span></span></p> Tue, 21 Aug 18 08:39:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/boots-field-report-good-ohio-and-ugly-michigan Crop Tour Shows Dominating Yields in Ohio, South Dakota https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-tour-shows-dominating-yields-ohio-south-dakota <p>Projected yields in Ohio and South Dakota from day one of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour topple recent history.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 18 08:43:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-tour-shows-dominating-yields-ohio-south-dakota Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Conditions Favor A Strong Finish https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-progress-corn-soybean-conditions-favor-strong-finish <p>In their Monday Crop Progress Report, USDA indicated crop conditions remain favorable throughout most of farm country.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 18 19:48:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-progress-corn-soybean-conditions-favor-strong-finish Emergency Hay, Water Available for Livestock Farmers in Missouri https://www.porkbusiness.com/emergency-hay-water-available-livestock-farmers-missouri <p>Farmers and ranchers in Missouri are getting relief in the form of access to water and hay ground.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 18 09:57:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/emergency-hay-water-available-livestock-farmers-missouri Dan Murphy: Alt-Meat’s Catch 22 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-alt-meats-catch-22 <p>I have to give credit to the start-up companies that have leveraged the breakthrough technology used to produce the growing list of products in what I’ve broadly labeled the “alt-meat” category.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 18 10:59:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-alt-meats-catch-22 Man Trolls Vegan Festival Attendees by Eating Raw Meat https://www.porkbusiness.com/man-trolls-vegan-festival-attendees-eating-raw-meat <p>Animal rights activists and vegans are known for protesting events where meat or livestock might be present.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 18 16:41:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/man-trolls-vegan-festival-attendees-eating-raw-meat Feed Ingredients Could Spread Livestock Viruses https://www.porkbusiness.com/feed-ingredients-could-spread-livestock-viruses <p>Recent research suggests more emphasis on feed biosecurity, particularly in imported ingredients, could help reduce the risk of introducing foreign animal diseases to U.S. livestock herds.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 18 10:26:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feed-ingredients-could-spread-livestock-viruses Update Report: A Third Case of African Swine Fever in China https://www.porkbusiness.com/update-report-third-case-african-swine-fever-china <p>A third case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in a farm in the in Haizhou District, part of the city of Lianyungang, in the Jiangsu Province (map).</p> Mon, 20 Aug 18 09:20:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/update-report-third-case-african-swine-fever-china Big Jump in Feeder Pig Breakeven Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/big-jump-feeder-pig-breakeven-last-week <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 18 09:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/big-jump-feeder-pig-breakeven-last-week Smuggled Pork Sausage is Definitely NOT Baby Formula https://www.porkbusiness.com/smuggled-pork-sausage-definitely-not-baby-formula <p>The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents see strange things all the time, so they likely weren’t too surprised when they found pork sausages in canisters of baby formula.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 18 08:07:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smuggled-pork-sausage-definitely-not-baby-formula Weaponizing Oxygen to Kill Infections and Disease https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaponizing-oxygen-kill-infections-and-disease <p>The life-threatening bacteria called MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can cripple a hospital since it spreads quickly and is resistant to treatment.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 18 05:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaponizing-oxygen-kill-infections-and-disease Hormel Sells Neb. Pork Plant: Who is WholeStone Farms? https://www.porkbusiness.com/hormel-sells-neb-pork-plant-who-wholestone-farms <p>Hormel Foods is selling its large pork processing plant in Fremont, Neb., in order to move further into the consumer foods sector.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 18 08:57:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hormel-sells-neb-pork-plant-who-wholestone-farms Nail Your 2019 Land Lease Agreement https://www.porkbusiness.com/nail-your-2019-land-lease-agreement <p>As you line up land opportunities for the 2019 season, consider different lease options to find the one that best fits your needs.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 18 13:29:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nail-your-2019-land-lease-agreement Tyson Agrees to Buy Chicken-Nugget Maker Keystone for $2.5 Billion https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-agrees-buy-chicken-nugget-maker-keystone-25-billion <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Fri, 17 Aug 18 10:26:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-agrees-buy-chicken-nugget-maker-keystone-25-billion Tyson Acquires McDonald’s Supplier For $2.5 B https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-acquires-mcdonalds-supplier-25-b <p>Tyson Foods has acquired U.S. chicken nugget processor Keystone Foods from Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig Global Foods SA for $2.5 billion, according to a report from Reuters.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 18 10:25:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-acquires-mcdonalds-supplier-25-b ADUFA Act Allows Timely Review of Animal Drug Applications https://www.porkbusiness.com/adufa-act-allows-timely-review-animal-drug-applications <p class="MsoNoSpacing">On August 14, 2018, H.R.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 18 10:30:13 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/adufa-act-allows-timely-review-animal-drug-applications People in the News at Kerns and Associates, Osborne and Diamond V https://www.porkbusiness.com/people-news-kerns-and-associates-osborne-and-diamond-v <p><b>Casey Westphalen Named Chief Financial Officer and Business Analyst at Kerns and Associates</b></p> Fri, 17 Aug 18 09:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/people-news-kerns-and-associates-osborne-and-diamond-v Neonatal Pig Hearts Can Heal From Heart Attack https://www.porkbusiness.com/neonatal-pig-hearts-can-heal-heart-attack <p>While pigs still cannot fly, researchers have discovered that the hearts of newborn piglets do have one remarkable ability.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/neonatal-pig-hearts-can-heal-heart-attack "Lofty" Projections for the 2018 Season? Crop Tour to Find Out https://www.porkbusiness.com/lofty-projections-2018-season-crop-tour-find-out <p>Clipboard? Check. Tape measure? Check. Bottle of ibuprofen? Check.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 18 09:53:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lofty-projections-2018-season-crop-tour-find-out Farmers Await Details on USDA Trade Assistance https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-await-details-usda-trade-assistance <p>U.S.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 18 15:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-await-details-usda-trade-assistance 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 Good Chance to Get NAFTA Deal This Month, Mexico Envoy Says https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-chance-get-nafta-deal-month-mexico-envoy-says <p>The U.S., Mexico and Canada have a good opportunity to reach a Nafta agreement this month, and getting there will depend on the political flexibility of the Trump administration, according to the t</p> Thu, 16 Aug 18 13:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-chance-get-nafta-deal-month-mexico-envoy-says Second Case of African Swine Fever Confirmed in China, and Likely More https://www.porkbusiness.com/second-case-african-swine-fever-confirmed-china-and-likely-more <p>There is now a second case of African swine fever (ASF) in China, reported the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) on Thursday morning.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 18 09:30:13 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/second-case-african-swine-fever-confirmed-china-and-likely-more Flory Passing the Crop Tour Torch https://www.porkbusiness.com/flory-passing-crop-tour-torch <p>When Jeff Wilson heads-out Monday for the 2018 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, he’ll be stepping into the unknown. How big is the corn crop in the western Corn Belt?</p> Mon, 20 Aug 18 09:54:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/flory-passing-crop-tour-torch AVMA Wants Expanded FMD Vaccine Bank https://www.porkbusiness.com/avma-wants-expanded-fmd-vaccine-bank <p class="MsoNoSpacing">The U.S. lacks a national vaccine supply sufficient for a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, according to AVMA leaders.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 18 11:27:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/avma-wants-expanded-fmd-vaccine-bank Boots in the Field Report: Dry Areas Getting Bigger https://www.porkbusiness.com/boots-field-report-dry-areas-getting-bigger <p>In this week’s Boots In The Field Report, Farm Journal Agronomist Ken Ferrie of <a href="http://www.croptechinc.com/">Crop-Tech Consulting</a> details what he has been seeing on farm visits.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 18 14:01:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/boots-field-report-dry-areas-getting-bigger 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 Dan Murphy: Dietary — and Intellectual — Deficiencies https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-dietary-and-intellectual-deficiencies <p>Mainstream dieticians have long expressed concerns about vegan and vegetarian diets.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 18 09:15:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-dietary-and-intellectual-deficiencies Japanese Millers Discuss U.S. Grain Quality https://www.porkbusiness.com/japanese-millers-discuss-us-grain-quality <p>Procurement and quality assurance officials from four Japanese commercial feed millers visited the Council’s headquarters office in Washington, D.C., late last month for an annual corn quality info</p> Wed, 15 Aug 18 08:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/japanese-millers-discuss-us-grain-quality Good News on Antibiotic Effectiveness to Drug-Resistant Bacteria https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-news-antibiotic-effectiveness-drug-resistant-bacteria <p>Bacteria—especially Gram-negative strains—are becoming increasingly resistant to current antibiotic drugs, and the development of new classes of antibiotics for both humans and animals has slowed.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 18 07:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-news-antibiotic-effectiveness-drug-resistant-bacteria African Swine Fever’s Most Recent Victim in 2018: Ghana https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fevers-most-recent-victim-2018-ghana <p>The Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) <a href="https://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Ghana%20Confirms%20Outbreak%20of%20African%20Swine%20Fever_Accra_Ghana_8-7-2018.pd&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Wed, 15 Aug 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fevers-most-recent-victim-2018-ghana WH Group ‘Changes Trade Flows’ from China to Other Markets https://www.porkbusiness.com/wh-group-changes-trade-flows-china-other-markets <p>China’s pork imports are declining as a trade spat with the U.S. and a drop in domestic prices curb purchases of meat from overseas, according to WH Group Ltd.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 18 00:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wh-group-changes-trade-flows-china-other-markets Economist Calls Trade Issues Disruptive, Needless https://www.porkbusiness.com/economist-calls-trade-issues-disruptive-needless <p>It’s no secret that recent trade tensions have taken their toll on markets. One economist says he hopes these issues can be resolved quickly because they are “disruptive and needless.” </p> Wed, 15 Aug 18 09:08:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/economist-calls-trade-issues-disruptive-needless NIAA Prepares Next Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability https://www.porkbusiness.com/niaa-prepares-next-strategy-forum-livestock-traceability <p class="MsoNoSpacing">The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) brings next steps identified in 2017 and 2018 to a new Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability, to be held in Kansas City,</p> Wed, 15 Aug 18 09:10:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/niaa-prepares-next-strategy-forum-livestock-traceability Feeding Margins Back In the Red https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-margins-back-red <p>Cattle feeding margins declined $34 per head last week as cash cattle prices fell $2 per cwt. That left closeouts showing average losses of $5 per head.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 18 15:47:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-margins-back-red Drought Declaration Expanded in Eastern Kansas by Governor https://www.porkbusiness.com/drought-declaration-expanded-eastern-kansas-governor <p>Drought conditions in the western half of Kansas have improved since the start of May when much of the area was experiencing widespread dryness.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 18 17:16:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/drought-declaration-expanded-eastern-kansas-governor Farmers Helped Elect Trump, But Trade Wars Erode Their Support https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-helped-elect-trump-trade-wars-erode-their-support <p>Almost 70% of farmers voted for President Donald Trump in 2016, yet the latest Farm Journal Research survey shows only 56% would vote for him again and 41% view him unfavorably, while 35%—whether j</p> Tue, 14 Aug 18 11:50:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-helped-elect-trump-trade-wars-erode-their-support Dan Murphy: Football’s ‘Feel-Good’ Preseason https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-footballs-feel-good-preseason <p>As the 2018 NFL preseason gets underway, reporters are once again angling for “human interest” stories and up-close-and-personal profiles to supplement the less-than satisfying coverage of exhibiti</p> Tue, 14 Aug 18 10:56:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-footballs-feel-good-preseason Why USDA Oversight Matters for Consumers and Producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/why-usda-oversight-matters-consumers-and-producers <p>As the regulatory battle over fake meat heats up in Washington, D.C., the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is taking a strong stand for consumers and cattle producers.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 18 10:56:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/why-usda-oversight-matters-consumers-and-producers 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 Employees: Our Industry’s Most Discussed Topic https://www.porkbusiness.com/employees-our-industrys-most-discussed-topic <p>Falling into the depths of irrelevance is a real fear of mine. Therefore, I regularly bounce ideas off friends. Recently, I stumbled onto the most relevant topic to the industry I have found yet.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 18 09:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/employees-our-industrys-most-discussed-topic Grain Exports On Track To Set New Record https://www.porkbusiness.com/grain-exports-track-set-new-record <p>U.S. exports of grain in all forms (GIAF) are on track to set a new record in 2017/2018, with two months of sales left to report, according to data from the U.S.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 18 10:16:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/grain-exports-track-set-new-record Farmland Market in Tight Balance https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmland-market-tight-balance <p>Per <a href="http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/AgriLandVa/2010s/2018/AgriLandVa-08-02-2018.pdf">USDA’s 2018 land values summary</a>, U.S. farm real estate averages $3,140 per acre in 2018.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 18 13:51:01 -0500 Sara Schafer https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmland-market-tight-balance 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 Perfecting Platform Performance https://www.porkbusiness.com/perfecting-platform-performance <p>Many combine operators hope to harvest soybeans at 6 miles an hour with less than 1 bushel per acre of grain loss.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 18 10:13:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/perfecting-platform-performance AgriTalk: Where Do Tractors Sell For The Best Price At Auction? https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-where-do-tractors-sell-best-price-auction <p><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Tue, 14 Aug 18 08:34:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-where-do-tractors-sell-best-price-auction FBI Agent Acquitted of Lying About Shots Fired At LaVoy Finicum https://www.porkbusiness.com/fbi-agent-acquitted-lying-about-shots-fired-lavoy-finicum <p><span><span>A jury on Friday declared an FBI agent not guilty of obstructing an investigation into who fired two erran</span></span></p> Mon, 13 Aug 18 13:05:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fbi-agent-acquitted-lying-about-shots-fired-lavoy-finicum Dan Murphy: A Diet that’s Just Heavenly https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-diet-thats-just-heavenly <p>One inescapable characteristic of post-modern society is the plethora of “diets” being pitched 24/7 to the residents of Obesity Nation as quick and easy solutions to a physical deconditioning that </p> Mon, 13 Aug 18 09:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-diet-thats-just-heavenly Managed Waterways Not Isolated From Effects of Climate Change https://www.porkbusiness.com/managed-waterways-not-isolated-effects-climate-change <p>A new study led by researchers at Indiana University has found that modifications such as dams and reservoirs in the U.S.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 18 07:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/managed-waterways-not-isolated-effects-climate-change 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 Feed Costs Lower; Weaner Pig Breakeven Higher Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/feed-costs-lower-weaner-pig-breakeven-higher-last-week <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Mon, 13 Aug 18 14:00:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feed-costs-lower-weaner-pig-breakeven-higher-last-week Trump Hails NAFTA Talks With Mexico, Says Canada Must Wait https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-hails-nafta-talks-mexico-says-canada-must-wait <p>(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said negotiations with Mexico on a new Nafta are “coming along nicely,” while telling Canada it will have to wait to re-enter the talks to modernize the three-</p> Mon, 13 Aug 18 09:00:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-hails-nafta-talks-mexico-says-canada-must-wait 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 A Good First Half for Pork Exports, But Second Half Will Be A Battle https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-first-half-pork-exports-second-half-will-be-battle <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 15:27:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-first-half-pork-exports-second-half-will-be-battle Study: Shift to Grass-fed Requires Larger Cattle Herd. Cowboys: Duh! https://www.porkbusiness.com/study-shift-grass-fed-requires-larger-cattle-herd-cowboys-duh <p><span>A new study – and there seems to be one every week – attacks the beef industry for its environmental footprint.</span></p> Sat, 10 Nov 18 00:56:11 -0600 https://www.porkbusiness.com/study-shift-grass-fed-requires-larger-cattle-herd-cowboys-duh Corn Carryout Provides Optimism, Soybeans Pessimism https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-carryout-provides-optimism-soybeans-pessimism <p>Today’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) and Crop Production reports, paint two totally different pictures for the U.S. corn and soybean crops.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 18 15:12:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-carryout-provides-optimism-soybeans-pessimism 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 A 214-Trillion-Calorie Deficit: Global Food Demand Will Surpass Supply https://www.porkbusiness.com/214-trillion-calorie-deficit-global-food-demand-will-surpass-supply <p>Global leaders have warned of a looming food security crisis for nearly a decade, estimating that by 2050 the world will need to produce 70% more food.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 18 09:24:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/214-trillion-calorie-deficit-global-food-demand-will-surpass-supply Yamaha Puts Fun Into Functional Models to 2019 Line https://www.porkbusiness.com/yamaha-puts-fun-functional-models-2019-line <p>Farmers know how helpful it is to have a quality ATV or utility vehicle around the farm, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun in them too.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 18 10:03:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/yamaha-puts-fun-functional-models-2019-line What Kind Of Meat Is On Your Menu? https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-kind-meat-your-menu-0 <p>Do you prefer to eat meat, vegetables or some of each? Regardless of how you answer that question, now you can have your, uhm, burger, and eat it, too.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 10:06:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-kind-meat-your-menu-0 Warmer Temperatures Increase Plants’ Vulnerability to Frost https://www.porkbusiness.com/warmer-temperatures-increase-plants-vulnerability-frost <p><em>By Kate Petersen, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society &amp; Kerry Bennett, Office of the Vice President for Research</em></p> <p><i>© Northern Arizona University</i></p> <p> </p> Fri, 10 Aug 18 18:23:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/warmer-temperatures-increase-plants-vulnerability-frost Company News: Aptimmune/Kemin Agreement and Vetagro https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-aptimmunekemin-agreement-and-vetagro <p><b>Aptimmune Biologics and Kemin Industries Announce Partnership</b></p> Fri, 10 Aug 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-aptimmunekemin-agreement-and-vetagro 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 What Kind Of Meat Is On Your Menu? https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-kind-meat-your-menu <p><span>Do you prefer to eat meat, vegetables or some of each?</span></p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 10:08:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-kind-meat-your-menu Dan Murphy: Butchers Give Protestors the Upper Hand https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-butchers-give-protestors-upper-hand <p>We’re all familiar with the phrase, “throwing red meat to your base,” as it applies to politics.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 18 13:10:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-butchers-give-protestors-upper-hand 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 USDA Plans to Contact Veterinarians in Animal Welfare Investigations https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-plans-contact-veterinarians-animal-welfare-investigations <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Noting that attending veterinarians have unique knowledge of animal-care practices on their clients’ operations and share USDA’s common goal of ensuring animal welfare, USDA ha</p> Thu, 09 Aug 18 12:16:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-plans-contact-veterinarians-animal-welfare-investigations Immigration Raids in Nebraska, Minnesota Ag Communities https://www.porkbusiness.com/immigration-raids-nebraska-minnesota-ag-communities <p>OMAHA, Neb.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 18 12:39:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/immigration-raids-nebraska-minnesota-ag-communities Why Do We Hear So Much About Food Safety and Recalls? https://www.porkbusiness.com/why-do-we-hear-so-much-about-food-safety-and-recalls <p>Foodborne illness is a common and costly public health problem, says the Center for Disease Control (CDC), but it is also preventable.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 18 05:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/why-do-we-hear-so-much-about-food-safety-and-recalls Soybean Prices To Stay Low Despite Strong Consumption https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybean-prices-stay-low-despite-strong-consumption <p>Between the anticipation of high soybean yields, and the current trade spat, soybean prices have yet to rebound from a nosedive this spring.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 18 14:07:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybean-prices-stay-low-despite-strong-consumption Twister Aftermath In Central Iowa https://www.porkbusiness.com/twister-aftermath-central-iowa <p>It’s been nearly one month since a handful of twisters touched down in central Iowa, destroying buildings and crops in its paths.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 18 13:54:12 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/twister-aftermath-central-iowa 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 Trump Retains Farmer Support https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-retains-farmer-support <p>Despite the pain farmers are feeling from the current trade dispute, most of them still support President Trump.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 18 15:06:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-retains-farmer-support China Faces Negative Market Impacts from African Swine Fever Outbreak https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-faces-negative-market-impacts-african-swine-fever-outbreak <p>More than 8,000 hogs have been culled so far, as China continues emergency inspections at pig farms and livestock markets to control the country’s first African swine fever case, announced this pas</p> Wed, 08 Aug 18 12:20:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-faces-negative-market-impacts-african-swine-fever-outbreak Invasive Tick Spreads to Eight States https://www.porkbusiness.com/invasive-tick-spreads-eight-states <p class="MsoNoSpacing">The Asian longhorned tick made its first U.S. appearance last year in New Jersey, and since then has done what ticks do – hitch rides to new locations.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 18 13:11:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/invasive-tick-spreads-eight-states Dan Murphy: All Meat, All the Time https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-all-meat-all-time <p>No doubt you’ve heard about the Paleo Diet, which purports to mimic what our primitive ancestors ate: namely, lots and lots of animal foods.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 18 09:15:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-all-meat-all-time Climate Change-Driven Droughts Are Getting Hotter https://www.porkbusiness.com/climate-change-driven-droughts-are-getting-hotter <p>Dry months are getting hotter in large parts of the United States, another sign that human-caused climate change is forcing people to encounter new extremes.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 18 08:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/climate-change-driven-droughts-are-getting-hotter Trade Turbulence and Global Agricultural Markets https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-turbulence-and-global-agricultural-markets <p>Agricultural markets are caught in a whirlwind of trade disruptions. Direct market shocks will lead to ripple effects likely to affect most agricultural markets worldwide in the coming months.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 18 07:31:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-turbulence-and-global-agricultural-markets 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 Digestibility of Grain Milling and Oilseed Co-Products For Young Pigs https://www.porkbusiness.com/digestibility-grain-milling-and-oilseed-co-products-young-pigs <p><a name="element_966602" id="element_966602"></a></p> Wed, 08 Aug 18 06:02:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/digestibility-grain-milling-and-oilseed-co-products-young-pigs 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 Farmers Express Serious Economic Concerns In Latest Ag Barometer https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-express-serious-economic-concerns-latest-ag-barometer <p>The latest Ag Economy Barometer from Purdue University shows just how concerned farmers are about the agriculture economy.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 18 12:45:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-express-serious-economic-concerns-latest-ag-barometer Feeding Margins Improve With $2 Rally https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-margins-improve-2-rally <p>Cattle feeding margins improved $70 per head last week as cash cattle prices gained $2 per cwt. The higher cash bids left closeouts showing an average $29 per head profit.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 18 12:00:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-margins-improve-2-rally 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 Real-Time Foot-and-Mouth Strategy to Better Fight Disease https://www.porkbusiness.com/real-time-foot-and-mouth-strategy-better-fight-disease <p>Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease can be combated quickly and efficiently from early on – when authorities have minimal information – thanks to a new real-time strategy, developed by</p> Tue, 07 Aug 18 11:15:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/real-time-foot-and-mouth-strategy-better-fight-disease CRISPR Diversifies: Cut, Paste, and Now– Evolve https://www.porkbusiness.com/crispr-diversifies-cut-paste-and-now-evolve <p>Life is astoundingly diverse. By taking antibiotics to stop infections or using yeast to brew beer, we are co-opting useful products and processes that evolved naturally.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 18 10:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/crispr-diversifies-cut-paste-and-now-evolve Hiring Skilled Trade Talent https://www.porkbusiness.com/hiring-skilled-trade-talent <p>Ag employers tell AgCareers.com that technical and hourly roles are the most difficult to recruit for (<a href="https://www.agcareers.com/track-report-downloads.cfm?ID=79">2017-2018 U.S.</a></p> Tue, 07 Aug 18 09:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hiring-skilled-trade-talent Smithfield Partners with Haylie Duff on Recipes and Time-Saving Tips https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-partners-haylie-duff-recipes-and-time-saving-tips <p>Smithfield is partnering with cookbook author, actress, designer, and mom of two, Haylie Duff, to create exclusive recipes and time-saving tips that help busy families answer the age-old question, </p> Tue, 07 Aug 18 08:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-partners-haylie-duff-recipes-and-time-saving-tips Inland Waterways Need Help https://www.porkbusiness.com/inland-waterways-need-help <p>Who is responsible for managing inland waterway funding and maintenance?<br /> The Illinois Soybean Association seeks consensus during waterway summit in Washington, D.C.<br /></p> Tue, 07 Aug 18 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/inland-waterways-need-help Farm Real Estate Value Averaging $3,140/Acre for 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-real-estate-value-averaging-3140acre-2018 <p class="MsoPlainText">The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that U.S. farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,140 per acre for 2018.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-real-estate-value-averaging-3140acre-2018 Boots in the Field: What Can Still Take the Top Off Corn https://www.porkbusiness.com/boots-field-what-can-still-take-top-corn <p>In this week’s Boots In The Field Report, Farm Journal agronomist Ken Ferrie of <a href="http://www.croptechinc.com/">Crop-Tech Consulting</a> shares that he has spotted: sudden death, pompous root</p> Wed, 08 Aug 18 13:17:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/boots-field-what-can-still-take-top-corn Fast-Growing Invasive Weed Identified in Iowa https://www.porkbusiness.com/fast-growing-invasive-weed-identified-iowa <p>An eastern Asian weed found its way into Iowa this year. Mile-a-minute weed is invasive and has been found as far west as Indiana and Kentucky with one outlier in Oregon.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 18 14:39:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fast-growing-invasive-weed-identified-iowa 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 Tools Make the Man (And the Meat) https://www.porkbusiness.com/tools-make-man-and-meat <p>What was the dumbest story of the past week?</p> Mon, 06 Aug 18 09:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tools-make-man-and-meat Human Influence Detected in Changing Seasonal Cycles https://www.porkbusiness.com/human-influence-detected-changing-seasonal-cycles <p>For the first time, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and five other organizations have shown that human influences significantly impact the size of the seasonal cycle of tempe</p> Mon, 06 Aug 18 08:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/human-influence-detected-changing-seasonal-cycles Benefits of Diversified Farms https://www.porkbusiness.com/benefits-diversified-farms <p>Traditionally, farms included a variety of grazing animals, pastures, and crops. Mechanization and other factors prompted many farms to adopt more efficient systems.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/benefits-diversified-farms Cash Feeder Pig Prices were $20.51 Last Week, Down $2.90/Head https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-were-2051-last-week-down-290head <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Mon, 06 Aug 18 06:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-prices-were-2051-last-week-down-290head Gene Editing Coalition Creates Communication Toolkit and Training https://www.porkbusiness.com/gene-editing-coalition-creates-communication-toolkit-and-training <p><a href="http://geneediting.foodintegrity.org/">The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture</a> will provide communication materials and training this summer and fall to those researc</p> Mon, 06 Aug 18 06:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gene-editing-coalition-creates-communication-toolkit-and-training Hilarious Facebook Video Exposes Nut Milking; Opens Labeling Dialogue https://www.porkbusiness.com/hilarious-facebook-video-exposes-nut-milking-opens-labeling-dialogue <p>“Milking a 600 kg Holstein, now that’s easy.</p> Sat, 04 Aug 18 18:15:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hilarious-facebook-video-exposes-nut-milking-opens-labeling-dialogue Van Oriental Foods Inc. Recalls Pork Egg Rolls https://www.porkbusiness.com/van-oriental-foods-inc-recalls-pork-egg-rolls <p>Van Oriental Foods Inc., a Dallas, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 10,385 pounds of heat-treated but not fully cooked and not shelf-stable pork egg rolls that may be contaminated wi</p> Sat, 04 Aug 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/van-oriental-foods-inc-recalls-pork-egg-rolls 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 Breaking News: African Swine Fever Found in China https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-african-swine-fever-found-china <p>The first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China (<a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001vqTOhM5kYIpJ6qgP-bufzCkSJA-dq_Trpve_49AWspD8lOc6Owfa6OJH72hbmXr2a8zremCtxVXjYeXtPDLkNWhDEXCPqnyFl8EezwZ&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Fri, 03 Aug 18 13:15:16 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-african-swine-fever-found-china Smithfield Foods Hit With Hefty Penalty https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-foods-hit-hefty-penalty <p>RALEIGH, N.C.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 18 15:13:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-foods-hit-hefty-penalty Dan Murphy: Renewable Fuel Follies https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-renewable-fuel-follies <p>I ask you: What’s the most persistent complaint leveled against animal agriculture these days?</p> Fri, 03 Aug 18 10:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-renewable-fuel-follies People in the News: Additions at Tonisity and Osborne https://www.porkbusiness.com/people-news-additions-tonisity-and-osborne <p><b>Tonisity Appoints Director and Manager of Customer Success</b></p> Fri, 03 Aug 18 10:20:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/people-news-additions-tonisity-and-osborne Animal Scientists at Iowa State University Honored https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-scientists-iowa-state-university-honored <p>Iowa State University animal scientists have been honored with national awards from the American Society of Animal Science.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 18 09:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-scientists-iowa-state-university-honored China Pushes Back on U.S. Tariffs https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-pushes-back-us-tariffs <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> <p>China announced a list of $60 billion worth of U.S. imports it plans to apply tariffs on should the Trump administration follow through with its latest trade threats.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 18 09:56:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-pushes-back-us-tariffs Manure Additive Shows Swine Odor Reduction https://www.porkbusiness.com/manure-additive-shows-swine-odor-reduction Fri, 03 Aug 18 08:11:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/manure-additive-shows-swine-odor-reduction Researchers Work to Ensure Safety of Local Foods https://www.porkbusiness.com/researchers-work-ensure-safety-local-foods <p>The local foods movement continues to grow in the U.S., with an increasing number of consumers wanting to know where their food comes from and buying it at farmers markets and through community-sup</p> Fri, 03 Aug 18 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/researchers-work-ensure-safety-local-foods Watch Out for Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke https://www.porkbusiness.com/watch-out-heat-exhaustion-and-heat-stroke <p>For those whose livelihoods depend upon working outdoors or in less than favorable conditions, the coming weeks look to be difficult with higher-than-normal temperatures and humidity predicted.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/watch-out-heat-exhaustion-and-heat-stroke The Maschhoffs Launches “Farm-to-Table” Interactive Map Experience https://www.porkbusiness.com/maschhoffs-launches-farm-table-interactive-map-experience <p>It’s not every day that public audiences get to interact with pigs and the people who raise them.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 18 00:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/maschhoffs-launches-farm-table-interactive-map-experience Deadliest Driving Day Of The Year: Road Safety Tips For Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/deadliest-driving-day-year-road-safety-tips-farmers <p>Today is the deadliest driving day of the year.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 18 14:08:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/deadliest-driving-day-year-road-safety-tips-farmers 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 U.S., China Seek to Restart Talks to Defuse Trade War https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-china-seek-restart-talks-defuse-trade-war <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Thu, 02 Aug 18 10:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-china-seek-restart-talks-defuse-trade-war U.S. Food Companies “Flunking the Planet,” Report Claims https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-food-companies-flunking-planet-report-claims <p>A scathing new report blames major food companies for “massive water pollution, dead zones” and “climate change.”</p> Thu, 02 Aug 18 11:43:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-food-companies-flunking-planet-report-claims To Make Change Happen, Make It Easier To Change https://www.porkbusiness.com/make-change-happen-make-it-easier-change <p><em>Editor's Note: This commentary does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Farm Journal Media. The opinions are strictly those of the author.</em></p> Thu, 02 Aug 18 09:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/make-change-happen-make-it-easier-change U.S. Economy Buoyed by Strong Tailwinds https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-economy-buoyed-strong-tailwinds <p>Steady inflation. Low unemployment. Strong consumer spending. Increasing wages. Several key factors are propelling the U.S.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 18 09:41:22 -0500 Sara Schafer https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-economy-buoyed-strong-tailwinds Can Telehealth Aid in Disaster Relief? https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-telehealth-aid-disaster-relief <p>Telehealth, the use of TV and computer monitors to deliver healthcare remotely, is proving to be a valuable addition to many practices.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 18 08:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-telehealth-aid-disaster-relief 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 Livestock Insurance Gets Put To The Test https://www.porkbusiness.com/livestock-insurance-gets-put-test <p>When insurance to protect pig operations from disease outbreaks became available last fall, many producers and industry folks were skeptical.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 18 06:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/livestock-insurance-gets-put-test Red Meat in Cold Storage Declines; Poultry Increases https://www.porkbusiness.com/red-meat-cold-storage-declines-poultry-increases <p>Amidst trade tariff and retaliation tariff cycles, one of the big takeaways in cold storage is how little pork inventories changed.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 18 04:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/red-meat-cold-storage-declines-poultry-increases U.S. to Consider Higher Tariff on $200 Billion of China Imports https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-consider-higher-tariff-200-billion-china-imports <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Wed, 01 Aug 18 16:06:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-consider-higher-tariff-200-billion-china-imports Rest of the Story: Damage Control https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-damage-control <p>I’ve made statements in various media <a href="https://www.agweb.com/article/rest-of-the-story-can-usda-stop-the-demise-of-agriculture/">including this column</a> that if President Trump and Ag Sec</p> Wed, 01 Aug 18 10:10:05 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-damage-control 5 Ways to Unclutter Your Office and Regain Order https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-ways-unclutter-your-office-and-regain-order <p>It's a simple fact: Clutter represents postponed decisions. Many entrepreneurs and managers have cluttered offices, unless they have an organized assistant.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 18 10:00:05 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/5-ways-unclutter-your-office-and-regain-order Yoga Posing with Pigs https://www.porkbusiness.com/yoga-posing-pigs <p>You know how pigs love to come and chew on your pants as you walk into the pen? Here’s a new idea to consider: Opening a yoga studio in the hog barn.  </p> Wed, 01 Aug 18 09:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/yoga-posing-pigs EU Puts the Brakes on Gene Editing https://www.porkbusiness.com/eu-puts-brakes-gene-editing-0 <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Genomic editing technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 offer tremendous potential for accelerating genetic progress in crop plants and livestock, but a new ruling from the European C</p> Wed, 01 Aug 18 09:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/eu-puts-brakes-gene-editing-0 Pork Markets Bullish? We Remain Cautiously Optimistic on Profits https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-markets-bullish-we-remain-cautiously-optimistic-profits <p>It’s fair to say most producers are dealing with a combination of shock, delight and apprehension for the future.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-markets-bullish-we-remain-cautiously-optimistic-profits Russia Flexes its Agricultural Muscles https://www.porkbusiness.com/russia-flexes-its-agricultural-muscles <p>“We’ll show you,” Russia seems to be saying to Europe and the U.S.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/russia-flexes-its-agricultural-muscles Your PreHarvest Marketing Checklist https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-preharvest-marketing-checklist <p>As harvest nears, it’s time to revisit, update and tweak your grain marketing plan.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 18 09:58:56 -0500 Sara Schafer https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-preharvest-marketing-checklist Hog Market Disruption Will Impact Beef https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-market-disruption-will-impact-beef <p>The U.S. pork industry suffered a horrific July, and pork’s woes are likely to affect beef.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 18 14:44:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-market-disruption-will-impact-beef Cattle Feeders See Red, Packers Sitting Pretty https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-feeders-see-red-packers-sitting-pretty <p>Cattle feeding margins slipped below breakeven as cash prices decline $1 per cwt. last week. Average feedyard closeouts saw $41 per head losses.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 18 11:40:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-feeders-see-red-packers-sitting-pretty Health Care Costs Linked To Ability To Repay Farm Loans https://www.porkbusiness.com/health-care-costs-linked-ability-repay-farm-loans <div> <div></div></div> Tue, 31 Jul 18 11:49:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/health-care-costs-linked-ability-repay-farm-loans Dan Murphy: No Meat — But Lots of Media https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-no-meat-lots-media <p>As has been widely publicized, work space broker WeWork recently announced that meat will no longer be served at corporate events and employees will no longer be reimbursed for expense-account meal</p> Tue, 31 Jul 18 09:11:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-no-meat-lots-media Use Technology in Recruitment https://www.porkbusiness.com/use-technology-recruitment <p>Recruitment can be stylish, trendy and leading edge; does your company reflect this image?</p> Tue, 31 Jul 18 08:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/use-technology-recruitment USMEF: Red Meat Competitors Stand to Gain Major Advantage in Japan https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-red-meat-competitors-stand-gain-major-advantage-japan <p><span>With the European Union and Japan recently signing a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (EPA</span></p> Tue, 31 Jul 18 09:20:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-red-meat-competitors-stand-gain-major-advantage-japan Tyson Blames Trade War as it Cuts Profit Forecast https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-blames-trade-war-it-cuts-profit-forecast <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Tue, 31 Jul 18 07:58:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-blames-trade-war-it-cuts-profit-forecast Is the 2018 Soybean Crop as Good as It Looks? https://www.porkbusiness.com/2018-soybean-crop-good-it-looks <p>If the appearance of the soybean crop going into late July predicts how it will yield, the 2018 crop in Illinois is going to be a high-yielding one.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 18 07:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/2018-soybean-crop-good-it-looks Awareness and Self-Management of Evolved Entrepreneurs https://www.porkbusiness.com/awareness-and-self-management-evolved-entrepreneurs <p>We need a strategy for making decisions during these urgency-based and often panic-oriented times.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 18 06:35:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/awareness-and-self-management-evolved-entrepreneurs Danger or Data? Avoid the Trap Upending Operational Stability https://www.porkbusiness.com/danger-or-data-avoid-trap-upending-operational-stability <p>As a risk management resource, we are witnessing, up close and personal, the havoc and panic inspired by the current political debates over economic sanctions and also the manifestation of signific</p> Tue, 31 Jul 18 06:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/danger-or-data-avoid-trap-upending-operational-stability Labor Pains Causing Angst for Agriculture https://www.porkbusiness.com/labor-pains-causing-angst-agriculture <p>Trade tariffs, expansion and an oversupply of protein have become common concerns for pork producers in the last several months.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 18 04:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/labor-pains-causing-angst-agriculture 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 New Institute Will Fight Antimicrobial Resistance https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-institute-will-fight-antimicrobial-resistance <p>Three universities will partner to lead a new national institute on antimicrobial resistance.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 18 14:24:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-institute-will-fight-antimicrobial-resistance Nebraska Partners in Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance https://www.porkbusiness.com/nebraska-partners-fight-against-antimicrobial-resistance <p>The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will help lead a new national institute addressing antimicrobial resistance, an increasingly urgent global public health concern, the Association of Public and La</p> Mon, 30 Jul 18 10:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nebraska-partners-fight-against-antimicrobial-resistance Dan Murphy: Getting One’s Goat https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-getting-ones-goat <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Virtually every week, a new book about meat and meat-eating hits the market.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 18 10:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-getting-ones-goat USDA Deploys Vaccine Baits to Combat Rabies https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-deploys-vaccine-baits-combat-rabies <p class="MsoNoSpacing">The U.S.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 18 11:18:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-deploys-vaccine-baits-combat-rabies 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 9 Ways to Build Your Leadership Skills https://www.porkbusiness.com/9-ways-build-your-leadership-skills <p>As a business owner, you set the tone for your employees, and you never know when something you say or do will make an impact on another person, either good or bad.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 18 07:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/9-ways-build-your-leadership-skills 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 The Good, Bad and Ugly of "Healthy" Food Labels https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-bad-and-ugly-healthy-food-labels-0 <p>When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/good-bad-and-ugly-healthy-food-labels-0 Weaner Breakeven Prices Remain Steady Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaner-breakeven-prices-remain-steady-last-week <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 18 00:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaner-breakeven-prices-remain-steady-last-week U.S. Farmers to Get Billions in Aid by September, Perdue Says https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-farmers-get-billions-aid-september-perdue-says <p>(Bloomberg) -- U.S.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 18 12:16:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-farmers-get-billions-aid-september-perdue-says EU Puts the Brakes on Gene Editing https://www.porkbusiness.com/eu-puts-brakes-gene-editing <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Genomic editing technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 offer tremendous potential for accelerating genetic progress in crop plants and livestock, but a new ruling from the European C</p> Fri, 27 Jul 18 11:38:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/eu-puts-brakes-gene-editing Kent Feeds Featured at the “Made in America” Showcase https://www.porkbusiness.com/kent-feeds-featured-made-america-showcase <p>Gage and Jimmy Kent were invited by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to the “Made in America” product showcase at the White House July 23, 2018.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 18 15:34:05 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/kent-feeds-featured-made-america-showcase Dan Murphy: People, Not Cattle, are Killing Us https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-people-not-cattle-are-killing-us <p>At this point in the lengthy history of animal agriculture in America, an online article that begins like this is hardly breaking news:</p> Fri, 27 Jul 18 09:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-people-not-cattle-are-killing-us Manure Can Slip Through the (Soil) Cracks https://www.porkbusiness.com/manure-can-slip-through-soil-cracks <p>Add just enough fertilizer, and crops thrive. Add too much, and you may end up with contaminated surface and groundwater.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 18 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/manure-can-slip-through-soil-cracks Latest Animal Waste Report Exemptions Codified https://www.porkbusiness.com/latest-animal-waste-report-exemptions-codified <p>Earlier this week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a final rule that made changes in regulations to conform to the FARM Act.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 18 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/latest-animal-waste-report-exemptions-codified Are You Prepared to Survive a Trade War? https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-you-prepared-survive-trade-war <p>The U.S. pork industry has been fortunate. Producers have enjoyed strong demand for pork over the past several years and especially in the past 18 months. Demand for U.S.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 18 16:30:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/are-you-prepared-survive-trade-war Formulating Diets for the Grow-Finish Pig https://www.porkbusiness.com/formulating-diets-grow-finish-pig <p>Historically, the grow-finish phase of production received less attention in swine nutrition research.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 18 06:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/formulating-diets-grow-finish-pig 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 AgriTalk ATB: Allendale Factoring Higher Corn, Soybean Yields https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-atb-allendale-factoring-higher-corn-soybean-yields <p><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 27 Jul 18 11:10:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-atb-allendale-factoring-higher-corn-soybean-yields Short-Term Lower Temperatures And Rain, But More Heat On The Way https://www.porkbusiness.com/short-term-lower-temperatures-and-rain-more-heat-way <p>The dog days of summer seem to be in the rearview mirror. As lower-than-recent temperatures fall across the Corn Belt and south, farmers are likely wondering just how long this will last.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 18 15:56:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/short-term-lower-temperatures-and-rain-more-heat-way It’s a Great Time to Be a Fancy Pork Farmer https://www.porkbusiness.com/its-great-time-be-fancy-pork-farmer <p>(Bloomberg) -- In a trade war, it pays to be off the grid.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 18 10:57:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/its-great-time-be-fancy-pork-farmer Help Wanted: Rural Veterinarians https://www.porkbusiness.com/help-wanted-rural-veterinarians <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><i>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.</i></p> Thu, 26 Jul 18 10:57:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/help-wanted-rural-veterinarians Consumer Reports? No, Consumer Deceit https://www.porkbusiness.com/consumer-reports-no-consumer-deceit <p>You’re familiar with Consumer Reports.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 18 09:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/consumer-reports-no-consumer-deceit Leman Swine Conference Offers New Program Additions This Fall https://www.porkbusiness.com/leman-swine-conference-offers-new-program-additions-fall <p>There are three exciting new additions to the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference program this year, according to organizers. The conference is scheduled for Sept.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/leman-swine-conference-offers-new-program-additions-fall House Lawmakers Introduce New Ag Guest Worker Bill https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-lawmakers-introduce-new-ag-guest-worker-bill <p>Bipartisan legislation, supported by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), is designed to replace the seasonal H-2A agricultural visa with a year-round agricultural guest worker visa.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 18 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-lawmakers-introduce-new-ag-guest-worker-bill The Maschhoffs Add Employment with New Truck Wash Facility https://www.porkbusiness.com/maschhoffs-add-employment-new-truck-wash-facility <p>A large part of raising pigs is biosecurity, or reducing the prevalence of harmful pathogens that could infect animals.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 18 06:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/maschhoffs-add-employment-new-truck-wash-facility Antibiotic Use in Perspective https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotic-use-perspective <p><i>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.</i></p> Thu, 26 Jul 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotic-use-perspective UPDATE: EU Agrees to Buy More US Soybeans https://www.porkbusiness.com/update-eu-agrees-buy-more-us-soybeans <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and European Union leaders announced Wednesday they have agreed to work toward "zero tariffs" and "zero subsidies" on non-automobile goods and would work to</p> Wed, 25 Jul 18 16:56:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/update-eu-agrees-buy-more-us-soybeans AgriTalk ATB: Meteorologist Sees August Heat Risk https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-atb-meteorologist-sees-august-heat-risk <p><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Thu, 26 Jul 18 07:54:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-atb-meteorologist-sees-august-heat-risk Trump’s USDA Wants Changes to WHO Antibiotic Guidelines https://www.porkbusiness.com/trumps-usda-wants-changes-who-antibiotic-guidelines <p>U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are openly criticizing the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on antibiotics issued last November.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 18 11:22:27 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trumps-usda-wants-changes-who-antibiotic-guidelines Hog Prices Have a Long Way to Go; Mexico Market Critical for U.S. Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-prices-have-long-way-go-mexico-market-critical-us-pork <p>The hog market has definitely “sold the trade” over the past couple of months, said Will Sawyer, CoBank lead economist for animal protein, on AgriTalk Tuesday.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 18 14:34:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hog-prices-have-long-way-go-mexico-market-critical-us-pork Land Transition Can Lead to Unintended Consequences https://www.porkbusiness.com/land-transition-can-lead-unintended-consequences <p>Grandpa and Grandma farmed. They retired. They had two irrigated quarters. They had two sons who had started farming operations themselves.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 18 14:18:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/land-transition-can-lead-unintended-consequences Elanco Business Changes Afoot https://www.porkbusiness.com/elanco-business-changes-afoot <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Wed, 25 Jul 18 12:03:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/elanco-business-changes-afoot Mitigating Summer Infertility for Sows https://www.porkbusiness.com/mitigating-summer-infertility-sows <p><em>Written By Randy Bowman and Amanda Minton, The Maschhoffs</em></p> Wed, 25 Jul 18 12:15:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mitigating-summer-infertility-sows 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 Dan Murphy: Evil Nitrite – The Sequel https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-evil-nitrite-sequel <p>Maybe those Jack Links Jerky ads are accurate.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 18 11:37:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-evil-nitrite-sequel 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 Tariff Aid: "Nobody's Really Thrilled About This" https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariff-aid-nobodys-really-thrilled-about <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Wed, 25 Jul 18 10:05:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariff-aid-nobodys-really-thrilled-about Five Reasons to Go Social https://www.porkbusiness.com/five-reasons-go-social <p>As a business, understanding your target audience is key in determining how to best connect with them and for pork producers, consumers are your ultimate target audience.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 18 06:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/five-reasons-go-social Trump’s Visit to Kansas City Brings Ag News and Protest https://www.porkbusiness.com/trumps-visit-kansas-city-brings-ag-news-and-protest <p>It’s not every day the president visits your city.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 16:24:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trumps-visit-kansas-city-brings-ag-news-and-protest Global Progress on Antimicrobial Resistance https://www.porkbusiness.com/global-progress-antimicrobial-resistance <p>Sustained progress has been made globally to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), but significant gaps remain and more investment and action is needed from the animal and food sectors.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 16:38:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/global-progress-antimicrobial-resistance 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 24 Million Pounds of Pork Lost At JBS Marshalltown Plant After Tornado https://www.porkbusiness.com/24-million-pounds-pork-lost-jbs-marshalltown-plant-after-tornado <p>Iowa residents and businesses are still cleaning up after tornados last week left severe damage in it’s wake.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 18 11:14:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/24-million-pounds-pork-lost-jbs-marshalltown-plant-after-tornado Emergency Aid for Farmers Affected by Tariffs https://www.porkbusiness.com/emergency-aid-farmers-affected-tariffs <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration readied a plan Tuesday to send billions in emergency aid to farmers who have been caught in the crossfire of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with </p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 11:21:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/emergency-aid-farmers-affected-tariffs Update: Smithfield Closes Genuine Ham Smokehouse; Evaluates New Sites https://www.porkbusiness.com/update-smithfield-closes-genuine-ham-smokehouse-evaluates-new-sites <p><em>This story was updated at 5:10 p.m. July 24, 2018. </em></p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 17:20:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/update-smithfield-closes-genuine-ham-smokehouse-evaluates-new-sites Dan Murphy: Just say ‘Nein!’ to Ridiculous Proposed Law in Austria https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-just-say-nein-ridiculous-proposed-law-austria <p>A European politician has advanced an idea he described as a plan to minimize animal suffering.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 08:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-just-say-nein-ridiculous-proposed-law-austria Hope Surfaces About Trade Deal with Mexico; Pork, Corn Could Benefit https://www.porkbusiness.com/hope-surfaces-about-trade-deal-mexico-pork-corn-could-benefit <p>Navigating NAFTA 2.0 progress has been a game of “wait and see.” After several rounds of discussions among the three countries, a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is still in limbo.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 17:33:09 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hope-surfaces-about-trade-deal-mexico-pork-corn-could-benefit Iowa Pork Tent Adds Brown Sugar Pork Belly On A Stick https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pork-tent-adds-brown-sugar-pork-belly-stick <p>Iowa's pork producers are bringing a new option to the table - or more accurately to your taste buds - when the Iowa State Fair opens its gates on August 9th.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 07:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pork-tent-adds-brown-sugar-pork-belly-stick Democrats, Republicans Agree on Climate Change More Than They Think https://www.porkbusiness.com/democrats-republicans-agree-climate-change-more-they-think <p>Just how far apart are Republicans and Democrats when it comes to views on climate change?</p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 07:02:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/democrats-republicans-agree-climate-change-more-they-think 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 Crop Progress: If Harvest Came Early, Would You Be Ready? https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-progress-if-harvest-came-early-would-you-be-ready <p>In today’s USDA Crop Progress Report, the agency indicated corn and soybean crops around the country are still maturing at record pace. </p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 08:48:09 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/crop-progress-if-harvest-came-early-would-you-be-ready Workshop to Examine Economics of Antibiotic Use in Food Animals https://www.porkbusiness.com/workshop-examine-economics-antibiotic-use-food-animals <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Challenges to changing antibiotic use in food animal production and the associated economics, data and policy issues will be the focus of a workshop Sept.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 09:10:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/workshop-examine-economics-antibiotic-use-food-animals IChooseMeat.com Gives 'Meat Denied' a Resource for Eating Meat at Work https://www.porkbusiness.com/ichoosemeatcom-gives-meat-denied-resource-eating-meat-work <p>Meat is getting support in the workplace thanks to a new website called IChooseMeat.com.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 18 16:08:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ichoosemeatcom-gives-meat-denied-resource-eating-meat-work Industry Anxious Over Trade As Meat Surpluses Grow https://www.porkbusiness.com/industry-anxious-over-trade-meat-surpluses-grow <p>Beef supplies in cold storage were 8% higher on June 30, 2018, compared to the same period last year.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 18 17:22:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/industry-anxious-over-trade-meat-surpluses-grow Top 10 Concerning Statements From Animal Rights Activists, Page 2 https://www.porkbusiness.com/top-10-concerning-statements-animal-rights-activists-page-2 <h1>5. </h1> <h1><img alt="My Post (18)" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bcaddb9e-952d-4548-a86f-453c28e8e23f" height="629" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/My%20Post%20%2818%29.jpg" /></h1> Tue, 23 Oct 18 13:41:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/top-10-concerning-statements-animal-rights-activists-page-2 Mexico Pushes for NAFTA Deal by End of Summer https://www.porkbusiness.com/mexico-pushes-nafta-deal-end-summer <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Mon, 23 Jul 18 12:48:12 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mexico-pushes-nafta-deal-end-summer Dan Murphy: ‘No Meat for You!’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-no-meat-you <p>You probably haven’t previously heard anything about a California company called We Work.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 18 10:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-no-meat-you Renewable Standards Help Drive Energy and Economic Development https://www.porkbusiness.com/renewable-standards-help-drive-energy-and-economic-development <p>States that require utilities to increase renewable energy see expansion of renewable energy facilities and generation -- including wind and other renewable sources, but especially solar -- accordi</p> Mon, 23 Jul 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/renewable-standards-help-drive-energy-and-economic-development Quick Soil Test Aims to Determine Nitrogen Need https://www.porkbusiness.com/quick-soil-test-aims-determine-nitrogen-need <p>Healthy soil contributes to healthy crops. Farmers know this, so they do what they can to ensure their soil is in good shape.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 18 09:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/quick-soil-test-aims-determine-nitrogen-need Child Ag Safety Workshop to Offer $5,000 Grants https://www.porkbusiness.com/child-ag-safety-workshop-offer-5000-grants <p>The national Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop will offer participants a chance to submit proposals for safety grants up to $5,000 each - and will even include a session on grant-writin</p> Mon, 23 Jul 18 08:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/child-ag-safety-workshop-offer-5000-grants Global Report Finds Progress, Gaps in Antimicrobial Resistance Fight https://www.porkbusiness.com/global-report-finds-progress-gaps-antimicrobial-resistance-fight <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Given today’s potential for pathogens to quickly spread across borders, curbing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) must be an international effort.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 18 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/global-report-finds-progress-gaps-antimicrobial-resistance-fight Antibiotic Use Is All About Animal Welfare https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotic-use-all-about-animal-welfare <p><em>Written by Carissa Odland, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Services</em></p> Mon, 23 Jul 18 07:15:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotic-use-all-about-animal-welfare Finding Consumers’ Pulse https://www.porkbusiness.com/finding-consumers-pulse <p>Everywhere people congregate, they’re on their phones, tablets or laptops, busy communicating with friends, family members or business associates.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 18 06:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/finding-consumers-pulse Mixed Results: May U.S. Red Meat and Poultry Exports https://www.porkbusiness.com/mixed-results-may-us-red-meat-and-poultry-exports <p>For May, the USDA Economic Research Service compilation of U.S.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 18 05:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mixed-results-may-us-red-meat-and-poultry-exports Westphalen: Breakeven Down $2 Last Week; Feed Costs Higher https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-breakeven-down-2-last-week-feed-costs-higher <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 18 05:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-breakeven-down-2-last-week-feed-costs-higher Nalivka: Activists, Corporate Policy And Regulations https://www.porkbusiness.com/nalivka-activists-corporate-policy-and-regulations <p>Lower taxes, reduced regulatory burden, fewer bureaucratic decisions that impact your business, and yes, even a pardon for Dwight and Steve Hammond.  It’s all good and the industry is on the right </p> Sun, 22 Jul 18 18:36:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nalivka-activists-corporate-policy-and-regulations Marshalltown, Iowa, JBS Plant Suffers Tornado Damage https://www.porkbusiness.com/marshalltown-iowa-jbs-plant-suffers-tornado-damage <p>Severe weather wrecked <a href="https://weather.com/safety/tornado/news/2018-07-19-severe-storms-tornado-damage-midwest">havoc </a>across much of Iowa Thursday, damaging businesses such as the <a h=""></a></p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 15:41:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/marshalltown-iowa-jbs-plant-suffers-tornado-damage Dan Murphy: Even Chimps Eat Meat https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-even-chimps-eat-meat <p>This is getting old.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-even-chimps-eat-meat Is Pork Consumption the Silver Lining to Low Prices? https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-consumption-silver-lining-low-prices <p></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 09:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-consumption-silver-lining-low-prices What’s Next for Benton’s Bacon and Cured Hams https://www.porkbusiness.com/whats-next-bentons-bacon-and-cured-hams <p>Humble, yet accomplished, Allan Benton, owner of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams near Madisonville, Tenn., feels he’s the luckiest man on earth.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 09:02:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/whats-next-bentons-bacon-and-cured-hams A Guide for Coaching on the Spot https://www.porkbusiness.com/guide-coaching-spot <p>Over the many years I’ve served as a human resource professional, I’ve noticed the same challenge for many leaders: They aren’t close to their coaching sources when they need them most.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 16:50:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/guide-coaching-spot More than 100 cases added to outbreak linked to McDonald's salads https://www.porkbusiness.com/more-100-cases-added-outbreak-linked-mcdonalds-salads <p>Health officials have added more than 100 illnesses to the cyclospora outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads, bringing the total number of cases to 163.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 08:57:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/more-100-cases-added-outbreak-linked-mcdonalds-salads Summer Safety Working on the Farm https://www.porkbusiness.com/summer-safety-working-farm <p>Growing up, summertime was reserved for hay and as my family’s chance to get caught up on farm chores. With longer, warm days – there was always plenty of time to work on projects.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 08:59:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/summer-safety-working-farm 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 New Products: PIC https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-products-pic <p><strong>PIC Introduces the PIC800</strong></p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 08:33:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-products-pic AgriTalk ATB: "It's Not A Head-Fake" https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-atb-its-not-head-fake <p><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 09:12:13 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-atb-its-not-head-fake Smithfield-Backed Meal-Kit Maker Quits Due to Low Funds https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-backed-meal-kit-maker-quits-due-low-funds <p>They are popping up one right after the other, but are meal kits really making money?</p> Thu, 19 Jul 18 14:20:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-backed-meal-kit-maker-quits-due-low-funds Generation Z: The Farmers of Tomorrow https://www.porkbusiness.com/generation-z-farmers-tomorrow <div> <div></div></div> Thu, 19 Jul 18 13:24:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/generation-z-farmers-tomorrow Dumb and Dumber: Hot Dog Water for $28.85 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dumb-and-dumber-hot-dog-water-2885 <p><em>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal Media. The opinions and analysis expressed below are the authors' own.</em></p> Thu, 19 Jul 18 08:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dumb-and-dumber-hot-dog-water-2885 AgriTalk ATB: Can The U.S. Do More Damage? https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-atb-can-us-do-more-damage <p><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 09:40:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-atb-can-us-do-more-damage 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 Lawmakers Threaten Action on Trade Tariffs https://www.porkbusiness.com/lawmakers-threaten-action-trade-tariffs <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are losing patience with the Trump administration's reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes and are talking increasingly about legislative action to protect U.S.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 18 10:07:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lawmakers-threaten-action-trade-tariffs 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 Trump Says U.S. May Have Separate Trade Deal With Mexico https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-says-us-may-have-separate-trade-deal-mexico-0 <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Thu, 19 Jul 18 08:26:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-says-us-may-have-separate-trade-deal-mexico-0 Trump Says U.S. May Have Separate Trade Deal With Mexico https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-says-us-may-have-separate-trade-deal-mexico <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> Thu, 19 Jul 18 08:26:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-says-us-may-have-separate-trade-deal-mexico Kylie Needs A Boost To $1 Billion https://www.porkbusiness.com/kylie-needs-boost-1-billion <p><span>Drought, tariffs, trade wars – there’s a seemingly bottomless vat of depressing news.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jul 18 15:34:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/kylie-needs-boost-1-billion 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 A Country-Cured Artisan At Work https://www.porkbusiness.com/country-cured-artisan-work <p> </p> Wed, 18 Jul 18 11:07:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/country-cured-artisan-work Allan Benton’s Friends of Distinction https://www.porkbusiness.com/allan-bentons-friends-distinction <p>Allan Benton, owner of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams, says, “When you’re doing business with great chefs, you must be doing something right.” Here are a few of the celebrated chefs who love </p> Thu, 19 Jul 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/allan-bentons-friends-distinction Phony Message; Fake Billboards? https://www.porkbusiness.com/phony-message-fake-billboards <p>As a journalist, my job is to report the facts.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 18 10:24:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/phony-message-fake-billboards From Policy Taker to Policy Maker https://www.porkbusiness.com/policy-taker-policy-maker <p>It’s often said if you want something done right—do it yourself. That’s the farmer and the Show-Me-State way—and one philosophy that Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn emulates.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 18 12:33:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/policy-taker-policy-maker Gene Editing: Potential and Perceptions https://www.porkbusiness.com/gene-editing-potential-and-perceptions <p>Genome editing is the process of making precise, targeted sequence changes in the DNA of living cells and organisms. ( Council for Agricultural Science and Technology )</p> Wed, 18 Jul 18 08:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gene-editing-potential-and-perceptions Has Our World Changed? https://www.porkbusiness.com/has-our-world-changed <p><span>The USDA finally admitted to what I had been focusing on in this and other columns since January.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jul 18 09:18:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/has-our-world-changed DC Signal to Noise: WASDE Sending Smoke Signals https://www.porkbusiness.com/dc-signal-noise-wasde-sending-smoke-signals <p>AgriTalk host Chip Flory joins the DC Signal to Noise podcast to talk about the political message being sent with this week's WASDE report.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 18 06:37:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dc-signal-noise-wasde-sending-smoke-signals Despite Trade Tensions, Trump Still Favored In Farm Country https://www.porkbusiness.com/despite-trade-tensions-trump-still-favored-farm-country <p>President Trump’s trade tactics are causing pain in farm country, but that’s not knocking the president off his favored pedestal.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 18 06:47:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/despite-trade-tensions-trump-still-favored-farm-country How Strong is Your Consulting Foundation? https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-strong-your-consulting-foundation <p>It would be naïve to imagine any animal production operation could hire comprehensively enough to navigate all political, economic, technological and economic variables influencing agricultural mar</p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 16:50:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-strong-your-consulting-foundation Packer, Feeder Margins Erode https://www.porkbusiness.com/packer-feeder-margins-erode <p>Both packer and feedyard margins declined last week, though packers remain in handsome profit territory. Feeders not so much.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 18 15:18:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/packer-feeder-margins-erode One Commodity That May Benefit From Trade War https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-commodity-may-benefit-trade-war <p> </p> <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> <p>There’s at least one commodity that may benefit from Donald Trump’s trade war with China: nitrogen fertilizer.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 18 14:45:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-commodity-may-benefit-trade-war 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 How to Host a Fantastic Farm Open House https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-host-fantastic-farm-open-house <p>Want to thank your landlords, showcase a new building, or share pork production practices with your neighbors or consumers? If so, consider hosting an event on your farm.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 16:50:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-host-fantastic-farm-open-house The Art of the American Country-Cured Ham https://www.porkbusiness.com/art-american-country-cured-ham <p>Most Americans love ham. It’s a regular star for breakfast and lunch, let alone a staple on holiday tables.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 18 07:03:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/art-american-country-cured-ham The U.S. is Right to Push for a Better Trade Deal with China But… https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-right-push-better-trade-deal-china <p>The U.S. is right to push for a better trade deal with China, says a Virginia Tech professor, but escalating the dispute with retaliatory tariffs is not the best strategy.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 18 07:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-right-push-better-trade-deal-china 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 Ecotricity Becomes First “Vegan Electricity” Company https://www.porkbusiness.com/ecotricity-becomes-first-vegan-electricity-company <p>With more consumers making the switch to plant-based products, could “vegan electricity” become the next big trend?</p> Tue, 17 Jul 18 11:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ecotricity-becomes-first-vegan-electricity-company 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 Stuff Animal Rights Activists Say: 2018 Edition https://www.porkbusiness.com/stuff-animal-rights-activists-say-2018-edition <p>Each year, the Animal Agriculture Alliance releases reports from major animal rights conferences.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 18 17:17:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/stuff-animal-rights-activists-say-2018-edition Dan Murphy: Another Imprudent Pardon https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-another-imprudent-pardon <p>For those who followed the infamous takeover of a remote Oregon wildlife refuge by members of the Bundy Clan a couple years ago, the names Dwight and Steven Hammond should ring a bell.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-another-imprudent-pardon Consumers Want “Clear Labels” On Lab-Grown Meat https://www.porkbusiness.com/consumers-want-clear-labels-lab-grown-meat <p><span>An overwhelming number of consumers say they want food products developed from cultured animal cells to be clearly labeled as such, according to Consumer Reports.</span></p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 09:54:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/consumers-want-clear-labels-lab-grown-meat What Successful Pig Farms Look Like https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-successful-pig-farms-look <p>Over the past 30 years, U.S. producers have outpaced all others, becoming the most competitive pork production system on the globe.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 18 16:50:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-successful-pig-farms-look A New Paradigm Shift in the Grain Markets? https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-paradigm-shift-grain-markets <p>The grain markets posted another week in the dumps. September corn and December corn each closed almost 20 cents lower, while September soybeans and November soybeans posted nearly 60 cent losses.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 18 00:17:32 -0500 Sara Schafer https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-paradigm-shift-grain-markets 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 Common Sense Needed On Two Emerging Issues Affecting Pork Producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/common-sense-needed-two-emerging-issues-affecting-pork-producers <p>The lack of regulatory oversight on alternative protein does an injustice to consumers and creates an unfair advantage over conventional producers, says the National Pork Producers Council.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/common-sense-needed-two-emerging-issues-affecting-pork-producers Dan Murphy: Old Wolves’ Tale https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-old-wolves-tale <p>When it involves the co-existence of wildlife, animal agriculture and commercial development, some scenarios are a win-win-win.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-old-wolves-tale Cash Weaner Prices Higher Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-prices-higher-last-week <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 18 00:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-prices-higher-last-week WeWork Needs More Cowboys! https://www.porkbusiness.com/wework-needs-more-cowboys <p><span><span>Despite amazing advancements in technology, society’s understanding of both meat and cowboys is in rapid decline.</span></span></p> Fri, 13 Jul 18 21:40:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wework-needs-more-cowboys Safe Livestock Transport https://www.porkbusiness.com/safe-livestock-transport <p>Considering production across the different phases, from the movement of replacement females, weaned pigs, or marketing of finishing and culled breeding stock, a conservative estimate for the total</p> Mon, 16 Jul 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/safe-livestock-transport Welcome to Veganistan https://www.porkbusiness.com/welcome-veganistan <p>From its origins as an enlightened way to embrace a meat-free diet that (allegedly) promotes peace, love and understanding, the vegan movement is beginning to resemble a full-on cult.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 18 15:47:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/welcome-veganistan Airline Serving Fake Meat Burger Infuriates New Zealand Prime Minister https://www.porkbusiness.com/airline-serving-fake-meat-burger-infuriates-new-zealand-prime-minister <p>Air New Zealand is in the crosshairs of New Zealand's acting Prime Minister Winston Peters after the airline announced plans to offer a fake meat burger on an international flight.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 10:18:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/airline-serving-fake-meat-burger-infuriates-new-zealand-prime-minister Grain Bin Accident Claims Life in Nebraska https://www.porkbusiness.com/grain-bin-accident-claims-life-nebraska <p>Monday evening 52-year-old Robert Pokorny of Clearwater, Neb., died as a result of injuries suffered during a grain bin accident. His funeral was today at St.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 18 14:11:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/grain-bin-accident-claims-life-nebraska Illinois Had Prime Pollination; Potential for Record Yields https://www.porkbusiness.com/illinois-had-prime-pollination-potential-record-yields <p>It’s been hot and steamy across the Corn Belt the past couple weeks. With talk of elevated overnight temperatures, there was an assumption that it could hinder pollination.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 18 14:11:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/illinois-had-prime-pollination-potential-record-yields 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 New Farm/Ranch Employee Intake https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-farmranch-employee-intake <p>As has been said many times, “You can’t make a first impression twice.” And the same goes for bringing in a new employee into a farm or ranch.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-farmranch-employee-intake GMA Dropouts Seek To Influence Food Policy https://www.porkbusiness.com/gma-dropouts-seek-influence-food-policy <p>The food industry’s most powerful lobbying group, the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), has a new rival in efforts to influence lawmakers.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 18 16:03:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gma-dropouts-seek-influence-food-policy What To Consider When Building Grain Sites https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-consider-when-building-grain-sites <p>You want your grain site possible to be as accessible and functional as possible.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 18 14:00:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-consider-when-building-grain-sites China to Import Less Soy First Time Since 2004 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-import-less-soy-first-time-2004 <p>(Bloomberg) -- China has been gobbling up the world’s soybeans at breakneck speed over the past decade. But as the trade spat with the U.S.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 18 14:00:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-import-less-soy-first-time-2004 AgriTalk ATB: Cooler Temperatures Are Coming https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-atb-cooler-temperatures-are-coming <p><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Thu, 12 Jul 18 14:01:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-atb-cooler-temperatures-are-coming  Zoetis Launches VetVance Mobile Application https://www.porkbusiness.com/zoetis-launches-vetvance-mobile-application <p class="Default">Zoetis this week announced the launch of its VetVance® mobile application, a mobile version of the VetVance website.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 18 14:04:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/zoetis-launches-vetvance-mobile-application Digital Disruption: Technology is Transforming the Meat Business https://www.porkbusiness.com/digital-disruption-technology-transforming-meat-business <p>Rapid, often startling technological changes are forcing businesses around the globe to defend their territories and reevaluate outdated product lines.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 09:56:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/digital-disruption-technology-transforming-meat-business 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 Three Tips to Avoiding Media Traps https://www.porkbusiness.com/three-tips-avoiding-media-traps <p><i>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.</i></p> Thu, 12 Jul 18 06:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/three-tips-avoiding-media-traps Duke Energy Betting on Pig Power https://www.porkbusiness.com/duke-energy-betting-pig-power <p>(Bloomberg) --</p> <p>One of the largest utility companies in the United States is turning to pig power.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 18 10:30:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/duke-energy-betting-pig-power Dan Murphy: Redefining GMOs https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-redefining-gmos <p>In this era marked by Grand Canyon-sized divides among Americans, there’s one subject that seems to unite people, no matter how divergent their political persuasions.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-redefining-gmos Cross Species Transfer of Genes Has Driven Evolution https://www.porkbusiness.com/cross-species-transfer-genes-has-driven-evolution <p>Far from just being the product of our parents, University of Adelaide scientists have shown that widespread transfer of genes between species has radically changed the genomes of today’s mammals, </p> Wed, 11 Jul 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cross-species-transfer-genes-has-driven-evolution Veterinary Feed Directives: How Are They Working? https://www.porkbusiness.com/veterinary-feed-directives-how-are-they-working <p>It’s been a relatively smooth transition since January 1, 2017, when the Veterinary Feed Directives went into effect.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/veterinary-feed-directives-how-are-they-working 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 U.S. Poised to Publish $200 Billion China Tariff List https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-poised-publish-200-billion-china-tariff-list <aside><p>(Bloomberg) - President Donald Trump is preparing to release a list of an additional $200 billion in Chinese products to be hit with tariffs, according to two people familiar with the matter</p></aside> Wed, 11 Jul 18 08:41:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-poised-publish-200-billion-china-tariff-list Feedyard Margins Improve $100 Per Head https://www.porkbusiness.com/feedyard-margins-improve-100-head <p>A $6 per cwt rally in last week’s cash fed cattle market improved cattle feeding margins $100 per head, lifting average profits to $8 per head.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 18 15:59:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feedyard-margins-improve-100-head Discover Soy’s Hidden Feed Value https://www.porkbusiness.com/discover-soys-hidden-feed-value <p>Soybeans used for feed have traditionally been valued for their protein. Some researchers now suggest the value of amino acids in soybeans is worth even more.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 18 15:26:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/discover-soys-hidden-feed-value CSU Launches Certificate in Spanish for Animal Health and Care https://www.porkbusiness.com/csu-launches-certificate-spanish-animal-health-and-care <p><span><span>When Noa Roman-Muniz was interning at CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital i</span></span></p> Wed, 11 Jul 18 00:40:09 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/csu-launches-certificate-spanish-animal-health-and-care Grassley: Trump Is Handling China Like A Businessman https://www.porkbusiness.com/grassley-trump-handling-china-businessman <p>While farmers watch the grain market roller coaster continue to make loop after loop, Sen.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 18 13:24:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/grassley-trump-handling-china-businessman Rest of the Story: Can USDA Stop the Demise of Agriculture? https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-can-usda-stop-demise-agriculture-0 <p>There is a saying that a bull needs to eat every day, but a bear only once in a while.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 18 01:14:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-can-usda-stop-demise-agriculture-0 Rest of the Story: Can USDA Stop the Demise of Agriculture? https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-can-usda-stop-demise-agriculture <p>There is a saying that a bull needs to eat every day, but a bear only once in a while.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 18 01:14:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-can-usda-stop-demise-agriculture Vital But Unfunded, How Accurate is the U.S. Drought Monitor? https://www.porkbusiness.com/vital-unfunded-how-accurate-us-drought-monitor <p>Depicting the extent of drought in the U.S. can be a tricky task. The <a href="http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/">U.S.</a></p> Mon, 16 Jul 18 10:04:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/vital-unfunded-how-accurate-us-drought-monitor Dan Murphy: Blue Mood on the Farm https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-blue-mood-farm <p class="MsoNoSpacing">This is a story that’s both encouraging and optimistic, as well as sad and sobering.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 18 10:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-blue-mood-farm Swine Health Information Center to Examine Future Industry Needs https://www.porkbusiness.com/swine-health-information-center-examine-future-industry-needs <p>Always concerned about the future of the pork industry, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) Board of Directors June meeting included review of the organization’s mission statement and fundin</p> Tue, 10 Jul 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/swine-health-information-center-examine-future-industry-needs 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 Too Much Pork, Tariffs Mean Too Few Buyers https://www.porkbusiness.com/too-much-pork-tariffs-mean-too-few-buyers <p><span><span><span><span>The pork industry appea</span></span></span></span></p> Tue, 10 Jul 18 15:48:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/too-much-pork-tariffs-mean-too-few-buyers 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 Romania Confirms African Swine Fever on First Commercial Hog Farm https://www.porkbusiness.com/romania-confirms-african-swine-fever-first-commercial-hog-farm <p>After several dozen cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Tulcea County (Romania) among backyard holdings over the past three weeks, the Romanian Veterinary Authority confirmed on June 28, 2018, th</p> Tue, 10 Jul 18 05:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/romania-confirms-african-swine-fever-first-commercial-hog-farm Wyoming's Cowboy Slogan Called ‘Racist’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/wyomings-cowboy-slogan-called-racist <p>A new slogan at the University of Wyoming – “The world needs more cowboys” – is drawing criticism as racist, sexist and counterproductive to recruiting out-of-state students.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 16:44:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wyomings-cowboy-slogan-called-racist 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 Will Lab-Meat Get Cheap Enough to Buy? https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-lab-meat-get-cheap-enough-buy <p>First, it was ground turkey masquerading as a hamburger. But new technology has pushed the burger market into a whole new era.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 09:30:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-lab-meat-get-cheap-enough-buy Dan Murphy: Cattle as Conservationists https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-cattle-conservationists <p>There is a key word in any messaging that purports to show the value of what would otherwise be a controversial initiative.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 10:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-cattle-conservationists One Needle is One Too Many https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-needle-one-too-many <p>Packers have occasionally found needles in meat, and it’s something the pork industry can’t afford to see happen.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 12:11:13 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-needle-one-too-many One Needle is One Too Many https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-needle-one-too-many-0 <p>Packers have occasionally found needles in meat, and it’s something the pork industry can’t afford to see happen.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 11:23:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/one-needle-one-too-many-0 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 It’s Fair Time – Savor It! https://www.porkbusiness.com/its-fair-time-savor-it <p>Think about blue ribbons and butter cows, cotton candy and funnel cakes, lemon shake-ups and livestock shows, prize-winning pigs and perfect apple pies.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 06:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/its-fair-time-savor-it Negotiate Ahead of Interest Rate Hikes https://www.porkbusiness.com/negotiate-ahead-interest-rate-hikes <p>The Federal Reserve has been open about their intention to <a href="https://www.agweb.com/article/interest-rates-how-many-more-times-will-they-go-up/">increase interest rates gradually</a> througho</p> Tue, 10 Jul 18 17:21:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/negotiate-ahead-interest-rate-hikes Westphalen: $12/Head Increase in Weaned Pig Breakevens https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-12head-increase-weaned-pig-breakevens <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 04:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-12head-increase-weaned-pig-breakevens Did the Grain Markets Sell the Rumor, Buy the Fact? https://www.porkbusiness.com/did-grain-markets-sell-rumor-buy-fact <p><span><span><span><span>Wow, what an interesting week in the gra</span></span></span></span></p> Mon, 09 Jul 18 09:52:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/did-grain-markets-sell-rumor-buy-fact 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 How To Dispose of Mortalities in Livestock Production https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-dispose-mortalities-livestock-production <p>There are several different ways to dispose of mortalities in a timely manner. Some methods are completed on the farm and some are accomplished by moving dead animals off the farm.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 18 14:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-dispose-mortalities-livestock-production Guest Worker Woes https://www.porkbusiness.com/guest-worker-woes <p>Setting market prices aside, one of the greatest challenges farmers face is agriculture labor.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 18 12:27:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/guest-worker-woes U.S. Soybean Prices Crumble as Trade War Sparks Brazil Rally https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-soybean-prices-crumble-trade-war-sparks-brazil-rally <ul><li> <p>Cash prices in the U.S. reach lowest in almost a decade</p> </li> <li> <p>Premiums for Brazil supplies have more than tripled since May</p></li></ul> Fri, 06 Jul 18 12:32:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-soybean-prices-crumble-trade-war-sparks-brazil-rally Pork Care Packages Sent with Love and Gratitude https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-care-packages-sent-love-and-gratitude <p>Twelve thousand Iowa members of the Armed Services and their families recently received a donation of Pork Care Packages from the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-care-packages-sent-love-and-gratitude Working Groups Enable Nimble Response and Action https://www.porkbusiness.com/working-groups-enable-nimble-response-and-action <p>The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) engages more than 40 industry stakeholders in two Working Groups advising the activities of the organization.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 18 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/working-groups-enable-nimble-response-and-action Frozen Meat in Storage up From Last Year, but Declines in May https://www.porkbusiness.com/frozen-meat-storage-last-year-declines-may <p>Meat and poultry inventories in freezers are above year earlier, without exception. The biggest increase, in percentage terms, was lamb, with 19% more in storage than on May 31 of last year.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 18 06:54:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/frozen-meat-storage-last-year-declines-may 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 Scandal-Plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt Resigns https://www.porkbusiness.com/scandal-plagued-epa-administrator-pruitt-resigns <p>By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press</p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 15:47:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/scandal-plagued-epa-administrator-pruitt-resigns Prosthetic Testicles May Alleviate Ol’ Blue’s Low Self-Esteem https://www.porkbusiness.com/prosthetic-testicles-may-alleviate-ol-blues-low-self-esteem <p>Even if you’re an eternal optimist, believing that humans really will figure out how to get along and survive into the next millennium, there are stories that dump a pail of cold water on such idea</p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 15:18:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/prosthetic-testicles-may-alleviate-ol-blues-low-self-esteem AgriTalk: 36-Month Visa Could Be “Very Beneficial” For Agriculture https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-36-month-visa-could-be-very-beneficial-agriculture <p><span><span><span><span><b>Can an immigration bill</b></span></span></span></span></p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 22:18:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-36-month-visa-could-be-very-beneficial-agriculture Canadian Perspective: Can We Afford Trade Patience? https://www.porkbusiness.com/canadian-perspective-can-we-afford-trade-patience <p><em>The following is commentary from Shaun Haney of the <a href="www.realagriculture.com">Real Agriculture</a> network in Canada. The views expressed are solely those of the author.</em></p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 22:21:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/canadian-perspective-can-we-afford-trade-patience Dan Murphy: Super Smart, but Super Bad https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-super-smart-super-bad <p>Do you know what happened in 1928?</p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 09:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-super-smart-super-bad Diversity in the Agricultural Workplace https://www.porkbusiness.com/diversity-agricultural-workplace <p>As agriculture itself has diversified, so has its workforce.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 18 09:58:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/diversity-agricultural-workplace The China Syndrome: $150 Million in Losses to U.S. Pork Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-syndrome-150-million-losses-us-pork-industry <p>Tariffs and other factors have created a significant decline in U.S. pork exports to China, with losses over a 12-month period estimated at $150 million.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 07:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-syndrome-150-million-losses-us-pork-industry Improved Nutrient Digestion Can Reduce Pork’s Carbon Footprint https://www.porkbusiness.com/improved-nutrient-digestion-can-reduce-porks-carbon-footprint <p>Giving pigs the ability to digest more nutrients in their grains could help reduce the pork industry's environmental impact, says new research published in eLife.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 06:01:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/improved-nutrient-digestion-can-reduce-porks-carbon-footprint Iowa Select Farms Is Thankful for Iowa’s Service Men and Women https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-select-farms-thankful-iowas-service-men-and-women <p><span><b><i>Editor’s Note:</i></b></span></p> Wed, 04 Jul 18 20:43:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-select-farms-thankful-iowas-service-men-and-women China to Cancel More US Soy Shipments https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-cancel-more-us-soy-shipments <p>(Bloomberg) -- Chinese companies are expected to cancel most of the remaining soybeans they have committed to buy from the U.S. in the year ending Aug. 31 once the extra tariff on U.S.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 00:02:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-cancel-more-us-soy-shipments 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 Mike Rowe’s Advice For Beginning Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/mike-rowes-advice-beginning-farmers <p>In late June, I had the chance to meet and interview Mike Rowe at the VAS Connect Summit.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 08:56:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mike-rowes-advice-beginning-farmers 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 Strengthening FMD Prevention and Preparedness https://www.porkbusiness.com/strengthening-fmd-prevention-and-preparedness <p>Strengthening FMD Prevention and Preparedness</p> Wed, 04 Jul 18 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/strengthening-fmd-prevention-and-preparedness Japanese Encephalitis Virus Could Happen in U.S. Swine Herds https://www.porkbusiness.com/japanese-encephalitis-virus-could-happen-us-swine-herds <p>A disease that is endemic in Asia and the Pacific is being evaluated to determine if it could potentially attack herds in the U.S., where quick detection is vital to enacting a quick response to co</p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/japanese-encephalitis-virus-could-happen-us-swine-herds Changes Needed for Piglet Survival https://www.porkbusiness.com/changes-needed-piglet-survival <p>In recent years, U.S. swine production has seen gains in sow productivity as measured by piglets weaned per sow per litter farrowed.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 18 06:08:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/changes-needed-piglet-survival Implications of USDA Reports for Corn and Soybeans https://www.porkbusiness.com/implications-usda-reports-corn-and-soybeans <p>On June 29, the USDA released the <a href="http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1000">Acreage</a> and <a href="http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocume&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Tue, 03 Jul 18 13:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/implications-usda-reports-corn-and-soybeans The Reason I Cry During The National Anthem https://www.porkbusiness.com/reason-i-cry-during-national-anthem <p><em>The following content is commentary and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.</em></p> Wed, 04 Jul 18 09:19:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/reason-i-cry-during-national-anthem 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 Company News: Merck, Yamaha https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-merck-yamaha <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Two new products pig farmers can use to improve their operations.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 18 14:40:09 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-merck-yamaha Calling the Cavalry When New Disease Is Detected https://www.porkbusiness.com/calling-cavalry-when-new-disease-detected <p>The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) collaborated with other industry organizations to develop an emergency communication protocol in the event of new or emerging disease issues.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 18 10:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/calling-cavalry-when-new-disease-detected Dan Murphy: PETA is as Political as Ever https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-peta-political-ever <p>A new month of commentary must begin with an old — but far from tired — topic.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 18 09:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-peta-political-ever 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 Declining Farrow-Finish Pork Producer Margins; Cattle Feeders Loose Triple Digits https://www.porkbusiness.com/declining-farrow-finish-pork-producer-margins-cattle-feeders-loose-triple-digits <p>Cattle feeders saw average losses of $92 per head last week while packer margins hit $302.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 18 11:13:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/declining-farrow-finish-pork-producer-margins-cattle-feeders-loose-triple-digits When the Jet Stream is “Blocked” Catastrophic Weather Can Occur https://www.porkbusiness.com/when-jet-stream-blocked-catastrophic-weather-can-occur <p>The sky sometimes has its limits, according to new research from two University of Chicago atmospheric scientists.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 18 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/when-jet-stream-blocked-catastrophic-weather-can-occur 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 Work-Life Balance: A Lesson from the Home Depot Founder https://www.porkbusiness.com/work-life-balance-lesson-home-depot-founder <p>In 1978, Arthur Blank co-founded Home Depot. From scratch, he and his business partner revolutionized the home improvement store concept.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 18 00:19:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/work-life-balance-lesson-home-depot-founder 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 Two Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Foreign Workers https://www.porkbusiness.com/two-mistakes-avoid-when-hiring-foreign-workers <p>Keeping your farm fully staffed might require looking well beyond your own backyard. In fact, it might mean stretching your feelers out across borders to find workers on foreign soil.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 18 11:18:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/two-mistakes-avoid-when-hiring-foreign-workers 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 FDA Releases Guidance on Antimicrobial Sales Reporting https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-releases-guidance-antimicrobial-sales-reporting <p class="MsoNoSpacing">The U.S.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 18 09:07:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-releases-guidance-antimicrobial-sales-reporting 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 Markets Now: The Best, Worst Case Scenarios For Tariff Impact https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-best-worst-case-scenarios-tariff-impact <p>Earlier this month President Trump announced tariffs against China.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 18 09:09:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-best-worst-case-scenarios-tariff-impact Weaner Pig Breakeven Down $3/Head https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaner-pig-breakeven-down-3head <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Fri, 29 Jun 18 15:58:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaner-pig-breakeven-down-3head Beyond Meat Triples Production Capacity https://www.porkbusiness.com/beyond-meat-triples-production-capacity <p><span>Beyond Meat, the plant-based burger startup, announced it will triple its production capacity with a new facility in Columbia, Missouri. </span></p> Fri, 29 Jun 18 13:31:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/beyond-meat-triples-production-capacity 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 Dan Murphy: PETA Slams on Sled Dogs https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-peta-slams-sled-dogs <p>It may not occupy the top shelf in bars or liquor stores, but Jack Daniel’s whiskey is in the forefront of the news this week.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 18 08:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-peta-slams-sled-dogs Help Wanted: Is the Answer Outside U.S. Borders? https://www.porkbusiness.com/help-wanted-answer-outside-us-borders <p>Finding farm labor is a grueling, thankless task that too often turns into a revolving door of disappointment.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 18 15:37:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/help-wanted-answer-outside-us-borders Using Core Values with Employees https://www.porkbusiness.com/using-core-values-employees <p>It is one thing to articulate core values for your business, but how do you transfer them to your employees? Are integrity, attitude, quality and others more than just words on a page?</p> Fri, 29 Jun 18 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/using-core-values-employees New Study Finds Benefits and Tradeoffs of Rice Bran in Pig Diets https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-study-finds-benefits-and-tradeoffs-rice-bran-pig-diets <p>Rice is the third most widely grown cereal grain worldwide, and the bran left over from milling white rice is available in large quantities for livestock feed.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-study-finds-benefits-and-tradeoffs-rice-bran-pig-diets 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 Hormel, Tyson Accused of Inflating Pork Prices in Lawsuit https://www.porkbusiness.com/hormel-tyson-accused-inflating-pork-prices-lawsuit <p>(Bloomberg) -- Hormel Foods Corp., Tyson Foods Inc.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 18 22:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hormel-tyson-accused-inflating-pork-prices-lawsuit 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 Forget SCOTUS, This Is What’s Important https://www.porkbusiness.com/forget-scotus-whats-important <p><span>Yeah, I heard about the retirement of Associate Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.</span></p> Thu, 28 Jun 18 15:20:05 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/forget-scotus-whats-important AgriTalk After The Bell: Know Your Cost of Money https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-know-your-cost-money <p>Interest rates may not be high, but they are going higher.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 18 12:06:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-know-your-cost-money Topigs Norsvin Opens Delta Canada Research Center https://www.porkbusiness.com/topigs-norsvin-opens-delta-canada-research-center <p>This week, Topigs Norsvin held the official opening of its new research center Delta Canada, the company announced in a news release. The opening event was visited by almost 1000 people.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 18 12:01:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/topigs-norsvin-opens-delta-canada-research-center Alaskan Island Ranch Offered For $19.9 Million https://www.porkbusiness.com/alaskan-island-ranch-offered-199-million <p>The 500,000-acre Bering Pacific Ranches located on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is on the market for $19.9 million.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 18 14:13:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/alaskan-island-ranch-offered-199-million CDC Confirms Farmer Suicide Data Was Flawed https://www.porkbusiness.com/cdc-confirms-farmer-suicide-data-was-flawed <p><span>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that numbers widely cited by reporters regard</span></p> Fri, 29 Jun 18 13:00:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cdc-confirms-farmer-suicide-data-was-flawed Dan Murphy: Franco-Fight https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-franco-fight <p>Spend even a couple days as a tourist either exploring Paris or roaming around the small towns and villages that dot the countryside, and one comes to a rapid and immediate conclusion: The French h</p> Thu, 28 Jun 18 08:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-franco-fight Producers Need to Be Prepared for Large-Scale Activist Protests https://www.porkbusiness.com/producers-need-be-prepared-large-scale-activist-protests <p>Previously, I’ve written about Direct Action Everywhere (DXE), an extreme activist group that believes in animal liberation (all animals need to be given the same “freedoms” as humans).</p> Thu, 28 Jun 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/producers-need-be-prepared-large-scale-activist-protests Sharpen Your Wits and Your Pencil https://www.porkbusiness.com/sharpen-your-wits-and-your-pencil <p>These are uncertain times, to be sure.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/sharpen-your-wits-and-your-pencil AgriTalk After The Bell: Get Ready for Hogs & Pigs Report https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-get-ready-hogs-pigs-report <p>The ag markets have been buzzing with anticipation this week for a pair of reports from USDA – the June Acreage Report and the Quarterly Grain Stocks Report.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 18 23:15:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-get-ready-hogs-pigs-report House Rejects Immigration Bill After GOP Fails to Reach Agreement https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-rejects-immigration-bill-after-gop-fails-reach-agreement <p>(Bloomberg) -- House Republicans fell far short on their second attempt to pass a GOP-only immigration bill, notching one more failure on President Donald Trump’s signature issue just months before</p> Wed, 27 Jun 18 23:17:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-rejects-immigration-bill-after-gop-fails-reach-agreement Feeding Margins Remain In The Red https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-margins-remain-red <p>Cattle feeders have now experienced a month’s worth of losses, while packer margins hover at the $300 per head level.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 18 13:29:12 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/feeding-margins-remain-red Company News: Zoetis, Featherlite and Hypor https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-zoetis-featherlite-and-hypor <p><b>Zoetis Adds Monovalent Swine Vaccine with Two PCV2 Genotypes</b></p> Wed, 27 Jun 18 12:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-zoetis-featherlite-and-hypor 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 World Food Prize Goes to an Economist and a Doctor https://www.porkbusiness.com/world-food-prize-goes-economist-and-doctor <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The World Food Prize will be awarded this year to two men who have dedicated their careers to improving the availability of nutritious food for pregnant women and children i</p> Wed, 27 Jun 18 10:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/world-food-prize-goes-economist-and-doctor African Swine Fever Hits New Romanian County https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-hits-new-romanian-county <p>In early June 2018, African Swine Fever (ASF) was detected in the samples collected from smallholder swine farms in several villages in a part of the country that had not previously been infected w</p> Wed, 27 Jun 18 09:54:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/african-swine-fever-hits-new-romanian-county 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 Dan Murphy: ‘B’ is for Buzz, Not for Business https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-b-buzz-not-business <p>Most people who heard rumors that the venerable International House of Pancakes, aka, IHOP, was going to change its name after 60-plus years to “IHOb” simply registered puzzlement.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 18 14:53:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-b-buzz-not-business JBS Ex-Chair Joesley Batista Charged With Corruption https://www.porkbusiness.com/jbs-ex-chair-joesley-batista-charged-corruption <p>Federal prosecutors in Brazil on Monday charged JBS SA former Chairman Joesley Batista, and two others with corruption.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 18 16:06:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/jbs-ex-chair-joesley-batista-charged-corruption New Project Helps Farmers Share Stories, Safety Messages https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-project-helps-farmers-share-stories-safety-messages <p>Tell a story, save a life. That’s the idea behind a new project inserting injury prevention messages into first-hand accounts of farmers and others impacted by agricultural trauma incidents.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 18 11:01:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-project-helps-farmers-share-stories-safety-messages Lack of CO2 Hits EU Meat Production https://www.porkbusiness.com/lack-co2-hits-eu-meat-production <p>LONDON (AP) — Europeans may have to cut back on their summer barbecues.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 18 10:34:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lack-co2-hits-eu-meat-production 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 Iowa Pork Hires Dal Grooms as Communications Director https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pork-hires-dal-grooms-communications-director <p>The Iowa Pork Producers Association has hired an experienced agriculture communications professional to lead its future communications efforts.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 18 15:57:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-pork-hires-dal-grooms-communications-director Rest of the Story: A New Cold Tariff-War https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-new-cold-tariff-war <p>The market started out this week selling off quickly after re-opening at 8:30 AM, and traders had a chance to look at global events, weather and coffee.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 18 13:23:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-new-cold-tariff-war Markets Now: Global Demand For Soybeans Will Remain https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-global-demand-soybeans-will-remain <p>June has been a volatile month for soybean markets and commodity markets in general. <br /></p> Tue, 26 Jun 18 00:09:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-global-demand-soybeans-will-remain Perdue: Trump Will Not Let Farmers Bear Brunt of China Retaliation https://www.porkbusiness.com/perdue-trump-will-not-let-farmers-bear-brunt-china-retaliation <p>USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue set out to calm frayed farmer nerves in a <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/06/25/donald-trump-china-tariff-retaliation-intellectual-property-agricult&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Mon, 25 Jun 18 15:20:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/perdue-trump-will-not-let-farmers-bear-brunt-china-retaliation Dan Murphy: The Legacy and Lessons of Koko https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-legacy-and-lessons-koko <p>It’s a vignette I still remember vividly, even though I witnessed it nearly 30 years ago.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-legacy-and-lessons-koko Is Today’s Farmland Market Rational? https://www.porkbusiness.com/todays-farmland-market-rational <p>For the past 12 months, the word most commonly used to describe farmland values is: stable.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 18 08:15:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/todays-farmland-market-rational APHIS Tests Bait Stations for Feral Swine https://www.porkbusiness.com/aphis-tests-bait-stations-feral-swine <p class="MsoNoSpacing">USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently conducted the first of two field trials of a sodium nitrite toxic bait on free-roaming feral swine.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/aphis-tests-bait-stations-feral-swine Editorial: Your Reputation is Your Brand's Reputation https://www.porkbusiness.com/editorial-your-reputation-your-brands-reputation <p><em>Editor's Note: This article appeared one of Farm Journal's sister publications, but the content is valuable for the PORK audience, or for any business person. </em></p> Mon, 25 Jun 18 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/editorial-your-reputation-your-brands-reputation Meat 2.0? Clean Meat? Spat Shows the Power of Food Wording https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-20-clean-meat-spat-shows-power-food-wording <p>If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called?</p> Mon, 25 Jun 18 06:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meat-20-clean-meat-spat-shows-power-food-wording Poultry Sectors Face Margin Challenges https://www.porkbusiness.com/poultry-sectors-face-margin-challenges <p>Overall chicken industry profitability so far this year, when adjusted for the mix of products produced has been slightly better than 2016, which was not a good year and far below 2017’s.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 18 05:51:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/poultry-sectors-face-margin-challenges 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 Quay Corporation Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Inspection https://www.porkbusiness.com/quay-corporation-recalls-pork-products-produced-without-inspection <p>The Quay Corporation, a Skokie, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 258,121 pounds of pork lard products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 18 06:28:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/quay-corporation-recalls-pork-products-produced-without-inspection Weaner Pig Breakeven Sees a $6/Head Decrease https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaner-pig-breakeven-sees-6head-decrease <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Fri, 22 Jun 18 15:52:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaner-pig-breakeven-sees-6head-decrease Dan Murphy: When Good News is a Downer https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-when-good-news-downer <p>A recent news story referencing red meat provides good news and bad news.</p> <p>First, the good news.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-when-good-news-downer Company News: Osborne, ADM Animal Nutrition and Diamond V https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-osborne-adm-animal-nutrition-and-diamond-v <p><b>Osborne Announces Certification to ISO 9001:2015</b></p> Fri, 22 Jun 18 09:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-osborne-adm-animal-nutrition-and-diamond-v $20,000 in Safety Grants Offered by National Children’s Center https://www.porkbusiness.com/20000-safety-grants-offered-national-childrens-center <p>Proposals are now being accepted by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety for grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that addre</p> Fri, 22 Jun 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/20000-safety-grants-offered-national-childrens-center Erin Fitzgerald Will Lead U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance as CEO https://www.porkbusiness.com/erin-fitzgerald-will-lead-us-farmers-ranchers-alliance-ceo <p>Erin Fitzgerald has been named the new CEO of the U.S. Farmers &amp; Ranchers Alliance, according to a recent news release.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/erin-fitzgerald-will-lead-us-farmers-ranchers-alliance-ceo Animal Fats Can Play Important Role in Elimination of Trans Fat https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-fats-can-play-important-role-elimination-trans-fat <p>Beginning June 18 of this year, all food in the United States <a href="https://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/FoodAdditivesIngredients/ucm449162.htm">must be made without trans fat</a></p> Fri, 22 Jun 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-fats-can-play-important-role-elimination-trans-fat 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 Muhammad Ali's Michigan Farm For Sale https://www.porkbusiness.com/muhammad-alis-michigan-farm-sale <p>The 81-acre farm near Berrien Springs, MI, that served as <a href="https://www.toptenrealestatedeals.com/homes/weekly-ten-best-home-deals/2018/06-18-2018/1/">Muhammad Ali’s retreat and training sit</a></p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 12:49:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/muhammad-alis-michigan-farm-sale 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 5,000 Pigs Die in Ohio Barn Fire https://www.porkbusiness.com/5000-pigs-die-ohio-barn-fire <p>According to <a href="https://www.10tv.com/article/5000-pigs-killed-fayette-county-barn-fire">a report by 10TV News</a>, thousands of pigs perished in Fayette County, Ohio earlier this week.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 10:46:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/5000-pigs-die-ohio-barn-fire Dan Murphy: Saving — or Eating — Pigs https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-saving-or-eating-pigs <p>I don’t think anyone would be shocked if they were informed that we live in a society that’s increasingly polarized — sometimes, it feels almost like two separate worlds of thought and behavior.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 09:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-saving-or-eating-pigs ICE Raid at Ohio Meatpacker, 146 Arrested https://www.porkbusiness.com/ice-raid-ohio-meatpacker-146-arrested <p>As many as 100 agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 09:54:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ice-raid-ohio-meatpacker-146-arrested Partnership Will Address Human-Animal-Environmental Health Risks https://www.porkbusiness.com/partnership-will-address-human-animal-environmental-health-risks <p>The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) recently agreed to step up joint action to </p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 08:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/partnership-will-address-human-animal-environmental-health-risks U.S. Red Meat Exports in April Exceed Expectations https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-red-meat-exports-april-exceed-expectations <p>USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published the U.S. monthly meat and poultry trade data for April. Those data are on a carcass weight equivalent basis.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 07:40:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-red-meat-exports-april-exceed-expectations The Problem With Polls https://www.porkbusiness.com/problem-polls <p>"Two out of three Americans say they try to eat as little fat as possible."</p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 12:56:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/problem-polls Fragment-Based Approaches Used to Discover New Antibiotics https://www.porkbusiness.com/fragment-based-approaches-used-discover-new-antibiotics <p>In the July 2018 issue of <a href="http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2472555218773034">SLAS Discovery</a>, a review article summarizes new methods of fragment-based lead discovery (FBLD)</p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fragment-based-approaches-used-discover-new-antibiotics Tariffs: What are They and How Do They Work https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariffs-what-are-they-and-how-do-they-work <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — So is this what a trade war looks like?</p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 10:02:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tariffs-what-are-they-and-how-do-they-work AgriTalk After The Bell: No Trigger in the Weather https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-no-trigger-weather <p>“Right now, there’s nothing to trigger buying in the weather,” said Jerry Gidel from PRICE Futures on Wednesday’s AgriTalk After the Bell.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 18 10:01:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-no-trigger-weather 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 Trump Administration Considering 'Tariff Payments' to Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-administration-considering-tariff-payments-farmers <p><span><span>USDA continues to discuss, analyze possible options for financial backstop for farmers</span></span></p> Tue, 26 Jun 18 08:29:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-administration-considering-tariff-payments-farmers Soybeans Trade Lowest In 9.5 Years https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybeans-trade-lowest-95-years <p>This week, President Trump has ordered U.S.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 17:53:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybeans-trade-lowest-95-years GM Crop-Wrecker Apologizes, Now Sows “Seeds of Science” https://www.porkbusiness.com/gm-crop-wrecker-apologizes-now-sows-seeds-science <p>As one of the original GM test-plot destroyers in the 1990s, Mark Lynas had convinced himself he was helping save the world from the evils of “Frankenfoods.” By his own admission, Lynas spurred the</p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 13:10:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gm-crop-wrecker-apologizes-now-sows-seeds-science Dan Murphy: Summer Surge … Supposedly https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-summer-surge-supposedly <p>In a new report titled, “Four trends set to surge this summer,” London- and New York-based market researcher Mintel offered its predictions on which food choices will be trending among consumers in</p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 09:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-summer-surge-supposedly Exchange Rates Adjust Amid Trade Turmoil https://www.porkbusiness.com/exchange-rates-adjust-amid-trade-turmoil <p>The most impressive exchange rates changes this year have been the devaluations relative to the U.S. dollar (USD) of the Argentinian Peso and the Brazilian Real.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 04:46:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/exchange-rates-adjust-amid-trade-turmoil 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 Let's Stop the Scourge of Suicide https://www.porkbusiness.com/lets-stop-scourge-suicide <p><span><span><span>Seven people who work in agriculture die by suicide every day—2,704 peopl</span></span></span></p> Tue, 26 Jun 18 00:19:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lets-stop-scourge-suicide FDA to Hold Fake Meat Meeting to Address Public Concerns https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-hold-fake-meat-meeting-address-public-concerns <p>Lab-grown meat, also commonly referred to as “fake meat,” is going to be examined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a meeting open to the public.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 10:19:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fda-hold-fake-meat-meeting-address-public-concerns Can Japan Create a Trade Agreement With the U.S.? https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-japan-create-trade-agreement-us <p>The U.S. is continuing to build a closer relationship with Japan as the relations with China are turning turbulent.<br /></p> Tue, 19 Jun 18 14:22:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-japan-create-trade-agreement-us Woman Swallowed by Python Was Worried About Wild Boars, Not Snakes https://www.porkbusiness.com/woman-swallowed-python-was-worried-about-wild-boars-not-snakes <p>An Indonesian woman was worried about how wild boars were ruining her corn crop on Muna island in Indonesia – she should have been more worried about roaming pythons in the area.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 18 14:33:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/woman-swallowed-python-was-worried-about-wild-boars-not-snakes Packer Margins Ease Lower https://www.porkbusiness.com/packer-margins-ease-lower <p>Packer margins slipped below $300 per head for the first time in a month. While packer margins declined $43 per head last week, average profits remained at $288.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 18 11:34:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/packer-margins-ease-lower Let Small Businesses Offer Cheaper Health Plans https://www.porkbusiness.com/let-small-businesses-offer-cheaper-health-plans <p>(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration wants to make it easier for small businesses to join together to offer cheaper health-insurance plans that would lack some of the protections required under </p> Tue, 26 Jun 18 00:02:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/let-small-businesses-offer-cheaper-health-plans 4-Hers Slimed in the Name of Science https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-hers-slimed-name-science <p>Science can be a lot of fun as a kid, especially if the lesson involves something amazing, fun, or gross.<br /></p> Fri, 22 Jun 18 08:26:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-hers-slimed-name-science Answers to 5 Growth and Business Evolution Questions https://www.porkbusiness.com/answers-5-growth-and-business-evolution-questions <p>In every business decision, you have to measure the risk versus the reward. That can be really daunting in today’s volatile economic environment. </p> Fri, 22 Jun 18 08:27:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/answers-5-growth-and-business-evolution-questions Dan Murphy: FDA (Finally) Slots Alt-Meat Summit https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-fda-finally-slots-alt-meat-summit <p class="MsoNoSpacing">So-called cellular agriculture raises numerous questions about whether the regulations enacted to ensure food safety for conventional animal foods are adequate when applied to </p> Tue, 19 Jun 18 15:11:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-fda-finally-slots-alt-meat-summit Is Your Water Quality Affecting Pig Health? https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-water-quality-affecting-pig-health-0 <p>It's not easy to measure, and there is relatively little research, but water is one of the most important components to producing healthy pigs.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 18 07:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-water-quality-affecting-pig-health-0 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 Trump Targets Another $200 Billion in China Goods as Spat Grows https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-targets-another-200-billion-china-goods-spat-grows <p>(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump is threatening to slap tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports as trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies reach new heights.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 18 07:50:16 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-targets-another-200-billion-china-goods-spat-grows Teen Dairy Farmer Strikes Back at Animal Activist, Goes Viral https://www.porkbusiness.com/teen-dairy-farmer-strikes-back-animal-activist-goes-viral <p>With a single Facebook post, 16-year-old Lauren Siemers of Kiel, Wisconsin, set social media ablaze with her passion for the dairy industry.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 18 15:22:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/teen-dairy-farmer-strikes-back-animal-activist-goes-viral 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 Nalivka: Lab-Grown Meat Analysis https://www.porkbusiness.com/nalivka-lab-grown-meat-analysis <p>The livestock and meat industry are definitely no stranger to controversy.  That is to be expected and the discussion or debate about lab-grown meat has the obvious challenges of competition, food </p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 09:55:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nalivka-lab-grown-meat-analysis 3-Year-Old Lost In Missouri Cornfield, Dog Stays By Her Side https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-year-old-lost-missouri-cornfield-dog-stays-her-side <p>Remy Elliot, 3, is safe at home after being lost in a cornfield with her Yorkshire Terrier, Fat Heath, for 12 hours.<br /></p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 12:13:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-year-old-lost-missouri-cornfield-dog-stays-her-side Dan Murphy: Fake Support for ‘Animal Welfare’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-fake-support-animal-welfare <p>Earlier this month I posted a commentary taking issue with online survey data from Ketchum Purpose’s 2018 “Causes Americans Care About.”</p> Mon, 18 Jun 18 12:11:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-fake-support-animal-welfare Register for the Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference https://www.porkbusiness.com/register-iowa-women-agriculture-conference <p><a href="http://www.agnewscenter.com/trk/process.cfm?track=4563&amp;tc=2&amp;codex=522262" target="_blank">Iowa Women in Agriculture</a> invites attendees to its 12th annual conference at the FFA E</p> Mon, 18 Jun 18 12:01:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/register-iowa-women-agriculture-conference John’s World: Discovering Blind Spots https://www.porkbusiness.com/johns-world-discovering-blind-spots <p><i>The following content is commentary and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.</i><br /></p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 12:15:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/johns-world-discovering-blind-spots Iowa Select Donates 60,000 lb. of Pork Loins to Food Pantries in Iowa https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-select-donates-60000-lb-pork-loins-food-pantries-iowa <p>Empty freezers in Iowa food pantries will once again be full of pork loins after the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and <a href="http://www.iowaselect.com/">Iowa Select Farms</a> donate more than 6</p> Mon, 18 Jun 18 09:46:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-select-donates-60000-lb-pork-loins-food-pantries-iowa Machinery Pete: It Pays To Keep Machinery Looking Presentable https://www.porkbusiness.com/machinery-pete-it-pays-keep-machinery-looking-presentable <p>Machinery Pete spends a lot of time talking about how good quality used equipment is bringing good value at auction. <br /></p> Tue, 19 Jun 18 07:41:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/machinery-pete-it-pays-keep-machinery-looking-presentable 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 Cash-Traded Weaner Pig Price Down $3.30 Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-traded-weaner-pig-price-down-330-last-week <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Mon, 18 Jun 18 08:36:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-traded-weaner-pig-price-down-330-last-week 4 Communication Red Flags to Avoid https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-communication-red-flags-avoid <p>It’s easy to get along in good times. But what about when everyone is stressed? When a machine breaks down or corn prices tank or a key employee quits—does your communication style change?</p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 11:04:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-communication-red-flags-avoid Capitulating Grain Markets: Where to From Here? https://www.porkbusiness.com/capitulating-grain-markets-where-here <p>The corn and soybean markets tumbled this week. July corn dropped 15 to 17 cents for the week, and July soybeans were down 59 to 64 cents.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 18 10:57:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/capitulating-grain-markets-where-here Sioux City Seaboard Triumph Plant To Double Production With 2nd Shift https://www.porkbusiness.com/sioux-city-seaboard-triumph-plant-double-production-2nd-shift <p>With increasing pig supplies ready to come online, <a href="https://seaboardtriumphfoods.com/">Seaboard Triumph Foods </a>announced Friday it will ramp up production for a second shift at its Sioux</p> Mon, 18 Jun 18 17:10:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/sioux-city-seaboard-triumph-plant-double-production-2nd-shift Trade Wars Are Hard to Define and Even Harder to End https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-wars-are-hard-define-and-even-harder-end <p>(Bloomberg) -- The term “trade war” has dominated conversation in the lead-up to American tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports and Beijing’s immediate threat to respond.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 11:06:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-wars-are-hard-define-and-even-harder-end ‘This Is A Classic Trade War’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/classic-trade-war <p>On Friday, the White House confirmed that President Trump would move forward with putting tariffs totaling $34 billion on China.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 18 15:20:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/classic-trade-war Markets Now: Volatility Is Here To Stay In 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-volatility-here-stay-2018 <p>Soybean prices took a tumble on Friday as President Trump announced he would follow through on putting tariffs of up to 25 percent on $50 billion of Chinese goods.<br /></p> Wed, 20 Jun 18 11:08:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-volatility-here-stay-2018 China Targets U.S. Farm Imports With Tariffs on Soy, Corn https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-targets-us-farm-imports-tariffs-soy-corn <p>(Bloomberg) -- Trade tensions between the U.S.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 18 14:23:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-targets-us-farm-imports-tariffs-soy-corn Iowa State University to Host Center of Excellence for Swine Genomics https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-state-university-host-center-excellence-swine-genomics <p>State University will host a national center of excellence devoted to understanding the genomic, or molecular, mechanisms that govern important genetic traits in swine such as growth and disease re</p> Fri, 15 Jun 18 09:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-state-university-host-center-excellence-swine-genomics International Trade Mission Highlights Illinois Pork Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/international-trade-mission-highlights-illinois-pork-industry <p>Advances in pork production technologies and international trade opportunities were the dominant themes at the 2018 Illinois Pork Tour, conducted June 4-6 by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/international-trade-mission-highlights-illinois-pork-industry Under Secretary McKinney Leads Japan Trade Mission https://www.porkbusiness.com/under-secretary-mckinney-leads-japan-trade-mission <p>U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney is leading a trade mission to Japan this week. He was joined by numerous U.S.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 18 07:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/under-secretary-mckinney-leads-japan-trade-mission Gambling on Exports: A Review of the Facts on U.S. Ag Trade https://www.porkbusiness.com/gambling-exports-review-facts-us-ag-trade <p>The outlook for trade has darkened considerably in recent days; a gamble in the trade arena that holds substantial risk for American farmers.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/gambling-exports-review-facts-us-ag-trade The Sixth “C” That Ensures Financial Success https://www.porkbusiness.com/sixth-c-ensures-financial-success <p>In light of continued low grain prices, your lender becomes an even more important partner for your operation. How can you ensure you will receive their stamp of approval?</p> Tue, 19 Jun 18 08:03:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/sixth-c-ensures-financial-success Study Reports Environmental Footprint of Animal Foods https://www.porkbusiness.com/study-reports-environmental-footprint-animal-foods <p>Beef typically performs poorly in research projects that attempt to measure the total environmental footprint of production practices.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 18 15:30:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/study-reports-environmental-footprint-animal-foods 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 Dan Murphy: The Smell of Meat for Father’s Day https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-smell-meat-fathers-day <p>As the recipient of many a Father’s Day present over the years, I can testify to the three stages of gift-giving that highlight the summer Sunday set aside to honor dear old dad.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-smell-meat-fathers-day 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 People in the News https://www.porkbusiness.com/people-news-2 <p><b>Zinpro Corporation Names Alyssa Cornelison as Research Assistant</b></p> Thu, 14 Jun 18 08:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/people-news-2 Soybeans Under Pressure https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybeans-under-pressure <p>Soybean prices continued to move lower last week as trade issues and a strong start to the growing season continue to pressure prices.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 18 08:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybeans-under-pressure N.C. Nuisance Protection and the Search for Truth https://www.porkbusiness.com/nc-nuisance-protection-and-search-truth <p>If you want to talk about polarizing issues, protection against nuisance lawsuits would have to be near the top of the list.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 18 07:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nc-nuisance-protection-and-search-truth 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 AgriTalk: What Would You Say To EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt? https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-what-would-you-say-epa-administrator-scott-pruitt <p>One of the questions posed to guests on AgriTalk’s Farmer Forum today was “If given the opportunity, what would you say to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.”<br /></p> Thu, 14 Jun 18 15:58:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-what-would-you-say-epa-administrator-scott-pruitt Please Ditch the Dishonesty-Laced Marketing & PR Campaigns! https://www.porkbusiness.com/please-ditch-dishonesty-laced-marketing-pr-campaigns <p>Rob Engelhart and Phil Gatto are probably the type of neighbors you would want living near your farm or ranch. Honest, hard-working entrepreneurs who show respect for both land an animals.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 18 15:29:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/please-ditch-dishonesty-laced-marketing-pr-campaigns Accepting the Challenge: Part II https://www.porkbusiness.com/accepting-challenge-part-ii <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/dan-murphy-accepting-challenge">The previous column</a> outlined a series of investments I believe are essential to meet three ser</p> Wed, 13 Jun 18 13:11:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/accepting-challenge-part-ii The Most Beautiful Photos of #Plant18 https://www.porkbusiness.com/most-beautiful-photos-plant18 <p>While #Plant18 is over for the most part, we’re still reminiscing about long field days and drooling over these pictures spotted on Twitter.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 18 09:08:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/most-beautiful-photos-plant18 Court Suspends WOTUS Rule In 11 More States https://www.porkbusiness.com/court-suspends-wotus-rule-11-more-states <p>A federal district court ruling has effectively suspended the 2015 Waters Of The U.S. (WOTUS) rule in 11 more states, bringing the total to 24 states.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 18 15:45:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/court-suspends-wotus-rule-11-more-states 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 Zinc Plays Vital Role in Animal and Human Fertility https://www.porkbusiness.com/zinc-plays-vital-role-animal-and-human-fertility <p>Infertility affects <a href="https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/infertility/conditioninfo/common">about 20 percent</a> of the U.S.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 18 15:09:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/zinc-plays-vital-role-animal-and-human-fertility 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 Promise of Votes Quells Immigration Squabble https://www.porkbusiness.com/promise-votes-quells-immigration-squabble <p>(Bloomberg) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan brokered a deal among Republican factions that quelled a rebellion by moderates and will put to a vote next week two immigration bills that would provide some</p> Mon, 18 Jun 18 08:56:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/promise-votes-quells-immigration-squabble We're Flipping Out After IHOP’s Move to Burgers https://www.porkbusiness.com/were-flipping-out-after-ihops-move-burgers <p>The public likes nothing better than to throw shade on something new—and International House of Pancakes’ official name change flip from pancakes to burgers has been most fun to watch.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 18 10:02:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/were-flipping-out-after-ihops-move-burgers Making Rain Forecasts More Accurate https://www.porkbusiness.com/making-rain-forecasts-more-accurate <p>Rainfall forecasts are flawed. They don’t take into account factors such as evaporation making them less accurate.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 18 15:48:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/making-rain-forecasts-more-accurate U.S. Sees Rosy Outlook for Pork, Grain Exports Amidst Trade Tumult https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-sees-rosy-outlook-pork-grain-exports-amidst-trade-tumult <p>The outlook for U.S. exports of pork, dairy products and grain is rosy, the Department of Agriculture said, defying trade discord with countries from Mexico to China.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 18 09:00:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-sees-rosy-outlook-pork-grain-exports-amidst-trade-tumult How Good Accounting Practices Aid Decision Making https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-good-accounting-practices-aid-decision-making <p>It was 2011. I was hired as an accountant to review a farm operation and its various operations: corn, soybeans, dairy, beef, hogs, and chickens.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 18 08:48:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-good-accounting-practices-aid-decision-making 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 Eventful Cattle, Hog Markets to Start the Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/eventful-cattle-hog-markets-start-week <p>After big key reversals on live cattle, feeder cattle and hogs on Monday, the trade continued to follow through on Tuesday.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 18 17:50:23 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/eventful-cattle-hog-markets-start-week Packer Windfall Continues https://www.porkbusiness.com/packer-windfall-continues <p>Packer profits slipped $37 per head lower last week, yet margins remain in historic territory at $331.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 18 14:59:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/packer-windfall-continues 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 Company News: Elanco PRRS Vaccine; Newport Joins Boehringer Ingelheim https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-elanco-prrs-vaccine-newport-joins-boehringer-ingelheim <p>Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company announces USDA licensing of Prevacent PRRS, a new modified-live respiratory vaccine that has been shown to be effective in the reduction of</p> Tue, 12 Jun 18 10:45:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-elanco-prrs-vaccine-newport-joins-boehringer-ingelheim Dan Murphy: Accepting the Challenge https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-accepting-challenge <p>A recent — and quite informative — article in Drovers (originally published by AgriLife TODAY) titled, “Probiotic Research Could Address Nitrite Poisoning and Methane” got me to thinking.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-accepting-challenge Can You Adapt to Employees' Different Skill Levels and Backgrounds? https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-you-adapt-employees-different-skill-levels-and-backgrounds <p>There are many factors to consider when hiring a new employee. There are the obvious defined duties, responsibilities, and tasks that will be required for the new employee to fulfill.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 18 08:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-you-adapt-employees-different-skill-levels-and-backgrounds Dial Down the Rhetoric on Antibiotic Use https://www.porkbusiness.com/dial-down-rhetoric-antibiotic-use <p>When it comes to antibiotics and antibiotic resistance, it’s hard to know who or what to believe.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dial-down-rhetoric-antibiotic-use AgriTalk: Saddle Up for a Long Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-saddle-long-week <p><span>The USDA will release its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, and while that is happening the president will s</span></p> Tue, 12 Jun 18 08:47:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-saddle-long-week Machinery Pete: Tractor Prices Across The Pond https://www.porkbusiness.com/machinery-pete-tractor-prices-across-pond <p>Machinery Pete has crisscrossed the country many times over covering auctions and equipment prices.<br /></p> Tue, 12 Jun 18 08:50:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/machinery-pete-tractor-prices-across-pond The Trade Will Pick A Winning Weather Model https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-will-pick-winning-weather-model <p><span><span><span><span>Planting season has nearly wrapped up,</span></span></span></span></p> Tue, 12 Jun 18 08:51:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-will-pick-winning-weather-model 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 Baxter Black: Workin’ For Wages https://www.porkbusiness.com/baxter-black-workin-wages <p>Cowboy poet Baxter Black hasn’t ever been brave enough to try entrepreneurship like some farmers and ranchers. <br /></p> Tue, 12 Jun 18 08:53:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/baxter-black-workin-wages White House Tries to Provide Clarity on Cloudy Trade Picture https://www.porkbusiness.com/white-house-tries-provide-clarity-cloudy-trade-picture <p>The back and forth on trade has agriculture’s head spinning. From China to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), President Donald Trump’s trade agenda is full in 2018.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 18 18:10:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/white-house-tries-provide-clarity-cloudy-trade-picture Dan Murphy: Back From the Dead? https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-back-dead <p>I took an informal poll the other day of about a dozen friends and acquaintances, and to be clear: they weren’t all Millennials or Gen Xers.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 18 11:19:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-back-dead Don’t Leave the Door Open to Ileitis https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-leave-door-open-ileitis <p>There are not many topics over which all pig farmers in the U.S.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 18 14:05:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-leave-door-open-ileitis Company News: Pharmgate and TechMix https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-pharmgate-and-techmix <p>Pharmgate Animal Health welcomes two new members to the company’s leadership team.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 18 09:19:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-pharmgate-and-techmix Changing the Work Culture with Human Resources https://www.porkbusiness.com/changing-work-culture-human-resources <p>Employing 238 people, Alliance Dairies Group of Florida has been through some trials and tribulations when it comes to staffing.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 18 08:31:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/changing-work-culture-human-resources 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 Westphalen: Weaner Breakeven Improves $8/Head https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-weaner-breakeven-improves-8head <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Mon, 11 Jun 18 08:28:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-weaner-breakeven-improves-8head 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 Suicide Is Not The Only Answer https://www.porkbusiness.com/suicide-not-only-answer <p>As the farm economy continues to struggle, farmers continue to consider suicide as a means to solve their financial woes.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 18 08:51:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/suicide-not-only-answer Chief Ag Negotiator: Bilateral Deals Are ‘Always Better’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/chief-ag-negotiator-bilateral-deals-are-always-better <p>President Donald Trump’s preference for bilateral trade deals is well documented. In fact, he’s been talking about bilateral deals since he was on the campaign trail.</p> Sat, 09 Jun 18 22:03:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chief-ag-negotiator-bilateral-deals-are-always-better The smell of meat in the morning https://www.porkbusiness.com/smell-meat-morning <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>As the recipient of many a Father’s Day present over the years, </span></span></span></p> Fri, 08 Jun 18 14:46:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smell-meat-morning Dan Murphy: The Glass House Canard https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-glass-house-canard <p>One of the clichés activists love to roll out is the one that posits that if only people could see what happens to food animals, it would be the end of their meat-eating days.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-glass-house-canard 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 Demand for U.S. Pork is There: April Exports Sharply Higher https://www.porkbusiness.com/demand-us-pork-there-april-exports-sharply-higher <p>At the World Pork Expo, there was lots of opportunity to talk trade and domestic pork production, as well as the release of April export numbers.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 18 13:43:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/demand-us-pork-there-april-exports-sharply-higher Reports Update Research Results at Iowa State Research Farms https://www.porkbusiness.com/reports-update-research-results-iowa-state-research-farms <p>The results of more than 120 agricultural research trials conducted last year at Iowa State University’s <a href="http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=45654387&amp;msgid=527462&amp;act=6KNE&amp;am&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Fri, 08 Jun 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/reports-update-research-results-iowa-state-research-farms Bridge The Gap On Generational Differences https://www.porkbusiness.com/bridge-gap-generational-differences <p>Recruiting employees for your farm has never been tougher and it will only get worse, says long-time headhunter Dan Simmons of Oceanview, Del.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bridge-gap-generational-differences Chief Ag Negotiator: ‘It’s Time To Play Offense’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/chief-ag-negotiator-its-time-play-offense <p>Upon return from negotiations with Chinese officials, Gregg Doud, chief ag negotiator for the Trump Administration, says it’s time for the U.S. to play offense. </p> Sat, 09 Jun 18 22:04:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chief-ag-negotiator-its-time-play-offense Chief Ag Negotiator: ‘It’s Time To Play Offense’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/chief-ag-negotiator-its-time-play-offense-0 <p>Upon return from negotiations with Chinese officials, Gregg Doud, chief ag negotiator for the Trump Administration, says it’s time for the U.S. to play offense. </p> Mon, 11 Jun 18 08:24:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chief-ag-negotiator-its-time-play-offense-0 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 Will Trump Reinstate COOL Regs? https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-trump-reinstate-cool-regs <p><span>Cattlemen who were denied a legal challenge to current U.S.</span></p> Thu, 07 Jun 18 15:26:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-trump-reinstate-cool-regs NPPC: Pork Is Single Largest Casualty in Trade Disputes https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-pork-single-largest-casualty-trade-disputes <p>Mexico is the top importer of U.S. pork, and now it’s showing resistance against President Trump’s metal tariffs.<br /></p> Thu, 07 Jun 18 12:02:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nppc-pork-single-largest-casualty-trade-disputes IAV-S in Pigs—Shifting the Approach to Protection https://www.porkbusiness.com/iav-s-pigs-shifting-approach-protection <p><span>Once considered a seasonal, “simple” virus, influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) has become an endemic dilemma with detrimental effect on performance and profitability.<sup>1,2</sup> Ongoing IA</span></p> Thu, 07 Jun 18 09:02:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iav-s-pigs-shifting-approach-protection 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 Online Butcher Lands $3.7 Million Funding https://www.porkbusiness.com/online-butcher-lands-37-million-funding <p><span><span><span><span>Porter Road, the N</span></span></span></span></p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 15:26:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/online-butcher-lands-37-million-funding Custom Vaccines Provide More Options to Prevent Disease https://www.porkbusiness.com/custom-vaccines-provide-more-options-prevent-disease <p><span>In 2017, </span><a href="http://www.newportlabs.com/?utm_source=pb&amp;utm_medium=agprog&amp;utm_campaign=npl&amp;utm_content=agprog"><span>Newport Laboratories, Inc.</span></a><span> </span> Wed, 06 Jun 18 14:30:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/custom-vaccines-provide-more-options-prevent-disease Packer, Feeder Margin Projections Updated https://www.porkbusiness.com/packer-feeder-margin-projections-updated <p><span>Beef packers will see average 2018 profits of $146 per head, and cattle feeders will earn an average of $51 per head on cattle marketed this year.</span></p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 15:23:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/packer-feeder-margin-projections-updated 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 National Pork Board Elects Officers: South Dakota Farmer Named Pres. https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-pork-board-elects-officers-south-dakota-farmer-named-pres <p>Steve Rommereim, a pork producer from Alcester, South Dakota, was elected president of the National Pork Board at the organization’s June board meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 11:29:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-pork-board-elects-officers-south-dakota-farmer-named-pres Should You Dock Pig Tails? How It Affects Growth Performance https://www.porkbusiness.com/should-you-dock-pig-tails-how-it-affects-growth-performance <p><em>This is part of a weekly review of <strong>Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project, </strong> and includes <a href="https://www.vetmed.umn.edu/sites/vetmed.umn.edu/files/shmp_2017l18.46_&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></em></p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/should-you-dock-pig-tails-how-it-affects-growth-performance 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 Transparency and Education Will Show up on Your P&L https://www.porkbusiness.com/transparency-and-education-will-show-your-pl <p>Nick DeKryger, VP of Business and Finance for Belstra Milling in DeMotte, Ind., sees the importance of transparency and education at Fair Oaks Farm.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/transparency-and-education-will-show-your-pl New Users Guides for Pork and Swine Market Reports https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-users-guides-pork-and-swine-market-reports <p>USDA released a new User’s Guide to USDA’s Pork Carcass Cutout that explains the cutout value of a pork carcass reflecting the overall supply and demand for wholesale pork cuts.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 06:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-users-guides-pork-and-swine-market-reports Company News: PMI and Diamond V https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-pmi-and-diamond-v <p><b>PMI Reveals Three Trends in Feed Additives </b></p> <p>From acidifiers to yeast, the feed additive market is booming.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 18 09:00:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-pmi-and-diamond-v Over 1,000 Farmers Share How They Market Grain https://www.porkbusiness.com/over-1000-farmers-share-how-they-market-grain <p>Successfully marketing grain is one of the biggest challenges most farmers face. Tight margins, weather uncertainty and global trade issues can quickly derail the best laid plans. </p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 04:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/over-1000-farmers-share-how-they-market-grain Protecting Hog Production in North Carolina https://www.porkbusiness.com/protecting-hog-production-north-carolina <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Legislators in the country's No.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 18 16:06:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/protecting-hog-production-north-carolina U.S. Pork Surprised by Mexican Tariffs, Cautiously Optimistic on China https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-surprised-mexican-tariffs-cautiously-optimistic-china <p><span><span><span><span>Tuesday, Mexico begin to tax a range of U.S.</span></span></span></span></p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 09:14:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-surprised-mexican-tariffs-cautiously-optimistic-china Extreme Packer Profits Climbing https://www.porkbusiness.com/extreme-packer-profits-climbing <p>Beef packer margins continued to grow last week even as cash fed cattle prices advanced $1 per cwt.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 09:19:12 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/extreme-packer-profits-climbing Chris Hurt: Pork Industry May Face Large Losses https://www.porkbusiness.com/chris-hurt-pork-industry-may-face-large-losses <p>Large pork supplies, rising costs, and potential trade retaliation from both Mexico and China continue to cast a shadow over the pork industry. Losses are expected for the rest of 2018 and 2019.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 09:13:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chris-hurt-pork-industry-may-face-large-losses Mexico Strikes Back, Levying Tariffs on Pork, Apples https://www.porkbusiness.com/mexico-strikes-back-levying-tariffs-pork-apples <p>(Bloomberg) -- Mexico will begin to tax a range of U.S. products in retaliation for tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum that President Donald Trump announced last week.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 18 10:46:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mexico-strikes-back-levying-tariffs-pork-apples Nick DeKryger: 4 Big Challenges in Addition to Labor https://www.porkbusiness.com/nick-dekryger-4-big-challenges-addition-labor <p>Nick DeKryger, vice president of business and finance for Belstra Milling, wants to make sure the DeMotte, Ind.-based company is prepared to face tough challenges in the future.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nick-dekryger-4-big-challenges-addition-labor Smithfield Celebrates Grilling with “Hero of the Grill” Contest https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-celebrates-grilling-hero-grill-contest <p>Smithfield is celebrating grilling heroes and inspiring everyone to get grilling with fresh pork this summer with its “Hero of the Grill” contest.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 18 07:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithfield-celebrates-grilling-hero-grill-contest Preparing to Host a Farm Tour https://www.porkbusiness.com/preparing-host-farm-tour <p>As we know less than 1% of Americas population has direct connections to agriculture production.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 18 06:37:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/preparing-host-farm-tour How Communication Contributes to Success https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-communication-contributes-success <p>As Top Producer Editor, the favorite part of my job is visiting farmers across the country.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 18 06:14:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-communication-contributes-success Where’s This Week’s Garden Spot For Corn, Soybeans? https://www.porkbusiness.com/wheres-weeks-garden-spot-corn-soybeans <p>Warm weather continues to push corn and soybeans along. Monday’s USDA Crop Progress report showed the majority of the Nation’s corn and soybean conditions to be rated Good Excellent.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 18 17:28:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wheres-weeks-garden-spot-corn-soybeans Analyst: The Next Rally Could Be The Last https://www.porkbusiness.com/analyst-next-rally-could-be-last <p><span><span><span><span>As June unfolds and as planting comes </span></span></span></span></p> Mon, 04 Jun 18 21:12:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/analyst-next-rally-could-be-last 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 A Chinese Trade Win Could Mean A $12 Billion Growth In Ag Exports https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinese-trade-win-could-mean-12-billion-growth-ag-exports <p>Completion of a “fair” trade agreement with China could result in an additional $12 billion of agriculture exports to the communist country, according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 18 12:07:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/chinese-trade-win-could-mean-12-billion-growth-ag-exports Nick DeKryger Follows in Big Footsteps at Belstra Milling https://www.porkbusiness.com/nick-dekryger-follows-big-footsteps-belstra-milling <p>It’s sometimes hard to make a name for yourself when your father is well-known in an industry.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 18 15:45:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nick-dekryger-follows-big-footsteps-belstra-milling Machinery Pete: Big Dollars Flow To Nice Condition Original Tractors https://www.porkbusiness.com/machinery-pete-big-dollars-flow-nice-condition-original-tractors <p>Machinery Pete has always been a purveyor of price trends.<br /></p> Mon, 04 Jun 18 11:16:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/machinery-pete-big-dollars-flow-nice-condition-original-tractors Tyson Sells Assets To Focus On Protein https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-sells-assets-focus-protein <p>Tyson Foods, Inc., sells its Sara Lee® Frozen Bakery and Van’s® businesses to private equity firm Kohlberg &amp; Company, the company announced.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 18 10:49:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-sells-assets-focus-protein John’s World: After Effects of Lawsuits https://www.porkbusiness.com/johns-world-after-effects-lawsuits <p><i>The following content is commentary and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.</i><br /></p> Tue, 05 Jun 18 06:13:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/johns-world-after-effects-lawsuits Dan Murphy: A Bear of a Scandal https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-bear-scandal <p>Bears are rarely the focus of animal activist campaigns, given that PETA and its allies are preoccupied with fighting for the rights of lab rats, claiming that milk causes autism and dressing in wh</p> Mon, 04 Jun 18 09:02:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-bear-scandal 7 Highlights from the 2018 World Meat Congress https://www.porkbusiness.com/7-highlights-2018-world-meat-congress <p>The 2018 World Meat Congress concluded Friday with sessions focused on consumer trends and education, as well as an in-depth look at cutting-edge technologies reshaping meat production around the w</p> Mon, 04 Jun 18 09:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/7-highlights-2018-world-meat-congress American Countryside: Carl Mays https://www.porkbusiness.com/american-countryside-carl-mays <p>Summertime means baseball: t-ball, travel teams, softball, minor leagues, and the big leagues. <br /></p> Tue, 05 Jun 18 06:12:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/american-countryside-carl-mays Student for Life: Continued Training and Education https://www.porkbusiness.com/student-life-continued-training-and-education <p>Are you a lifelong learner?  Do you encourage lifelong learning for your employees?</p> Mon, 04 Jun 18 08:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/student-life-continued-training-and-education Don’t Become Another Deadly Statistic https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-become-another-deadly-statistic <p>With the current financial squeeze in agriculture, many have reduced their labor force and, therefore, asked for more work from fewer people: themselves, employees and their own family members.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 18 06:12:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-become-another-deadly-statistic Fair Oaks Farms Helps Put Agriculture in a Good Light https://www.porkbusiness.com/fair-oaks-farms-helps-put-agriculture-good-light <section><figure itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/ImageObject"><p><em>Editor's Note: In 2013, Wyatt Bechtel, associate editor for Drovers and Dairy Herd Management, traveled to Fair Oaks Farms</em></p></figure></section> Sun, 03 Jun 18 12:56:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fair-oaks-farms-helps-put-agriculture-good-light Cash Feeder Pig Reported Prices Were $49.06 Per Head Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-reported-prices-were-4906-head-last-week <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Sat, 02 Jun 18 18:34:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-feeder-pig-reported-prices-were-4906-head-last-week 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 USDA: $3 Billion In Increased U.S. Ag Exports In Latest Report https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-3-billion-increased-us-ag-exports-latest-report <p>In the USDA’s quarterly Outlook on Agricultural Trade, promising news is on the horizon. <br /></p> Fri, 01 Jun 18 16:54:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-3-billion-increased-us-ag-exports-latest-report Vacation: It’s Not A Four-Letter Word. https://www.porkbusiness.com/vacation-its-not-four-letter-word <p>It’s June, and while not officially summer according to the calendar, it sure feels like it with the heat and sunshine that’s poured down on our corn and soybean fields this week.</p> Sat, 02 Jun 18 10:23:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/vacation-its-not-four-letter-word Argentina Makes Largest U.S. Soybean Purchase Since 1997 https://www.porkbusiness.com/argentina-makes-largest-us-soybean-purchase-1997 <p>Argentina has purchased 600,000 tons of U.S. soybeans, both in new crop and the current marketing year.<br /></p> Fri, 01 Jun 18 13:20:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/argentina-makes-largest-us-soybean-purchase-1997 Minnesota Pig Farmer Shares Perspective on Gene Editing https://www.porkbusiness.com/minnesota-pig-farmer-shares-perspective-gene-editing <p>Pork producer Randy Spronk will represent the farm perspective during an ethics panel at CRISPRcon, June 4-5, in Boston.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 18 11:06:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/minnesota-pig-farmer-shares-perspective-gene-editing 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 Dan Murphy: The Farm Bill Failure https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-farm-bill-failure <p>For decades, the farm bill was the poster boy for the value of political compromise.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 18 10:41:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-farm-bill-failure How Land Transitions Can Lead to Unintended Consequences https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-land-transitions-can-lead-unintended-consequences <p>Grandpa and Grandma farmed. They retired. They had two irrigated quarters. They had two sons with their own farming operations.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 18 10:32:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-land-transitions-can-lead-unintended-consequences Technology Reinvented at Iowa Select's New Hog Farm https://www.porkbusiness.com/technology-reinvented-iowa-selects-new-hog-farm Fri, 01 Jun 18 10:55:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/technology-reinvented-iowa-selects-new-hog-farm US Pork Producers Face Pain from Tariff Retaliation https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-producers-face-pain-tariff-retaliation <p>(Bloomberg) -- Mexico’s plan for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products including some pork cuts is rattling the meat markets.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 18 08:54:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-pork-producers-face-pain-tariff-retaliation Retaliatory Tariffs Will Hurt Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/retaliatory-tariffs-will-hurt-farmers <p>Shortly after the White House announced the imposition of steel tariffs on Mexico, Canada and the EU, threats of retaliatory tariffs ensued, many of which will hurt farmers.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 18 14:06:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/retaliatory-tariffs-will-hurt-farmers Breaking News: U.S. Pork Producers Respond to Trade Barrier Concerns https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-us-pork-producers-respond-trade-barrier-concerns <p>In yet another surprise announcement, the administration has put tariffs on steel and aluminum from some of its most important trading partners.</p> Thu, 31 May 18 15:20:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-news-us-pork-producers-respond-trade-barrier-concerns Canada to U.S.: Explain That $30 Billion Farm Spending War Chest https://www.porkbusiness.com/canada-us-explain-30-billion-farm-spending-war-chest <p>Canada wants the United States to explain why its lawmakers have made an additional $30 billion available to support U.S.</p> Thu, 31 May 18 13:40:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/canada-us-explain-30-billion-farm-spending-war-chest NAFTA 2.0: How Did We Get Here? https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-20-how-did-we-get-here <p>As talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continue far beyond when negotiators, lawmakers and farmers alike anticipated, it’s important to take a look at how we got he</p> Thu, 31 May 18 14:58:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-20-how-did-we-get-here 2018 World Pork Expo Showcases Everything Pig https://www.porkbusiness.com/2018-world-pork-expo-showcases-everything-pig <p>A record-setting trade show, expanded seminar lineup, elite swine shows, and an abundance of delicious pork are all part of the <a href="http://aquamail.aquariumdigital.com/t/r-l-jyhuirjl-ullultnlk&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Thu, 31 May 18 12:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/2018-world-pork-expo-showcases-everything-pig An Alt-Meat Reckoning: Not All Roses and Rainbows https://www.porkbusiness.com/alt-meat-reckoning-not-all-roses-and-rainbows <p>Finally, some straight talk about the actual inputs and impact of cultured meat production.</p> Thu, 31 May 18 10:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/alt-meat-reckoning-not-all-roses-and-rainbows U.S. Hits NAFTA Partners with Steel Tariffs https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-hits-nafta-partners-steel-tariffs <p>Bloomberg) -- The U.S. decision to proceed with steel and aluminum tariffs adds a new wrinkle to one of its other most pressing trade files: Nafta talks with Canada and Mexico.</p> Thu, 31 May 18 12:56:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-hits-nafta-partners-steel-tariffs AgriTalk After The Bell: Considering 2019 Opportunities https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-considering-2019-opportunities <p>On Wednesday’s AgriTalk After the Bell, host Chip Flory asked Matt Bennett from Bennett Consulting about not only 2018 marketing opportunities in corn, soybeans and wheat, but they started the conv</p> Thu, 31 May 18 13:15:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-considering-2019-opportunities Invisible Or Beautiful https://www.porkbusiness.com/invisible-or-beautiful <p>During a recent interview, a retailer focused on how technology is helping them provide better services to farmers because it puts a lot of tools at their fingertips.</p> Thu, 31 May 18 12:57:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/invisible-or-beautiful 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 Clarity, Conciseness Important in Research Findings https://www.porkbusiness.com/clarity-conciseness-important-research-findings <p><i>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.</i></p> Fri, 08 Jun 18 06:02:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/clarity-conciseness-important-research-findings 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 Delays and 'Poison Pills': Running Out of Road in NAFTA Talks https://www.porkbusiness.com/delays-and-poison-pills-running-out-road-nafta-talks <p>President Donald Trump is running out of time to deliver a revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) he promised for this year and people involved in the talks say the crunch is lar</p> Wed, 30 May 18 14:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/delays-and-poison-pills-running-out-road-nafta-talks Jury Selection Begins for Second Nuisance Case Against Smithfield https://www.porkbusiness.com/jury-selection-begins-second-nuisance-case-against-smithfield <p>In a Raleigh, N.C., courtroom Tuesday, jury selection began in the <a href="https://www.agweb.com/article/smithfield-nuisance-trial-begins-testimonies/">second of 26 </a>nuisance cases against Smit</p> Wed, 30 May 18 15:38:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/jury-selection-begins-second-nuisance-case-against-smithfield Eat More Fiber! Pigs Able to Digest Fiber Efficiently https://www.porkbusiness.com/eat-more-fiber-pigs-able-digest-fiber-efficiently <p>The use of high-fiber feed ingredients in swine diets is on the rise due to their wide availability and relatively low cost.</p> Wed, 30 May 18 11:26:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/eat-more-fiber-pigs-able-digest-fiber-efficiently Ethanol, Farm Groups Sue EPA Over RFS Waivers https://www.porkbusiness.com/ethanol-farm-groups-sue-epa-over-rfs-waivers <p>On Tuesday a coalition of ethanol supporters, including the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) filed a lawsuit against the EPA over <a href="https://www.agweb.com/article/agritalk-the-renewab&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Wed, 30 May 18 11:37:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ethanol-farm-groups-sue-epa-over-rfs-waivers Iowa Swine Day Offers Another Valuable Program https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-swine-day-offers-another-valuable-program <p>The seventh annual Iowa Swine Day is scheduled for Thursday, June 28 on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.</p> Wed, 30 May 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-swine-day-offers-another-valuable-program Unlock The Door To Higher Corn & Soybean Yields https://www.porkbusiness.com/unlock-door-higher-corn-soybean-yields <p class="default"><span><span>Many of today’s corn hybrids have the potential to reach 500-bushel-per-acre yields—that is, un</span></span></p> Thu, 31 May 18 14:50:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/unlock-door-higher-corn-soybean-yields Pork Signals: U.S. Producers Put It All Together https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-signals-us-producers-put-it-all-together <p>As we approach the midpoint of the year and you make your way to that celebration of all things pork known as World Pork Expo, you will have the chance to hear and see the latest and greatest techn</p> Wed, 30 May 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/pork-signals-us-producers-put-it-all-together Dan Murphy: Students Watch Raccoons Die https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-students-watch-raccoons-die <p>Officials with the Marion County Public Schools, where the Forest High School involved in this story is located, said they are investigating an incident in which a teacher drowned two racoons durin</p> Wed, 30 May 18 08:17:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-students-watch-raccoons-die On-Farm Classroom Educates Policymakers https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-classroom-educates-policymakers <p>Two hours east of Washington, D.C., fourth-generation farmer Trey Hill showcases his farm, Harborview Farms, to lawmakers and consumers through Bayer’s ForwardFarming program.</p> Wed, 30 May 18 12:55:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-classroom-educates-policymakers Hogs Touch Five-week High on Technical Buying, Pork Gains; Cattle Drop https://www.porkbusiness.com/hogs-touch-five-week-high-technical-buying-pork-gains-cattle-drop <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures climbed to a five-week high on Tuesday, bolstered by technical buying and gains in prices for cash hogs and pork, traders said.</p> Tue, 29 May 18 19:03:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hogs-touch-five-week-high-technical-buying-pork-gains-cattle-drop Organic Meat And Poultry Sales Jump 17.2% In 2017 https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-meat-and-poultry-sales-jump-172-2017 <p>The Organic Trade Association says sales of organic meat, poultry and fish reached $1.2 billion in 2017, an increase of 17.2%, the first time the category has broken through the $1 billion sales ma</p> Tue, 29 May 18 15:16:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-meat-and-poultry-sales-jump-172-2017 USMEF: Examining Opportunities for U.S. Red Meat in Africa https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-examining-opportunities-us-red-meat-africa <p><span>In recent years the<b> <u>U.S.</u></b></span></p> Tue, 29 May 18 15:40:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-examining-opportunities-us-red-meat-africa What’s on at the Agenda of Pork Academy 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/whats-agenda-pork-academy-2018 <p>I love World Pork Expo and the opportunity to pick up new information on production and technology. Don’t miss George Foxcroft’s session, and Dermot Hayes, whom we featured in our Jan.-Feb.</p> Tue, 29 May 18 12:14:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/whats-agenda-pork-academy-2018 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 Weaner Pig Volume Below Average at 75% of the 52-Week Average https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaner-pig-volume-below-average-75-52-week-average <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Tue, 29 May 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weaner-pig-volume-below-average-75-52-week-average Company News: DNA and Lallemand https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-dna-and-lallemand <p><b>DNA Genetics Adds Jason Schneider to Technical Service team</b><br /> DNA Genetics is pleased to announce Jason Schneider, Ph.D has joined the technical service team.</p> Tue, 29 May 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-dna-and-lallemand Do You Or Your Employees Want A Higher Salary? https://www.porkbusiness.com/do-you-or-your-employees-want-higher-salary <p>If you or your spouse are in the market for a new job, you’re looking to bring home a decent paycheck, with a few extra perks, right?</p> Tue, 29 May 18 07:06:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/do-you-or-your-employees-want-higher-salary Iowa 2018 Cash Rents Rise 1% https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-2018-cash-rents-rise-1 <p>Cash rents in Iowa are up 1.4% to an average of $222 per acre for the 2018 crop year, according to an annual survey conducted by <a href="https://www.extension.iastate.edu/">Iowa State University</a></p> Tue, 29 May 18 09:06:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-2018-cash-rents-rise-1 Hormel Foods Recalls 228,000 Pounds of Canned Pork and Chicken https://www.porkbusiness.com/hormel-foods-recalls-228000-pounds-canned-pork-and-chicken <p>Hormel Food Corp., a Fremont, NE establishment, is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of me</p> Mon, 28 May 18 18:40:13 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hormel-foods-recalls-228000-pounds-canned-pork-and-chicken Where Is The Center Of North America? https://www.porkbusiness.com/where-center-north-america <p>If you plan to do any traveling across the U.S. this summer, your trip could take you through the geographical center of North America.<br /></p> Tue, 29 May 18 08:57:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/where-center-north-america Farmers Taking a Stand Against Deceptive Advertising https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-taking-stand-against-deceptive-advertising <p>Buzzwords, scare tactics and misguided advertising are just a few techniques food marketers use to get consumers to buy their products.</p> Mon, 28 May 18 14:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-taking-stand-against-deceptive-advertising 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 Monumental Ignorance and Fake News Collide https://www.porkbusiness.com/monumental-ignorance-and-fake-news-collide <p>There’s an undeniable guilty pleasure involved in soaking up the accounts of the weird and crazy things that people (allegedly) do every week, as reported in what used to be affectionately labeled </p> Mon, 28 May 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/monumental-ignorance-and-fake-news-collide Iowa State Team Wins Worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-state-team-wins-worldwide-2018-food-solutions-challenge <p> </p> Sat, 26 May 18 05:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-state-team-wins-worldwide-2018-food-solutions-challenge 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 Fire Up Those Grills! https://www.porkbusiness.com/fire-those-grills <p>Nearly 60% of Americans will dust off their grills for the start of summer, so it's a good time to learn the proper methods of BBQing  a safe and delicious meal.</p> Mon, 28 May 18 07:29:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fire-those-grills How Options Work: The Basics of Puts and Calls https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-options-work-basics-puts-and-calls <p>Let’s get away from the fundamentals of the grains and talk the nuts and bolts of options. No ... don’t run screaming and scroll past this! This is painless and </p> Fri, 25 May 18 10:42:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-options-work-basics-puts-and-calls Lyme Disease Myths and Tips for Prevention https://www.porkbusiness.com/lyme-disease-myths-and-tips-prevention <p>Lyme disease is now the most reported vector-borne disease in the United States and the CDC <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/vector-borne/">released a report</a> showing that diseases from b</p> Wed, 30 May 18 12:33:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lyme-disease-myths-and-tips-prevention Dan Murphy: The ‘Cruelty-Free’ Royals https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-cruelty-free-royals <p>I hate to launch into yet another critique of one of the most prominent animal activist/vegan cheerleaders on Earth …</p> Fri, 25 May 18 08:06:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-cruelty-free-royals Administration Officials to Address Producers at World Pork Expo https://www.porkbusiness.com/administration-officials-address-producers-world-pork-expo <p>Ambassador Gregg Doud, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S.</p> Fri, 25 May 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/administration-officials-address-producers-world-pork-expo Cattle Ease on Positioning Ahead of USDA Supply Report; Hogs Up https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-ease-positioning-ahead-usda-supply-report-hogs <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell nearly 1 percent on Thursday, pressured by fears of lower trades in cash cattle markets and positioning ahead of a government supply report due </p> Thu, 24 May 18 18:21:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-ease-positioning-ahead-usda-supply-report-hogs 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 Early Season Snapshots in Farm Country https://www.porkbusiness.com/early-season-snapshots-farm-country <p>Social media allows farmers to connect across the country to share in trials and triumphs. Conditions in South Dakota vary drastically from those in Texas, and those in Missouri.</p> Fri, 25 May 18 08:43:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/early-season-snapshots-farm-country Customer Support: Should Farmers Pay Road Tax? https://www.porkbusiness.com/customer-support-should-farmers-pay-road-tax <p>‘Tis the season—and no, it isn’t holiday cheer. Road repairs on interstates, highways and two-lane black tops are underway. <br /></p> Thu, 24 May 18 15:07:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/customer-support-should-farmers-pay-road-tax Mother Nature Is Throwing These Farmers A Few Curveballs https://www.porkbusiness.com/mother-nature-throwing-these-farmers-few-curveballs <p>For most of Farm Country, once the crop is in the ground, Mother Nature takes over the reins. And it turns out she’s presenting a menu of challenges to farmers across the country.</p> Thu, 24 May 18 15:37:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mother-nature-throwing-these-farmers-few-curveballs NOAA Outlines Hurricane Season https://www.porkbusiness.com/noaa-outlines-hurricane-season <p>(Bloomberg) -- On the heels of the costliest hurricane year on record, the Atlantic is expected to produce five to nine of the mighty storms during the six-month season that starts June 1, the Nati</p> Thu, 24 May 18 13:41:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/noaa-outlines-hurricane-season Check Out the World Pork Expo Agenda! https://www.porkbusiness.com/check-out-world-pork-expo-agenda <p>Each day of the World Pork Expo offers many opportunities to connect and learn from the best in the pork business.</p> Thu, 24 May 18 15:41:27 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/check-out-world-pork-expo-agenda Formulate Starter Pig Diets to Minimize Gut Health Concerns https://www.porkbusiness.com/formulate-starter-pig-diets-minimize-gut-health-concerns <p>A newly weaned pig’s digestive system undergoes a large conversion when moving from a liquid to a dry diet.</p> Thu, 24 May 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/formulate-starter-pig-diets-minimize-gut-health-concerns AgriTalk After The Bell: Pork It's “Cheaper Than Dog Food!” https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-pork-its-cheaper-dog-food <p>Mark Rempe, of Quad Commodity Marketing Services, joked with Chip Flory on Wednesday's AgriTalk After the Bell, “I tell all my friends, ‘Pork is cheaper than dog food… buy all you can!’”</p> Thu, 24 May 18 13:42:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-pork-its-cheaper-dog-food Dan Murphy: State Inspection SNAFU https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-state-inspection-snafu <p class="MsoNoSpacing">In my other life, when I’m not battling online with anti-industry activists, I coach a middle school speech team.</p> Thu, 24 May 18 08:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dan-murphy-state-inspection-snafu Animal Ag Can Learn Lessons from Fur Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-ag-can-learn-lessons-fur-industry <p><b><i>Editor’s Note:</i></b><i> Hannah Thompson-Weeman is Communications Director at the Animal Agriculture Alliance. The opinions in this commentary are expressly those of the author. </i></p> Thu, 24 May 18 08:30:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-ag-can-learn-lessons-fur-industry Advice for Turning Over the Reins https://www.porkbusiness.com/advice-turning-over-reins <p>“In about five years.” That’s the standard answer for many of today’s veteran farmers when asked, “When do you plan to retire?” Yet, with challenging financial times and eager young family members,</p> Thu, 24 May 18 15:09:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/advice-turning-over-reins Cattle, Hog Futures Rise on Investment Fund Buying https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-hog-futures-rise-investment-fund-buying <p>U.S. livestock futures rose on Wednesday, with lean hogs bouncing from Tuesday's roughly three-week low on technical and investment fund buying, traders and analysts said.</p> Wed, 23 May 18 18:42:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-hog-futures-rise-investment-fund-buying 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 Organic Consumers Are Happy With Their Choice https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-consumers-are-happy-their-choice <p>Despite the presence of pesticides in equal amounts, organic consumers won’t switch.</p> Wed, 23 May 18 21:25:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/organic-consumers-are-happy-their-choice U.S.-China Trade Row Sows Confusion in Farmer Planting Plans https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-china-trade-row-sows-confusion-farmer-planting-plans <p>Tom Giessel is cutting back on plantings this year on his farm in central Kansas as he reckons with a drought, a glut in global grains supply and trade tensions between the United States and China.</p> Wed, 23 May 18 13:06:16 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-china-trade-row-sows-confusion-farmer-planting-plans Air Infiltration in Swine Barns https://www.porkbusiness.com/air-infiltration-swine-barns <p><em>Written by Casey Zangaro under the direction and review of <a href="http://igrow.org/about/authors/joe-darrington/" target="_blank">Joe Darrington</a>.</em></p> Wed, 23 May 18 11:15:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/air-infiltration-swine-barns 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 New Products from DSM and Sensaphone https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-products-dsm-and-sensaphone <p><b>DSM Introduces Rovimix HyD Solution for Swine</b></p> Wed, 23 May 18 07:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-products-dsm-and-sensaphone New Research Confirms: Flies Can Spread PEDV https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-research-confirms-flies-can-spread-pedv <p>Flies have been part of pig operations as long as people have been raising pigs.</p> Wed, 23 May 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-research-confirms-flies-can-spread-pedv All Wrapped Up…in Bacon https://www.porkbusiness.com/all-wrapped-upin-bacon <p>What’s the best way to elevate your food? Wrap bacon around it!</p> Wed, 23 May 18 15:07:59 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/all-wrapped-upin-bacon Trends: Strong Quarterly Red Meat and Turkey Exports https://www.porkbusiness.com/trends-strong-quarterly-red-meat-and-turkey-exports <p>U.S. exports in the first quarter of 2018 started off the year at a rapid pace. Lamb led the charge and was up 68% from the first quarter of 2017, driven by increased buying from Mexico.</p> Wed, 23 May 18 05:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trends-strong-quarterly-red-meat-and-turkey-exports House Members Call for End to Thailand’s Ban on U.S. Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-members-call-end-thailands-ban-us-pork <p>Members of the U.S.</p> Wed, 23 May 18 04:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/house-members-call-end-thailands-ban-us-pork Conquering College: The Tools To Get Your Diploma https://www.porkbusiness.com/conquering-college-tools-get-your-diploma <p>College life isn’t all about the parties and shenanigans depicted in Hollywood films. It takes a lot of time—four years in most cases—and hard work.<br /></p> Tue, 22 May 18 14:04:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/conquering-college-tools-get-your-diploma Rest of the Story: China Framework Agreement https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-china-framework-agreement <p>While some are probably in shock that we got at least an agreement in principal last week, the common sense I thought was lacking by politicians proved me wrong as there is indeed some common sense</p> Wed, 23 May 18 10:17:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-china-framework-agreement U.S. Government to Invest $50 Million in Seed Quality https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-government-invest-50-million-seed-quality <p>The U.S. has fallen behind in federal agriculture research and seed breeding investment: China has surpassed the country in spending since 2008.</p> Tue, 22 May 18 11:05:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-government-invest-50-million-seed-quality Four-Legged “PHARM’ers” Serve Disabled https://www.porkbusiness.com/four-legged-pharmers-serve-disabled <p>A disability can be difficult for anyone to handle, but it can prove especially challenging for farmers.</p> Tue, 22 May 18 09:23:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/four-legged-pharmers-serve-disabled Strive for Continuous Improvement https://www.porkbusiness.com/strive-continuous-improvement <p>It’s remarkable how production and cost efficiency of the pork industry have improved over the years.</p> Tue, 22 May 18 10:11:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/strive-continuous-improvement Profit Tracker: Packer Profits Approach $300 Per Head https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-packer-profits-approach-300-head <p>Beef packers are enjoying excellent profits this spring.</p> Tue, 22 May 18 09:25:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-packer-profits-approach-300-head Climate Change Should Help Midwest Corn Production Through 2050 https://www.porkbusiness.com/climate-change-should-help-midwest-corn-production-through-2050 <p>Climate change and global warming put some forms of life at risk, but researchers found one instance that might not feel the heat – corn.</p> Tue, 22 May 18 09:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/climate-change-should-help-midwest-corn-production-through-2050 World's Richest Man Learned Work Ethic as a Kid on a Cattle Ranch https://www.porkbusiness.com/worlds-richest-man-learned-work-ethic-kid-cattle-ranch <p>Jeff Bezos, creator and owner of Amazon.com, is the world’s richest man with an estimated wealth of $130 billion and he points to summers spent on the family ranch as a turning point in his adolesc</p> Tue, 22 May 18 08:49:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/worlds-richest-man-learned-work-ethic-kid-cattle-ranch Murphy: ‘Methinks Thou Dost Protest Too Much’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-methinks-thou-dost-protest-too-much <p>In any discussion of controversial topics, these days, it’s not easy remaining logical, being reasonable or attempting to foster compromises that, while not fully satisfying everyone, at least reac</p> Tue, 22 May 18 08:03:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-methinks-thou-dost-protest-too-much Combat Pre-Wean Mortality https://www.porkbusiness.com/combat-pre-wean-mortality <p>Since 2000, U.S. pork production has risen more than 40% with fewer breeding animals, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.</p> Tue, 22 May 18 16:30:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/combat-pre-wean-mortality 3 Ways Millennials Are Changing the Food Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-ways-millennials-are-changing-food-industry <p><em>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.</em></p> Wed, 23 May 18 13:40:23 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-ways-millennials-are-changing-food-industry U.S. Commodity Exports to China to Rise Amid Trade Talks https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-commodity-exports-china-rise-amid-trade-talks <p>China has pledged to buy more U.S.</p> Mon, 21 May 18 16:43:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-commodity-exports-china-rise-amid-trade-talks We Want to Know What You Think https://www.porkbusiness.com/we-want-know-what-you-think <p>Here at Farm Journal’s PORK, we strive to provide information that is relevant, valuable and interesting to you.</p> Mon, 21 May 18 14:34:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/we-want-know-what-you-think FBI and Pipestone Veterinary Services Evaluate Feed Risk https://www.porkbusiness.com/fbi-and-pipestone-veterinary-services-evaluate-feed-risk <p>In December 2017, I presented information on the risk of the transboundary spread of foreign animal diseases through contaminated feed at the University of California, Davis, College of Veterinary </p> Tue, 22 May 18 08:22:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fbi-and-pipestone-veterinary-services-evaluate-feed-risk WPX Seminars Present the Latest Pork Production Insights https://www.porkbusiness.com/wpx-seminars-present-latest-pork-production-insights <p>Pork professionals will have access to the latest production and management strategies at the PORK Academy and Business Seminars on Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, at the <a href="http://a&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Mon, 21 May 18 11:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/wpx-seminars-present-latest-pork-production-insights Basic Ventilation System Design for Producers https://www.porkbusiness.com/basic-ventilation-system-design-producers <p>Within swine production barns, the management and mastery of ventilation systems can be viewed as both a science and an art.</p> Mon, 21 May 18 09:10:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/basic-ventilation-system-design-producers 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 Paul McCartney “Waxes Ridiculous” on Vegan Food https://www.porkbusiness.com/paul-mccartney-waxes-ridiculous-vegan-food <p>I can’t help myself.</p> Mon, 21 May 18 12:09:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/paul-mccartney-waxes-ridiculous-vegan-food Researchers Able to Bioprint Genetically Engineered Pig Cells https://www.porkbusiness.com/researchers-able-bioprint-genetically-engineered-pig-cells <p>The ability to artificially grow organs may seem futuristic, but Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are closer to enabling that reality than you may think.</p> Mon, 21 May 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/researchers-able-bioprint-genetically-engineered-pig-cells China Praises Positive Steps in U.S. Trade Row, Says Didn't Give In https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-praises-positive-steps-us-trade-row-says-didnt-give <p>Chinese state media on Monday praised a significant dialing back of trade tension with the United States, saying China had stood its ground and the two countries had huge potential for win-win busi</p> Mon, 21 May 18 09:47:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-praises-positive-steps-us-trade-row-says-didnt-give Westphalen: Weaner Pig Breakeven below $9/head https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-weaner-pig-breakeven-below-9head <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Sat, 19 May 18 20:29:27 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-weaner-pig-breakeven-below-9head Westphalen: Weaner Pig Breakeven Below $9/Head https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-weaner-pig-breakeven-below-9head-0 <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Sat, 19 May 18 20:39:12 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-weaner-pig-breakeven-below-9head-0 Crunch Time in Negotiations May Force an Agreement https://www.porkbusiness.com/crunch-time-negotiations-may-force-agreement <p>Grain markets continue to be buoyed by trade negotiations with China, as well as by weather conditions and planting progress.</p> Sat, 19 May 18 22:26:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/crunch-time-negotiations-may-force-agreement AgriTalk After The Bell: A Lot of Moving Parts https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-lot-moving-parts <p>Matt Campbell covered many of the moving parts of the grain markets on Friday’s AgriTalk After the Bell with Chip Flory.</p> Fri, 18 May 18 17:46:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-lot-moving-parts 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 Brat-Blumenauer Farm Bill Rider Would “Gut” Checkoff Programs https://www.porkbusiness.com/brat-blumenauer-farm-bill-rider-would-gut-checkoff-programs <p>The National Pork Producers Council is urging House lawmakers to oppose an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill that would gut the federally authorized commodity research and promotion programs, commonl</p> Fri, 18 May 18 16:30:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/brat-blumenauer-farm-bill-rider-would-gut-checkoff-programs Kent Quality Foods Hot Dog and Sausage Products Recalled https://www.porkbusiness.com/kent-quality-foods-hot-dog-and-sausage-products-recalled <p>Kent Quality Foods, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Mich.</p> Fri, 18 May 18 11:53:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/kent-quality-foods-hot-dog-and-sausage-products-recalled 'Fake Meat' Labeling Bill Passes in Missouri https://www.porkbusiness.com/fake-meat-labeling-bill-passes-missouri <p>Missouri is one step closer to being the first state to enact labeling that makes it clear if ‘meat’ is sourced from an animal or not.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 10:00:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/fake-meat-labeling-bill-passes-missouri Answer to Win Passes to Pork Expo! Week 3 https://www.porkbusiness.com/answer-win-passes-pork-expo-week-3 <p>The premier event for the pork industry is just a few weeks away! Every hog farmer needs the opportunity to visit the top education and networking event in the industry.</p> Sat, 19 May 18 17:03:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/answer-win-passes-pork-expo-week-3 Farmers Worldwide Struggle with Rising Fuel Costs https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-worldwide-struggle-rising-fuel-costs <p>Farmers worldwide are feeling the pinch as fuel costs rise to near four-year highs just as they plant and harvest their fields, eroding agricultural income already hamstrung by depressed crop price</p> Fri, 18 May 18 09:58:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-worldwide-struggle-rising-fuel-costs 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 Farmland Values Level Off As Farm Income Weakens https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmland-values-level-farm-income-weakens <p>Farmland values continue on a steady trend throughout most of the country, according to the 2018 first-quarter reports from four Federal Reserve banks.</p> Fri, 18 May 18 11:15:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmland-values-level-farm-income-weakens Live Cattle Rebound on Technical Buying, Short-covering; Hogs Up https://www.porkbusiness.com/live-cattle-rebound-technical-buying-short-covering-hogs <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures bounced on Thursday on technical buying and short-covering following three days of steep declines that had sliced prices by more than 5 percent, trad</p> Thu, 17 May 18 22:07:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/live-cattle-rebound-technical-buying-short-covering-hogs AgriTalk After The Bell: What are the odds? https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-what-are-odds <p>Thursday on AgriTalk After the Bell with Chip Flory, Bryan Doherty from Stewart-Peterson detailed some of the research he and others in his group use as a “pricing guideline.”</p> Fri, 18 May 18 10:00:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-what-are-odds Warming Planet Could Mean Bigger Corn Crops for U.S. https://www.porkbusiness.com/warming-planet-could-mean-bigger-corn-crops-us <p>An alarming increase in <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/hottest-year-on-record/" itemprop="StoryLink" itemscope="itemscope" target="_blank" title="2017 Was the Hottest Year on Record">gl</a></p> Fri, 18 May 18 10:02:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/warming-planet-could-mean-bigger-corn-crops-us We're in the Middle of a Food Crisis https://www.porkbusiness.com/were-middle-food-crisis <p><i>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.</i></p> Thu, 17 May 18 15:24:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/were-middle-food-crisis FFA Instructor Suspended Over Raccoon Euthanasia https://www.porkbusiness.com/ffa-instructor-suspended-over-raccoon-euthanasia <p>A Florida agri-science teacher and the advisor of the school’s FFA club, was placed on administrative leave after school officials were told that he had students help him drown wild raccoons during</p> Fri, 18 May 18 08:17:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ffa-instructor-suspended-over-raccoon-euthanasia USTR to Review Thailand’s GSP Trade Benefits https://www.porkbusiness.com/ustr-review-thailands-gsp-trade-benefits <p>The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has agreed with a request from the National Pork Producers Council to review Thailand’s eligibility for the U.S.</p> Thu, 17 May 18 11:01:01 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ustr-review-thailands-gsp-trade-benefits Murphy: Learning to Love Lamb https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-learning-love-lamb <p>Lamb has always been something of a stepchild in the U.S. meat industry.</p> Thu, 17 May 18 10:48:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-learning-love-lamb 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 China Looks to Russia for Soybeans https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-looks-russia-soybeans <p>(Bloomberg) -- China, the world’s biggest soybean importer, almost tripled purchases from Russia amid a trade dispute with the U.S., the biggest producer.</p> Thu, 17 May 18 09:26:54 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-looks-russia-soybeans Which Farm Dangers Cause the Most Insurance Claims? https://www.porkbusiness.com/which-farm-dangers-cause-most-insurance-claims <p>Safety should always be your No. 1 priority on the farm. Potential dangers lurk around every corner—from tractor accidents to limb-damaging equipment to run-ins with agitated animals.</p> Thu, 17 May 18 15:04:27 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/which-farm-dangers-cause-most-insurance-claims Live Cattle Drop on Weak Cash Prices, Big Supply; Hogs Rebound https://www.porkbusiness.com/live-cattle-drop-weak-cash-prices-big-supply-hogs-rebound <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures dropped for a third straight session on Wednesday on weakening cash cattle prices and plentiful supplies of market-ready animals, traders said.</p> Wed, 16 May 18 17:39:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/live-cattle-drop-weak-cash-prices-big-supply-hogs-rebound AgriTalk After The Bell: Stay Flexible! https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-stay-flexible <p>Stay Flexible! That’s the advice from Advance Trading Economist, Brian Basting.</p> Thu, 17 May 18 09:31:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-stay-flexible 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 Threat of Foreign Animal Disease Deserves Attention, Funding https://www.porkbusiness.com/threat-foreign-animal-disease-deserves-attention-funding <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><i>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.</i></p> Fri, 18 May 18 11:33:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/threat-foreign-animal-disease-deserves-attention-funding How Brazil’s Real Could Mean More Soybean Acres In 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-brazils-real-could-mean-more-soybean-acres-2018 <p>Since winter, grain traders have been speculating about the soybean crop from South America.</p> Wed, 16 May 18 15:26:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/how-brazils-real-could-mean-more-soybean-acres-2018 Before You Apply Manure, Calculate the Runoff Risk In Your Fields https://www.porkbusiness.com/you-apply-manure-calculate-runoff-risk-your-fields <p>Keeping manure on the field where it’s placed can be a challenge in many fields, but the risk of nutrients leaving the field is both expensive and environmentally hazardous.</p> Wed, 16 May 18 11:59:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/you-apply-manure-calculate-runoff-risk-your-fields Murphy: Short-Term Strategies Don’t Work https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-short-term-strategies-dont-work <p>We Americans have developed a really bad habit: We seemingly only care about what’s in front of us this moment, how the immediate fallout from policies or regulations affects our status right here,</p> Wed, 16 May 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-short-term-strategies-dont-work NAFTA Deadline: Why May 17? https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-deadline-why-may-17 <p>House Speaker Paul Ryan has set a May 17 drop dead date for completing a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Why that Thursday?</p> Wed, 16 May 18 14:05:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-deadline-why-may-17 JBS Sees Higher Grain Prices, Cuts Other Costs to Offset https://www.porkbusiness.com/jbs-sees-higher-grain-prices-cuts-other-costs-offset <p>Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s largest meatpacking company, said on Tuesday that rising prices for grain, the key raw material for feed, don’t show any hint of cooling off, forcing it to cut other co</p> Wed, 16 May 18 09:37:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/jbs-sees-higher-grain-prices-cuts-other-costs-offset Culver’s Raises More Than $111,000 for Local Ag Programs This Month https://www.porkbusiness.com/culvers-raises-more-111000-local-ag-programs-month <p>What could be better than a $1 scoop of delicious frozen custard? Not much, except in this case, that $1 was a donation toward supporting local agricultural education programs.</p> Wed, 16 May 18 09:19:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/culvers-raises-more-111000-local-ag-programs-month Smithsonian Spotlights“One Health” to Reduce Pandemic Risks https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithsonian-spotlightsone-health-reduce-pandemic-risks <p>Pandemic risks. Emerging threats. Global health security.</p> Wed, 16 May 18 08:58:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smithsonian-spotlightsone-health-reduce-pandemic-risks News from AP, GlobalVetLINK and Corteva Agriscience https://www.porkbusiness.com/news-ap-globalvetlink-and-corteva-agriscience <p><b>AP to Host International Guests on Illinois Pork Tour</b></p> Wed, 16 May 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/news-ap-globalvetlink-and-corteva-agriscience Researchers Will Study Effects of Transportation on Pigs https://www.porkbusiness.com/researchers-will-study-effects-transportation-pigs <p class="x"><span><span>Kansas State University researchers are planning a road trip later this year – actually about 40 of them –</span></span></p> Wed, 16 May 18 07:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/researchers-will-study-effects-transportation-pigs Editorial: How is Your Transparency? https://www.porkbusiness.com/editorial-how-your-transparency <p><em><strong>Editor's Note: </strong>The following is a blog post from Mike Opperman, editor of MILK, a sister publication of Farm Journal's PORK.</em></p> Wed, 16 May 18 06:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/editorial-how-your-transparency Cattle Slump for 2nd Straight Day on Falling Cash Prices; Hogs Fall https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-slump-2nd-straight-day-falling-cash-prices-hogs-fall <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell sharply for a second straight session on Tuesday, pressured by technical selling and weakening cash cattle prices, traders said.</p> Tue, 15 May 18 17:31:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-slump-2nd-straight-day-falling-cash-prices-hogs-fall Don’t Be Fooled: The Sky Isn’t Falling https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-be-fooled-sky-isnt-falling <p>As we approach the beginning of the barbeque season (at least in terms of demand for ribs), we are not among those crying out that the sky is falling.</p> Tue, 15 May 18 16:20:15 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/dont-be-fooled-sky-isnt-falling China to Inspect 84 Brazil Meatpacking Plants for Export Clearance https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-inspect-84-brazil-meatpacking-plants-export-clearance <p>China will dispatch teams to inspect 84 meatpacking plants in Brazil to evaluate them for exports to China, Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.</p> Tue, 15 May 18 15:17:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-inspect-84-brazil-meatpacking-plants-export-clearance The Physiological Effects of Stressors on Performance https://www.porkbusiness.com/physiological-effects-stressors-performance <p><img alt="Kemin" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4d427537-6738-4f0d-bf84-a60352a99f0c" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Picture1.png" /></p> Tue, 15 May 18 15:07:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/physiological-effects-stressors-performance USMEF: World Meat Congress Panel Gives Outlook for Global Trade https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-world-meat-congress-panel-gives-outlook-global-trade <p><span>The 2018 World Meat Congress is coming to Dallas, Texas, May 31-June 1.</span></p> Tue, 15 May 18 13:58:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-world-meat-congress-panel-gives-outlook-global-trade New Members Appointed to Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-members-appointed-committee-meat-and-poultry-inspection <p>U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announces the appointment of 5 new members and 12 returning members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI).</p> Tue, 15 May 18 13:36:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-members-appointed-committee-meat-and-poultry-inspection Grassley Threatens To Call For Scott Pruitt’s Resignation From EPA https://www.porkbusiness.com/grassley-threatens-call-scott-pruitts-resignation-epa <p><span><span><span>Push may have come to shove today, as Iowa Senator Charles Grassley expre</span></span></span></p> Tue, 15 May 18 13:40:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/grassley-threatens-call-scott-pruitts-resignation-epa Profit Tracker: Packer Profits Exceed $200 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-packer-profits-exceed-200 <p>Beef packers are enjoying excellent profits this spring.</p> Thu, 17 May 18 12:24:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-packer-profits-exceed-200 NAFTA Talks Likely to Miss May Deadline https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-talks-likely-miss-may-deadline <p>(Bloomberg) -- Nafta negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico are poised to miss the deadline this week cited by House Speaker Paul Ryan, the latest blown marker for reworking the 24-year-old d</p> Tue, 15 May 18 09:30:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-talks-likely-miss-may-deadline AgriTalk ATB: Bean Prices Snap Back After Friday’s Downdraft https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-atb-bean-prices-snap-back-after-fridays-downdraft <p>“This bean market really is sensitive to any headline dealing with China and trade,” explained Steve Georgy, president of Allendale, Inc., McHenry, Illinois.</p> Tue, 15 May 18 09:24:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-atb-bean-prices-snap-back-after-fridays-downdraft 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 Live Cattle Tumble Price Limit in Technical Selloff; Hogs Rally https://www.porkbusiness.com/live-cattle-tumble-price-limit-technical-selloff-hogs-rally <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures tumbled 2 percent or more on Monday, with the front-month June contract falling by its 3.000 cents per pound daily limit in a technical selloff, trad</p> Mon, 14 May 18 17:09:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/live-cattle-tumble-price-limit-technical-selloff-hogs-rally VFD Audits: What to Expect https://www.porkbusiness.com/vfd-audits-what-expect <p class="MsoNoSpacing"> </p> Tue, 15 May 18 09:21:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/vfd-audits-what-expect Deltacoronavirus in Pigs Could Have Human Health Implications https://www.porkbusiness.com/deltacoronavirus-pigs-could-have-human-health-implications <p>Porcine deltacoronavirus can readily find its way into laboratory-cultured cells of people and other species, according to new research performed at The Ohio State University.</p> Mon, 14 May 18 17:43:05 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/deltacoronavirus-pigs-could-have-human-health-implications China Pork Producer Adds More, Taller High-Rise Hog Hotels https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-pork-producer-adds-more-taller-high-rise-hog-hotels <p>Growing demand and limited real estate has Chinese pork producers looking to the skies for expanded production.</p> Mon, 14 May 18 14:45:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-pork-producer-adds-more-taller-high-rise-hog-hotels Customer Support: Pros, Cons Of Reporting to USDA https://www.porkbusiness.com/customer-support-pros-cons-reporting-usda <p><span><span><span><span>Each time a report comes out of the US</span></span></span></span></p> Tue, 15 May 18 09:22:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/customer-support-pros-cons-reporting-usda Murphy: What’s Wrong with Kansas? https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-whats-wrong-kansas <p class="MsoNoSpacing">One of the analyses that followed the 2016 presidential election was the impact of “forgotten Americans,” mainly the residents of rural Midwestern and Western states who are st</p> Mon, 14 May 18 14:38:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-whats-wrong-kansas 4 Tips for Effective Social Media https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-tips-effective-social-media <p>Using social media on the farm can take many forms.</p> Mon, 14 May 18 10:42:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/4-tips-effective-social-media 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 Living in the Age of the Prosumer https://www.porkbusiness.com/living-age-prosumer <p>‘Prosumer’ is a term used to describe consumers who actively become involved with the design, production and delivery of the goods and services they consume.</p> Thu, 10 May 18 11:45:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/living-age-prosumer Cash Weaner Pig Prices at $15/Head Greater than Breakeven https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-15head-greater-breakeven <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Mon, 14 May 18 06:01:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-weaner-pig-prices-15head-greater-breakeven 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 CME Hog Futures Slump Amid Fund Roll, NAFTA Worries; Cattle Up https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-hog-futures-slump-amid-fund-roll-nafta-worries-cattle <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures finished lower on Friday, hit by the "roll" by funds into deferred months and uneasiness over North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks, said tr</p> Fri, 11 May 18 22:59:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-hog-futures-slump-amid-fund-roll-nafta-worries-cattle You Lose Money With Every Employee Turnover https://www.porkbusiness.com/you-lose-money-every-employee-turnover <p>Recently, I was helping an ag-based company understand its turnover cost.</p> Fri, 11 May 18 14:01:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/you-lose-money-every-employee-turnover Paving the Way For the Next Generation https://www.porkbusiness.com/paving-way-next-generation <p><em>Read the first article in this series <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/erin-brenneman-city-girl-turned-modern-maven-pork-industry">here</a>. </em></p> Fri, 11 May 18 13:24:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/paving-way-next-generation Just Living Close to Livestock Might Lower Allergy Risk https://www.porkbusiness.com/just-living-close-livestock-might-lower-allergy-risk <p>Exposure to farms seems to reduce the risk of allergy sensitivity, even among adults, and living close to a livestock farm in particular might curb common allergies, a Dutch study suggests.</p> Fri, 11 May 18 10:51:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/just-living-close-livestock-might-lower-allergy-risk Murphy: The New ‘Sniff Test’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-new-sniff-test <p>The pull dates that appear on perishable foods (meat and milk, primarily) have long been a staple of stand-up comedy.</p> Fri, 11 May 18 11:02:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-new-sniff-test 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 Answer for a Chance to Win Passes to Expo! Week 2 https://www.porkbusiness.com/answer-chance-win-passes-expo-week-2 <p><span><span><span><span><span>The premier event f</span></span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 11 May 18 10:55:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/answer-chance-win-passes-expo-week-2 NAFTA Deadline Draws Near https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-deadline-draws-near <p>(Bloomberg) -- Paul Ryan says he needs notice of a NAFTA deal by May 17 if the current Congress is going to be able to vote on it, suggesting talks are pushing up against the constraints of America</p> Fri, 11 May 18 11:58:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-deadline-draws-near 10 Reasons Your Child Should Join FFA or 4-H https://www.porkbusiness.com/10-reasons-your-child-should-join-ffa-or-4-h <p>It’s hard to imagine growing up on a farm without participating in 4-H or FFA. Although there was no FFA in my high school in Ann Arbor, Mich.</p> Fri, 11 May 18 16:31:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/10-reasons-your-child-should-join-ffa-or-4-h Short-covering Boosts CME Live Cattle Futures; Hogs Higher https://www.porkbusiness.com/short-covering-boosts-cme-live-cattle-futures-hogs-higher <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed higher on Thursday after short-covering and fund buying reversed the previous session's losses, said traders.</p> Thu, 10 May 18 16:50:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/short-covering-boosts-cme-live-cattle-futures-hogs-higher El Nino Coming Back? https://www.porkbusiness.com/el-nino-coming-back <p>(Bloomberg) -- La Nina is dead. Long live El Nino?</p> Thu, 10 May 18 16:44:42 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/el-nino-coming-back Winners in Expo Giveaway Week 1! https://www.porkbusiness.com/winners-expo-giveaway-week-1 <p>Spring went from temperatures in the 30s to the 80s—it’s time to get ready for summer!</p> Thu, 10 May 18 15:06:29 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/winners-expo-giveaway-week-1 Comedy Video Pokes Fun at Misleading Non-GMO, Natural Food Labels https://www.porkbusiness.com/comedy-video-pokes-fun-misleading-non-gmo-natural-food-labels <p>If you've walked through the grocery store you've probably seen the marketing spin of food labels.</p> Wed, 23 May 18 13:34:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/comedy-video-pokes-fun-misleading-non-gmo-natural-food-labels 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 AgriTalk After The Bell: Warm Weather in Store for Growing Season https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-warm-weather-store-growing-season <p>BamWX.com meteorologists Michael Clark and Kirk Hinz appeared on Tuesday’s AgriTalk After the Bell with Chip Flory.</p> Thu, 10 May 18 09:55:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-warm-weather-store-growing-season Rapid Response Program Investigates PEDV and Refines Processes https://www.porkbusiness.com/rapid-response-program-investigates-pedv-and-refines-processes <p>Reports of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) recently triggered a request for the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) <a href="https://www.swinehealth.org/rapid-response-to-emerging-disease&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Thu, 10 May 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rapid-response-program-investigates-pedv-and-refines-processes Post the Positive: Erin Brenneman On How to Increase Social Reach https://www.porkbusiness.com/post-positive-erin-brenneman-how-increase-social-reach <p>Read Part One: <a href="https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/erin-brenneman-city-girl-turned-modern-maven-pork-industry">City Girl Turned Modern Maven of the Pork Industry</a></p> Fri, 11 May 18 13:28:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/post-positive-erin-brenneman-how-increase-social-reach Meeting Erin Brenneman https://www.porkbusiness.com/meeting-erin-brenneman <p>About four and a half years ago, I was in Rob Brenneman’s office in Washington, Iowa, interviewing him for an article in the magazine.</p> Fri, 11 May 18 13:26:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meeting-erin-brenneman USAHA in 2018 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usaha-2018 <p>By Ben Richey, USAHA Executive Director</p> Thu, 10 May 18 08:11:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usaha-2018 CME Live Cattle Prices Buckle Under Big Supply Worries; Hogs Down https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-live-cattle-prices-buckle-under-big-supply-worries-hogs-down <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle prices on Wednesday felt pressure from softer wholesale beef prices and concerns about a looming supply build up, traders said.</p> Wed, 09 May 18 16:49:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-live-cattle-prices-buckle-under-big-supply-worries-hogs-down Agreement Ensures Building of First U.S. Public Vet School in 40 Years https://www.porkbusiness.com/agreement-ensures-building-first-us-public-vet-school-40-years <p>The Amarillo City Council approved an amendment to a 2016 agreement between the Texas Tech University System (TTUS) and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) to fund up to $69 millio</p> Thu, 10 May 18 08:13:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agreement-ensures-building-first-us-public-vet-school-40-years Corn Planting: From 0 To Done In Two Weeks? https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-planting-0-done-two-weeks <p>How quickly can U.S. farmers plant the annual corn crop? In as little as two weeks in some cases, say Scott Irwin and Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois agricultural economists.</p> Fri, 11 May 18 14:55:23 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/corn-planting-0-done-two-weeks Neurons Survive Long-Term in Pigs with Spinal Cord Injuries https://www.porkbusiness.com/neurons-survive-long-term-pigs-spinal-cord-injuries <p>A major hurdle to using neural stem cells derived from genetically different donors to replace damaged or destroyed tissues, such as in a spinal cord injury, has been the</p> Wed, 09 May 18 13:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/neurons-survive-long-term-pigs-spinal-cord-injuries I-80 Planting Tour 2018: Eastern Iowa https://www.porkbusiness.com/i-80-planting-tour-2018-eastern-iowa <p>Iowa had a decent week of planting with corn planting climbing 23 points from the previous week.</p> Thu, 10 May 18 08:21:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/i-80-planting-tour-2018-eastern-iowa 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 Job Prospects in Ag Are High For College Grads https://www.porkbusiness.com/job-prospects-ag-are-high-college-grads <p>Graduation season is finally here, and a new crop of ag majors from universities across the country will be looking to begin their careers.<br /></p> Wed, 09 May 18 10:29:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/job-prospects-ag-are-high-college-grads Murphy: A Positive Outcome https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-positive-outcome <p>I realize that many of the fine folks engaged in the various sectors of animal agriculture tend to lean conservative on a lot of issues.</p> Wed, 09 May 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-positive-outcome Erin Brenneman: City Girl Turned Modern Maven of the Pork Industry https://www.porkbusiness.com/erin-brenneman-city-girl-turned-modern-maven-pork-industry <p>“There is no doubt that the bustling of a big city is an alien planet compared to my now fairly quiet farm life.” wrote Erin Brenneman in one of her first blog posts for PORK magazine.</p> Fri, 11 May 18 13:25:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/erin-brenneman-city-girl-turned-modern-maven-pork-industry Soybean Crush to Exceed Last Year https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybean-crush-exceed-last-year <p>Thanks to production issues in Argentina, U.S. soybean producers are experiencing higher soybean crush levels when compared to recent years.</p> Wed, 09 May 18 07:53:25 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybean-crush-exceed-last-year CME Live Cattle Turn up on Short-covering, Fund Buying; Hogs Higher https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-live-cattle-turn-short-covering-fund-buying-hogs-higher <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle settled higher on Tuesday, helped by short-covering and fund buying that halted the market's two-session slide, traders said.</p> Tue, 08 May 18 17:47:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-live-cattle-turn-short-covering-fund-buying-hogs-higher What’s Going On With Interest Rates? https://www.porkbusiness.com/whats-going-interest-rates <p>The Federal Reserve concluded their recent meeting without raising interest rates, but how long will that last?</p> Wed, 09 May 18 09:52:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/whats-going-interest-rates 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 China Ups Checks on U.S. Pork Imports in Potentially Costly Slowdown https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-ups-checks-us-pork-imports-potentially-costly-slowdown <p>China has ramped up inspections of pork shipped from the United States, importers and industry sources said, the latest American product to be hit by a potentially costly slowdown at Chinese ports </p> Tue, 08 May 18 12:32:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-ups-checks-us-pork-imports-potentially-costly-slowdown Rest of the Story: Wake-Up Call https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-wake-call <p>I apologize for the tardiness of this week’s comments but finishing planting corn and starting soybean planting took priority after my regular morning wire to Gulke Gr</p> Tue, 08 May 18 10:47:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rest-story-wake-call Profit Tracker: Surging Cutout Lifts Packer Profits https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-surging-cutout-lifts-packer-profits <p>Beef cutout prices gained $7.22 per cwt last week, producing a $40 per head gain in packer margins which now stand at $182 per head.</p> Tue, 08 May 18 08:34:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-surging-cutout-lifts-packer-profits Company News: Topigs Norsvin, The Maschhoffs, and Verdesian https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-topigs-norsvin-maschhoffs-and-verdesian <p><b>Topigs Norsvin Implements PRRS Resistance in Breeding Value Estimation</b></p> Wed, 09 May 18 13:24:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-topigs-norsvin-maschhoffs-and-verdesian Swine Acute Diarrhea Syndrome Coronavirus Moving Through China https://www.porkbusiness.com/swine-acute-diarrhea-syndrome-coronavirus-moving-through-china <p>Swine Acute Diarrhea Syndrome Coronavirus (SADS-CoV), a coronavirus variant emerging in China, has been on the Swine Health Information Center’s (SHIC) radar and, based on information directly from</p> Tue, 08 May 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/swine-acute-diarrhea-syndrome-coronavirus-moving-through-china Exclusive: White House Says Ag's "Do No Harm" Mantra Sets Bar Too Low https://www.porkbusiness.com/exclusive-white-house-says-ags-do-no-harm-mantra-sets-bar-too-low <p>Trade is a topic that’s generating angst among some farmers and ranchers.</p> Tue, 08 May 18 10:50:37 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/exclusive-white-house-says-ags-do-no-harm-mantra-sets-bar-too-low 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 CME Live Cattle Slide, Funds Roll June Positions; Hogs Higher https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-live-cattle-slide-funds-roll-june-positions-hogs-higher <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle on Monday lost ground for a second straight session, hit by technical selling and the "roll" by funds out of June into deferred contracts, traders said.</p> Mon, 07 May 18 17:02:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-live-cattle-slide-funds-roll-june-positions-hogs-higher Tyson Foods Shares Rebound; Drop Earlier on Higher Freight Costs https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-foods-shares-rebound-drop-earlier-higher-freight-costs <p>Tyson Foods Inc. shares turned higher on Monday on last-half profit optimism after its quarterly profits missed Wall Street estimates as the biggest U.S.</p> Mon, 07 May 18 15:13:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-foods-shares-rebound-drop-earlier-higher-freight-costs Trump Pledges Guestworker Program For Ag https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-pledges-guestworker-program-ag <p>While President Trump has received some criticism from the farm community for his harsh words on immigration, Ray Starling, special assistant to the president on agriculture, says the president und</p> Mon, 07 May 18 14:12:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-pledges-guestworker-program-ag Six Keys to Promoting Nursery Pig Health https://www.porkbusiness.com/six-keys-promoting-nursery-pig-health <p><span> Weaning and the transition to the early nursery stage are the most challenging times for piglets. Mon, 07 May 18 12:25:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/six-keys-promoting-nursery-pig-health 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 NAFTA Talks Enter Critical Week with U.S. Pushing Hard Line https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-talks-enter-critical-week-us-pushing-hard-line <p>Talks to update the NAFTA trade deal enter a make-or-break week, as senior Canadian, U.S.</p> Mon, 07 May 18 12:38:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-talks-enter-critical-week-us-pushing-hard-line Behold: The Triple Threat https://www.porkbusiness.com/behold-triple-threat <p>It’s always entertaining to review the descriptions foodservice marketers and celebrity chefs develop to position their creations as the ultimate in dining excellence.</p> Mon, 07 May 18 10:02:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/behold-triple-threat Study on PRRS Focuses on Biosecurity Procedures that Make a Difference https://www.porkbusiness.com/study-prrs-focuses-biosecurity-procedures-make-difference <p>In a recently <a href="https://www.swinehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Linhares-SHIC-16-273-final-report-2018-04-09.pdf" target="_blank">completed study</a> funded by the Swine Health Inform</p> Mon, 07 May 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/study-prrs-focuses-biosecurity-procedures-make-difference Minnesota Pays Farmers to Leave Standing Corn for "Living Snow Fence" https://www.porkbusiness.com/minnesota-pays-farmers-leave-standing-corn-living-snow-fence <p>Farmers in Minnesota are being recruited to leave standing corn in an effort to create windbreaks along highways to prevent blowing snow.</p> Mon, 07 May 18 06:02:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/minnesota-pays-farmers-leave-standing-corn-living-snow-fence Metal Impurities Found in 94% of Tested Injectable Irons for Baby Pigs https://www.porkbusiness.com/metal-impurities-found-94-tested-injectable-irons-baby-pigs <p>New data shows concentrations of arsenic, chromium and/or lead exceeding the permitted daily exposure limit for humans in 15 of 16 widely used injectable iron products for baby pigs, according to a</p> Tue, 08 May 18 11:34:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/metal-impurities-found-94-tested-injectable-irons-baby-pigs Livestock Environmental Standards Open for Review https://www.porkbusiness.com/livestock-environmental-standards-open-review <p>The National Pork Producers Council is opening for review five standards that address the environmental management of concentrated livestock operations, the organization said in its Capital Update </p> Mon, 07 May 18 00:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/livestock-environmental-standards-open-review Smoked Sausage Products Recalled Due to Possible Contamination https://www.porkbusiness.com/smoked-sausage-products-recalled-due-possible-contamination <p>In a Class 1 recall, Eddy Packing Co., Inc., a Yoakum, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 49,558 lbs.</p> Sat, 05 May 18 11:19:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/smoked-sausage-products-recalled-due-possible-contamination Trio of Negative Prices Causes Weaner Pig Breakeven to Plummet https://www.porkbusiness.com/trio-negative-prices-causes-weaner-pig-breakeven-plummet <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Fri, 04 May 18 16:08:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trio-negative-prices-causes-weaner-pig-breakeven-plummet CME Live Cattle Sag as Funds Roll Positions; Hogs Mixed https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-live-cattle-sag-funds-roll-positions-hogs-mixed <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures on Friday drew pressure from funds that sold, or "rolled," June positions into back months before similar moves lasting five days beginning on Monday</p> Fri, 04 May 18 15:49:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-live-cattle-sag-funds-roll-positions-hogs-mixed 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 Markets Now: Is There Any Fat To Trim On 2018 Farm Bill?
 https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-there-any-fat-trim-2018-farm-bill <p>There has been some speculation as to when the farm bill could see the floor of the House, and that date might come as soon as this month.<br /></p> Mon, 07 May 18 10:00:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-there-any-fat-trim-2018-farm-bill Take Me Home, Country Roads: Alternative Vehicles in Rural America https://www.porkbusiness.com/take-me-home-country-roads-alternative-vehicles-rural-america <p>Three engineers. Four non-engineers.</p> Fri, 04 May 18 13:40:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/take-me-home-country-roads-alternative-vehicles-rural-america Answer to Win Tickets to Expo! https://www.porkbusiness.com/answer-win-tickets-expo <p>The premier event for the pork industry is just a few weeks away! Every hog farmer needs the opportunity to visit the top education and networking event in the industry.</p> Fri, 04 May 18 12:25:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/answer-win-tickets-expo Mainland FMD Research will Require Strict Biosecurity, Permit Process https://www.porkbusiness.com/mainland-fmd-research-will-require-strict-biosecurity-permit-process <p class="MsoNoSpacing">New USDA Policy enables more U.S.</p> Fri, 04 May 18 12:28:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mainland-fmd-research-will-require-strict-biosecurity-permit-process 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 Murphy: The Secret to Sizzle https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-secret-sizzle <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Not a week goes by that doesn’t find me browsing through my collection of Food &amp; Wine magazines.</p> Fri, 04 May 18 10:02:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-secret-sizzle 3 Leadership Priorities for Planting Season https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-leadership-priorities-planting-season <p>This time of year can feel like a sprint and a marathon.</p> Fri, 04 May 18 12:18:06 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/3-leadership-priorities-planting-season Maple Leaf Foods Profits Hit by Pork Supply Issues, Shares Fall https://www.porkbusiness.com/maple-leaf-foods-profits-hit-pork-supply-issues-shares-fall <p>Canadian meat packaging company Maple Leaf Foods (<a href="https://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/overview?symbol=MFI.TO">MFI.TO</a>) posted a smaller-than-expected profit as lower prices and a tem</p> Fri, 04 May 18 11:50:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/maple-leaf-foods-profits-hit-pork-supply-issues-shares-fall Farm Sense: Livestock and Health https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-sense-livestock-and-health <p>According to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, farm kids will turn into more relaxed, healthier adults than their city slicker counterparts.<br /></p> Fri, 04 May 18 09:05:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farm-sense-livestock-and-health USFRA Unveils New Sustainability Officers Program https://www.porkbusiness.com/usfra-unveils-new-sustainability-officers-program <p>The food industry makes new product claims, procurement and sourcing decisions daily to appease consumer demands, without consulting farmers and ranchers.</p> Fri, 04 May 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usfra-unveils-new-sustainability-officers-program Higher Cash Prices Rally CME Live Cattle Futures; Hogs Mixed https://www.porkbusiness.com/higher-cash-prices-rally-cme-live-cattle-futures-hogs-mixed <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed higher on Thursday led by better-than-expected cash prices that halted the market's three-session losing skid, said traders.</p> Thu, 03 May 18 17:28:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/higher-cash-prices-rally-cme-live-cattle-futures-hogs-mixed Your Social License Can Be Revoked https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-social-license-can-be-revoked <p><i>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.</i></p> Thu, 03 May 18 16:49:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/your-social-license-can-be-revoked U.N. FAO: World Food Price Index Little Changed in April Versus March https://www.porkbusiness.com/un-fao-world-food-price-index-little-changed-april-versus-march <p>World food prices edged marginally higher in April from March, with the prices of most cereals and dairy products continuing to rise while sugar fell further, the United Nations food agency said on</p> Thu, 03 May 18 14:16:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/un-fao-world-food-price-index-little-changed-april-versus-march Today’s the Day! Get $1 Scoops at Culver’s on Scoops of Thanks Day https://www.porkbusiness.com/todays-day-get-1-scoops-culvers-scoops-thanks-day <p>Every scoop counts at Culver’s on Scoops of Thanks Day happening today, Thursday, May 3!</p> Thu, 03 May 18 14:07:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/todays-day-get-1-scoops-culvers-scoops-thanks-day Alltech to Honor Late Founder Dr. Pearse Lyons https://www.porkbusiness.com/alltech-honor-late-founder-dr-pearse-lyons <p>For the first time in the conference’s history, Alltech will bestow a double award during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE18), held May 20–22 in Lexington, Kentucky.</p> Thu, 03 May 18 13:56:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/alltech-honor-late-founder-dr-pearse-lyons Increasing Supplies Will Drive Cattle Markets https://www.porkbusiness.com/increasing-supplies-will-drive-cattle-markets <p>U.S. red meat and poultry production is increasing at a rapid rate, and market analysts warn cattlemen to be prepared for pressure on prices the rest of 2018.</p> Thu, 03 May 18 13:23:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/increasing-supplies-will-drive-cattle-markets Tyson Foods Backs Israeli Startup to Grow Meat in the Lab https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-foods-backs-israeli-startup-grow-meat-lab <p>Tyson Foods, the largest U.S. meat processor, has invested in an Israeli biotech company developing a way to grow affordable meat in a laboratory that takes live animals out of the equation.</p> Thu, 03 May 18 10:51:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tyson-foods-backs-israeli-startup-grow-meat-lab Iowa Watershed Efforts Receive Continued Funding https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-watershed-efforts-receive-continued-funding <p>A new water quality initiative in the Raccoon River watershed was announced today to help farmers and landowners adopt conservation practices that reduce nitrates entering waterbodies.</p> Thu, 03 May 18 10:41:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/iowa-watershed-efforts-receive-continued-funding CME Live Cattle Sag Despite Fundamentals; Funds Roll Positions https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-live-cattle-sag-despite-fundamentals-funds-roll-positions <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle nearby contracts on Wednesday were weakened by funds that sold, or "rolled," June positions into back months ahead of similar moves early next week, said tra</p> Wed, 02 May 18 16:31:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-live-cattle-sag-despite-fundamentals-funds-roll-positions Brazil's JBS Approves 2017 Financial Statements, $36 Million Dividend https://www.porkbusiness.com/brazils-jbs-approves-2017-financial-statements-36-million-dividend <p>Shareholders of Brazilian meat processor JBS SA approved the company’s 2017 financial statements along with dividend payments at a meeting on Monday, according to a securities filing.</p> Wed, 02 May 18 15:30:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/brazils-jbs-approves-2017-financial-statements-36-million-dividend What Happens If We Don’t See A Weather Scare? https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-happens-if-we-dont-see-weather-scare <p>According to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey and AgDay/U.S. Farm Report meteorologist Mike Hoffman, this might not be the hot and dry summer many of us could expect.<br /></p> Thu, 03 May 18 10:15:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-happens-if-we-dont-see-weather-scare Mnuchin: ‘We Will Protect Our Farmers’ https://www.porkbusiness.com/mnuchin-we-will-protect-our-farmers <p>Amid heightened trade tension with China, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump Administration will protect soybean and pork farmers from bearing the brunt of the trade dispute.</p> Thu, 03 May 18 10:16:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mnuchin-we-will-protect-our-farmers Does Smithfield Scare You? https://www.porkbusiness.com/does-smithfield-scare-you <p>Strong fences make good neighbors. Unfortunately strong fences can’t stop strong odors from being carried over and dropped squarely on the neighbor’s picnic.</p> Thu, 03 May 18 10:17:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/does-smithfield-scare-you Bunge: China has Stopped US Soybean Purchases https://www.porkbusiness.com/bunge-china-has-stopped-us-soybean-purchases <p>(Bloomberg) -- The world’s biggest oilseed processor just confirmed one of the soybean market’s biggest fears: China has essentially stopped buying U.S. supplies amid the brewing trade war.</p> Wed, 02 May 18 14:16:55 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bunge-china-has-stopped-us-soybean-purchases 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 Meet New Hires Where They Are https://www.porkbusiness.com/meet-new-hires-where-they-are <p>There are many factors to consider when hiring a new employee. There are the obvious defined duties, responsibilities, and tasks that will be required for the new employee to fulfill.</p> Wed, 02 May 18 10:45:17 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/meet-new-hires-where-they-are I-80 Planting Tour 2018: Eastern Illinois  https://www.porkbusiness.com/i-80-planting-tour-2018-eastern-illinois <p><span><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Wed, 02 May 18 11:08:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/i-80-planting-tour-2018-eastern-illinois Allow VFD Rules to Work https://www.porkbusiness.com/allow-vfd-rules-work <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><i>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.</i></p> Wed, 02 May 18 10:48:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/allow-vfd-rules-work Murphy: Finally — A Feel-Good Moment https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-finally-feel-good-moment <p>In the midst of battles over labeling, the barrage of condemnation accusing livestock of ruining the planet and the negative news about meat-eating that flows with the regularity of the tides onto </p> Wed, 02 May 18 09:55:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-finally-feel-good-moment Strong Income and Appreciation Boost Farmland Returns https://www.porkbusiness.com/strong-income-and-appreciation-boost-farmland-returns <p>The total return from farmland owned by pension funds rose during the first quarter of 2018, according to the <a href="https://www.ncreif.org/">National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciarie</a></p> Wed, 02 May 18 05:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/strong-income-and-appreciation-boost-farmland-returns New Study Finds Pureed Pork Supports Infant Growth https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-study-finds-pureed-pork-supports-infant-growth <p>Meat, such as pork, can be an important source of much-needed protein in an infant’s diet during the transition to solid foods, according to new research from the University of Colorado published i</p> Wed, 02 May 18 05:02:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/new-study-finds-pureed-pork-supports-infant-growth Midwest at Risk for Storms Tuesday Night, Tornadoes on Wednesday https://www.porkbusiness.com/midwest-risk-storms-tuesday-night-tornadoes-wednesday <p>AccuWeather reports lives and property will be at risk over part of the central U.S.</p> Tue, 01 May 18 15:43:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/midwest-risk-storms-tuesday-night-tornadoes-wednesday It’s Too Soon To Take Weather Off The Table https://www.porkbusiness.com/its-too-soon-take-weather-table <p>For the majority of farmers, planting got off to a solid start in the Corn Belt last week.</p> Wed, 02 May 18 10:20:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/its-too-soon-take-weather-table USMEF: Customers are More Optimistic About the Future of NAFTA https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-customers-are-more-optimistic-about-future-nafta <p><span><span><span><span>The pace of NAFTA neg</span></span></span></span></p> Tue, 01 May 18 12:27:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usmef-customers-are-more-optimistic-about-future-nafta Can NAFTA Deal Be Reached By Week’s End? https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-nafta-deal-be-reached-weeks-end <p>This week, the House and Senate  are on recess, but there could be significant movement on the trade front both with China and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).<br /></p> Tue, 01 May 18 20:31:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/can-nafta-deal-be-reached-weeks-end Webinar to Explore VFD Audit Process https://www.porkbusiness.com/webinar-explore-vfd-audit-process <p>With implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) changes now over a year underway, the FDA inspection process is expected to happen more frequently in the coming months.</p> Tue, 01 May 18 13:57:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/webinar-explore-vfd-audit-process 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 Murphy: Another Fake Meat Fight https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-another-fake-meat-fight <p>Last week, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives voted to outlaw companies selling lab-grown meat products or meat substitutes in the Show-Me State from labeling them as “meat.”</p> Mon, 27 Aug 18 10:01:19 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-another-fake-meat-fight Profit-taking Upends CME Live Cattle Futures; Hogs Up https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-taking-upends-cme-live-cattle-futures-hogs <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed lower on Monday, pressured by profit-taking after three consecutive days of market advances, said traders.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 18 22:28:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-taking-upends-cme-live-cattle-futures-hogs John McCain: A Champion of Compromise https://www.porkbusiness.com/john-mccain-champion-compromise <p><em>The following commentary does not necessarily reflect the views of AgWeb or Farm Journal Media. The opinions expressed below are the author's own.</em></p> Tue, 01 May 18 11:50:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/john-mccain-champion-compromise Plant-based and Lab-grown Meat Could Get Clear Labeling in Missouri https://www.porkbusiness.com/plant-based-and-lab-grown-meat-could-get-clear-labeling-missouri <p>A proposal passed in the Missouri House would require makers of plant-based and lab-grown meat to clearly label those products as not originating from livestock. If the law is signed by the Governo</p> Tue, 01 May 18 11:12:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/plant-based-and-lab-grown-meat-could-get-clear-labeling-missouri Hoffman’s Summer Weather Outlook https://www.porkbusiness.com/hoffmans-summer-weather-outlook <p>A hot, dry summer might not be in store for much of the Corn Belt this summer.<br /></p> Tue, 01 May 18 10:59:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/hoffmans-summer-weather-outlook John’s World: How Fast CAN Farmers Plant Corn? https://www.porkbusiness.com/johns-world-how-fast-can-farmers-plant-corn <p>Two ag economists from the University of Illinois, Scott Irwin and Todd Hubbs, have determined it takes roughly two weeks to get the corn crop planted in the U.S.<br /></p> Mon, 30 Apr 18 14:57:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/johns-world-how-fast-can-farmers-plant-corn USDA Meteorologist Releases Weather Forecast https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-meteorologist-releases-weather-forecast <p>As the northern stretches of the U.S. are dealing with one of the coldest April on record, planters are slowly starting to unfreeze.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 18 13:02:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-meteorologist-releases-weather-forecast Murphy: To Wash, or Not to Wash? https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-wash-or-not-wash <p class="MsoNoSpacing">We know all about the younger generation’s “sensitivity” to raw meat, which was the basis of a recent column in this space (“Generation Snowflake,” <a href="https://www.drovers&lt;/body&gt;&lt;/html&gt;"></a></p> Mon, 30 Apr 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-wash-or-not-wash 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 Westphalen: Breakeven was $7.33 Lower Last Week https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-breakeven-was-733-lower-last-week <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Tue, 01 May 18 09:08:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-breakeven-was-733-lower-last-week Trade Tensions Felt Across the U.S. https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-tensions-felt-across-us <p>An <a href="https://www.ibj.com/articles/68458-trade-tensions-put-indiana-farmers-and-manufacturers-in-crosshairs">article</a> in the Indianapolis Business Journal recently spotlighted a young hog </p> Mon, 30 Apr 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-tensions-felt-across-us 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 Central U.S. Likely to See Biggest Severe Storm Outbreak Yet This Year https://www.porkbusiness.com/central-us-likely-see-biggest-severe-storm-outbreak-yet-year <p>AccuWeather reports a severe thunderstorm outbreak is likely over the central U.S. this week with the risk of damaging storms on multiple days in parts of the Plains and Mississippi Valley.</p> Sun, 29 Apr 18 06:31:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/central-us-likely-see-biggest-severe-storm-outbreak-yet-year Will Grilling Season Fire Up Hog Prices? https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-grilling-season-fire-hog-prices <p>Typically, cattle prices make their highs in April and hogs make their highs in June and July—but not this year.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 18 17:35:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/will-grilling-season-fire-hog-prices Mexico Says NAFTA Deal 'Reasonably Close' Talks 'Not Easy' https://www.porkbusiness.com/mexico-says-nafta-deal-reasonably-close-talks-not-easy <p>A deal on a new North American Free Trade Agreement is close at hand but talks to arrive at a finishing point are not easy, top Mexican officials said on Thursday as ministers met in Washington for</p> Fri, 27 Apr 18 10:59:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mexico-says-nafta-deal-reasonably-close-talks-not-easy USDA to Allow Mainland Study of FMD Virus https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-allow-mainland-study-fmd-virus <p>Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has authorized the movement of a modified, non-infectious version of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) virus from the Plum Island Animal Disease Center to the U</p> Fri, 27 Apr 18 10:10:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/usda-allow-mainland-study-fmd-virus Shrinking Global Stocks Create Bullish Story for Corn Prices https://www.porkbusiness.com/shrinking-global-stocks-create-bullish-story-corn-prices <p>A few important factors are at play that could keep <a href="https://www.agweb.com/markets/futures/?&amp;page=oview&amp;sym=ZC&amp;name=Corn">corn prices</a> on an upward trajectory for the next ye</p> Fri, 27 Apr 18 10:44:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/shrinking-global-stocks-create-bullish-story-corn-prices Rural Health Informatics Play Increased Role in Ag Safety https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-health-informatics-play-increased-role-ag-safety <p>News media reports of agricultural injuries and fatalities can fill an important information gap and provide near real-time, humanized stories for safety professionals and policymakers who are focu</p> Fri, 27 Apr 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-health-informatics-play-increased-role-ag-safety Murphy: Bashing the Shamburger https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-bashing-shamburger <p>At least one prominent chef has given a thumbs-down to the alt-meat product Impossible Burger. But he admits that he loathes vegans, and worse — he’s never even eaten one.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 18 07:12:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-bashing-shamburger France Bans Vegan and Vegetarian Food Labels Using Meat or Dairy Terms https://www.porkbusiness.com/france-bans-vegan-and-vegetarian-food-labels-using-meat-or-dairy-terms <p>No longer can vegan and vegetarian food be labeled with meat or dairy specific terms like “burger” or “milk” in France.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 18 04:54:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/france-bans-vegan-and-vegetarian-food-labels-using-meat-or-dairy-terms Rural Bankers See Slow, But Improving, Economic Growth https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-bankers-see-slow-improving-economic-growth <p>While it may be hard to believe, the ag economy is showing signs of improvement.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 18 14:58:32 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rural-bankers-see-slow-improving-economic-growth Lean Hogs Drop on Technicals, Weak Cash Prices; Cattle Mixed https://www.porkbusiness.com/lean-hogs-drop-technicals-weak-cash-prices-cattle-mixed <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday on technical selling and a weak cash hog market, traders said.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 18 00:32:47 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/lean-hogs-drop-technicals-weak-cash-prices-cattle-mixed BREAKING: Jury Adds $50M Damages to Smithfield Nuisance Case https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-jury-adds-50m-damages-smithfield-nuisance-case <p>A federal jury awarded more than $50 million in damages Thursday, to plaintiffs in a nuisance case against pork industry leader Smithfield Foods, who they hold responsible for intense odor and othe</p> Fri, 27 Apr 18 14:16:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/breaking-jury-adds-50m-damages-smithfield-nuisance-case EPA Administrator Pruitt Drilled Over Work, Ethics, RFS https://www.porkbusiness.com/epa-administrator-pruitt-drilled-over-work-ethics-rfs <p>Embattled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt was on Capitol Hill Thursday defending not only the administration’s work but his ethics.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 18 06:37:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/epa-administrator-pruitt-drilled-over-work-ethics-rfs Understand Safety when Dealing with Hydrogen Sulfide in Manure https://www.porkbusiness.com/understand-safety-when-dealing-hydrogen-sulfide-manure <p id="page-title">The risks of hydrogen sulfide in swine operations have been known for years, but beef operators also need to be aware of the dangers this gas can pose.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 18 13:53:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/understand-safety-when-dealing-hydrogen-sulfide-manure Apply for 2018 University of Missouri Youth Pork Institute https://www.porkbusiness.com/apply-2018-university-missouri-youth-pork-institute <p>Are you interested in the future of pork production, new technologies, or want to be a leader in the pork industry and are still in high school?</p> Thu, 26 Apr 18 13:31:30 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/apply-2018-university-missouri-youth-pork-institute Farmers' Share Of Food Dollar At Record Low https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-share-food-dollar-record-low <p>USDA's Economic Research Service's Food Dollar Series recently revealed that in 2016 the farmers' share of the food dollar fell to 14.8 cents, down 4.5 percent from the prior year and the lowest le</p> Thu, 26 Apr 18 13:46:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-share-food-dollar-record-low Weather Is King Of The Hill When It Comes to #Plant18 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weather-king-hill-when-it-comes-plant18 <p>Corn planting progress in the U.S.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 18 13:17:07 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/weather-king-hill-when-it-comes-plant18 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 Murphy: Viva la France https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-viva-la-france <p>In some quarters, it’s de rigueur to bash the French for their (alleged) failure to follow the U.S. lead on security issues. But now, they’re leading the movement to rein in alt-meat labeling.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 18 07:02:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-viva-la-france Realize the Value of Your Human Capital https://www.porkbusiness.com/realize-value-your-human-capital <p>Steve Jobs understood the importance of hiring the very best people and giving them the latitude to share ideas, engage in teamwork and take new innovations to the next level.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/realize-value-your-human-capital Cattle Futures Advance as Beef Prices Push Higher; Hogs Rebound https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-futures-advance-beef-prices-push-higher-hogs-rebound <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures climbed on Wednesday as rising beef prices bolstered beef packer margins and fueled expectations for higher cash cattle prices this week, traders sai</p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 17:21:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-futures-advance-beef-prices-push-higher-hogs-rebound The End of Livestock Production? https://www.porkbusiness.com/end-livestock-production <p>If you’re busy planting corn or calving cows this week, rejoice. The end of those chores is near. That’s because scientists, entrepreneurs, and activists are building an animal-free food system.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 18 09:59:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/end-livestock-production Eli Lilly Attracts Interest for Animal Health Division https://www.porkbusiness.com/eli-lilly-attracts-interest-animal-health-division <p>(Bloomberg) -- Eli Lilly &amp; Co. has attracted interest from private equity firms including Bain Capital and Advent International Corp.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 17:58:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/eli-lilly-attracts-interest-animal-health-division Closing Arguments Heard In Smithfield Nuisance Trial https://www.porkbusiness.com/closing-arguments-heard-smithfield-nuisance-trial <p>The federal trial in North Carolina might have the potential to alter the future of hog farming in the state.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 13:03:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/closing-arguments-heard-smithfield-nuisance-trial National FFA Prepares For Future of Ag Ed, Updates Federal Charter https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-ffa-prepares-future-ag-ed-updates-federal-charter <p>A bill presented in the U.S.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 13:05:40 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/national-ffa-prepares-future-ag-ed-updates-federal-charter Webinar to Feature FDA Answers VFD Audit Questions https://www.porkbusiness.com/webinar-feature-fda-answers-vfd-audit-questions <p class="MsoNoSpacing">With implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) changes now over a year underway, the FDA inspection process is expected to happen more frequently in the coming mont</p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 11:38:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/webinar-feature-fda-answers-vfd-audit-questions I-80 Planting Tour 2018: Indiana https://www.porkbusiness.com/i-80-planting-tour-2018-indiana <p>Some farmers are finally kicking up dust in the fields as temperatures climb higher in the Corn Belt.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 10:40:38 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/i-80-planting-tour-2018-indiana Tail-Biting More Frequent in Littermate Groups https://www.porkbusiness.com/tail-biting-more-frequent-littermate-groups <p>It’s well-known there is a social hierarchy in pig groups.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 10:10:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tail-biting-more-frequent-littermate-groups Next Threat: End of Cheap Money https://www.porkbusiness.com/next-threat-end-cheap-money <p>(Bloomberg) -- American farmers have managed to stay afloat despite years of shrinking crop values, the lowest incomes since the recession and a budding trade war with China.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 10:09:51 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/next-threat-end-cheap-money Murphy: Fire-Roasted Brazilian … Lentils? https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-fire-roasted-brazilian-lentils <p>Almost 20 years ago, I got to experience red meat the way God intended it to be served: sliced off huge slabs that moments earlier were roasting on a spit over a flaming grill.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-fire-roasted-brazilian-lentils Cattle Futures Retreat as Stock Market Plunges; Hogs Down https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-futures-retreat-stock-market-plunges-hogs-down <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures settled mostly lower on Tuesday as a steep drop in the stock market dragged futures from the highest levels of the month, posted early in the session</p> Tue, 24 Apr 18 18:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-futures-retreat-stock-market-plunges-hogs-down A Week of Good Planting Weather in Store https://www.porkbusiness.com/week-good-planting-weather-store <p><em>Weekly BamWX.com forecast from Chief Forecaster Michael Clark</em> </p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 10:35:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/week-good-planting-weather-store AgriTalk After the Bell: “Short Growing Season Could Be the Risk.” https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-short-growing-season-could-be-risk <p>“It’s been a long time since we’ve had an early end of the growing season – that could be the issue to watch with some corn going in the ground later than many growers would like.” That’s what Pro </p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 10:39:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-short-growing-season-could-be-risk Phipps: 5 Reasons Why Expanded Trade Is Essential For The Future https://www.porkbusiness.com/phipps-5-reasons-why-expanded-trade-essential-future <p><a href="http://usfarmreport.com/">U.S. Farm Report</a> commentator John Phipps has been talking about trade in a lot of his commentaries. <br /></p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 10:36:36 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/phipps-5-reasons-why-expanded-trade-essential-future Animal Welfare Tops List of American Causes https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-welfare-tops-list-american-causes <p>Americans say they care more about animal welfare than children’s education and hunger.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 21:28:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/animal-welfare-tops-list-american-causes Profit Tracker: Rally Erases Red Ink https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-rally-erases-red-ink <p>A $3 per cwt. rally in fed cattle prices produced a $135 per head improvement in feedyard closeouts last week, erasing a $43 per head loss and producing a $92 profit.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 11:16:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-rally-erases-red-ink Trump Says NAFTA Talks Doing Nicely as Mexico Sees Deal Soon https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-says-nafta-talks-doing-nicely-mexico-sees-deal-soon <p>(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said talks on a revised NAFTA are “doing very nicely” as ministers from the U.S., Mexico and Canada meet in Washington to try to push for an agreement by early</p> Wed, 25 Apr 18 10:58:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-says-nafta-talks-doing-nicely-mexico-sees-deal-soon CAST Report Addresses Progress, Future Needs in Animal Welfare https://www.porkbusiness.com/cast-report-addresses-progress-future-needs-animal-welfare <p>We’ve learned a lot about animal welfare over the past 20 years, but opportunities for continued improvement remain, according to a new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technolo</p> Tue, 24 Apr 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cast-report-addresses-progress-future-needs-animal-welfare Cut Through the Confusion on Food https://www.porkbusiness.com/cut-through-confusion-food <p>I read a great <a href="https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/04/opinion/sunday/relax-you-dont-need-to-eat-clean.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&amp;smid=nytcore-ipad-share&amp;_r=0&amp;referer">editorial</a></p> Tue, 24 Apr 18 10:47:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cut-through-confusion-food The Power of a Job in Town https://www.porkbusiness.com/power-job-town <p>In late February, the Wall Street Journal published an interesting piece that hit close to the hearts of those of us in farm country.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 18 10:00:24 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/power-job-town Cattle Futures Jump on Firm Cash, Higher Beef Prices; Hogs Down https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-futures-jump-firm-cash-higher-beef-prices-hogs-down <p data-reactid="35">Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures climbed on Monday in response to higher cash cattle prices late last week and rising beef prices, traders said.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 18 18:14:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-futures-jump-firm-cash-higher-beef-prices-hogs-down Soybean Technical Picture Tells the Story https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybean-technical-picture-tells-story <p><span>It is interesting to say the least the discussion in the media regarding the tariff situation and ideas on what China has done or may </span></p> Tue, 24 Apr 18 10:59:57 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/soybean-technical-picture-tells-story Merck Taps Justin Welsh, DVM, to Lead Food Animal Technical Services https://www.porkbusiness.com/merck-taps-justin-welsh-dvm-lead-food-animal-technical-services <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Justin Welsh, DVM, has been named Executive Director of Food Animal Technical Services for Merck Animal Health’s U.S. Food Animal Team. In his new role, Dr.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 18 16:20:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/merck-taps-justin-welsh-dvm-lead-food-animal-technical-services Mexico Signs Pact with EU; Still Talking with US, Canada https://www.porkbusiness.com/mexico-signs-pact-eu-still-talking-us-canada <p>(Bloomberg) -- Senior trade officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will meet again in Washington in an intensified push to reach a Nafta agreement in the next few weeks.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 18 13:42:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/mexico-signs-pact-eu-still-talking-us-canada AgriTalk: The Itch is Strong, But Is it Ok to Plant? https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-itch-strong-it-ok-plant <p>The forecast is starting to warm up for many in the Midwest, and with the first week of May just days away a lot of farmers are anxious to get some seed in the ground, but is it a good idea?</p> Tue, 24 Apr 18 10:43:33 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-itch-strong-it-ok-plant Ken Ferrie: Toss the Calendar https://www.porkbusiness.com/ken-ferrie-toss-calendar <p>It’s important to watch your fields—not your calendar—when deciding to plant says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 18 13:07:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/ken-ferrie-toss-calendar Blizzard Evelyn Victims Should Contact FSA with Damage Assessment https://www.porkbusiness.com/blizzard-evelyn-victims-should-contact-fsa-damage-assessment <p>Farmers in Wisconsin affected by Blizzard Evelyn last week should contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency offices as soon as possible with damage assessment.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 18 16:25:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/blizzard-evelyn-victims-should-contact-fsa-damage-assessment NAFTA Completion May Wait Until December https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-completion-may-wait-until-december <p>Amid all the discussion of having an agreement in principle completed by early May, U.S.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 18 13:45:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-completion-may-wait-until-december Know How To Play The Market Game Before An Event Gets Here https://www.porkbusiness.com/know-how-play-market-game-event-gets-here <p>As the last full week of April unfurls, several farmers still haven’t been able to drop a seed in the ground due to inclement weather.<br /></p> Tue, 24 Apr 18 11:22:21 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/know-how-play-market-game-event-gets-here Westphalen: Weaner Pig Breakeven Drops $1.23 per Head https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-weaner-pig-breakeven-drops-123-head <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Mon, 23 Apr 18 10:22:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/westphalen-weaner-pig-breakeven-drops-123-head Tractor Tales: 1951 John Deere R https://www.porkbusiness.com/tractor-tales-1951-john-deere-r <p>David Shepherd’s 1951 John Deere R has a lot of memories attached to it. <br /></p> Mon, 23 Apr 18 10:26:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/tractor-tales-1951-john-deere-r Company News: Topigs Norsvin, Verdesian and GlobalVetLINK https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-topigs-norsvin-verdesian-and-globalvetlink <p><b>Topigs Norsvin Implements PRRS Resistance in Breeding Value Estimation</b></p> Mon, 23 Apr 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-topigs-norsvin-verdesian-and-globalvetlink Murphy: An End to Meat Shaming https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-end-meat-shaming <p class="MsoNoSpacing">For all our collective faults and shortcomings, our well-documented cluelessness about civics and geography and our willful ignorance about the science and high-tech that fuels</p> Mon, 23 Apr 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-end-meat-shaming John’s World: The Baby Bust of 2017 https://www.porkbusiness.com/johns-world-baby-bust-2017 <p>According to an <a href="https://twitter.com/AgDayTV/status/986961040847106048">AgDay Twitter poll</a>, as of April 19, 93 percent of farmers haven’t started planting. <br /></p> Mon, 23 Apr 18 10:29:18 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/johns-world-baby-bust-2017 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 Blockchain Technology Enters Shipping Sector https://www.porkbusiness.com/blockchain-technology-enters-shipping-sector <p>(Bloomberg) — Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 18 17:13:02 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/blockchain-technology-enters-shipping-sector Current NAFTA Talks Extended https://www.porkbusiness.com/current-nafta-talks-extended <p>(Bloomberg) -- Nafta talks will continue through the weekend before ministers regroup Tuesday, as negotiations take on new urgency while Mexico cautions nothing is imminent.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 18 15:58:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/current-nafta-talks-extended EU Bans Meat Imports from 20 Brazilian Plants https://www.porkbusiness.com/eu-bans-meat-imports-20-brazilian-plants <p>SAO PAULO (AP) - The European Union has decided to ban meat imports from 20 Brazilian plants amid concerns about sanitary controls, a move that the Latin American country plans to contest at the Wo</p> Sun, 22 Apr 18 21:13:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/eu-bans-meat-imports-20-brazilian-plants Markets Now: “Crazy” Explosive Volatility In Next Two Years https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-crazy-explosive-volatility-next-two-years <p><span><span><span><span>For much of 2017, the story—or lack th</span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 20 Apr 18 15:49:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-crazy-explosive-volatility-next-two-years Bill To Provide $50M in Mental Health Support to Rural America
 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bill-provide-50m-mental-health-support-rural-america <p>The farm economy is facing tough times, and a new bipartisan effort is recognizing these struggles.<br /></p> Fri, 20 Apr 18 16:46:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/bill-provide-50m-mental-health-support-rural-america Response Training for Livestock Transportation Rollover Accidents https://www.porkbusiness.com/response-training-livestock-transportation-rollover-accidents <p>Responding to accidents is never an easy task.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 18 12:52:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/response-training-livestock-transportation-rollover-accidents Digital Tool Uses Algorithms To Detect Freeze Events Days In Advance https://www.porkbusiness.com/digital-tool-uses-algorithms-detect-freeze-events-days-advance <p>The sun is shining, but meteorologists agree we’re not out of the woods for a freeze just yet.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 18 13:02:43 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/digital-tool-uses-algorithms-detect-freeze-events-days-advance U.S. Could Take More European Business If China Tariffs Soybeans https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-could-take-more-european-business-if-china-tariffs-soybeans <p>There are a lot of moving pieces in the trade situation between the U.S. and China. <br /></p> Fri, 20 Apr 18 14:11:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/us-could-take-more-european-business-if-china-tariffs-soybeans Murphy: Generation Snowflake https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-generation-snowflake <p>After reading a news report from Great Britain about a new form of packaging, I had a negative reaction I’m sure many others — at least in my demographic — would share:</p> Fri, 20 Apr 18 09:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-generation-snowflake Magapor Plans 12th International Technical Meeting https://www.porkbusiness.com/magapor-plans-12th-international-technical-meeting <p>Magapor is holding its twelfth annual ITM International Technical Meeting, being held in the auditorium of the World Trade Center of Zaragoza (Spain) on April 25 and 26.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/magapor-plans-12th-international-technical-meeting Cattle Futures Rise; Hog Futures Mixed https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-futures-rise-hog-futures-mixed <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures dropped on Thursday on profit-taking and fund liquidation ahead of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s monthly cattle on feed report.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 18 17:13:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-futures-rise-hog-futures-mixed Concerns Over Trade Weigh Heavily on Rural Bankers https://www.porkbusiness.com/concerns-over-trade-weigh-heavily-rural-bankers <p>OMAHA, Nebraska - A newly released index measuring the economic outlook in farm country took a beating as bankers expressed concern about trade tensions and the potential impact on the farm economy</p> Fri, 20 Apr 18 14:53:27 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/concerns-over-trade-weigh-heavily-rural-bankers Consumers Not Enthused By Cricket Flour https://www.porkbusiness.com/consumers-not-enthused-cricket-flour <p>Despite various claims about how eating insects might help reduce the carbon footprint of food production, consumers remain less than enthused.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 18 16:39:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/consumers-not-enthused-cricket-flour Trump, Japan's Abe Agree to Intensify Trade Talks https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-japans-abe-agree-intensify-trade-talks <p>U.S.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 18 12:37:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-japans-abe-agree-intensify-trade-talks Japan-EU Trade Agreement Threatens U.S. Pork Exports to Japan https://www.porkbusiness.com/japan-eu-trade-agreement-threatens-us-pork-exports-japan <p>On December 8, 2017, Japan and the European Union (EU) announced the finalization of negotiations on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).</p> Thu, 19 Apr 18 10:54:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/japan-eu-trade-agreement-threatens-us-pork-exports-japan China Says Ready to Deal with any Fallout from U.S. Trade Row https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-says-ready-deal-any-fallout-us-trade-row <p>BEIJING (Reuters) - China is well prepared to handle any negative effects from its trade dispute with the United States, the commerce ministry said on Thursday, adding that Beijing’s tariff hikes o</p> Thu, 19 Apr 18 10:30:44 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-says-ready-deal-any-fallout-us-trade-row 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 NAFTA Ministers Meet in DC https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-ministers-meet-dc <p>(Bloomberg) -- The trio of ministers leading Nafta talks meet again in Washington beginning Thursday as they continue to push for a deal in principle within weeks.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 18 10:37:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/nafta-ministers-meet-dc Swine Disease Update Provided in Domestic Disease Monitoring Report https://www.porkbusiness.com/swine-disease-update-provided-domestic-disease-monitoring-report <p>The second Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) <a href="https://www.swinehealth.org/domestic-disease-surveillance-reports/">domestic disease monitoring report</a> includes veterinary diagnostic </p> Thu, 19 Apr 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/swine-disease-update-provided-domestic-disease-monitoring-report 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 Cattle, Hog Futures Rise; Underpinned by Cash Market https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-hog-futures-rise-underpinned-cash-market <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures rose on Wednesday, supported by steady-to-higher early-week cash prices, traders said.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 18 16:58:10 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cattle-hog-futures-rise-underpinned-cash-market 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 Cold Weather May Cap U.S. Corn Acres, But What About Yield? https://www.porkbusiness.com/cold-weather-may-cap-us-corn-acres-what-about-yield <p>Unless yields soar to never-before-seen highs, the United States this summer will certainly harvest the smallest corn crop in three years since the production volume may not be padded by a boost in</p> Wed, 18 Apr 18 16:39:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cold-weather-may-cap-us-corn-acres-what-about-yield 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 Power Take-Off Safety https://www.porkbusiness.com/power-take-safety <p>A <strong>power take-off (PTO)</strong> shaft transfers mechanical power from a tractor to an implement (shown above).</p> Wed, 18 Apr 18 13:43:49 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/power-take-safety Federal Investment in Agricultural Research Essential https://www.porkbusiness.com/federal-investment-agricultural-research-essential <p>A new effort to boost federal investment in agricultural research launched in Washington, D.C., bringing together Iowa State University with15 other public and private universities.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 18 10:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/federal-investment-agricultural-research-essential Murphy: A Compassionate Veggie? https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-compassionate-veggie <p>During 34 years as a writer and editor, while composing (literally) tens of millions of words on the subject of the meat industry and the animal activists who oppose its very existence, I’ve always</p> Wed, 18 Apr 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-compassionate-veggie Organizers Give You 18 Reasons to Attend the Stakeholders Summit https://www.porkbusiness.com/organizers-give-you-18-reasons-attend-stakeholders-summit <p>The Animal Agriculture Alliance is gearing up for its 2018 Stakeholders Summit, scheduled for May 3-4 in Arlington, Virginia. Here are 18 reasons why organizers feel you should be there.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/organizers-give-you-18-reasons-attend-stakeholders-summit Projected Corn and Soybean Breakeven Prices https://www.porkbusiness.com/projected-corn-and-soybean-breakeven-prices <p>Breakeven prices are used to examine the relative profitability and competitiveness of a farm's enterprises and when developing marketing plans.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/projected-corn-and-soybean-breakeven-prices 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 Live Cattle Futures Rise on Strong Packer Margins; Hogs Down https://www.porkbusiness.com/live-cattle-futures-rise-strong-packer-margins-hogs-down <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures firmed on Tuesday, bouncing back from Monday’s declines.</p> <p>Traders said good profit margins at packers supported the gains.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 18 16:43:08 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/live-cattle-futures-rise-strong-packer-margins-hogs-down This Historically Cold April Might Mean Lower Yields https://www.porkbusiness.com/historically-cold-april-might-mean-lower-yields <p>The Corn Belt has been experiencing unusually cold weather since late March.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 18 09:30:52 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/historically-cold-april-might-mean-lower-yields 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 China Pork Output Jumps 2.1% in Q1, Pressuring Prices https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-pork-output-jumps-21-q1-pressuring-prices <p>China’s pork output rose 2.1 percent to 15.4 million tonnes in the first quarter compared with the period during the prior year, official data showed on Tuesday, after farmers rushed to slaughter t</p> Tue, 17 Apr 18 11:37:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-pork-output-jumps-21-q1-pressuring-prices Murphy: Organic About-Face https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-organic-about-face <p class="MsoNoSpacing">In marketing, ad agencies consider their branding efforts to be successful when a product or organization’s positioning can be captured in a single word or phrase.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-organic-about-face Foot and Mouth Disease Activity Seen in China and Korea https://www.porkbusiness.com/foot-and-mouth-disease-activity-seen-china-and-korea <p>Foot and Mouth Disease Activity Seen in China and Korea</p> <p>Global Swine Disease Monitoring Report Addresses FMD</p> Tue, 17 Apr 18 09:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/foot-and-mouth-disease-activity-seen-china-and-korea Farmers in Skin Cancer's Deadly Bullseye https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-skin-cancers-deadly-bullseye <p>Farmers are in skin cancer’s deadly bullseye. Period. Full-stop.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 18 14:30:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/farmers-skin-cancers-deadly-bullseye Some Animal Viruses May Survive in Imported Feed Ingredients https://www.porkbusiness.com/some-animal-viruses-may-survive-imported-feed-ingredients <p>Researchers from South Dakota State University, Pipestone Veterinary Services in Minnesota and Kansas State University found that seven of the 11 animal viruses tested can potentially survive the t</p> Tue, 17 Apr 18 06:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/some-animal-viruses-may-survive-imported-feed-ingredients CME Livestock Cattle Mixed; Nearbys Firm, Deferred Months Weak https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-livestock-cattle-mixed-nearbys-firm-deferred-months-weak <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were mostly weaker on Monday, with traders locking in profits after prices rose on Friday.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 18 16:52:31 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-livestock-cattle-mixed-nearbys-firm-deferred-months-weak China Strikes The Heartland And President Trump’s Base https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-strikes-heartland-and-president-trumps-base <p><span><span><span>I appreciate what President Donald Trump is trying to accomplish by imposin</span></span></span></p> Tue, 17 Apr 18 19:22:11 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/china-strikes-heartland-and-president-trumps-base Trump Says US Could Rejoin TPP if Deal Improved. How Hard Would it Be? https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-says-us-could-rejoin-tpp-if-deal-improved-how-hard-would-it-be <p>U.S.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 18 15:44:46 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-says-us-could-rejoin-tpp-if-deal-improved-how-hard-would-it-be AgriTalk After The Bell: An “Historic” Weather Pattern https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-historic-weather-pattern <p>April 2018 will be at least one of the 20<sup>th</sup> coldest Aprils since 1895 – it has a good chance of being one of the five coldest – and it could end up being the coldest in the last 124 year</p> Mon, 16 Apr 18 21:12:56 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-historic-weather-pattern 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 Profit Tracker: Packers Turn Tidy Profit https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-packers-turn-tidy-profit <p>That packers hold the leverage in the current fed cattle market can be underscored by the fact they paid roughly $2.40 per cwt.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 18 14:32:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/profit-tracker-packers-turn-tidy-profit Semi Carrying 2,000 Weaner Pigs Crashes in Utah https://www.porkbusiness.com/semi-carrying-2000-weaner-pigs-crashes-utah <p>A semi hauling 1,900 pigs tipped over on state Route 20 in Iron County, Utah, Friday afternoon. The driver was apparently going too fast for the corner as it approached the Interstate exchange.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 18 15:53:03 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/semi-carrying-2000-weaner-pigs-crashes-utah What Pork Items Will Be Sent to Argentina? https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-pork-items-will-be-sent-argentina <p><span><span><span>O</span></span></span></p> Mon, 16 Apr 18 13:35:35 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/what-pork-items-will-be-sent-argentina Million Dollar Cattle Embezzlement Case Lands Oklahoma Man in Jail https://www.porkbusiness.com/million-dollar-cattle-embezzlement-case-lands-oklahoma-man-jail <p>A man in Oklahoma has been arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $1 million in a scheme involving cattle as the collateral for a bank loan.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 18 14:11:22 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/million-dollar-cattle-embezzlement-case-lands-oklahoma-man-jail Murphy: Setting a Trap for Alt-Meat? https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-setting-trap-alt-meat <p>We’re seeing interesting developments in the brewing battle over the regulatory status of alt-meat products now in the marketplace.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 18 10:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-setting-trap-alt-meat Machinery Pete: All-Time High For Used Skid Steer Values https://www.porkbusiness.com/machinery-pete-all-time-high-used-skid-steer-values <p>Each quarter, Machinery Pete releases his Used Values Index reports.<br /></p> Tue, 17 Apr 18 16:25:20 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/machinery-pete-all-time-high-used-skid-steer-values Company News: Tonisity, Diamond V and GlobalVetLINK https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-tonisity-diamond-v-and-globalvetlink <p><b>Tonisity Appoints General Manager and Chief Operations Officer</b></p> Mon, 16 Apr 18 09:30:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/company-news-tonisity-diamond-v-and-globalvetlink Customer Support: Exploring Various Trade Angles https://www.porkbusiness.com/customer-support-exploring-various-trade-angles <p><i>The following content is commentary and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.</i><br /></p> Mon, 16 Apr 18 09:50:34 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/customer-support-exploring-various-trade-angles Is a Revival of U.S. Inclusion in TPP a Possibility? https://www.porkbusiness.com/revival-us-inclusion-tpp-possibility <p>Several news sources indicated last week that President Trump was again looking at the possibility of U.S. participation in what was formerly called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).</p> Mon, 16 Apr 18 07:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/revival-us-inclusion-tpp-possibility Climate Boundary Shifting East Due to Global Warming https://www.porkbusiness.com/climate-boundary-shifting-east-due-global-warming <p>Agriculture on the Great Plains in the coming decades may be adversely affected by a shifting of the climate boundary observed along the 100th meridian due to global warming.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 18 15:05:27 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/climate-boundary-shifting-east-due-global-warming Cash-Traded Weaner Volume Drops 22% https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-traded-weaner-volume-drops-22 <div class="WordSection1"> <p>This market update is a <a href="http://www.porkbusiness.com">PorkBusiness</a> weekly column reporting trends in weaner and feeder pig production.</p></div> Fri, 13 Apr 18 15:49:39 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cash-traded-weaner-volume-drops-22 AgriTalk After The Bell: Packer Margins Should Help Hog Prices https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-packer-margins-should-help-hog-prices <p>Global hog supply and demand issues were the topic of Friday’s AgriTalk After the Bell with Chip Flory.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 18 16:39:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/agritalk-after-bell-packer-margins-should-help-hog-prices Trade War Backfire: Steel Tariff Shrapnel Hits U.S. Farmers https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-war-backfire-steel-tariff-shrapnel-hits-us-farmers <p>Lucas Strom, who runs a century-old family farm in rural Illinois, canceled an order to buy a new $71,000 grain storage bin last month - after the seller raised the price 5 percent in a day.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 18 15:30:50 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trade-war-backfire-steel-tariff-shrapnel-hits-us-farmers Winter Storm Warnings in 6 States; Severe Thunderstorms In Midwest https://www.porkbusiness.com/winter-storm-warnings-6-states-severe-thunderstorms-midwest <p>It might be spring on the calendar, but a major winter storm system, bringing snow and blizzard conditions is rolling through parts of the Plains and the Midwest Friday through the weekend.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 18 16:21:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/winter-storm-warnings-6-states-severe-thunderstorms-midwest 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 Markets Now: Livestock Markets, Crops, Dicamba Uncertainty https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-livestock-markets-crops-dicamba-uncertainty <p><span><span><span><span>There are a lot of hot topics in agric</span></span></span></span></p> Fri, 13 Apr 18 14:28:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/markets-now-livestock-markets-crops-dicamba-uncertainty 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 Man Barely Escapes Oklahoma Wildfire https://www.porkbusiness.com/man-barely-escapes-oklahoma-wildfire <p>More than 200,000 acres have already burned in western Oklahoma near Woodward. High winds and growing drought continues to expand across the southwest.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 18 15:33:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/man-barely-escapes-oklahoma-wildfire Argentine Market Now Open To U.S. Pork https://www.porkbusiness.com/argentine-market-now-open-us-pork <p>With strong support and input from the National Pork Producers Council, the United States and Argentina this week finalized an export certificate that allows the U.S.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 18 08:53:41 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/argentine-market-now-open-us-pork Antibiotic-Free Pig Study Stopped for Animal Welfare Reasons https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotic-free-pig-study-stopped-animal-welfare-reasons <p>It’s an emotional decision every pig farmer—and human—faces: the ability to help a sick animal become well.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 18 16:38:04 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/antibiotic-free-pig-study-stopped-animal-welfare-reasons 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 CME Live Cattle, Hog Futures Close Higher https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-live-cattle-hog-futures-close-higher <p>Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle hit a two-week high on Thursday, driven by short-covering and futures’ discounts to this week’s prices for slaughter-ready, or cash, cattle, said traders.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 18 17:51:53 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/cme-live-cattle-hog-futures-close-higher 16th IPPA Tenderloin Contest Set to Begin https://www.porkbusiness.com/16th-ippa-tenderloin-contest-set-begin <p>There are many Iowa restaurants that serve great breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches and the Iowa Pork Producers Association is ready to launch the search for the state's best.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 18 16:04:58 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/16th-ippa-tenderloin-contest-set-begin Is Now The Time To Grow Your Operation? https://www.porkbusiness.com/now-time-grow-your-operation <p>Corn and soybean prices have seen little bumps in prices as of late.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 18 14:31:45 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/now-time-grow-your-operation Trump Says No Timeline for NAFTA Talks, Getting Close to Deal https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-says-no-timeline-nafta-talks-getting-close-deal <p>U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was in no rush for negotiators to finish NAFTA talks but he thinks they are getting pretty close to a deal.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 18 12:50:14 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/trump-says-no-timeline-nafta-talks-getting-close-deal Three Ways To Prevent Injury In Your Grain Facility https://www.porkbusiness.com/three-ways-prevent-injury-your-grain-facility <p>Grain industry injuries range from grain bin explosions and entrapment to respiratory diseases. Most incidents can be avoided however through proper maintenance, procedures and training.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 18 10:55:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/three-ways-prevent-injury-your-grain-facility Murphy: Bordering on the Ridiculous https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-bordering-ridiculous <p>For many people, “conventional wisdom” now includes the notion that a pure vegetarian diet, while perhaps not more appetizing, is certainly more healthful, more nutritious and ultimately, more resp</p> Thu, 12 Apr 18 10:09:28 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/murphy-bordering-ridiculous Know Thy Neighbors, or Meet Their Lawyers https://www.porkbusiness.com/know-thy-neighbors-or-meet-their-lawyers <p>We live in disquieting times. The tariffs slapped on U.S.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 18 09:57:26 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/know-thy-neighbors-or-meet-their-lawyers Isolated Tornadoes Loom Across Central, Southern U.S. https://www.porkbusiness.com/isolated-tornadoes-loom-across-central-southern-us <p>AccuWeather reports an outbreak of severe thunderstorms, including the potential for a few tornadoes, is anticipated from portions of the central and southern Plains to the Mississippi, Ohio and Te</p> Thu, 12 Apr 18 08:00:00 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/isolated-tornadoes-loom-across-central-southern-us The Rescue Budget: Dial in These Five Midseason Costs https://www.porkbusiness.com/rescue-budget-dial-these-five-midseason-costs <p>As you finalize your 2018 crop budgets, don’t neglect to factor in surprises.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 18 08:51:48 -0500 https://www.porkbusiness.com/rescue-budget-dial-these-five-midseason-costs Which European Countries Have the Most Expensive Farmland? https://www.porkbusiness.com/which-european-countries-have-most-expensive-farmland <p>Think Iowa farmland is pricey? 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