The United States will take action "early and often" to challenge violations of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement once it takes effect on July 1, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told lawmakers.
Until there’s a vaccine for COVID-19, Jessica Kolterman of Lincoln Premium Poultry, doesn’t see that there’s a way to relax. She shares how they've managed the COVID-19 challenges while hitting production goals.
During volatile times in the pork industry, one of the most critical relationships you can maintain (besides your packer) is the one with your lender. Here are five unwritten rules to improve that relationship.
Slow your pigs down and watch weights closely to know when they’re unmarketable, says Spencer Wayne, DVM, with Pipestone Veterinary Services. He encourages producers to do their math and estimate profitability.
Extended financial assistance is being offered to Iowa pig farmers who were forced to euthanize their animals due to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions before the Iowa Disposal Assistance Program launched on May 26.
As pork processing plants got back up to harvesting 437,000 head of pigs on June 4, Scott Brown, University of Missouri economist, told AgriTalk host Chip Flory that it’s a reminder of the pork industry's resilience.
Pig farmers are problem solvers. They look for ways to do things better. When COVID-19 struck the U.S., the pork industry faced challenges like never before. How will COVID-19 change the future of technology adoption?
The next quarterly Hogs and Pigs report from USDA will be released later in the month. The last report showed continued expansion for all hogs and pigs at 77.6 million head. Could the industry still expand?
Even before COVID-19 threw a wrench into the workforce, agriculture was fighting a shortage of workers for U.S. farms. Here’s how two hog operations are managing their labor needs and retaining their best employees.
Supply chain and distribution challenges are leaving producers with animals ready for market but no place to go. As some consider butchering at-home, experts remind this practice comes with risks and responsibilities.
Make your farm an irresistible place to work by hiring and keeping the right people for your team. The right people, motivated and encouraged in the right way leads to higher performance and profitability.