As they gathered in the bleachers to listen to industry leaders and experts share their knowledge about the swine industry, I couldn’t help but think these are the most important faces of our industry.
A recent study says pesticide levels in organically grown foods is equal to conventionally grown foods. Yes, consumers are paying more for organic foods that still use pesticides. But that won't change their minds.
The jury verdict against a hog farm last week sent reverberations throughout the pork industry. It was the first of several pending lawsuits in North Carolina, and it set a dangerous and uncomfortable precedent.
Chuck Conner, president and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, said the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has support across agriculture and should be an easy decision for Congress to finalize.