Heartbreaking. In one word, that’s how Kamryn Kreis, 18, describes the announcement that the Ohio State Fair had been canceled for 2020. This was not how her last year of showing pigs at state fair was supposed to go.
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.
Although it can be scary to open up an intimate part of your life and livelihood, it is important. Whether you use YouTube videos or farm visits or talk to a shopper, being open about your operation can open minds.
An enforcement chief for the Department of Transportation said commenting and petitioning the hours of service that are backed by the electronic logging device (ELD) rule are necessary for any changes to the mandate.
As access to information continues to evolve, so do consumer perceptions of animal agriculture. Today, industry leaders are seeing increased questions from consumers regarding antimicrobial resistance in livestock.
On Sunday, 60 Minutes aired an episode questioning antibiotic use in the livestock industry and singled out the pork industry. The report failed to include critical information about modern pig farming, NPPC says.