What makes some farms targets for undercover activists? What should I tell my neighbor about African Swine Fever? These questions and more are answered on episode 2 of Overhe(a)rd, the Farm Journal Livestock podcast.
It’s certainly been a year filled with ups and downs, said Mike Haag, president of the Illinois Pork Producers. Between trade challenges, rumors of impeachment, African swine fever and more, it has not been boring.
As I watched my daughter arrange and rearrange her misshapen pumpkins on our porch, I couldn’t help but smile. In her eyes they were all absolutely perfect. She didn’t see the blemishes and imperfections.
National Junior Swine Association's secretary, Adrian Austin, says turning her focus to FFA in high school was a pivotal decision in her life, opening the doors to greater involvement in the pork industry.
Farmers wear a lot of hats – literally and figuratively. Nearly four years ago, Illinois pig farmer Kent Blunier, decided there were too many people who didn’t understand agriculture and he wanted to help people see what farming is really about.
Are you taking time to tell your story? In a world of quick answers, Illinois pig farmer Pat Bane believes farmers should take time to explain why they do what they do. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at his farm.