When Kent Bang thinks about the pork industry and all it has been through in the past year and continues to suffer through, he believes three traits describe how people in the pork industry feel right now.
Seedcorn maggot is a seed and seedling pest of corn and soybean. Plant injury is especially prevalent during cool and wet springs. The larvae, or maggots, feed on germinating corn and soybean seeds or seedlings.
USTR intends to negotiate trade agreements with Japan, EU and the United Kingdom, officially beginning a new wave of work toward expanding market access for U.S. businesses, including U.S. grain farmers and exporters.
Europeans may have to pay more for barbecues this summer as African swine fever decimates hog herds around the world. Producers in the European Union are the big winners, with sales to China climbing 43% through May.
A handful of mainstream media outlets have in recent days swallowed what a few fringe groups are peddling in their latest attempts to malign the meat industry, says Andy Curliss, CEO of the North Carolina Pork Council.