Stubbornly record-high corn prices in Brazil, the world's No. 2 exporter of the grain, are compelling pork producers to slaughter sows they cannot afford to feed and poultry processors to close plants.
Nine years ago, one of the first bioreactors was installed on Mike Bravard’s farm near Jefferson, Iowa. Last week, that bioreactor was reconditioned, all in an effort to make water cleaner for people downstream.
To listen to the presidential candidates tell it, America has lost its competitiveness in the global economy. Like many things you hear in election season, that's a gross and inaccurate overstatement. The U.S. is
The right U.S. food and agricultural government policies can improve the health of America's families, economy, farms and the environment, as outlined in recommendations from AGree, which describes itself as an or
In a recent survey, 82 percent of pig farmers say they are aware of the upcoming regulatory changes regarding on-farm antibiotic use. And of those surveyed, on average, 71 percent have a defined record-keeping protocol
Nearly 300 National Pork Industry Forum delegates, pig farmers and U.S. pork industry staff assembled in Indianapolis today to learn more about the upcoming regulatory changes to on-farm antibiotic use. The producer upd
The significant benefits that would accrue to the U.S. pork industry from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement would be wiped out if the Obama administration implements pending rules related to the buying and selling
According to the USDA's latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, the forecast for total red meat and poultry production for 2016 is reduced from last month as increased beef and turkey production is
The U.S. daily hog slaughter on Monday dropped more than 50,000 head, which industry sources attributed to possible plant closures in the Carolinas after Hurricane Matthew deluged the East Coast over the weekend.