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NPPC Wants Votes On Four Key Trump Nominees

The National Pork Producers Council today urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to schedule confirmation votes on four long-languishing Trump administration nominees for positions important to U.S. pork producers and American agriculture.   In a letter to the two leaders, NPPC asked the Senate to fulfill its “vital

Purdue Professors: What Skills And Competencies A Farmer Needs To Grow?

There are numerous motivations for farms to expand their businesses. Even in today’s environment of tight margins, many farms are exploring expansion options. When exploring these options, it is important to address key questions pertaining to the farm’s strategy. A previous article (farmdoc daily, August 5, 2016), discussed ten questions that should be addressed when

Round 7 of NAFTA Renegotiation Creates Room for Optimism

Farmscape for January 30, 2018 Full Interview 7:51 Listen The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says the fact that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will continue is cause for renewed optimism. With Round 6 of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement having concluded in Montreal

Indiana Pork To Host Regional Meetings For Producers

Beginning in February, Indiana Pork will host a series of regional meetings throughout the state for pork producers. During the meeting, Indiana Pork staff will update attendees on activities of the association as well as local, state and federal legislative issues. There will be ample time for questions and answers as well.   The meeting

Applications Available for the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award

The National Pork Board is seeking the next America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM, with applications now open for the annual industry award at americaspigfarmer.com. The award recognizes a U.S. pork producer who demonstrates excellence in raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and in sharing his or her story with the public. The

Smithfield Foods Nears 2017 Goal for Conversion to Group Housing Systems for Pregnant Sows

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to report 87 percent of pregnant sows on company-owned farms have been transitioned to group housing systems, a 6 percent increase over 2015. As planned when Smithfield first announced its commitment in 2007, all company-owned farms in the U.S. are expected to be fully converted by 2017. Today nearly nine

Indiana Pork asks you to Save the Date for the 2018 Taste of Elegance.

Indiana Pork asks you to Save the Date for the 2018 Taste of Elegance.   Please join producers, ag industry representatives, elected officials and chefs for this annual celebration of Indiana’s pork industry. More details and registration will follow in early January Taste of Elegance  January 30, 2018 6:00 – 8:30 PM Indiana Roof Ballroom

Youth Pork Quality Assurance Program rollover information

Introducing the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals Program For many years, the Youth Pork Quality Assurance (YPQA) Plus Program has been the core quality assurance certification program for youth that sell and exhibit their swine. Youth swine exhibitors need to become certified if they choose to sell their swine to a pork processor

USDA Issues: “Farm Income And Wealth Statistics” Report.

hese are the latest U.S. farm sector income and wealth statistics data. The data include historical U.S. and State-level farm income and wealth estimates, as well as U.S.-level forecasts for the current calendar year. These data are released three times a year: in February, August, and November. The U.S.-level calendar-year forecast is first provided in

Yeske: Provide better pig care — one animal at a time

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Podcast: Play in new window | Download Taking time to walk the pens, make eye contact with each pig and pull the sick ones for individual care seems to conflict with the basic tenets and efficiencies of population medicine. “It is a big task, but we feel it’s a very important

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