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Purdue Economist Releases Report On Farm Capital Expenditure Trends

U.S. farm sector capital expenditures continue to adjust to declines in net farm income and net cash income since 2013. Real net farm income has declined approximately 51 percent since its most recent peak in 2013, while real net cash income has declined approximately 29 percent since its most recent peak in 2012. Similar to

Ongoing Growth Ahead for the U.S. Pork Industry, Rabobank Pork Outlook

Download the complete report Outlook Hinges on Increased Exports Over the past decade the U.S. hog and pork industry has gone from lagging production with tight margins to a production recovery phase. In a new report from the RaboResearch Food and & Agribusiness group, analysts take a look at the potential growth of the pork

NPPC Participates in Congressional Caucus on Peru Panel Discussion

  NPPC’s director of international affairs, Maria Zieba, this week participated in a panel organized by the Congressional Caucus on Peru. Hosted by Congressmen Chris Stewart, R-Utah, and Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., the panel, which also included Peruvian Ambassador to the U.S. Carlos Pareja and Vice Minister of Foreign Trade Edgar Vasquez, addressed the merits of

New Website Launched as Hub of Information on Confined Feeding Operations (CFOs) in Indiana

  The majority of the 41.5 million chickens and 10.5 million pigs sold each year in Indiana are raised in confined feeding operations (CFOs). About 2,000 CFOs are currently operating in Indiana, and the farms are regulated by standards set by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). Where exactly a new CFO can locate

Iowa State University Research Uses LIght to Neutralize Livestock Odors

    Iowa State University researchers have literally, and figuratively, shed new light on the odor problems arising from livestock facilities. Jacek Koziel, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and his team are using black light to help neutralize the volatile components that make up objectionable odors. Shined on surfaces coated with a thin

Osborne’s FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder named Producer Choice at World Pork Expo

Osborne Industries, Inc., of Osborne, Kansas, USA, is pleased to announce that it has been named winner of the Producer Choice Award for its new FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder at the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. FAST Start is the answer to the problem of efficiently feeding very young pigs, and

Pharmgate Animal Health launches AIVLOSIN® Water Soluble Granules for the control of SRD

Swine Respiratory Disease (SRD) associated with Bordetella bronchiseptica,  Haemophilus parasuis, Pasteurella multocida and Streptococcus suis in groups of swine in buildings experiencing an outbreak of SRD. Respiratory Disease is one of the most significant health challenges facing the swine industry and can have a serious impact on swine producers’ profitability. The combination of bacterial pathogens

The Relative Cost of High and Low Energy Ingredients will Dictate the Optimum Energy Concentration

The primary objective of pork production is to produce lean meat in a cost effective and sustainable manner. From a nutritional perspective, energy is perhaps the most critical nutrient, because it is the most expensive to provide in the diet. Energy is also an important driver of growth; achieving the full genetic potential for growth

Indy Fuel and Indiana Pork Partnership Helps Feed the Hungry

The Indy Fuel joined Indiana Pork to present the brand-new “Garbage Burger” at their recently concluded hockey season. The partnership helped “Drop the Puck on Hunger,” and provided a donation to benefit Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH).   The Garbage Burger, a ground pork burger topped with pulled BBQ pork, was sold throughout Indiana Farmers Coliseum

Smithfield Foods Announces First Water Policy, Environmental Achievements

Source: Smithfield Foods news release Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced the release of the second installment of its 16th annual sustainability report. The Environment section highlights Smithfield’s environmental leadership in key areas, which includes continuing reductions in natural resource demand and the addition of many environmental projects improving business performance and supply chain efficiency. “As

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