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Bill Would Exempt Farms From Reporting Emissions

– Legislation strongly supported by the National Pork Producers Council was introduced today to exempt farmers from reporting to the U.S. Coast Guard emissions from the natural breakdown of manure on their farms.   Led by Sens. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Ranking

Stronger Packer Competition Putting More Money into Pork Producers’ Pockets

Farmscape for February 7, 2018 Full Interview 8:27 Listen Hams Marketing Services says increased competition in the U.S. for slaughter hogs is resulting in a greater share of the consumer’s dollar going into the pockets of farmers. Moving toward the second quarter of 2018 hog markets have been looking quite positive. Tyler Fulton, the Director

Tyson Foods Invests In Cultured Meat With Stake In Memphis Meats

Source: Tyson Foods news release Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), has invested in food tech startup Memphis Meats, a leader in cultured meat produced directly from animal cells. The investment is an example of Tyson Foods’ commitment to explore innovative, new ways of meeting growing global demand for

USDA Issues “Feed Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. On January 19, 2018, the Feed Outlook report was reposted to correct the quarterly data for Marketing Year 2016/17 reported in Table 5. Each component of food, seed, and industrial use, as well as the total, was revised to align with the appropriate quarter.

Pork producers need to proactively communicate with consumers to change the dialogue

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Podcast: Play in new window | Download Pork producers and swine veterinarians need to take a more active role in consumers’ food conversations for them to get an accurate picture of how pigs are raised, said Tamika Sims, PhD, director of food technology and communications for the

U.S. Agriculture Unwavering in Support for NAFTA

Farmscape for January 17, 2018 Ralph Eichler Scrum 12:34 Listen Manitoba’s Minister of Agriculture says delegates who attended the 2018 Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit are fully onside in their support for maintaining the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Early this month representatives of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico gathered in Kansas City

November Pork Exports Set New Value Record; Beef Exports Also Strong

U.S. pork exports recorded the highest-ever monthly value in November while U.S. beef export value took another step toward a likely full-year value record, according to export results released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. November pork exports totaled 223,962 metric tons (mt), down slightly from a year ago. But through the first 11 months

New swine production facility opening in Ohio

Source: Advertiser-Tribune Tom and Amy Anway and Price Family Farms hosted an open house at their recently-built modern swine production facility at 2575 S. CR 17 Sunday afternoon. Tom Anway of Anway Family Farms said the barn is 203 feet long and 93 feet wide and has a maximum capacity of 2,400 head. The building

What to expect during an on-farm CSI audit

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com An on-farm visit by an auditor will likely be routine for pork producers in the future. Knowing what an auditor expects and what pork producers can do during the audit will help prepare for a positive and successful experience. “The demand for livestock audits has never been greater,” reported Collette Kaster,

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

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