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Are your grow/finish barns ready for summer? Let your pigs tell you.

Watch your pigs and adjust your equipment to support optimal finishing in summer heat Whoever coined the phrase “the lazy days of summer” clearly wasn’t a pig farmer. Hot, humid summer weather demands extra vigilance to keep pigs comfortable. It can be particularly challenging to support optimal performance in finishing barns when pigs are approaching

Industry Programs Help Farmers Gain Consumer Communication Skills

Most consumers are becoming disconnected from agriculture, but still have to find a source for information about what they consume. Pig farmers want to be able to properly inform consumers about the well-being of their livestock and the safety of food products but can sometimes struggle to find the space to share their story. This

Statement of NPPC President Ken Maschhoff on USDA Establishing an Undersecretary for Trade

NPPC is very pleased that Secretary Perdue is establishing within USDA an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, a position that we and others in agriculture fought to get included in the 2014 Farm Bill.   Clearly, the Trump administration recognizes the importance of exports to U.S. agriculture, which has a trade surplus. The

Broad Patent Granted for ENABL® Adjuvant Technology

AgriLabs® today announced it has received a U.S. patent for ENABL® adjuvant technology and its use as a delivery system for the DNA vaccines the company is developing. The patent covers a broad range of adjuvant compositions and methods for human and animal health. “This is a major step in commercialization of our DNA vaccine

Global Pork Quarterly Q2 2017: Favorable Global Pork Market to Continue into Q3

The Rabobank RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness analysts find the global pork market is relatively stable, with rising supply from the Americas easily absorbed in the main import markets in Asia, resulting in a steady development of the Rabobank Five-Nation Hog Price Index.   Continuing strong Asian imports are supporting pork prices across the globe, with

Calysta, Cargill officially break ground on NouriTech, a new feed production plant in Memphis

NouriTech™ and its lead investors, Calysta, Inc. and Cargill, were joined by state and local elected officials today to officially break ground on a 37-acre Memphis feed production facility. The plant will be home to the world’s largest gas fermentation operation that will produce Calysta’s FeedKind® protein, a nourishing and sustainable feed ingredient for fish,

Perdue ‘Very Good’ For U.S. Agriculture

Calling him “very good for America’s farmers and ranchers,” the National Pork Producers Council congratulated former Georgia Gov. George “Sonny” Perdue on his confirmation today by the U.S. Senate as the new Secretary of Agriculture. “Sonny Perdue is the kind of leader the pork industry, and the entire livestock industry, needs at the U.S. Department

AgriLabs® Shares Commercialization Learnings as Company Progresses toward Launch of DNA Vaccine Platform

Speaking at the prestigious World Vaccine Congress recently held in Washington, D.C., the lead research scientist for AgriLabs® offered insights for moving a vaccine from research to commercial production using the company’s DNA vaccine platform as an example.   Dr. Tim Miller, chief scientific officer for AgriLabs, told attendees that working with USDA on the

U Of Illinois Researchers: New Study Offers Good News For Pork Producers

What happens when meat scientists get their hands on nearly 8,000 commercially raised pigs? They spend a year running dozens of tests and crunching numbers to arrive at research-backed management recommendations for pork producers. “We had an opportunity to answer a lot of questions for the pork industry,” says Dustin Boler, assistant professor in the

Illinois Pork Producers Advocate for the Industry in Washington D.C.

Five representatives from the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) traveled to Washington D.C. for two days as part of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) biannual legislative fly-in.   While there, Mike Haag (IPPA President Elect), Bob Frase (Current Past President), Curt Zehr (At-Large Director), Phil Borgic (NPPC board member), and Ken Maschhoff (NPPC President)

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