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Coalition Takes Fears of NAFTA Termination to Congress

Farmscape for October 16, 2017 Full Interview 6:46 Listen A U.S. Coalition of coalition of business and agricultural organizations has taken its message of the value of NAFTA to Congress. An ad hoc coalition, who’s membership includes the National Pork Producers Council, the Business Roundtable, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Foreign Trade Council,

National Pork Board Teams with Hick Hop Innovator Cowboy Troy to Celebrate Pork Chops

  Nothing gets your toes tapping better than a song about food. You may have had your Cheeseburger in Paradise, with American Pie for dessert and washed it down with a Pina Colada, but the pork chop has been missing. Until now. Recording artist Cowboy Troy, known by his given name as Troy Lee Coleman III, has introduced a

Hormel® Compleats® Brand Partners with Meals on Wheels America

The Hormel® Compleats® brand has entered into a national partnership with Meals on Wheels America to support them in their efforts to reduce senior hunger, which impacts one in six seniors across the country. In addition to a $100,000 financial commitment, Hormel® Compleats® brand will provide product and coupons in two markets. “We’re extremely proud to partner with Meals on Wheels

National Pork Board Summer Internship Opportunities

  The National Pork Board is seeking candidates to apply for the 2018 Internship Program. The internships, all based in Clive, IA, will begin approximately May 14, 2018 and continue through approximately August 10, 2018. Interviews will take place in December or January and positions will be filled by February. Intern positions available include: Producer

Prevent On-Farm Trespassing with These Guidelines

Animal activist organizations have had a shift in strategy that has become increasingly intrusive and even in some instances has gone as far as trespassing on to farms and releasing animals.   Trespassing on farms in Minnesota is considered a Gross Misdemeanor, equivalent to. It is important to ensure trespassing postings meet the statute requirements:

Minnesota Pork Industry Award Nominations DUE Monday, Oct 9

The Minnesota Pork Board will be recognizing Minnesota’s outstanding pork industry leaders again this year in the areas of Distinguished Service, Family of the Year, Environmental Steward, Pork Promoter of the Year, and Swine Manager of the Year. Award nominations are open until Monday, October 9. Awards winner will be recognized at the Awards Reception at the

Inventory Survey Confirms Expansion Remains on Track but Futures Rise on Hopes of Strong Q4 Demand

Highlights: – December hog futures gained 6% last week on a more bullish demand outlook this holiday season – Hog slaughter last week was the largest for the year at 2.534 million head, 3.3% higher than a year ago – The latest USDA Hogs and Pigs report confirmed that US hog producers continue to expand

United States Hog Inventory Up 2 Percent

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2017 was 73.5 million head. This was up 2 percent from September 1, 2016, and up 3 percent from June 1, 2017. Breeding inventory, at 6.09 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, and up slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog

Agricultural Export Coalition Calls for Increased Federal Funding for Export Programs

  More than 120 members of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports are urging leaders of the House Committee on Agriculture to increase funding for USDA export programs in the new farm bill to generate additional demand for U.S. farm products in an increasingly competitive global market. In a Sept. 19, 2017 letter to Committee Chairman Michael Conaway

U.S. Pork’s Commitment to Responsible Antibiotic Use Making a Difference

Scientific research, farmer and consumer education a key focus in 2017 Nine months after the full implementation of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidance 209 and 213, America’s pig farmers continue to demonstrate their awareness and commitment to doing what’s right on the farm. Since the rules went into effect on Jan. 1, the National

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