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Uhlir Elected as State Pork President

Darin Uhlir from St. Paul, Nebraska was elected as President of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA). Joining Uhlir as NPPA’s leaders are Tim Chancellor, 1st Vice President of Broken Bow and Kevin Peterson, 2nd Vice President of Osceola. Elected as 3rd Vice President is John Csukker of Columbus. Newly elected Directors are Connor Livingston

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

Farmers Less Likely to Seek Help When Facing Stress

Farmscape for February 6, 2018 Full Interview 10:47 Listen Klinic Community Health says attitudes toward mental health are changing but farmers tend to be less likely than the rest of the population to reach out for help when dealing with  stress. Dealing with Stress will be among the topics discussed as part of the 2018

Hypor Libra* Raises Interest, Lowers Feed Costs

As the world’s most “prolificient” sow – the sum of prolific and efficient – the Libra* balances traits in  feed conversion and mothering ability to lower the feed cost per pig. “Producing more pork with less  feed requires a highly balanced animal,” says Hypor R&D Director Abe Huisman. The Hypor Libra* gives  you more of

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

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.

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

Pork Association Congratulates Senator Fischer on Agriculture Committee Appointment

Nebraska’s pork farmers would like to congratulate U.S. Senator Deb Fischer on her appointment to the Senate Agriculture Committee. Working for agriculture and rural development organizations has been an essential part of Sen. Fischer’s life.   “Having a senator from Nebraska on the Senate Agriculture Committee has great value”, said Russ Vering, President of the

JBS USA Names Thomas Lopez President of Plumrose USA

JBS USA has selected Thomas Lopez, a former Kraft-Heinz food executive with more than 18 years of industry experience and a captain in the U.S. Army, to lead its Plumrose USA, pork consumer ready business. Lopez will lead the company’s strategy, growth and development, including direct oversight of its operations. Plumrose USA is a well-known

Applications Now Open for 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships

The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period of the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships. This program is open to college juniors and seniors who have plans to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field. In addition, students who will be seeking to attend veterinary or graduate school with

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