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Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship

    Established by the Nebraska Pork Producers Association Larry E. Sitzman learned patriotism, service to our country, and respect for our leaders from his parents. While in high school he heard John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” This address increased his desire to serve.

CIH September Hog Margin Watch

    Margins were mixed over the first half of September, weakening in nearby periods while strengthening in forward slots. Hog prices declined in spot contracts, while gaining in deferred months, as feed costs held relatively steady – with the exception of soybean meal, which has moved higher since the end of August. Hog finishing

NPPC Supports Northey and Ibach USDA Nominations

  NPPC was a signatory to a letter this week supporting the USDA appointments of Bill Northey as Undersecretary of Farm Production and Conservation and Gregory Ibach as Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. Currently, Northey is secretary of the Iowa Department of Agriculture, and Ibach is director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Noting

Bayer and Luke Bryan Announce “here’s to the Farmer Campaign”

  Country music superstar Luke Bryan is no stranger to celebrating America’s hard-working farmers. At this year’s Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour, tour sponsor Bayer will join him in toasting U.S. farmers with its Here’s To The Farmer campaign. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: “I come from a farming background so

Pharmgate and Cambridge Technologies Enter a Collaborative Strategic Alliance

    Pharmgate and Cambridge are pleased to announce an agreement between the companies. This agreement provides a platform from which the parties can provide commercial, autogenous and prescription vaccine solutions to veterinarians and producers in the US and around the world. Colin Gray, CEO and President of Pharmgate is quoted as saying ‘’this is

Managing Uncertainty in Forward Hog Margins

With two brand new state-of-the-art pork processing plants currently opening and another one slated to open a year from now, many hog producers are no doubt celebrating the prospect of additional slaughter capacity. Hog supplies are up around 3% from last year and pushing against existing shackle space. But in addition to a sense of

Iowa’s Northey and Nebraska’s Ibach Appointed to Key USDA Posts

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of three individuals for key positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The president announced Gregory Ibach as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP), Bill Northey as Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC), and Stephen Vaden as

What You Need to Know About NAFTA, TPP and the New UK Trade Agreement with Japan

President Ratchets Up NAFTA Withdraw Threat as Talks Resume Since again raising the possibility at a recent rally in Arizona, President Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw the United States from NAFTA leading up to the resumption of renegotiation talks today in Mexico City. According to Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes, withdraw from NAFTA

Seaboard Triumph Foods Plant in Sioux City to Officially Begin Processing

    Seaboard Triumph Foods will start operation of its new pork processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sept. 5. The facility will begin with one shift of commercial operations that will ramp up employment to approximately 1,100 employees once the shift reaches full production. At full one-shift capacity, the facility will process upwards

Worried Outlook on NAFTA, TPP and Trade with Korea

  President Trump at a rally this week in Phoenix hinted that he may withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), stating: “I’ve told you from the first day that we will renegotiate NAFTA, or we will terminate NAFTA. I don’t personally think you can make a deal without termination, but we’re going

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