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Ohio Farm Bureau Funding Water Quality Projects Across the State

  For the third year in a row, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is funding county Farm Bureau-led projects that help improve water quality in local communities. This round of funding will put total investment by Ohio Farm Bureau and partner organizations at more than $1 million in county water quality projects. “What an incredible effort

USDA: Rural Counties Would Gain Jobs from Increased Demand for Agricultural Exports

  U.S. agricultural exports support about 1.1 million full-time, civilian jobs, according to 2017 ERS estimates (based on 2015 data). A recent ERS study considered how U.S. employment might be affected if the demand for these exports increased even further. To find out, ERS researchers used a computational model of the U.S. economy to explore

Ohio Native Named New President-Elect Named for 2017/18 For Council for Ag Science & Technology

    In a recent election at the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), Gabe Middleton, DVM, was chosen as the President-Elect for 2017-2018. Dr. Middleton has been involved with CAST since 2014 as the board representative for the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He also serves as the vice chair for the Animal

Ohio Pork Producers Call for Volunteers for State Fair

The Ohio Pork Producers are looking for volunteers to help man booths and sell pork during the 2017 Ohio State Fair. With educational booths in the Land and Living display, and the delicious pork stand in the Taste of Ohio Cafe, the council needs as many individuals to help as possible. If you are interested

Market Access Key to Success of U.S. Pork Industry

  Full Interview 9:56 Listen Farmscape for June 13, 2017 The President of the National Pork Producers Council says, with near record volumes of protein being produced in the United States, access to export markets will be critical to the continued success of the U.S. pork industry.   Trade was one of the top issues

Secure Pork Program Information Expected by Year End

  Full Interview 7:56 Listen Farmscape for June 12, 2017 The Director of Swine Health Programs with the National Pork Board says the implementation guide for a new foreign animal disease response program will be available to U.S. pork producers by the end of this year.   The U.S. pork industry’s Secure Pork Supply Plan

World Pork Expo 2017 an International Success

    Approximately 20,000 U.S. pork producers and other pork enthusiasts, including more than 1,000 guests from locations outside the United States, gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, this week for NPPC’s annual World Pork Expo. NPPC President Ken Maschhoff, President-Elect Jim Heimerl and NPPC board member Kraig Westerbeek opened the world’s largest pork-specific trade show

Repositioning Pork to Reach a Changing Audience

  With the consumer market for pork and other protein sources changing rapidly, the Pork Checkoff is putting the finishing touches on a plan to capitalize on those changes by repositioning pork marketing, Terry O’Neel, president of the National Pork Board, told an audience at World Pork Expo Thursday. “The Pork Checkoff has embarked on

Producer Sentiment Holds Steady; Producers Voice Support for Renegotiating NAFTA

  Agricultural producers’ sentiment was unchanged in May from a month earlier. The latest reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer – which is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country – was 130 (Figure 1). The producer sentiment index has hovered near 130 for five of the

Pork Checkoff Builds Momentum for Secure Pork Supply Plan

  The National Pork Board, with major support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is creating a Secure Pork Supply plan to help America’s pig farmers respond quickly and successfully to a major threat, such as a foreign animal disease (FAD). The plan will enhance communication and coordination of all pork chain segments to help

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