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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

Cadrien Livingston Awarded Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship

Cadrien Livingston of Orchard, NE, has been awarded the 2018 Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship.   Cadrien is a sophomore studying Agricultural and Environmental Science Communications with a minor in Political Science at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Cadrien uses her passion for agriculture and her unique, personal experiences to connect

Tell us about the impact of VFD rules on your herd

Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with other Land-Grant Universities, is conducting a nationwide survey of food-animal producers to learn more about the impact of VFD rules. Managing the health of your herd is a primary responsibility of all farmers. The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rules that went into effect January 1, 2017 may have

In antibiotic use in hogs, farmers find a lack of clear data to guide them

Source: Des Moines Reigster Corn remains king in Iowa, but a look at recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows soybean production is increasing in the Hawkeye State. Heidi Vittetoe wants consumers to put livestock antibiotic use into perspective. “A lot of times you hear things that would imply that we shovel antibiotics at

Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan Applauds Focus of Canadian Agricultural Partnership on Building Trust in Agriculture

Farmscape for February 16, 2018 Full Interview 9:30 Listen Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan is applauding the new focus that will be placed on educating the public about agriculture and building consumer trust in the food supply as part of the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Earlier this week, as Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay outlined

Indiana Pork Responds to Appellate Court Decision

Statement from Josh Trenary, executive director of Indiana Pork, following decisions from the trial court and appellate court regarding a family farm in Danville, Indiana: “Indiana’s pork producers are pleased that the courts recognized there was no genuine issues of material fact, and that the plaintiffs were unnecessarily burdening third parties to the law suit.

USDA seeks comments on plans to modernize swine inspection

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Spokespersons for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) made the rounds at the 2018 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta to drum up support for proposed rules to modernize carcass inspections at swine slaughterhouses and increase line speeds. USDA is proposing to amend the federal

Productivity Main Focus of Group Sow Housing Design

Farmscape for February 15, 2018 Full Interview 5:52 Listen The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork says the more robust the design of the group sow housing system, the fewer problems the producer will have to overcome through management. “Impact of Loose Sow Housing on Production” was discussed last week

Clinton hog farmer elected president of the NC Pork Council Board of Directors

Brandon Warren of Clinton has been elected president of the North Carolina Pork Council Board of Directors. Warren has served on the N.C. Pork Council board since 2010 and served as vice president last year. Warren’s multi-generational family farm includes row crops, a large herd of beef cattle and a 3,300-sow, farrow-to-finish operation. Everett Johnson

No more livestock confinements until Iowa water improves, group says

Source: Des Moines Register Iowa lawmakers should halt construction on animal confinements until Iowa’s water quality is significantly improved, a coalition of about two dozen state, local and national groups said Tuesday. The Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture asked lawmakers to support 15 bills tightening oversight of confinements introduced by Sen. David Johnson, an independent from

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