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Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, National AgDay – Teaching Our Grandchildren, March 22nd 2017

Grandchildren . . . One of God’s greatest gifts. As grandparents, we are part parent, part caretaker, and part friend. That places us in a very special place in our grandchildren’s lives. Personally, as farming grandparents, we feel a responsibility and a duty to teach them about farming and where their food comes from. We are PROUD and

Mike Brumm Commentary, What’s next in facility management? Marc 23 2017

I’ve been asked to be on a panel at an upcoming meeting of swine nutritionists where I give my thoughts on what’s new and upcoming in swine housing. As I think about this I’ve come up with several items worth thinking about. Heat is a big determent to pork production. Since they lack the ability

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Market Update, March 20th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. lean hog price is flat lining over the last couple weeks, hovering around $0.71/lb for 53-54% lean hogs.   Other Observations Iowa-Minnesota Average Hog Weight a week ago 281.9 lbs liveweight, down 1.5 lbs from a year ago (283.4 lbs). Tells us hogs are moving about

Mike Brumm Commentary, US relative cost of production, March 15th 2017

At the 2017 South Australia Pig Industry Day, Dr Roger Cambell recently compared the cost of production between several countries producing pork. His goal was to highlight why Australian producers have to be the best in the world at what they do if they expect to compete with foreign imports, etc. Rather than cite his

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Action, Please – Minnesota “Farm-to-Table” Style, March 9th 2017

As a “city girl turned farm wife,” there is nothing I love more than connecting consumers to agriculture. And it could not be more important than it is now. Consumers thirst for information about where the food comes from. One great way I have found to connect consumers and farmers is through “Action, please –

Mike Brumm Commentary, US relative cost of production, March 8th 2017

At the 2017 South Australia Pig Industry Day, Dr Roger Cambell recently compared the cost of production between several countries producing pork. His goal was to highlight why Australian producers have to be the best in the world at what they do if they expect to compete with foreign imports, etc. Rather than cite his

Dusty Compart from AgStar Financial Services, Gaining Equity in an Existing Operation: 5 Benefits to Contract Growing

With agriculture’s cyclical nature, we’ve seen our young and beginning farmers struggle to gain equity in an existing operation. Additionally, with prices like these, farm families are avoiding their succession plans. This makes it hard for second or third generation farmers to build equity and take more ownership in the farm. While this is common,

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S.D.A Pork in Storage Report, February 27th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Record Low Belly Inventory   Last week, the USDA reported the inventory of pork bellies at the end of January at 14,014 (1,000 pounds), the lowest amount recorded since records began in 1957. This is down significantly from a year ago, when it was 60,698 (1,000 pounds). Record

Mike Brumm Economist Commentary, Pig Health Care Systems, February 22 2016

    I had planned to write this blog last Friday but I ended up spending the majority of the afternoon at the doctor’s office with my handicapped daughter. While waiting to be called in to see the doctor I got to thinking about the access to medical care we have in the US even

Dusty Compart of AgStar Financial Commentary, Gaining Equity in an Existing Operation: 5 Benefits to Contract Growing, February 22 2016

With agriculture’s cyclical nature, we’ve seen our young and beginning farmers struggle to gain equity in an existing operation. Additionally, with prices like these, farm families are avoiding their succession plans. This makes it hard for second or third generation farmers to build equity and take more ownership in the farm. While this is common,

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