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The Minnesota Pork Producers Association (MPPA) has announced Kate Lorang as sustainability outreach coordinator and Kirby Hettver as director of producer services.   Lorang Named Sustainability Outreach Coordinator As sustainability outreach coordinator, Lorang is responsible for the recruitment and engagement of farmers across...
Christensen Farms, one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the United States, is proud to announce the release of its 2023 Sustainability Report today, in celebration of Earth Day. This year's report is especially significant as it coincides...
The Minnesota Pork Board is once again awarding up to five $1,000 scholarships to qualified individuals. Applications are open now until May 15, 2024 and can be found here on Minnesota Pork's website. Young people encouraged to apply are attending...
This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website. Rachel Schambow, Syed Hussain, Maria C. Antognoli, Silvia Kreindel, Raysa Reyes and...
uick facts Pig wellbeing should be your number one priority when considering how best to manage a pork packing plant closure. When facing a plant closure, contact your buyer to learn about how you will be affected. It may...
In a gala event held at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato, Minnesota, the Minnesota Pork Board (MPB) recognized individuals and families who have significantly contributed to pork promotion, consumer and producer education, youth mentoring, and...
In a well-deserved recognition of exceptional leadership, Dave Preisler has been honored with the Minnesota Pork Board's Distinguished Service Award. Throughout his nearly 28-year career, Preisler showcased a unique talent for connecting people to each other and to agriculture,...
A Minnesota federal judge has rejected a proposed substitution between Sysco Corp. and a subsidiary of litigation funder Burford Capital in a significant antitrust case involving the nation's leading pork producers, according to court documents. Initially, Burford Capital, through its...
In the podcast, Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with Ph.D. student Marcello Melini about his research on environmental sampling of farm surfaces to assess contamination of PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome) virus at various places both...
A recent study led by MycoLab researchers takes new steps to eliminating Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae), a bacterium that causes respiratory illness in pigs. M. hyopneumoniae is one of the most significant bacterial swine pathogens worldwide, impacting animal welfare and causing significant economic...
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