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Why California’s Proposition 12 Matters To Our Nation’s Pig Farmers, By Wanda Patsche

It’s very concerning when people vote on issues when they don’t understand the ramifications. There is no clearer example than the approved California ballot...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, National Pork Industry Conference Report, July 19th 2021

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) in Wisconsin. About 900 attendees from the USA....

A Place for Independent Producers in the Swine Industry, Be Steve Malakowsky from Compeer...

Last week, Luke Minion, Chairman of the Board of Wholestone Farms, shared some exciting news. The farmer-owned company announced their commitment to building a...

Branched Chain Amino Acids Levels in Swine Diets Containing Dried Distillers Grains With Solubles,...

Written collaboratively by David A. Clizer, South Dakota State University (SDSU); Paul M. Cline, Christensen Farms and Ryan S. Samuel, SDSU Extension.Inclusion of dried...

Secure Pork Supply Still Important and Back in the Spotlight , By Diane K....

In every size and type of pig production system, health is the utmost concern. American pig farmers have learned the fine details of recognizing,...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, World Pork Expo Report, June 14th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the World Pork Expo (WPX) was held in Des Moines, Iowa. The first time it was...

Pork Demand Strength and Prices, By Kent Bang from Compeer Financial

Pork demand has been growing stronger every month and has been phenomenal so far this year. Consumer demand for pork products has helped drive...

Preparing for Springtime on the Farm, By Kevin Janni, University of Minnesota Extension Agricultural...

After a winter of snow and ice, farmers should consider where the snowmelt will go and how it could make farm operations difficult in...

Essentials of Business Succession Planning By: Jim Marzolf Vice President, Pipestone

Through good times and bad in agriculture, farmers generally cherish the idea of passing their family farm on to the next generation. The farm...

Farmers Deserve a Seat at the Table, By Bill Even CEO of the National...

U.S. pig farmers continue to reduce environmental impact and are open to ideas to improve. They also ask for a seat at the table...
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