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Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, A Christmas Lesson, December 27 2016Wanda Schott Patsche...

Good day! I am Wanda Patsche, blogger for Minnesota Farm Living. You will find posts about farm life, my passions and pertinent agricultural issues....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Cut-outs Surge! November 18th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Who would have thought on a week in November U.S. pork cut-outs would hit 90.12₵ lb. in the...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, CHINA-U.S.A. PHASE 1 TRADE DEAL Good for U.S. Pork Producers,...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last Friday China and the United States agreed to a phase 1 trade deal with lots of details....

Take Advantage when Profit Opportunities Become a Reality, By: Brian Stevens, BigStone Marketing President

The year 2020 has been anything but normal.  I think we can all agree that the hog and pork markets are as volatile as...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Topsy Turvy Week, August 12th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week was another topsy turvy week for the Swine Industry. Our observations.  Lean hogs average Last Thursday 53-54% U.S....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, No Joy In Mudville! February 4th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics As we wrote last week Farrow to Finish Pig Producers are not having much joy! Average losses are in...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Why So Many Empty Finishers?December 7th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics One thing there seems to be an agreement on with people we talk to is the number of...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius to make money doing it.” “Anyone can raise hogs....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, THE BIG STORY – China Agrees to resume buying Canadian...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last June China stopped purchasing Canadian Pork. Up to that time in 2019 China’s pork imports from Canada...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Packing Capacity Coming Back, May 11th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week U.S. Pork Packers started to recover some production capacity lost to Coronavirus plant issues. U.S. 2-day Harvest...
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