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Browse our wealth of news and information for advice and tips on topics ranging from the breeding herd to herd health.


Fall harvest requires increased focus on safety

Working long hours without an adequate amount of sleep is just one example of how farmers can increase their risk of injury during harvest, a safety expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said.


Don’t lose sight of feed efficiency

Editor's note: The following article was orginially published in the Fall 2014 issue of the Pork Checkoff's "Shared Focus on Innovation" report, accessible here. Dr. Chris Hostetler is director of animal science and technology for the Pork Checkoff.

Advice and Tips

Help prepare ag equipment for winter

With harvest nearly complete, it¹s time to prepare farm machinery for winter. Whether you use your equipment in the winter or store it until spring, proper winterization will extend equipment life and ensure equipment is ready to go.

Neil Hoff, CHS product management director for refined fuels, recommends farmers first consult their owner's manual for the manufacturer's guidelines on winter storage. From there, farmers can build a list of items on each piece of machinery to evaluate.


Measuring pork’s water footprint

Water is a valuable, life-sustaining resource and, as some areas of the country are experiencing firsthand, one that’s often all too scarce. There are many questions about how much water agriculture uses. Today, pork producers have the answer regarding pork’s impact.


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