Editorial

Farrow-to-finish margins rebound slightly

Farrow-to-finish margins increased last week to $33.49 per head compared to $28.10 per head the previous week, according to the latest Sterling Profit Tracker data. Last month, margins were $77.80 per head, but last year at this time, farrow-to-finish margins stood at just $5.09 per head. FULL STORY »

2014 corn harvest kicks off (for some)

Corn conditions are holding strong as more states begin reporting harvest progress. FULL STORY »

I'll have a bunless burger with cheese, please

Low-fat, no-fat, green vegetables only, just eat ice cream, Jenny Craig, the 7 day juice fast, “I lost 75 pounds on NutriSystem!” Want to eat nothing but convenience store goodies like Twinkies and Oreos for two months? There’s a diet for that. FULL STORY »

Food insecurity declines slightly

A few more U.S. families have consistent access to enough food than a few years ago, but the levels of food security remain high. The USDA’s Economic Research Service last week released its 2013 Household Food Security in the United States report, showing 14.3 percent of U.S households were food-insecure during 2013. FULL STORY »

Farrow-to-finish margins take huge hit

Farrow-to-finish margins took another huge hit for the week ending August 29, dropping from $40.32 per head to $28.10, says the Sterling Pork Profit Tracker’s latest report. FULL STORY »

Case study: No. Illinois Area Regional Control in action

Noel Garbes, DVM, with the Bethany Animal Hospital in Sycamore, Ill., recently outlined 10 principles of the clinic’s northern Illinois Area Regional Control (ARC) project. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Bad news on biofuels

EPA’s intention to scale back the nation’s ethanol production program by reducing the Renewable Fuel Standard is a reasonable response to an undeniable fact: The program isn’t working. FULL STORY »

The unspoken tragedy

Farming has the highest suicide rate among all occupations, and it's time we stepped up to bring an end to a complex and misunderstood tragedy. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Producers, meet your ‘General Grievous’

The imaginary character from "Star Wars" is all too real in animal agriculture. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Ice bucket boycott

Even as the wildly popular fund-raising stunt goes viral, PETA finds a way to throw cold water on the concept of raising money to find a cure for a disease that is as deadly as it gets. FULL STORY »

Lessons learned

The PRRS Area Regional Control program provided the foundation for disease management. FULL STORY »

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