Editorial

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 »

Commentary: Activists claiming victory

Opponents of SeaWorld’s use of captive orcas and dolphins has ramped up the media debate over its operations, and now its dismal earnings are starting to reflect the impact of the protests. FULL STORY »

Control freaks

Personnel at Bethany Swine Health Services are aggressively proactive in helping protect clients’ herds against potential disease threats. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Beached whale for breakfast

Vegetarians love to pretend that humans are ‘naturally’ inclined to avoid meat. But a bizarre scene in South Africa shows that people will go to disturbing lengths for a meal of meat. FULL STORY »

Missouri’s ‘Right to Farm’ heads to recount

Missouri voters barely passed the state’s Right to Farm amendment earlier this month, and now the votes will be recounted at the request of the measure’s opposition. FULL STORY »

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