JoAnn Alumbaugh

Too much food is wasted

Did you know nearly five million tons of food—enough to fill the John Hancock Building more than 14 times—will be wasted between Thanksgiving and the end of 2013? Learn more about what factors contribute to food wastage. FULL STORY »

New Jersey senator stalls in attempt to override veto

While a New Jersey state senator with strong ties to HSUS gave it his best effort, he didn’t have the votes needed for to override Governor Christie’s veto of the bill to ban maternity pens in the state – this time. FULL STORY »

Transportation equipment drives PEDv spread Play video

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus continues to spread to new states and new herds. Researchers have discovered that transportation equipment and drivers may be a significant factor to the disease’s spread. Here is Dr. Bob Thompson with PIC, who shared information on PEDv at the PIC Boot Camp held in Ames, Iowa last week. FULL STORY »

Darren Warth is a pork ambassador Play video

Watch this video to hear what Darren Warth does with 2,500 lbs. of pork shoulder, 1,200 racks of ribs and 250 lbs. of pork loin every week. FULL STORY »

House passes water reform act by wide margin

Agricultural organizations request timely conference and enactment of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). FULL STORY »

Sad news: “Swino” dies in car accident

On a sad, albeit lighter note, we regret informing readers that the Australian beer-drinking boar we reported on recently was hit by a vehicle and died from the injuries he sustained. FULL STORY »

Sierra Club files complaint against Seaboard Food

The Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club filed a complaint against Seaboard Food Inc., for not meeting the standard set by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, even though KDHE granted an exception. FULL STORY »

American Royal promotes fun and education

The Royal Scholars program is designed to provide an opportunity for outstanding college students to advocate for the food and fiber industry and the American Royal. Five $2,500 scholarships were awarded this year. FULL STORY »

Sorry PETA, no violations here

A former hog-farm employee who was fired for misconduct teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to file a formal complaint. An investigation concluded no violations had occurred. FULL STORY »

Cheese sculpture spotlighted in Iowa

Promotion of animal protein is important and here’s a great example of how a supermarket promoted a product during its grand opening in Waukee, Iowa. Although it’s about cheese, not pork, it shows how industries can showcase their respective products. FULL STORY »

Generational differences not as distinct as you might think Play video

In the past, managers used “generational differences” to categorize workers, but in reality, this is not a good gauge of the needs and desires of your workforce, says Tim Glowa, associate partner at AON Hewitt. He was a speaker at the HR Roundtable, sponsored by AgCareers.com and held in Des Moines, Iowa. In this video, he shares some of his research results with JoAnn Alumbaugh, editor of PorkNetwork. FULL STORY »

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