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Editor's Insight: Capture maximum value

Before coming to PorkNetwork, one of my responsibilities was to write copy on precision technology for an agricultural equipment company. Full story.

Conversations: Top 10 lists for 2014

As former executive director of the National Swine Registry, Darrell Anderson is a long-time industry leader and spokesman. In David Letterman fashion, here is his “Top 10 List” for 2014. Some are meant to be “tongue in cheek,” while others are more serious (hopefully you can tell the difference). Full story.

Best of the Blogs: January/February 2014

The following blogs and commentaries were featured as PorkNetwork magazine's "Best of the Blogs" feature in the January/February 2014 issue. Full story.

Building the precision pig of the future

A new frontier exists for producers who embrace new practices and technologies to more closely monitor and evaluate every pig. Full story.

FDA on animal antibiotics: “Promote health, not growth”

The Food and Drug Administration recommends a voluntary program to remove production-related claims from product labels. It also would require producers to obtain a prescription for antimicrobial drugs. Read how this may affect you. Full story.

Animal feed or human food?

It’s not necessarily one or the other, but challenges exist in sustaining animal agriculture toward 2050. Full story.

EPA wants to you

The Environmental Protection Agency is checking for contaminants in livestock manure. Full story.

Gestation crates: News from the front lines

U.S. producers can learn from Britain’s experience on loose-housing systems. Full story.

Potential exists for Camelina

New research study provides nutritional information on oilseed crop for use in pig diets. Full story.

What I learned from Carrie Underwood

Response to blog brings interesting and “telling” comments. Full story.


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