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Kansas City Royals named after livestock show, not royalty

Although it isn't immediately obvious due to the crown logo, the Kansas City Royals aren't named after monarchs at all. FULL STORY »

U.S. has right to require labeling of meat

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said that today’s ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) can be handled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and reminded lawmakers of the strong support by the public and in rural America for the popular labeling law. FULL STORY »

U.S. beef, pork on display at one of world’s largest food shows

Dan Halstrom, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president for marketing and communications, is in Paris this week for SIAL 2014 – one of the world’s largest food exhibitions. FULL STORY »

2015 National Pork Board Member nominations deadline approaching

The Pork Checkoff's Board of Directors is now accepting nominations to fill five, three-year terms that will begin July 2015. Nominees may be submitted by state pork producer associations, farm organizations or anyone who pays the Pork Checkoff, including pig farmers and pork importers. FULL STORY »

NPPC urges changes to COOL

Following the release today of the World Trade Organization’s decision on the U.S. meat labeling law, the National Pork Producers Council urged the Obama administration and Congress to fix the law to avoid trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico. FULL STORY »

Kansas City Royals named after livestock show, not royalty

Although it isn't immediately obvious due to the crown logo, the Kansas City Royals aren't named after monarchs at all. FULL STORY »

WTO again sides with Canada, Mexico on US COOL law

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on October 20, as expected, ruled on the side of Canada and Mexico in the ongoing battle over the U.S. mandatory Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL) law, saying some COOL requirements treat Canadian and Mexican livestock less favorable than U.S. livestock. FULL STORY »

Record harvests are not pushing up export sales

The largest U.S. grain harvest in history has pushed prices to four-year lows, which usually means a sales bonanza for the world's largest food exporter. Not this year. FULL STORY »

Photo of the day: What little pig?

Pork producer and PorkNetwork blogger Erin Brenneman knows how to take a good #felfie, especially with one tank-sized “little” pig. FULL STORY »

Lighter Side: Up, up and oops

A low-flying hot air balloon literally scared a UK pig herd to death, and now the balloon’s company’s insurers have to pay up. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Wean Pig and Swine Facility Insights

This market update is a PorkNetwork weekly column reporting trends in weaner pig prices and swine facility availability. All information contained in this update is for the week ended October 17, 2014. FULL STORY »

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