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Corn consumption continues to exceed projections

USDA's WASDE report released projected marketing year-end corn stocks down for a fifth consecutive month. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Why the first hot day isn’t so bad

With temperatures recently topping 70 degrees Farenheit in Southern Minnesota, many pork producers will be unprepared for change from winter to summer conditions. Fortunately, while the ventilation systems may not be fully prepped for their summer cycles, the physics of heat storage will keep pigs comfortable. FULL STORY »

Cooney: Weaner breakevens drop below $80

The weaner pig breakeven price is $79.55 down $2.08 for the week. That is the third consecutive weekly drop with the price down $11.53 from the high on March 21. FULL STORY »

Don’t miss Iowa Swine Day 2014

Important topics to be discussed at this year’s Iowa Swine Day on June 26 in Ames, Iowa. FULL STORY »

Ohio farmers donate 10,000 lbs of pork

The Ohio Pork Council continues to help needy families in Ohio with donations of nutritious pork. FULL STORY »

Hog Outlook: Cash hog prices this week were sharply lower

U.S. pork exports were up 5.5 percent in February compared to a year ago thanks to increased shipments to Mexico, China and Colombia. Imports of pork into the U.S. were down 6.7 percent in February due to less pork coming in from Canada. FULL STORY »

Producer inflation accelerates in March

U.S. producer prices recorded their largest increase in nine months in March, but that jump will probably not ignite inflation pressures as economic growth remains moderate. FULL STORY »

What could an employee handbook do for your farm?

Producers often express an interest in developing employee handbooks for their farms to add some protection to their human resource management. FULL STORY »

China's corn rejections cost companies $427 million

China has rejected nearly 1.45 million tons of U.S. corn shipments since late last year, according to a U.S. grain industry association, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. FULL STORY »

U.S. may give up demand for zero Japan beef tariffs in trade deal

The United States appears willing to accept a big cut in Japanese tariffs on beef imports rather than insist on scrapping the levy, the Nikkei business daily said on Friday, as the two countries seek a trade deal seen as vital to a broader regional pact. FULL STORY »

Idaho asks court to toss ‘ag gag’ lawsuit

Idaho isn’t backing down from its so-called “ag gag” law and has asked a federal court to toss a lawsuit brought against the state by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and others in a coalition of animal activists, civil rights groups and media organizations. FULL STORY »

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