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Iowa State Fair: Hog garners $50,000 at Sale of Champions

"I had absolutely no idea that would happen," said 17-year-old Alexis Delaney of the high price her prized hog fetched. FULL STORY »

Lighter Side: Behold, the world’s first bacon-fueled motorcycle

Hormel’s bacon-powered motorcycle, the world's first, is making its way across the country from Austin, Minn. to San Diego, Calif., to promote the upcoming International Bacon Film Festival and gives new meaning to “hogging the road.” FULL STORY »

Washington, D.C., BBQ Battle right on “Q”

It was a barbecue bash like no other when Iowa pork producers fired up their grills and served more than 10,000 pork samples this summer during the Safeway 2014 Barbecue Battle, which is the largest food festival in Washington, D.C. FULL STORY »

USMEF chairman hosts restaurant team from Europe

Last week, Nebraska agricultural leaders hosted a team of chefs and other food service professionals from the Goodman Group, one of Europe’s leading operators of high-end restaurants. FULL STORY »

Ag markets are decidedly mixed at midsession Tuesday

Talk of large production is depressing corn futures. Corn futures proved unable to sustain their early-week follow-through to last week’s late rally and turned downward yesterday. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Game on

The seizure of several tons of illegal game meat in Africa may seem unrelated to animal agriculture in North America, but there is a direct and vitally important connection. FULL STORY »

Heavier hog weights continue to carry the day

For 2014 to date, producer’s decisions to raise hogs to higher weights have been incentivized by very strong hog prices due to lower animal numbers, accommodated by lower feed costs and excess barn space created in the hog supply chain by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv). FULL STORY »

Measuring manure depth in the PEDv era

The Porcine Endemic Diarrhea virus stays viable in stored manure for extended periods of time. In barns that have experienced a PEDv outbreak producers should avoid bringing stored manure back up to surface where it could infect PEDv susceptible pigs. FULL STORY »

Photo of the Day: One cozy momma

One piglet quickly discovered that “Mom makes a great pillow.” FULL STORY »

Corn conditions slip again, but…

…even with a slight dip from last week’s Crop Progress report, this year’s corn crop is rated the best since 2004. FULL STORY »

Technological advances in 3D printing

New innovations may contribute to healthier and more natural diets. FULL STORY »

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