U.S. barbecues grow pricier as beef, pork reach record highs
With the Chicago weather finally getting a little nicer, Chris Anderssen wanted to grill some burgers outside for a group of family and friends. When she got to the meat aisle at her local Jewel-Osco supermarket, a case of sticker shock made her change the menu: extra lean ground beef was $4.99 a pound. FULL STORY »

Food shortages could be most critical world issue by mid-century
The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development. FULL STORY »

Drought maintains strangle-hold on southern Plains
Dry states – especially those on the southern Plains and in the West – are continuing to sink further into drought, despite the return of wet weather. FULL STORY »

Most ag markets turned lower Thursday
Corn traders seemed disappointed by Thursday’s Export Sales report. Potential improvements in spring planting conditions have been weighing corn futures. FULL STORY »

The Latest from World Pork Expo

Pre-World Pork Expo tours provide snapshot of U.S. agriculture

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has developed two tours in conjunction with the 2014 World Pork Expo for visitors who want a further glimpse into U.S agriculture. FULL STORY »

Make plans to attend World Pork Expo in June

Mark your calendar for the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4-6, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. FULL STORY »

PQA Plus revisions debut at World Pork Expo

PQA Plus® revisions debut at World Pork Expo. Commitment to continuous improvement drives changes to the program. FULL STORY »

Word Pork Expo: Sow housing options

Sow housing has been a much debated topic in the pork industry for several years. There are many options for producers, but there are major considerations when it comes time to decide on altering pre-existing facilities. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Bacon, bacon and more bacon

If you attend World Pork Expo and go home hungry it’s your own fault because a smorgasbord of food is available at the annual event, with the majority of it being free (and delicious). FULL STORY »

Getting HSUS to shush

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been a pain in the back for agriculture producers across the nation. However, HSUS and similar activist groups are being exposed for what they really are about by organizations interested in maintaining the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers across the U.S. FULL STORY »



TechMix: Live From 2013 WPX Play video
PorkNetwork's JoAnn Alumbaugh visits with Brent Ratliff of TechMix at the 25th annual World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. FULL STORY »

DuPont: Live From 2013 WPX Play video
PorkNetwork's JoAnn Alumbaugh visits with DuPont's Gwendolyn Jones and Dave Hall to discuss key challenges facing the pork industry. FULL STORY »

Livestock Water Recycling - 2013 WPX Play video
Ross Thurston, president of Livestock Water Recycling, discusses the company's Manure Treatment System at World Pork Expo. FULL STORY »

Merck Animal Health - 2013 WPX Play video
Brad Thacker, Swine Technical Services Veterinarian, Merck Animal Health, discusses some of the company's newest products and vaccines. FULL STORY »

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