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NPPC responds to White House antibiotic resistance report

Howard Hilll, president of the National Pork Producers Council, responded to an executive order issued Thursday to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. FULL STORY »

Brenneman finalist in ‘Faces of Farming and Ranching’ search

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has narrowed down entries for the next class of its “Faces of Farming and Ranching” search, and PorkNetwork blogger and pig farmer Erin Brenneman has been named one of the finalists. FULL STORY »

Climbing livestock futures diverged from crop markets Thursday

Bearish conditions weighed on the crop markets again Thursday night. Anticipation of another massive U.S. corn crop is depressing prices, but prices have already fallen dramatically since spring. FULL STORY »

U.S. Ag Centers ready for National Farm Safety and Health Week

The 10 U.S. Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) urge everyone involved in agriculture to recognize National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 21-27) and promote awareness of safety solutions year round. FULL STORY »

AHI comment on PCAST report on antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health threat. Like the 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on antibiotic resistance, President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report provides an important perspective and context on antibiotic resistance and the role of both human and animal medicine. FULL STORY »

Iowa farmland prices ease 3.4 percent over past 6 months

Farmland prices in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, were down an average 3.4 percent over the past six months, and more than 8 percent from a year ago - pressured by lower grain prices and firmer interest rates, a twice-yearly survey of realtors said on Wednesday. FULL STORY »

Ag markets posted varying losses Thursday

Dollar strength probably weighed on corn prices Thursday. The U.S. dollar surged to a 14-month high overnight and is close to its highest levels since spring 2010. FULL STORY »

Ag markets moved unanimously lower Wednesday morning

Dollar strength is probably weighing on corn prices. The U.S. dollar surged to a 14-month high overnight and is close to its highest levels since spring 2010. FULL STORY »

Japan's Amari, USTR Froman arranging TPP talks next week

Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman are due to meet next week in Washington for talks on a bilateral deal that is crucial to clinching a broader multilateral Pacific rim trade pact. FULL STORY »

US dollar strength is weighing on crop markets Thursday morning

Dollar strength is weighing on crop prices. The U.S. dollar surged to a 14-month high overnight and is threatening to reach its highest levels since spring 2010. FULL STORY »

Divergent livestock futures highlighted Wednesday's market action

Ethanol news likely undercut corn futures Wednesday. The weekly EIA report on the energy sector stated domestic ethanol stocks at an 18-month high, thereby implying diminished corn demand from that sector. FULL STORY »

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