Judge: Indiana hog farms protected by ‘Right to Farm’ law

An Indiana judge upheld the state’s right to farm law and threw out lawsuits filed against four Indiana hog farms after plaintiffs failed to prove the defendants were negligent. FULL STORY »

Brenneman: Pork producer pride

Having just returned from the annual National Pork Industry Council meeting, I’m reminded of what a great industry we have, and how proud I am to be a pork producer. Even though I grew up near Chicago, I can’t think of a better place to be than on the farm. FULL STORY »

Japan pork production down 5% due to PEDv

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus is having the same impact in Japan as it has on the United States. Officials estimate pork production may be down at least 5 percent this coming fall and winter, which means the country will likely need to import more pork. FULL STORY »

Photo of the day: Say 'hello' to the next generation

Minnesota pig farmer Lincoln Langhorst had a little help during his evening chores recently and used the opportunity to share a glimpse at life on a family farm. FULL STORY »

May pork exports run slightly ahead of last year

U.S. pork exports in May were 430.8 million pounds, slightly above (0.06 percent) exports in May 2013. FULL STORY »

New research shows promise in controlling feral hogs

Louisiana State University AgCenter researchers are beginning to look at baits containing sodium nitrite as a way to control the feral hog populations in the state. FULL STORY »

Lighter Side: Driver blames turtle, cat and squirrel for wreck

It’s a real zoo out there, or at least for one man who is blaming a turtle, a cat and a squirrel – not alcohol – for causing him to crash his car. FULL STORY »

Corn conditions dip slightly, but…

…the 2014 corn crop is still the best reported since 2004. FULL STORY »

Crop futures firmed Monday

Corn futures followed the soy markets higher. The prospect of a huge fall crop has badly depressed corn futures, but prices rebounded in concert with the soy complex Monday. FULL STORY »

Meeting to focus on food, farm and fuel

The sixth annual Ag Innovation Showcase is scheduled for Sept. 8-10 in St. Louis, Mo. and the speaker line-up is a good one. Topics will focus on broad approaches and insights to technology and innovation. FULL STORY »

Crop markets generally strong at midday Monday

Corn futures have backed away from early highs around midsession Monday. The prospect of a huge fall crop has badly depressed corn futures, but prices are trying to rebound in concert with the soy complex. FULL STORY »

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