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Commentary: Pushing a ‘Right to Farm’

Enshrining a right to farm in a state constitution might seem silly. However, given the fierce opposition from anti-industry activists, it may be a necessity. But doing so creates some real risks. FULL STORY »

Crop and livestock markets diverged Wednesday morning

Corn futures proved quite firm Wednesday morning. Although current Corn Belt crop conditions are outstanding and ideal weather is predicted for the days ahead, corn futures bounced from fresh four-year lows this morning. FULL STORY »

Crop markets rebounded Tuesday night

The crop markets are bouncing from Tuesday’s lows. Outstanding crop conditions and ideal weather seemingly presage huge fall harvests across the U.S., which has sent the crop markets diving. FULL STORY »

Ag Advocacy: Respect both sides of the discussion

As activist groups continually protest and new anti-agriculture videos are released, our industry is commonly on the defensive about our farms and management practices. While important and useful, defensive tactics should retire as our primary advocacy strategy. FULL STORY »

Ag markets turned mixed Tuesday afternoon

Favorable weather conditions continued weighing on corn futures Tuesday. The weekly Crop Progress report stated current U.S. corn conditions at 76% good-to-excellent, which is the highest for mid-July since 1999. FULL STORY »

Ag markets are mostly lower at midsession Tuesday

Favorable weather conditions continue weighing on corn futures. The weekly Crop Progress report stated current U.S. corn conditions at 76% good-to-excellent, which is the highest for mid-July since 1999. FULL STORY »

Iowa State research sheds light on feed efficiency in pigs

Research conducted at Iowa State University is dispelling myths about the practice of breeding pigs to improve feed efficiency, a measurement of how well swine convert the feed they consume into mass. FULL STORY »

USMEF: Latin American Product Showcase set for July 16-17

For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) will help connect buyers and sellers of U.S. beef, pork and lamb products at the USMEF Latin American Product Showcase. FULL STORY »

Lighter Side: Ham celebrates its 112th birthday

Get out the candles and cake – it’s time to sing “hammy birthday” to the world’s oldest edible cured ham. FULL STORY »

Baise: EPA's plan for Virginia farmers

The federal government wants to tell Virginia farmers how and where they can farm. FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff launches social media blitz

#RealPigFarming, a new social media project from the Pork Checkoff, gives curious consumers an inside look at modern pork production. FULL STORY »

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