Pork Board counters antibiotics report with online campaign

The National Pork Board will use an online marketing campaign to counter a critical television documentary on antibiotics use in livestock, pointing consumers to industry-funded websites that defend the practice, according to an association email. FULL STORY »

Cattle and pork fall on Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Wednesday morning, both beef and pork were trading lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. FULL STORY »

Schmidt opposes EPA proposal

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined 10 other state attorneys general and six governors in signing a letter formally objecting to the waters of the U.S. rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The letter suggested the proposed rule would place virtually every river, creek, stream, along with vast amounts of neighboring lands, under the agency’s Clean Water Act jurisdiction. Many of the these features, according to the state attorneys general and governors, are dry the vast majority of the time and already are in use by farmers, ranchers, developers and homeowners. FULL STORY »

The Lucky Pig has Iowa’s ‘Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin’

The Iowa Pork Producers Association is pleased to honor an Iowa pig farmer and restaurant owner with Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin award for 2014. FULL STORY »

Soggy weather stalls corn harvest yet again

Thanks to fickle weather, it’s been a slow start to the 2014 corn harvest with just 24 percent of harvest completed FULL STORY »

Farrow-to-finish margins hover around $60 per head

Farrow-to-finish margins were mostly steady last week, increasing less than 70 cents to $63.75 per head, according to the Sterling Pork Profit Tracker. FULL STORY »

Photo of the day: A farmer’s little helper

Brandon Bell had a little co-pilot as he applied hog manure to his fields recently. FULL STORY »

Decades of innovation

To the casual observer, the rolling countryside of central Missouri is a rustic setting that’s seen little change over the past decades. But look beyond the fruit orchards and cornfields, and you’ll find the 21st century is right at home on the farm of David and Sharon Stephens, who have been named 2014 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards. FULL STORY »

19 ‘My American Farm’ games now available on mobile devices

All 19 “My American Farm” games offered by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture can now be played online using any type of tablet, including all versions of Apple iPad. FULL STORY »

Ag markets moved mostly lower Tuesday night

Corn futures reacted poorly to the Crop Progress report. The weekly USDA Crop Progress was issued Tuesday afternoon due to Monday’s Columbus Day holiday. FULL STORY »

Led by ag, market for drones will reach $1.7 billion in 2025

The market for commercial uses of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, will grow to $1.7 billion in 2025, driven by a broad range of applications led by agriculture, according to Lux Research. FULL STORY »

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