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Lower feed prices encourage heavier hog weights

“Production is raised for beef, pork, and broilers as lower feed prices encourage producers to raise animals to heavier weights,” the USDA said in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. FULL STORY »

Photo of the Day: ‘Hello’ from the Fair

The Pipestone Discovery Barn is opening the farrowing barn doors wide open to rural and urban fair-goers at the Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, S.D. FULL STORY »

Lighter Side: Meet Hawaii’s amazing surfing pig

Think the swimming pigs of the Bahamas were impressive? Prepare to be blown away. FULL STORY »

Just how big is the 2014 corn crop? USDA sees record harvest

Cool, ideal summer weather set high expectations for the country’s corn crop, and the USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows just how much the crop benefited. FULL STORY »

Ag markets moved mostly lower after Tuesday's USDA reports

Corn futures bounced on Tuesday’s production data. Today’s USDA Crop Production report stated the forthcoming corn crop at 14.032 billion bushels, which fell moderately below the average of analyst estimates. FULL STORY »

K-State Student receives 2014 Forrest Bassford Award

Logan Britton, a senior majoring in agricultural communications and agriculture economics at Kansas State University (KSU), is the recipient of the 2014 Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Forrest Bassford Student Award sponsored by Alltech FULL STORY »

Commentary: Genius comes at a price

It’s comes as a shock whenever some celebrity is suddenly found dead. We instinctively ask, ‘How could someone who has it all want to end it all?’ I humbly offer a partial explanation. FULL STORY »

Think about people first

Don’t forget that everything done for a pig is done by a person. A unique, thorough training program FULL STORY »

Doane Market Watch: Hog action doesn't fit historical patterns

The CME lean hog index, which futures cash-settle against, peaked at an all-time high of 134.17 cents/pound on July 16, but has fallen sharply in recent weeks. It was officially stated at 123.37 Thursday, which represents a drop of 10.80 cents/pound in just three weeks. FULL STORY »

Senate Finance hearing on U.S.-Korea FTA implementation

Last week, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) submitted comments on the importance of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) to the U.S. pork industry. FULL STORY »

Meredith: Find your inner 'Googliness'

In my last article, I told you about “my generation” – those pesky millennials – and what makes us tick. A trip to Google in Silicon Valley, showed me that clearly, this company has cracked the millennial code. You can, too. FULL STORY »

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