World Pork Expo gets down to business
Pork production is an important business, and the 2013 World Pork Expo provided many tools to help producers maximize their profitability and efficiency. FULL STORY »
Peterson Brothers: What summer vacation?
Corn may have been planted on their family farm, but for the Peterson Brothers and farmers across the country there’s no time to sit back and relax. FULL STORY »
Effects of merger on U.S. pork industry not yet known
The full impact on the U.S. pork industry of a merger between Smithfield Foods - the world's largest pork producer - and Chinese firm Shuanghui are not yet known, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt says. FULL STORY »
Farm bill and immigration reform action needed
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling on Congress to pass legislation he says is crucial to American farmers. The USDA’s Bob Ellison has more FULL STORY »
USDA researches environmentally friendly farming
A USDA researcher is studying the feasibility of using cheaper alternatives to commercial fertilizers and how much farmers can use in an environmentally friendly way. FULL STORY »
Activists at the door
At the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder Summit last week, the alliance’s president and CEO, Kay Johnson-Smith describes the theme of the summit, which focused on animal welfare, activists and consumer perceptions. FULL STORY »
Farmland values: Boom or bubble?
Low interest rates and record income per acre have driven farmland values much higher over the last decade. The increase has led to concerns of a repeat of the farm crisis of the 1980s. FULL STORY »