Commentary: When veggie meets carnivore
No matter your taste in steaks, chops or burgers, if a single person at a party you’re hosting claims to be vegetarian, they must be provided a separate menu. Just don’t expect reciprocity. FULL STORY »
Alumbaugh: Panera gets fired
The ag industry has known for quite some time that the leadership at Panera Bread wouldn’t listen to reason. Evidently the company’s ad agency felt the same way. Chicago-based Cramer-Krasselt basically told Panera to take a hike. FULL STORY »
Penning Pigs: From "confidential" to "confessions"
Amanda Eben's dad is a farmer. She learned early on that "proper animal care is non-negotiable." She exemplifies so many others who devote their lives to feeding others. FULL STORY »
Ag groups say, "Go ahead without Japan"
Although the corn and soybean groups have not signed on yet, the National Pork Producers and others want TPP negotiations to continue without Japan. FULL STORY »
Penning Pigs: Animal care confidential
I read a lot of news releases, articles and blogs every day, including those from animal rights groups. I’ve had my fair share of interactions with those folks, too. FULL STORY »
Alltech’s 30th Symposium asks “What If?”
PorkNetwork editor JoAnn Alumbaugh is attending the 30th annual Alltech Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky. Here is a news release highlighting some of the sessions from the first day. FULL STORY »
HSUS to pay $15.75 million to settle racketeering lawsuit
The Humane Society of the United States and other co-defendants will pay $15.75 million to settle a racketeering lawsuit. The District Court called the suit "groundless and unreasonable from its inception." FULL STORY »
Summit panelists tackle tough issues
Antibiotics, sustainability and farm size were just a few of the issues discussed during the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit last week. The Alliance's mission is to communicate that animal well-being is central to producing safe, high-quality, affordable food and other products essential to our daily lives. FULL STORY »
Competition aims to "turn data into decisions"
A contest sponsored by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) aims to help people make smarter decisions about the environment by turning data into decisions. FULL STORY »
World Pork Expo seminars provide information, insights
Seminars to enlighten and educate are abundant at the 2014 World Pork Expo. Industry experts will share new technologies, swine health updates, valuable management tips and more on June 4 and 5. FULL STORY »
Stevens: U.S. pork industry growth driven by international trade
U.S. pork producers are on the brink of a great opportunity with potential approval of the Trans Pacific Partnership, but its success is held tightly in Japanese hands. FULL STORY »