Mexico pork production expanding despite PEDv
The Global Agricultural Information Network’s recent report on Mexico’s pork production provides an interesting overview: the industry is expanding and so is consumer demand. FULL STORY »
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 »
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 »
Ronald Prestage arrested
Ronald William Prestage, DVM, from Camden, S.C., has been charged with carrying a pistol without a license. He is president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council. FULL STORY »
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 »
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