Commentary: Make Temple Grandin proud
Temple Grandin, Colorado State University professor of Animal Science, spoke to Iowa farmers at the 94th Iowa Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. More than a thousand Iowa farmers sat in rapt attention as she talked about the public’s thirst for farming knowledge. FULL STORY »
Farm bill headed for lame duck session?
As the House of Representatives puts off a vote on the 2012 Farm Bill, Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau Federation, senior director of Congressional relations, says the outcome is very hard to predict. Further, there is no guarantee that the farm bill will be brought up in a lame duck session. FULL STORY »
New commercial planned for ‘Pork. Be inspired’ campaign
The National Pork Board (NPB) has approved funding for production of a new television commercial for its ‘Pork. Be Inspired’ advertising campaign. Production for the commercial is set to begin this fall. FULL STORY »
South Korea receives 12 million doses of FMD vaccine
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announced that it has shipped 12 million doses of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine to South Korea to assist in the country’s efforts to halt the ongoing FMD outbreak. Although the country is gaining ground on controlling the FMD epidemic, the vaccines will be used to further quash the disease from spreading. FULL STORY »
Montana senator objects to South Korean trade deal
Pork producers’ long-awaited final approval of the South Korea free-trade agreement may have hit another snag. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman, is siding with cattle ranchers from his home state in opposition to the South Korean Free Trade agreement, according to the Washington Post. Baucus could hinder President Obama's efforts to win quick approval of the pact. FULL STORY »
- Okla. Attorney General keeps pressure on HSUS
- Doane Market Watch: Hog shortage likely to persist
- Okla. Attorney General calls out HSUS on tornado donations
- Crop markets are starting the week on a generally firm note
- Hog Outlook: Another month of record retail pork prices
- PEDv and the future – Is there support for farmers?