New Opportunities Key To U.S. Pork Exports
While 2010 has been a strong year for U.S. pork exports, maintaining export growth is an ongoing challenge in an industry in which competitors are becoming increasingly aggressive. The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently held a New Opportunities Conference in which USMEF foreign office directors, exporters, traders and other industry experts were asked to identify new opportunities for U.S. pork across the globe.

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Iowa State Center Would Be Hub For Swine Medicine
Iowa State University is proposing a unique center to give veterinarians training on the latest techniques for keeping hogs healthy during the pork production chain.

If approved by the Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday, the university says the Swine Medicine Education Center would attract students and veterinarians from across North America interested in specializing in swine and food animal medicine.

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AMI: GIPSA Proposed Rule Not Good For Ag Industry, Says Ag Lender
Although the Congressionally mandated purpose of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is to strengthen America’s agriculture industry and revitalize rural communities, a rule proposed by the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) suggests that USDA has lost sight of its mission, according to an op-ed by Mark Greenwood, vice president of agribusiness capital at AgStar Financial Services in Mankato, Minn.

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Commodity Markets React To Extension Of Bush Tax Cut Extension

Commodities are stronger across the board, and Bush tax cuts could be extended. Watch to find out how the markets view an extension of tax cuts as a form of stimulus.

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