WTO again sides with Canada, Mexico on US COOL law
The World Trade Organization (WTO) on October 20, as expected, ruled on the side of Canada and Mexico in the ongoing battle over the U.S. mandatory Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL) law, saying some COOL requirements treat Canadian and Mexican livestock less favorable than U.S. livestock. FULL STORY »
Is there a right to farm?
After a recent vote (and a recount), Missouri has decided to make an addition to its state constitution: a right to farm amendment. The closeness of the vote necessitated the recount. Out of almost a million votes cast, the difference between supporters and opponents was just 2,375 votes. FULL STORY »
Soil, crops benefit from manure
With harvest nearing, pork producers and grain farmers will soon prep for fall field nutrient applications. The Illinois Pork Producers Association reminds pork producers to pay attention to details, as they pump manure that will be applied on crop acres as a sustainable fertilizer option FULL STORY »
Tis the season for...mold growth
Have you ever opened a bag of feed that smells a little musty or put your hand in the feed bunk in the middle of the winter and the ration is too hot to touch? FULL STORY »
Lighter Side: Two ranchers join HSUS ‘ag council’ in Okla.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) may have attempted to claim some credibility by launching a state “agriculture council” in Oklahoma, but the results leave much to be desired. FULL STORY »
Iowa leads USDA's list of top 100 ag co-ops
Iowa is home to more top 100 agricultural cooperatives than any other state, according to recently released USDA data. The number of top 100 co-ops in Iowa, 16, is up from 11 a decade ago. FULL STORY »
Canada worker, hog shortages leave industry squealing
Shortages of hogs and packing plant workers in Canada, exacerbated by recent government restrictions, may severely cut hog processing and pork exports, helping to keep North American retail pork prices near record highs. FULL STORY »
Decades of innovation
To the casual observer, the rolling countryside of central Missouri is a rustic setting that’s seen little change over the past decades. But look beyond the fruit orchards and cornfields, and you’ll find the 21st century is right at home on the farm of David and Sharon Stephens, who have been named 2014 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards. FULL STORY »
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