Hogs and Pigs Report shows PEDv effects, signs of recovery

The Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report issued by USDA on September 26 reported, at the same time, continuing effects of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv) damage to hog numbers and signs of industry recovery and expansion. FULL STORY »

13,000 sows, piglets killed in massive fire

“This is really hard for us right now,” said Cougar Run Sow Farm employee Kaycee Gebhart. “A truck is replaceable, barns are replaceable, but these hogs are our livelihood, and we cared for them every day.” FULL STORY »

I’m a Drover: Unexpected love Image Gallery

If you’ve ever taken a bite of meat, chances are Gary Smith has had a direct impact on your life. The food safety guru, unexpected “meat head” and animal agriculture advocate has made contributions to the livestock industry worldwide – and he’s not done. FULL STORY »

Mark Greenwood named president of The Maschhoffs, LLC

The Maschhoffs, LLC, the largest independent pork producer in the U.S. headquartered in Carlyle, IL, announced Friday that it has named Mark Greenwood as president. FULL STORY »

Commentary: In praise of ‘street meat’

For most of us, roadkill is something to swerve around, not something to serve up. But that might be changing, for ecological, as well as economic considerations. FULL STORY »

Record U.S. soybean crop may hold silver lining for Iowa farmers

A record U.S. soybean crop is bigger than expected, but not in Iowa. FULL STORY »

Meat export volumes lower in August, but value remains strong

For the second consecutive month, August export value for U.S. pork increased year-over-year despite declines in volume. Export value remains on a record pace, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) earlier this month. FULL STORY »

We are Indiana agriculture: Emiley Gaskill doing what she loves

Emiley Gaskill and her husband, Randy, live in Adams County. They have three sons: Aaron, who works for Helena Chemical Company; Brandon, a service man for Oracle Pork; and Craig, who is a manager over 10,000-head of wean-to-finish hogs. FULL STORY »

Pork industry launches new common audit

After 18 months of industry collaboration, the National Pork Board announces that a new common swine industry audit platform for pork producers, packers and processors is now certified by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization and is available to the public. FULL STORY »

Women are the past, present and future of American ag Play video

From historic homesteaders to contemporary cattle ranchers, women have been the cornerstone of America’s agriculture heritage. We’ve produced food to feed our families, feed our neighbors and to feed the world. FULL STORY »

Cold Storage: Frozen pork supplies down 4%

According to the USDA's latest Cold Storage report, frozen pork supplies were up slightly from the previous month but down 4 percent from last year. FULL STORY »

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