Pork Checkoff kicks off '21 Days of Christmas Traditions'
The Pork Checkoff will launch a social media promotion - "21 Dias de Tradiciones Navideñas" (21 Days of Christmas Traditions) - on its Spanish-language Facebook page as part of its efforts to engage with Hispanic consumers during the holidays. FULL STORY »
Ohio AgrAbility to host statewide aging farmers workshops
Aging farmers who want insight on how to remain productive in agriculture, continue gardening and stay active outdoors can hear tips and techniques from the Ohio AgrAbility Program at Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences during a workshop designed to address the evolving needs of older farmers. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Whose marketing do you follow?
Months after Chipotle unveiled its new advertising campaign portraying American agriculture as dark and evil, McDonald’s rolls out a refreshing message about American dairy farmers. FULL STORY »
Economist offers 2013 farm bill update
As the farm bill progresses through Congress' legislative process, several major differences exist in the House and Senate versions of the bill, an economist with Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences says. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Doctors against drugs
Two prominent physicians offer up the worst, most ill-advised arguments against antibiotics use in animal agriculture in recent memory. This is how far the debate has regressed? FULL STORY »
Federal government launches drought resilience partnership
In an attempt to better coordinate drought resilience efforts among departments, the federal government is launching a government-wide initiative to help communities and departments better prepare for and deal with drought situations. FULL STORY »
Increasing cropping frequency may boost food supply
Harvesting existing cropland more frequently could substantially increase global food production without clearing more land for agriculture, according to a new study from the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota. FULL STORY »
What are you doing about all the beans you’re storing?
Corn has been relegated to a supply-driven market after five years of increasing demand. However, soybeans are still in a demand-driven market and are begging for attention, even though the lofty levels of last year’s short supply are now history. FULL STORY »
Web-based National Swine Reproduction Guide launched
The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence (USPCE) has launched the new National Swine Reproduction Guide, a web-based application designed to help troubleshoot swine reproductive problems. FULL STORY »
Chinese holiday season brims with visions of pork
The holiday season is approaching in China, and shoppers and retailers alike are brimming with visions of pork – and, increasingly, of U.S. pork. FULL STORY »