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Source shows half of GMO research is independent

A new public database of research shows that independent peer-reviewed research on GMOs is common, conducted worldwide, and makes up half of the total of all research on risks associated with genetic engineering. FULL STORY »

Dr. Lonnie King to keynote NIAA Antibiotic Symposium

“Stewardship is an opportunity to change the conversation about antibiotics and forge new relationships between animal and human health,” Dr. Lonnie King, dean, College of Veterinarian Medicine at The Ohio State University (OSU), says. FULL STORY »

Meet America’s top #ChopGriller

When the Pork Checkoff challenged grillers to show off their chops, competitors nationwide took pork to the next level. BJ Hoffman of Grimes, Iowa, has been named America’s Top #ChopGriller for his tip of grilling rib-eye bone-in pork chops upright, which allows the small fat strip to melt and self-baste for easy saucing. FULL STORY »

COOL just top of the iceberg

The COOL and Conflicts Minerals cases are just the tip of the compelled speech iceberg. Perhaps the biggest food fight today is being debated in multiple states, in referenda and in state and proposed federal legislation regarding “genetically modified organisms” (“GMO”) used in food production. FULL STORY »

Case IH extends its track-technology into specialty markets

Building on its 18 years of leadership in independent-track technology, Case IH has now introduced its new Magnum Rowtrac tractor. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Fall sale weights

Sale weights for the first 3 weeks of August typically are 96.8 percent of early January sale weights in the Iowa-Southern Minnesota market. When I average the Iowa-Southern Minnesota weekly live weight at slaughter data for the past ten years, sale weights begin their fall increase on week 33 of the year. FULL STORY »

Livestock Slaughter: Pork production drops 2%

Pork production totaled 1.80 billion pounds, down 2 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 8.46 million head, down 7 percent from July 2013. T FULL STORY »

Hog Outlook: Farrow-to-finishers earned $107.25 per head in July

Calculations by Lee Schulz at Iowa State University indicate the typical Iowa farrow to finish operation earned a record profit of $107.25 per hog sold during July. That is $14.21 above the old record set the month before. The five most profitable months in history have all been this year. FULL STORY »

WTO rules against U.S. in meat label fight

A World Trade Organization panel has ruled against the United States in a trade dispute over meat labels with Canada and Mexico, according to a Wall Street Journal report. FULL STORY »

Brenneman: “The sow can’t even turn around”

Did I capture your attention? It’s the phrase you see in every article against modern day pork production practices, and it’s meant to tug at your heartstrings and paint a restrictive and sad life for these animals. FULL STORY »

Photo of the Day: Keeping piglets safe

Minnesota pig farmer Lincoln Langhorst shares a look at why producers use farrowing crates to keep piglets safe, much like mothers who use bassinets to keep their babies safe. FULL STORY »

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