PPC Asks Congress To Help Pork Producers

The request for help was made by NPPC President Don Butler today before the Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry.

Financial Stress: What to Tell the Children Finance, Psychological

Don't hide financial challenges from your children, but make the message age appropriate.

Land Values And Rents: How Did The Recession Affect Them?

What has the recession done to farmland prices, farmstead values and cash rents?

'You Are Not to Blame'

It may be hard to make yourself believe it these days, but you are not to blame for the financial challenges your business is experiencing as a result of volatile commodity prices.

Economic State Of The Ag Sector

The agricultural sector is not an economic island. However, the global financial difficulties that have caused severe heartburn for financial firms and most of the global economy have largely bypassed the agricultural sector.

New Farm Foreclosure Prevention Bill

President Barrack Obama last week signed legislation that is designed to help more farmers and ranchers restructure their loans versus being forced into foreclosure.

Finding Profitability in Today's Markets

Looking back, the spring of 2008 was certainly a wild ride for pork producers — along with just about everyone else associated with agriculture.

Make Energy Savings a Priority

While there’s still a winter chill in the air, the upcoming weather fluctuations that occur as the seasons transition into spring and summer can present more challenges than the consistent cold.

Alternative Feed Ingredients Require Homework

The volatile cost of traditional swine diets is a major challenge that you face today.

You Can Lower Nursery Utility Costs

As electricity, propane and natural gas costs all jumped dramatically this past year, you are no doubt looking for ways to cut utility costs.

Make Your Barns Greener — Conserve Energy and Money

Market conditions have significantly reduced pork production’s profitability in the past couple of years, due in a large part to unprecedented increases in input costs.

Manure: The New Black Gold

The hog manure collecting in your lagoons or pits is more valuable today than ever.

Get the Most Bang from Your Feed Additives

Feed costs have more than doubled this year, and the cost to raise a pig is destined to remain high into the next year or longer.

Step Up to Better Efficiency

With feed costs at record levels and breakeven costs soaring, increasing your operation’s efficiency is more critical today than ever.