Publication: National Hog Farmer

First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

USDA Reports Show the Good Times Lasting Longer

This situation may last a while – in fact “a while” longer than even I had anticipated. Such is my conclusion after last week’s reports from the United States Department of Agriculture. It appears that – barring some unforeseen shock(s) – the good times ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 29 2014]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Country-Of-Origin Labeling Injunction Denied

A preliminary injunction to block implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s May 2013 final rule on country-of-origin labeling had been denied by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.A lawsuit had been filed in July ... [Published National Hog Farmer - 4 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

PEDV a Warning Sign for Other Diseases to Come

Wisconsin State Veterinarian Paul McGraw said the impact the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has had on the swine industry should be a wake-up call as to how vulnerable the U.S. livestock industry is to disease coming here from other countries ... [Published National Hog Farmer - 4 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

USDA Considers Easing Import Restrictions on Mexican Pork

The public has 60 days to comment on a proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule that would relax import restrictions on importation of pork and pork products from Mexico. These restrictions were originally put in place to prevent pigs with ... [Published National Hog Farmer - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Senators Seek More Answers to Antibiotic Questions

Food Safety News   reports that a group of senators wrote to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Monday to ask for more information regarding the agency’s efforts to curb what they see as the overuse of antibiotics in food ... [Published National Hog Farmer - 15 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

TPA Before TPP

The Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee have sent a message to the administration that it needs to build support for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and not complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement before the TPA ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Senators Request Study of Possible Anti-Competitive Behavior by Big Oil

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) are asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to further study possible anti-competitive practices by certain oil companies. The senators in a letter to the DOJ and ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Agriculture Research Foundation Board Named

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced the creation of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research and the appointment of a 15-member board of directors. The foundation established in the 2014 farm bill will operate as a non-profit ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

National Hot Dog Day

One of the most popular Capitol Hill events every year is . Last week nearly 1,000 congressmen, senators and guests attended. The theme for this year’s luncheon was “Baseball and Hot Dogs.”Featured at the event were baseball greats Steve Carlton (Philadelphia ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Sorting Out Joint Disease and Lameness

Production losses due to lameness and joint disease are likely underestimated because losses often occur with such a low (but steady) rate to be taken for granted as “normal” or “acceptable”. Yet, these under-performing animals have delayed time to market, ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Fund to Finance Job-Creating Infrastructure Projects in Rural America Announced

Private entities will be able to invest in job-creating rural infrastructure projects across the country thanks to the U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund announced Thursday by the White House Rural Council.An initial $10 billion has been committed ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Pork Exports Up Slightly

May U.S. pork exports showed an increase compared to the same month a year ago, as did the shipments to the main destinations. A total of 430.8 million pounds of pork shipped were up 0.06% from May 2013. Japan, Mexico and Canada remained the largest foreign ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 23 2014]

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"We would also provide safeguards against commingling of the swine and the pork and pork products with animals and products that do not meet our proposed requirements" the agency wrote
...Now, Bacon Man must clear his name. "Bacon is the All-American symbol of love," according to Skymap's Kickstarter page. "With the passion for mechanically separated pork and guns, there is nothing more fitting than Bacon in a red, white and blue suit."
In a press statement announcing the numbers, Phil Seng, president USMEF, comments: "USMEF has been focused for some time on increasing overall pork consumption in Mexico, and it is gratifying to see those efforts paying off in the form of very strong, sustained demand. With Mexico experiencing a domestic supply crunch and its hog prices prices up about 35% year-over-year, we have substantially increased shipments to Mexico as U S pork prices moved higher."
"Nobody's ever looked at nutrient transporters as drug targets because it's assumed that there will be hundreds more transporters, so it's a pointless pursuit" Ahmer said

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Country-Of-Origin Labeling Injunction Denied [Published National Hog Farmer - 4 hours ago]
PEDV a Warning Sign for Other Diseases to Come [Published National Hog Farmer - 4 hours ago]
USDA Considers Easing Import Restrictions on Me... [Published National Hog Farmer - 15 hours ago]
Senators Seek More Answers to Antibiotic Questions [Published National Hog Farmer - 15 hours ago]
USDA Reports Show the Good Times Lasting Longer [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 29 2014]
National Hot Dog Day [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 28 2014]
Agriculture Research Foundation Board Named [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 28 2014]
Senators Request Study of Possible Anti-Competi... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 28 2014]
TPA Before TPP [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 28 2014]
Sorting Out Joint Disease and Lameness [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 28 2014]
Fund to Finance Job-Creating Infrastructure Pro... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 25 2014]
Pork Exports Up Slightly [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 23 2014]
Pork Industry Enjoys Positive Market Picture [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 22 2014]
Stop the EPA [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 21 2014]
Election Year and Congressional Agenda [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 21 2014]
Temporary Highway Fix [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 21 2014]
Senate Passes Veterinarian Bill [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 21 2014]
Committee Approves Legislation to Prevent ‘Wate... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 21 2014]
Attitudes and opportunities on the rise [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 21 2014]
Attention to Ventilation and Sprinkler Cycles H... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 21 2014]
Goodband Receives Animal Management Award [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 21 2014]
National Feral Swine Damage Management Program... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 19 2014]
Indiana Pork Producers Prevail in Right to Farm... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 19 2014]
Meet a new Bacon Super Hero [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 18 2014]
PIC Announces Relationship Based Genomic Select... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 18 2014]
Upcoming Webinars Present Practical Research Re... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 18 2014]
More Details Emerge on USDA Disease Reporting R... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 16 2014]
Luc Dufresne to Receive Science in Practice Award [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 16 2014]
Consumers Can’t Get Enough Bacon [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 16 2014]
Cereal Grains in Pig Diets May Help Determine B... [Published National Hog Farmer - Jul 15 2014]
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