Publication: National Hog Farmer

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National Pork Board CEO Stepping Down

The National Pork Board (NPB) announced today that Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak will step down after six years of service to the pork industry and the Pork Checkoff. Novak is leaving Oct. 3 to assume leadership of the National Corn Growers Ass ... [Published National Hog Farmer - 4 hours ago]
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Hog Market Goes Higher Than Justified by Supply

In early May I was asked “Why has the hog market fallen so much?” My answer was “Because it went way too high in the first place.” The same question was posed to me two weeks ago, and guess what? My answer was the same. I also pointed out in April and ... [Published National Hog Farmer - 4 hours ago]
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RFS Rule at OMB

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final renewable volume obligation (RVO) rule for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review. The final rule will establish the ethanol blending ... [Published National Hog Farmer - 4 hours ago]
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USDA Predicts Net Farm Income to Fall 14%

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) is forecasting 2014 net farm income at $113.2 billion, down 14% compared to 2013. ERS says this is the result of lower commodity prices, especially for corn; higher input costs for fertilizer, ... [Published National Hog Farmer - 4 hours ago]
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Meatless Mondays in Cleveland

The Cleveland (Ohio) City Council has passed a resolution supporting “Meatless Mondays.” The resolution states, “The City of Cleveland recognizes the benefits of a diet high in fruits and vegetables, and urges residents to participate in Meatless Mondays ... [Published National Hog Farmer - 8 hours ago]
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PEDV Immunity: Past and Present

Getting a handle on immunity to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has been difficult. First, it was the absence of antigen reagents to measure serological responses. Then it was trying to figure out if sows really had to show clinical sickness to ... [Published National Hog Farmer - 9 hours ago]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

Is the EPA Really the Enemy of Agriculture?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been a main topic of discussion in agricultural circles this week as the debate over the proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule continues to rage. The Lincoln Journal Star newspaper website reports that Nebraska ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Just Telling His Story

If Larry Sailer had his way he’d stay home and raise pigs.“But we need to have spokespeople out here,” he says. “Didn’t think it would be me, I’m just a shy old farm boy.”This “shy old farm boy” also claims he isn’t a writer, and that he never has been ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Localized Soybean Meal Shortages Possible

Entering each soybean harvest brings great promise in yield expectations, and in certain pockets of the United States, that promise also brings some concern about the availability of soybean meal until the new crop beans come in to the system.“We had ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Consumer Pork Costs Projected Higher

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) predicts consumers will be spending 6.5% to 7.5% more this year for pork eaten at home. Beef and veal showed similar expected increases, while the USDA expects poultry to increase 3% to 4% this year.According ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Appears to Have Lost WTO MCOOL Battle

Remember, you heard it here first! Well, maybe not first but you have been hearing it here for a long time: The United States would lose again – and ultimately – with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on mandatory country-of-origin labeling (MCOOL). ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Russians to Pay More for Food

According to a number of press reports, Russian consumers will see an increase in food prices as a result of Russian President Putin’s ban on food imports from the U.S., EU, Australia, Canada, and Norway.  Some officials believe annual inflation will ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 26 2014]

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"Pork producers’ support for a final TPP agreement is conditioned on the elimination of all tariff and non-tariff barriers to U S pork exports in each of the TPP nations, including the elimination of the Gate Price in Japan,” said NPPC President Howard Hill, a veterinarian and pork producer from Cambridge, IA."
...productivity, and resilience to drought and other extreme weather," said Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie. "In partnership with USDA and the Obama Administration, state and regional GHG offset programs and voluntary GHG markets can help make these practices less costly to implement and increase the producer's bottom line."
The bounty of crops, however, will be good for businesses such as grain elevators, processors and livestock producers "who will benefit from the lowest prices we have seen in a number of years."
...4, 2014. The first invited address will be "Deliver the Promise: Design for the Next Generation of Agricultural Leaders." Academia is changing - how do we meet personnel needs in agriculture? The second and third addresses will deal with fiber for pigs, which is a very important...

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RFS Rule at OMB [Published National Hog Farmer - 4 hours ago]
Hog Market Goes Higher Than Justified by Supply [Published National Hog Farmer - 4 hours ago]
National Pork Board CEO Stepping Down [Published National Hog Farmer - 4 hours ago]
USDA Predicts Net Farm Income to Fall 14% [Published National Hog Farmer - 4 hours ago]
Meatless Mondays in Cleveland [Published National Hog Farmer - 8 hours ago]
PEDV Immunity: Past and Present [Published National Hog Farmer - 9 hours ago]
Just Telling His Story [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 29 2014]
Localized Soybean Meal Shortages Possible [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 29 2014]
Is the EPA Really the Enemy of Agriculture? [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 29 2014]
House Committee Questions Purpose of EPA Waters... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 29 2014]
Consumer Pork Costs Projected Higher [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 26 2014]
U.S. Appears to Have Lost WTO MCOOL Battle [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 26 2014]
Russians to Pay More for Food [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 26 2014]
Poland to File WTO Complaint Against Russia and... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 25 2014]
Cost of Raising a Child Tops $245,000 [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 25 2014]
Hog Production Definitely Not for Faint of Heart [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 25 2014]
Food Security a Passionate Issue [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 23 2014]
PEDV Conference Planned Sept. 23-25 [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 22 2014]
3 Hot Headlines: PEDV Can Spread Through Feed, ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 22 2014]
Don't Lose Sight of the Real Prize: Profits [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 19 2014]
Russia’s Pork Import Ban: What’s the Global Imp... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 18 2014]
USDA Forecasts Record Corn and Soybean Crops [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 18 2014]
Japan Must Eliminate Its Gate Price for Pork [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 18 2014]
2013 Farm Expenditures Reach $367 Billion [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 18 2014]
Manitoba Undertakes PEDV-Related Manure Samplin... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 14 2014]
Biofilter Conference Scheduled Aug. 20 [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 14 2014]
Harmon Named Interim Director of Iowa Pork Indu... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 14 2014]
NPPC Calls On Japan To Nix ‘Gate Price’ On Pork [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 14 2014]
Managing Risk of Custom Manure Application and ... [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 14 2014]
USDA Issues Greenhouse Gas Measurement Guidelines [Published National Hog Farmer - Aug 14 2014]
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