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Study finds that larger pigs still mean tender pork

In a consumer-driven business, the pork industry benefits from giving grocery shoppers what they’re looking for. So meat scientists’ recent findings that consumers are routinely happy with larger cuts – and the resulting tenderness profiles ... Read More

South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs

Which came first, the chicken or the trade war? Well before President Donald Trump began slapping tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods, there was a deal with South Africa that gave U.S. chicken producers duty-free access to a market... Read More

Kansas Takes the Lead in Secure Food Supply Plans

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health (KDA–DAH) is pleased to share that Kansas now has more than one million head of cattle covered by Secure Beef Supply Plans, a significant step toward supporting the... Read More

Export Exchange Next Week

International buyers and end-users of coarse grains from more than 35 countries are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis next week for Export Exchange 2018. The group will meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain. Hosted... Read More

Another African Swine Fever Outbreak Reported in China

China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever as fear of a global spread of the disease rises. Four reports were announced last week, and Monday, China reported a new case of the disease at a farm with nearly 20,000 pigs, the largest farm to rep... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update - Oct. 16, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news and information. Brazil Soybean Supplies Running Low Dropped Tariffs Could Mean Less USDA Trade Aid Relief Trump, XI Likely to Meet at Upcoming G-20 More video from the Rural Radio Network... Read More

International Trade Commission to Review USMCA

The U.S. International Trade Commission will review the U.S.,-Mexico-Canada Agreement next month. The Commission is scheduled to meet November 15th for an economic review of the trade agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agree... Read More

Gov. Ricketts, State Patrol, & Ag Leaders Unveil New Guidance for Livestock Hauling

Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), and agriculture producers throughout the state of Nebraska are working together to keep Nebraska roads safe and keep livestock moving.  The collab... Read More

U.S. Pork Industry Seeks 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

DES MOINES, IOWA – Oct. 15, 2018 – The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open through Nov. 12 at www.pigfarmersoftomorrow.com. The award recognizes, inspires and connects with the next ... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress *AUDIO*

Rain and snow last week pushed the nation's soybean harvest further behind the average pace and also slowed the corn harvest, USDA's National Ag Statistics Service said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday. As of Sunday, Oct. 14, 38% of the ... Read More

Supermarket shenanigans

Why do you think your mom made a grocery list and stuck to it? From the time you enter the supermarket parking lot until you reach the checkout counter, every part of a supermarket is designed to make you spend more money than you need to. Look at ... Read More

From soybean crop to pork chop, pig farming sustains demand for oilseed

With Iowa’s soybean harvest expected to total nearly 600 million bushels, the partnership between soy and pork takes on added importance as production booms and trade disputes linger. “Iowa soybean farmers depend on domestic and global demand fo... Read More

Mexican Buying Team Visits Local White Corn Operations To Learn How To Buy

Washington, D.C. – White corn grain buyers from Mexico are in the United States to see U.S. grain production and the U.S. export system for themselves – from harvest to shipping – in Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky and Minnesota. The te... Read More

Feed Grain Buyers, Suppliers Head to Minneapolis Next Week for Export Exchange 2018

A cadre of international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from more than 35 countries are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis next week for Export Exchange 2018, ready to meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the v... Read More