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What was your New Year’s resolution?

Those who make resolutions are most likely to list "lose weight" as their top goal. Read about some other interesting resolutions for 2014, and tell us yours. FULL STORY »

Here are top trends likely to impact producers

Economists tell the Pork Board's strategic planning task force that while consumption is up, the environment, food safety and animal welfare are likely to remain top issues in the future. FULL STORY »

HSUS keeps contributors in the dark

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) takes advantage of the fact that the vast majority of its contributors think their money is going to care for dogs and cats. Recent research tells a much different story. FULL STORY »

Oct. pork export value is highest of 2013

Pork exports remain strong, even though they're slightly down from last year's records.Congress needs to recognize the benefits of market access and development in maintaining this advantage. FULL STORY »

Charity watchdog exposes HSUS for incorrect tax filings

This week, the Center for Consumer Freedom filed a complaint with IRS over several years of inflated tax returns submitted by the Humane Society of the United States. FULL STORY »

Study shows animal ag's demand for soybeans is growing

Soybean farmers realize that animal agriculture in the United States is a major economic driver of soybean usage. In fact, animal ag is the soybean industry's No. 1 customer. FULL STORY »

Farrow-to-finish margins strongly in the black

According to the Sterling Pork Profit Tracker, farrow-to-finish margins are well above the previous week, and are continuing to improve based on lower feed costs. FULL STORY »

Baise: Pew...again!

Pew staff members sent me a message after my last blog post, and copies of letters that the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production had sent to two animal industry organizations. You'll appreciate this review of those letters. FULL STORY »

Olthoff: Be real. It works (even at the Food Dialogues)

It's important to be authentic and open when talking with everyone - especially non-farm consumers. Here's what I learned by participating in the recent Food Dialogues. FULL STORY »

New Jersey senator stalls in attempt to override veto

While a New Jersey state senator with strong ties to HSUS gave it his best effort, he didn’t have the votes needed for to override Governor Christie’s veto of the bill to ban maternity pens in the state – this time. FULL STORY »

The misunderstood truth about modern production

It is devastating to know that a farm down the road in the same company that I work for was videotaped unknowingly. Consumers need to know the facts about production. FULL STORY »

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