4-H Council receives 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

The National 4-H Council recently earned its third consecutive, maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator - donors dollars are well-spent. FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff launches new e-cookbook

The new Cooking for Comfort electronic cookbook gives consumers new and well as time-honored recipes featuring pork. It's available for free from the National Pork Board. FULL STORY »

Regional Youth Conference planned

The National Junior Swine Association (NJSA) will hold its Regional Youth Leadership Conference on Dec. 14 in Tifton, Geo. FULL STORY »

Bullish outlook on meat production

Panelists at the annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit believe meat production will continue to grow globally. FULL STORY »

Create social media "crop circles"

I’m not suggesting you use your fancy GPS technology to make an elaborate crop circle hoax. What we need, in the agri-social media world, are metaphorical crop circles. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Food Network host promotes ‘Meatless Monday’

Food Network personality Giada De Laurentis launched her 2013 season with an episode entitled “Meatless Mondays.” De Laurentis prepares meatless meals every Monday night for “health” and “environmental reasons,” according to a description of the episode on Foodtv.com. FULL STORY »

Vote now for USFRA farming and ranching winners

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has identified nine finalists in its ‘Faces of Farming & Ranching’ program. Consumers and other farmers and ranchers around the country are asked to vote online for their favorites. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Make Temple Grandin proud

Temple Grandin, Colorado State University professor of Animal Science, spoke to Iowa farmers at the 94th Iowa Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. More than a thousand Iowa farmers sat in rapt attention as she talked about the public’s thirst for farming knowledge. FULL STORY »

Farm bill headed for lame duck session?

As the House of Representatives puts off a vote on the 2012 Farm Bill, Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau Federation, senior director of Congressional relations, says the outcome is very hard to predict. Further, there is no guarantee that the farm bill will be brought up in a lame duck session. FULL STORY »

New commercial planned for ‘Pork. Be inspired’ campaign Play video

The National Pork Board (NPB) has approved funding for production of a new television commercial for its ‘Pork. Be Inspired’ advertising campaign. Production for the commercial is set to begin this fall. FULL STORY »

South Korea receives 12 million doses of FMD vaccine

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announced that it has shipped 12 million doses of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine to South Korea to assist in the country’s efforts to halt the ongoing FMD outbreak. Although the country is gaining ground on controlling the FMD epidemic, the vaccines will be used to further quash the disease from spreading. FULL STORY »

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