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Cargill launches pig nutrition program

A new nutrition program from Cargill is designed to deliver better feed efficiency for finisher pigs, while helping producers control costs and improve profitability. FULL STORY »

Values do matter to farmers, ranchers

Values and farmers and ranchers—they go hand-in-hand. A 30-second commercial by Whole Foods Market shows that. Sort of. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Keep it simple

The frustration of technology occurred this weekend as I picked up a new computer. For those of us of the ‘older generation’ we don’t need all of the bells and whistles of the next generation of computer software. We’re looking for something reliable and predictable. FULL STORY »

NPPC requests review of Swine Disease Surveillance Program

Recently, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to evaluate the efficacy of its Swine Influenza Virus Surveillance Program, which is set to expire next year. FULL STORY »

Waters of the U.S. update

The rule defining “Waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act that has been proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a comment period that will end Nov 14th 2014. This has been a controversial topic since the comment period started on April 24th 2014. Some of the main topics of debate have been jurisdiction over ditches, agricultural impacts from fertilizer and pesticide application, and jurisdiction over “other waters”. FULL STORY »