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  • Pork Producers Take Advantage of Trade Opportunities

    The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture), outlined the Government of Canada's commitment to supporting and enhancing the competitiveness of Canada's pork sector in international markets today at the Canada Pork International (CPI) Annual General Meeting. Minister Bernier discussed how the Canada-EU trade agreement will significantly ...

  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study ...


    By Associated Press

  • New consumer app scores protein products for sustainability

    A smartphone app has been designed to help shoppers choose more environmentally-friendly protein-rich products, namely meat, vegetarian alternatives, eggs and dairy products. The methods and data used to measure these products’ lifecycle environmental impacts are presented in a recent study. In recent years, various apps have been designed to help consumers shop more sustainably by ...

  • 2011 Pigalog® Features More Than 150 New Products

    2011 Pigalog® Features More Than 150 New Products Tipton, PA- January 5, 2011 --New Pig Corporation features more than 150 new products in its 2011 PIGALOG® Catalog Buying Guide. The 520-page, full-color catalog contains more than 4,000 innovative solutions for a clean and safe workplace. Several of the new products ...


    By New Pig Corporation

  • OECD and FAO see lower farm prices - livestock and biofuels outpacing crop production

    The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO. Demand for agricultural products is expected to remain firm while expanding at lower rates than in the past decade. Cereals are still at the core ...

  • New report tracks progress in responsible pig farming

    The U.S. pork industry is releasing its first-ever farming responsibility report: 2012 Pork Industry Progress Report, Responsible Farming. Our Heritage. Our Future. The 36-page report details the evolution of modern pig farming over generations and tracks advancements that have been made in ...

  • Pig feed contamination suspected during recycling process

    Recycled food products are at the centre of investigations into the source of dioxin contamination which has affected Irish pork. Pork products have been pulled off supermarket shelves as the Food Standards Authority (FSA) warned against eating pork from the Irish Republic. However, the FSA stressed consumers are unlikely to be at any 'significant risk'. Concerns were raised when a sample of pig ...

  • US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

    A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. Scientists think porcine epidemic diarrhea, which does not infect humans or other animals, came from China, but they don't know how it got into the country or spread ...


    By Associated Press

  • Meat and Poultry Research Showcase Scheduled for 2014 IPPE

    As part of the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) education schedule, the Meat and Poultry Research Showcase will provide cutting-edge scientific presentations in practical applied ways, exploring the latest research in the meat and poultry industry. The Showcase will be held from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 30. The registration fee for the program is $150 for ...

  • New Beef Educator Guides Available

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released two new educational guides to accompany the books “Beef in the Story of Agriculture” and “Beef an A-Z Book.” Both guides are developed for elementary grade classrooms and follow Common Core and national standards for education. The educator guides give teachers ...

  • Can the World Feed China?

    By Lester R. Brown Overnight, China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million tons in the 2013–14 trade year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture projections. As recently as 2006—just eight years ago—China had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • FY 2010 exports expected to rise to $104.5 billion; imports drop to $76 billion

    Fiscal 2010 agricultural exports are forecast at $104.5 billion, up $4.5 billion from the February forecast and $7.9 billion above final FY 2009 exports. Strong oilseed and grain shipments support the overall export forecast. The soybean export forecast contributed most to the improved overall trade forecast, with exports spurred by record U.S. soybean production and record early season sales to ...

  • Fall Beef Outlook is Strong

    Thanks to lower corn prices, improved pasture conditions and increased domestic demand, beef cattle producers can expect to continue to see record prices for beef this year, according to a beef cattle expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Add to the equation that the beef cow herd is the smallest in decades, exports are increasing in ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Spanish Technical Seminar for Maximizing the Efficiency of the Poultry Industry Offered at 2015 IPPE

    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is hosting the “Seminario Técnico para Maximizar la Eficiencia de la Industria Avícola” (Technical Seminar for Maximizing the Efficiency of the Poultry Industry), which will be presented entirely in Spanish. The program will discuss methods for improving economic efficiency in the areas of breeding, incubation, grow-out and health. The ...

  • Free Worker Safety Education Program Offered at 2015 IPPE for the Poultry Industry

    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is hosting a “Worker Safety Considerations: Equipment Design, Installation & Operation” workshop at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) that will address manufacturer design considerations, new equipment installation and pre-startup safety procedures, machine guarding, lock out and other important safety ...

  • ASA CEO Talks TPP on RFD-TV Panel Thursday Night

    American Soybean Association (ASA) CEO Steve Censky is participating in a discussion on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), along with other top agriculture leaders Thursday at 9 p.m. CST on RFD-TV. The panel will explore what TPP is, why it is beneficial to farmers and ...

  • When shopping for meat, the more you know the better

    Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) is providing shoppers with a new level of transparency about how farm animals are raised by now offering beef, pork and chicken certified under 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating system (bit.ly/fawOft). The rating system is the signature program of ...

  • Weather and political tensions impact food markets but cereal stocks remain adequate

    Weather conditions in various countries and political tensions in the Black Sea region have made food markets more volatile, FAO reports in the new  Food Outlook. In its first major forecast for 2014, FAO puts cereal production at 2 458 million tonnes (including milled rice), down some 2.4 percent from the 2013 record, though global output ...

  • Temple grandin praises hormel foods for hog holding facility design

    Temple Grandin, Ph.D., professor of animal science at Colorado State University, says the recently opened hog holding facility at the Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) Austin (Minn.) Plant is "as good as it gets." "This facility is at the top for the industry," Grandin said. "I am super happy because everything is wonderful; it"s highly managed and perfectly maintained." Grandin conducts ...

  • Peak Meat

    By Janet Larsen U.S. meat consumption has peaked. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that meat eating across the country fell from the 2004 high point of 184 pounds (83 kilograms) per person to 171 pounds in 2011. Early estimates for 2012 project a further reduction in American meat eating to 166 pounds, making for a 10 percent drop over the eight-year period. For a society ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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