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China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global ... Read More

Assessing Your Farm's Financial Management Can Help You Survive Tough Ag Economy

Good times lift both good and bad farm managers, but when profit margins grow slim, farmers with higher levels of business intelligence are more likely to succeed and grow. Agricultural economist Dave Kohl, a professor emeritus at Virginia Tech and ... Read More

Tyson sues federal agency for $2.4M over hog inspections

Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about checking hogs at a plant in Iowa. Yolanda Thompson, who works for the U.S. D... Read More

NPPC Thankful U.S. Lifting North American Metal Tariffs

The Trump administration today announced plans to lift the 25% tariff on steel and the 10% duty on aluminum imports imposed last year on Canada and Mexico. Both countries subsequently retaliated against a host of U.S. products. "We thank the admin... Read More

Northeast Butchers Compete for Grand Prize Title

It isn’t every day one gets to watch butchers from the Northeast region charged with the task of breaking down a beef subprimal into salable cuts of beef to appeal to today’s beef consumers. On May 9, the 2019 Best BEEF Butcher Contest took place... Read More

U.S. Beef Gains Full Access to Japan

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef exports, paving the way for expanded sales to the Unit... Read More

National Pork Board Uncovers What Diners Crave and Why

New Research Explores Consumer Behavior When Eating Away From Home Des Moines, Iowa – May 16, 2019 – Today, the National Pork Board released its latest findings from the comprehensive Insight to Action research, this time examining trend... Read More

NBA Bank On Nebraska Strong Accepting Grant Applications

LINCOLN, NEB. – May 15, 2019 – The Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA) board of directors recently approved the application process for Bank On Nebraska Strong funds to assist with disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts. Since the March floods, ... Read More

Nebraska Cattlemen building on the future

Cattlemen for the most part do not like ‘clubs’ or joining organizations, but in 1888, when Nebraska Sandhills was being discovered as prime cattle raising country, and rustling of cattle was the major problem of the cattlemen, the Nebraska Stock... Read More

African Swine Fever Continues to Spread in Vietnam, South Africa

Government officials in Vietnam say the country has culled more than 1.2 million pigs infected with African Swine Fever. Pork Business Dot Com says the virus is continuing to spread quickly through Southeast Asia. Vietnam’s 95 million people con... Read More

China's New Slaughterhouse Rules Keep Lid on Pork Prices for Now

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s pork prices are being kept in check even as pig production continues to drop, with tough new rules on slaughterhouses crimping trade and pushing frozen pork stocks onto the market, according to analysts. Hog prices in... Read More