Checkoff program funding has made a big impact on farming and American pop culture, but it is also often plagued with political and other concerns.
While the coronavirus has been in the United States for a few weeks, consumers are have just recently started to feel the affects of the virus.
On Sunday, New York Times readers were treated to an inaccurate and one-sided news story, about a 2015 salmonella outbreak in Washington State.
The USDA’s announcement Monday with more details on the $12 billion aid package was met with mixed reactions from the agriculture and livestock sector. Some said thanks and some said trade not aid. Through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in the Trump Tariff Aid Plan, sorghum producers will receive 86 cents per bushel. This initial […]
On Monday U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue sliced into a 10-pound honey baked ham and celebrated the reintroduction of U.S. pork products to the Argentine market after more than 20 years. “The U.S. is the world’s third largest pork producer and a top exporter,” Secretary Perdue said. “This new market is a big victory […]
Twelve lucky college students have been chosen to lead the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Candidates were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their strong communication skills. The team will be active from July through December. “Social media is ingrained in young people’s lives,” said Claire Masker, communications director […]