pork

USDA’s $12 billion aid package gets mixed reviews from ag

· August 28, 2018

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 […]

U.S. pork returns to Argentina after 20-year hiatus

· July 31, 2018

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 […]

Student Social Forces

12 selected for #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team

· July 12, 2018

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 […]

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