Lawrence has a practical take on the farm economy.
The VP of research and development outlines how targeted genome editing technology called CRISPR-Cas could change agriculture.
ISU Professor Dermont Hayes outlines where there are opportunities to expand pork exports in the coming years.
With farm prices in the tank, it's time to diversify.
Turning 200 acres into a wildlife haven is a worthwhile challenge.
Hog markets have dropped to unprofitable levels for many producers this fall. “This is a challenging time for agriculture and especially for our producers,” says Jan Archer, National Pork Board (NPB) president and a pork producer from Goldsboro, North Carolina. “Our goal is to help producers during this time and provide consumers with a great value and quality pork.”
Archer shared a few of the things the NPB, using Pork Checkoff funds, is doing to keep pork moving and help producers.
1) Partnering with major grocery retailers.
Made-to-order crops and livestock are coming to farms soon, as gene editing speeds up the discovery of improved traits.
Smithfield Foods to expand operations and grow presence in Western U.S. with acquisition of California’s largest pork processor.
The 2016 Successful Farming® exclusive Pork Powerhouses® ranking of the largest 35 producers in the U.S. shows an increase of 123,000 sows from one year ago.
Bruce Livingston started his hog operation at age 8 with two breeding gilts. Today, his sow number is 25,000 and growing.