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2016 Symbol of Excellence Winners Announced at MPPC’s Annual Meeting

2/2/2017 2:04:00 PM

A total of 1,620 hogs from around Montana were entered into the contest with 255 hogs qualifying for Symbol of Excellence.

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Nation's Bacon Reserves Hit 50-Year Low

2/1/2017 11:41:00 AM
In December 2016, frozen pork belly inventory totaled 17.8 million pounds, the lowest level since 1957, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. >> Read More

Cargill Study Shows What Pigs Eat Matters to Millennial Consumers

1/27/2017 8:06:00 AM
As consumer demand for pork remains high, millennial consumers say that what pigs eat has a strong influence on their pork-buying habits >> Read More

Pork Producers Council: Another "Midnight" Regulation Dumped on Farmers

1/19/2017 9:31:00 AM

According to the National Pork Producers Council, the Obama administration is issuing a regulation that adds unnecessary animal welfare standards to the nation's organic food production law. 

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GIPSA Contracting Rules Create New Controversy

12/16/2016 10:16:00 AM
Earlier this week, GIPSA announced changes in contracting rules that are attracting a storm of controversy. >> Read More

Rabobank: Supply-driven Global Meat Markets to Put Pressure on Prices

12/12/2016 1:57:00 PM
Consumers are set to benefit from downward pressure on global meat prices during 2017, according to a new report from Rabobank >> Read More

U.S. Pig Farmers Celebrate Progress on Antibiotic Stewardship

11/14/2016 2:00:00 PM
Pork Industry Collaborates in Get Smart About Antibiotics Week Outreach >> Read More

Continued Growth in Meat Supply Hurts Livestock Prices

9/9/2016 12:03:00 PM
The University of Missouri Extension specialist can’t say when prices will hit bottom, as many factors affect the sharp decline. That includes weather, dollar strength and exports. >> Read More

MSU Buys Pigs From Local 4-H Youth to Feed University Students

9/7/2016 3:20:00 PM
For the first time, Montana State University has purchased local 4-H pigs to feed MSU students who eat in the university’s award-winning Miller Dining Commons. >> Read More

Two South Dakota Producers Finalists for the 2016 America's Pig Farmer of the Year

9/2/2016 8:00:00 AM

The National Pork Board has announced the four finalists who are vying to become 2016 America's Pig Farmer of the Year.  

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U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent

2/26/2017 10:47:00 AM
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for 
feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on 
February 1, 2017. The inventory was 1 percent above February 1, 2016.  >> Read More
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Pulse Growers Worried about Huge India Market

2/25/2017 5:15:00 PM

Is India changing its attitude on a 13-year policy?  If so, that could have a big impact on the Pulse market.

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Cheney Pushes for BLM 2.0 Rule Repeal

2/24/2017 10:49:00 AM
Wyoming Congressman Liz Cheney sponsored a resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Managements (BLM) Planning 2.0 Rule. Cheney said the rule that was finalized in the last days of “the Obama Administration would have gone even further than they already had in the last eight years in centralizing control and authority over decisions about how to manage our public lands in Washington.”  Essentially, taking away local authority and input with the new rule. >> Read More
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USCA Marketing Committee Chair Talks Markets and Reporting in D.C.

2/23/2017 4:02:00 PM
United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Marketing Committee Chair Allan Sents was in Washington, D.C. this week meeting with Members of Congress and Administration officials on market-based issues.  Sents specifically met with individuals regarding the 2020 re-authorization of Mandatory Price Reporting (MPR) and necessary changes and enhancements to the law’s current framework.

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American Sheep Industry Association Prepares Producers for New Veterinary Feed Directive

2/23/2017 3:34:00 PM
For livestock producers, the new year brought some big changes in that all medically important antibiotics to be used in feed or water for food animal species requires a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) or a prescription.  >> Read More
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