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Pork industry outlines traceability plan

The nation’s pork industry is another step closer to an enhanced swine traceability system.  Scott Hays, a Missouri producer, and immediate past president of the National Pork Producers Council tells Brownfield NPPC has spent nearly two years developing a program that would expedite a... Read More.

Pork industry sets 2024 policy

Pork producers have set their policy plans for 2024.  For the National Pork Board (NPB) growing pork demand is the top priority.  Al Wulfkuehle, NPB vice president and Iowa producer tells Brownfield… “It’s all about doing the priorities of what our producers want.”  He says,... Read More.

Pork industry applauds Scope 3 rule change

Pork producers are applauding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to remove the Scope 3 reporting requirement, which would have required farmers to report the greenhouse gas emissions of their supply chain. Bryan Humphreys, chief executive officer of the National Pork Producers Council, tells Brownfield... Read More.

Pork industry promoting sustainability

Sustainability remains a priority for the pork industry.  Brownfield’s Jared White has more… Jill Brokaw, sustainability coordinator with the National Pork Board, tells Brownfield the Pork Cares Impact Reports are checkoff funded and give producers tools to better share their sustainability story… “It’s third party sustainable... Read More.

Ag industry feeling effect of H-2A changes

Last year the U.S. Department of Labor instituted several rule changes to the H-2A visa program, and those changes are impacting farmers. Illinois Farm Bureau president, Brian Duncan says the eight new rules, specifically surrounding wage rate calculation, are making it more difficult for... Read More.

Continued contraction in cattle industry

A livestock economist says USDA’s February Cattle on Feed report indicated more contraction in the industry. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says, “I don’t read too much into the fact that placements succeeded pre-report (estimates) just because of that cold weather uncertainty I think... Read More.

Potato industry wants exports enhanced

The head of the National Potato Council says expanded access to potato export markets could create an additional $1 billion in economic activity.   Kam Quarles says a new report from Michigan State University finds tariffs, exchange rates, and sanitary and phytosanitary measures are... Read More.

Rehagen: Clean fuels industry has never been stronger

The CEO of Clean Fuels Alliance America says production of biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel is set to exceed six billion gallons by 2030. Donnell Rehagen tells Brownfield the industry has never been stronger. “It’s really driven by these decarbonizing markets,” he... Read More.

Ag industry lauds potential of sustainable aviation fuel

A governing board member for Clean Fuels Alliance America says sustainable aviation fuel is a groundbreaking market for the ag industry. Greg Anderson tells Brownfield the next six years will change the clean fuels landscape. “There aren’t great quantities of sustainable aviation fuel, or... Read More.