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Hog Industry Wonders if PEDV Will Strike Again: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Steve Malakowsky, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
November 26, 2014 - Reflecting on the 2014 hog industry and where it compares to the most profitable year ever depends on if you were hit with the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) and how active you were in hedging production explains AgStar's Steve Malakowsky in our agriculture blog. Continue reading >>
Hog Industry Changes for January 1: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Kent Bang, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
November 25, 2014 - Two changes in the hog industry go into effect on January 1, 2015. Kent Bang reviews the sow premise ID tag that is critical for food safety, along with the implementation of a new audit system. Continue reading >>
Global Markets & Economics
European Effects from Russia's Ban on Pork: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends
TAGS: Global Markets & Economics, Swine
November 24, 2014 - As Russia’s ban on pork continues and pork is pushed back into Europe, prices continue downward. Brett Stuart of Global Agritrends explains how the EU has increased their market share in Japan and Korea due to the lower prices. Continue reading >>
Corn Yield Projections Lowered in USDA Crop Report: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Justin Roelofs, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine, Grain
November 18, 2014 - The November USDA Crop Report was released last week with a slight surprise in the decrease of corn yield projections. In the hog blog, AgStar’s Justin Roelofs explains the report further, along with the drop in live hog prices. Continue reading >>
Young, Beginning Farmers
Pitfalls to Avoid When Transitioning Your Farm Operation: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Cathy Olson, Sr. Business Consultant
TAGS: Young, Beginning Farmers, Dairy, Grain, Swine, Women In Agriculture, Succession & Transition Planning
November 12, 2014 - When it comes to succession and transition planning, it’s never too early to start the discussion. AgStar's Cathy Olson explains five pitfalls to keep in mind as you work towards a successful outcome for everyone. Continue reading >>
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