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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
January 15th, 2020

Every day, 33 children sustain agriculture-related injuries. Every three days, a child dies because of an agriculture-related incident. That’s according to the National Ag Safety Database which reports the number of farm-accident fatalities is not declining in proportion to the decline in farm population, partly because of the increasing average age of people on farms.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
January 8th, 2020

It may just be January, but the United States Agriculture Department (USDA) Foreign Ag Service has already lined up seven trade missions.

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By: Kurt Bahler
December 12th, 2019

REMINGTON, INDIANA (December 11, 2019) – Since 1997, Settje Agri-Services and Engineering, Inc. (SASE) has worked to become a premier provider for livestock systems engineering and design, construction, manure marketing, and environmental compliance. Our unique combination of skills, experience, and focus on delivering a quality solution to our customers continues to provide us with opportunities for growth and strategic alliances within the livestock production sector.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
November 6th, 2019

University of Illinois researchers have recently developed the first of its kind high-resolution map of the U.S. food supply chain. An impressive 9.5 million county-by-county connections show how food and feedstuffs flow between counties. It includes movement of grains, fruits and vegetables, animal feed, and processed food items.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
October 31st, 2019

Some of you know Summit Livestock from their reputation for excellence. Some know Summit Livestock for their innovation in building design. Summit Livestock go beyond the traditional approach to buildings to provide innovative, game-changing solutions to protein producers.

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By: Mary Auth
October 16th, 2019

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced there are 77.7 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms – up 3 percent from September 2018, and up 3 percent from June 1, 2019. The numbers were released in the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published September 30.

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By: Mary Auth
October 11th, 2019

If you visit the National Pork Board web site, you can download a number of tasty recipes to celebrate what the Board calls “Porktober”. So be ready to serve up some yummy meals.

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By: Mary Auth
September 25th, 2019

  Summertime may be coming to a close, but vacations are still on some folk’s radar screens. What’s that got to do with producing animal protein?  If you are planning a vacation outside the U.S. you are in a precarious position to bring home something foreign.  Be careful of the souvenirs that travel home with you.