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Lyla M. Porter
Charles "Chuck" Theodore Erickson
Don E. Miller
May 3, 2014
PED virus reporting required by USDA in order to slow spread
WILLMAR — In an effort to enhance biosecurity and the health of the U.S. swine herd, but still allow the movement of pigs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued an order that will require mandatory reporting of all herds diagnosed with the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus...
May 3, 2014 - 4:49pm
April 30, 2014
Consumer pork prices could rise 12 percent due to PEDv cases
U.S. hog prices could rise by 15 to 25 percent and consumer prices for pork by 10 to 12 percent as a result of a virus that has killed some 7 million piglets in the United States, the National Pork Producers Council said on Wednesday. Hog slaughter this summer could fall by more...
April 30, 2014 - 10:11am
June 15, 2012
Pork chop supper Saturday in Belgrade
Pork chop supper Saturday in Belgrade BELGRADE -- The Father Santo Knights of Columbus Council will serve a grilled pork chop supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the St Francis de Sales Catholic Church parish center in Belgrade. Everyone welcome.
June 15, 2012 - 11:40am
September 17, 2011
PRRS elimination meeting set for Sept. 26 in Morris
MORRIS -- Pork producers who are interested in voluntary regional efforts to control porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus are invited to a Regional PRRS Elimination meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center,...
September 17, 2011 - 12:00am
August 20, 2011
Swine farm workforce seminar is Oct. 18
MANKATO -- The Minnesota Pork Board and the Pork Checkoff are sponsoring a workforce development seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Country Inn and Suites in Mankato. The seminar includes keynote speaker Bruce Vincent, an agriculture advocate, speaker and third-generation...
August 20, 2011 - 12:00am
July 2, 2011
Tips for pork producers to beat summer heat
ST. PAUL -- The summer months can bring about heat stress in livestock.
July 2, 2011 - 12:00am
March 19, 2011
Spanish PQA Plus webinar offered
NORTH MANKATO -- A free webinar for Pork Quality Assurance Plus certification in Spanish at 2 p.m. will be April 7. Registration for the Spanish PQA Plus webinar training is limited. To register, or for more information, contact PQA Plus trainer Orlando Gil at 712-240-0624, translat@ mtcnet.net;...
March 19, 2011 - 12:00am
March 5, 2011
National Pork Board tosses 'Other White Meat' slogan
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- "The Other White Meat" has another slogan. The National Pork Board on Friday replaced the decades-old ad campaign with...
March 5, 2011 - 12:00am
November 20, 2010
State Pork Board annual meeting set for Dec. 7
MANKATO -- Chris Novak, National Pork Board Chief Executive Officer, will be the keynote speaker at the Minnesota Pork Board annual meeting. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Country Inn & Suites, Mankato. All pork producers who pay into the federally mandated Pork Checkoff...
November 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 17, 2009
Pork producers have cut costs, weathered storm, but how much longer can they last?
WILLMAR -- Pork producers are waging a constant battle to try to stay ahead by cutting costs and managing their operations to be as efficient as possible. That still may not be enough to keep the state's swine industry intact. "We've done almost all we can do to control our costs,"...
August 17, 2009 - 12:00am
Pork industry woes extend beyond ill-founded flu scare
August 17, 2009 - 12:00am
July 6, 2009
Going hog wild for cherries
The cherries are here. Once again I must carefully position the fingers on my right hand, discreetly hiding the cuticles dark with stain and...
July 6, 2009 - 12:00am
February 27, 2009
Letter: Pawlenty is doing things right
I am so disgusted with politics that I plan to turn Democrat. Then I'll never have to pay taxes again and I'll get by with it. If you believed that, you've been duped. Remember when Hillary Clinton said she'd been duped by a dope in order to justify her voting for the Iraq war so...
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
Lawsuit alleges man harmed at slaughterhouse
MINNEAPOLIS - An Austin man is suing Hormel Foods Corp. and Quality Pork Processors Inc., saying he was harmed because of a machine used to extract pig brains at a plant where several employees became sick with a mysterious neurological illness. The lawsuit, filed in Mower County...
January 8, 2009 - 11:00am