Opportunites for Youth to Return to Agriculture

I’ve been involved in many behind the scenes work on the issues of swine facilities in rural communities. As I’ve worked with various public policy groups and ag commodity groups, there are 2 statements that often arise as we discuss opportunities for youth to return to agriculture. The following is my reply to these common statements. Read More...

European pig prices

With carcass bids still languishing in the $53-54/cwt range in the US, I thought it would be fun to take a look at current market prices for slaughter pigs in Europe. The following data was compiled by Feedinfo News Service (www.feedinfo.com). I converted the price reported (Euros per kg carcass) to US values ($/cwt carcass) using yesterdays international conversion rate of 1 Euro = $1.268 USD. Read More...