Continuing Outreach to Help with NAIS

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Dairy, Livestock, Pork, Poultry

USDA has a program underway to help small & economically disadvantaged livestock producers take part in the National Animal Identification System. Under Secretary Bruce Knight says it’s all an effort to get more producers involved in the system.   Report (1:10 mp3)

Lower Hog Prices Expected

Randall Weiseman Livestock, Pork

 Due to increased production, hog producers may see lower prices over the next year according to one USDA official.  Report (:45 mp3)

Hog Production Expanding

Randall Weiseman Livestock, Pork

According to the latest numbers, hog production in the U.S. is expanding even more than earlier thought.  Report (1:00 mp3)

Pork Discussed in China

Randall Weiseman Livestock, Pork

A group of pork industry leaders recently spent time in China talking about trade issues with U.S. pork products.  Report (:30 mp3)


Gary Cooper Agri View, Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Dairy, Florida, General, Georgia, Peanuts, Pork, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

Being the dog lovers we are around the network headquarters, I thought I’d share this commentary in particular. It’s from Southeast AgNet’s long-time commentary producer, Everett Griner. He first did this one many years ago, and I recently asked him to do it again so it would become part of these network on-line archives. By the way, in case you’re …

Traceability Like VIN Numbers

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Livestock, Pork

Traceability is an important aspect of the animal identification process, and USDA’s Dr. John Clifford compares it to your vehicle id number.  Report (1:30 mp3)