U.S. Pork Production Expanding

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Rabobank predicts steady growth for the pork industry. A new report by Rabobank says increased production and additional processing capacity, and the likely improvement of margins will help the U.S. pork industry remain in expansion mode through 2025. The report, “Steady Growth Ahead for the U.S. Pork Industry,” says domestic consumption is expected to grow slightly, but most of the …

Smart Phone App Balances Conservation and Production

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

By Jan Suszkiw, Agricultural Research Service New mobile phone applications (“apps”) are helping farmers and land managers balance productivity with conservation. Known as the “Land-Potential Knowledge System” (LandPKS), the suite of apps identifies and delivers information about specific soils to anyone with a mobile phone, according to Jeff Herrick, a soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in …