Recent Stories by Jennifer Shike
Nov 05, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
One of the most important things you can do to help protect the U.S. pork industry is to be a good traveler. But, what does that mean for you? Here are five tips to protect the industry and minimize travel stress.
Nov 04, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
National FFA Convention and Expo wrapped up over the weekend with more than 70,000 students and advisors attending this hallmark event. The organization set a record for membership this year, topping 700,000 members.
Oct 30, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The best Halloween costume ideas come straight from the farm. And from the looks of pictures sent in by our readers, you do, too.
Oct 18, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
High feeding margins in China are motivating Chinese pork producers to feed market hogs to heavier weights. This is impacting the market in many ways, says Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist at INTL FCStone.
Oct 14, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
In 2018, the trucking industry was short 60,800 drivers — up nearly 20% from 2017’s figure of 50,700.
Aug 22, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Germany's swine herd numbers are reaching near 20-year lows, resulting in a decline in pig feed demand. This causes challenges for the U.S. as it’s currently the top exporter of commodity soybeans to Germany.
Aug 15, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The trucker shortage is a challenge and it’s affecting everyone, says Jason Wishall, owner of Wishall Transport. The American Trucking Association says the shortage could rise to more than 160,000 drivers by 2028.
Jul 08, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Which agricultural commodity traders will benefit from African swine fever's impact on the markets? Take a look at where the company's assets are located, experts say.
May 16, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
APHIS will begin testing for African swine fever as part of USDA's enhanced surveillance efforts.
Feb 12, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Just how bad is African swine fever (ASF) in China? Despite fewer outbreaks being reported, experts say the ASF death toll in China is higher than reports say.