hogs http://kcur.org en Hog Farmers Differ On Packer-Owned Pigs http://kcur.org/post/hog-farmers-differ-packer-owned-pigs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Nebraska hog farmers aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on a proposal that would allow meatpacking companies more control over the state’s hog industry. And farmers all over the country are watching.<o:p></o:p></p><p>Currently, a 1998 state law bans meatpacking companies from owning and raising the hogs the process. But lawmakers have proposed an end to the ban, which would allow for more vertical integration of the hog industry.<o:p></o:p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:49:23 +0000 Grant Gerlock 53446 at http://kcur.org Hog Farmers Differ On Packer-Owned Pigs Hog Virus Causing Spike In Price Of Bacon http://kcur.org/post/hog-virus-causing-spike-price-bacon <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">Shoppers are already paying more for pork and bacon than they did last year and many economists expect those prices to continue climbing for the next few months.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:18:15 +0000 Peter Gray 52378 at http://kcur.org Hog Virus Causing Spike In Price Of Bacon Kansas And Missouri Hog Farmers Battle Deadly Virus http://kcur.org/post/kansas-and-missouri-hog-farmers-battle-deadly-virus <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Porcine epidemic diarrhea</span>&nbsp;virus continues to plague hog operations across the country, including Kansas and Missouri. The outbreak is raising larger questions about international trade.</p><p>The deadly virus has been detected in 19 states. Colorado’s state veterinarian Keith Roehr compares its spread to a wildfire.</p><p>“If you have an infectious agent, it’s like a spark. If you have a susceptible population it’s like dry wood,” says Roehr.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:48:35 +0000 Luke Runyon 49031 at http://kcur.org Deadline Approaches For Giant Hog Producer To Reduce Foul Smells http://kcur.org/post/deadline-approaches-giant-hog-producer-reduce-foul-smells <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-534f9eeb02f03-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-534f9eeb02f03-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="534f9eeb02f03-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-943142.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Missouri – December 31st is the deadline for Premium Standard Farms - the meat producing conglomerate owned by Smithfield Foods - to install new, odor-reducing technology in it's 365 giant hog barns in North West Missouri.</p> Mon, 03 Jan 2011 20:13:25 +0000 Laura Ziegler 7416 at http://kcur.org