The #RealPigFarming unites pig farmers, academics, youth, veterinarians and allied industry members to talk about pig farming. There are many different ways to raise pigs and #RealPigFarming celebrates all farmers and how they choose to raise their pigs. The most [...] Read more
…and still leave a smaller footprint. Research has shown that from 1959 to 2009, pig [...] Read more
Like other pig farmers in Missouri, Scott Phillips agrees that one of the most positive changes in the industry was when pigs were moved out of [...] Read more
When you think of an environmentalist, what do you picture?
Does he look anything like me?
While I may not fit the picture in your head, [...] Read more
At our house and farm, reducing our environmental impact is an integral part of our entire farm.
Like many of my fellow real [...] Read more
When you think of hunger, you probably don’t think of Iowa. But all over America, it’s there — even in the most productive agricultural state in the nation.
The real pig farmers from Iowa Select Farms do think about hunger in [...] Read more
Earlier this week, we heard from Dale Norton, president of the National Pork Board, who goes as far as employing a towel service to keep his pigs warm during the cold Michigan winters. But in case you think he’s the [...] Read more
Brad and Peggy Greenway, third generation farmers from South Dakota, explains how they use the manure that their pigs produce to grow the crops on their fields that in turn end up feeding their pigs. [...] Read more
Environmental stewardship is probably not the word that comes to mind when you think about pig manure. I mean, let’s face it, poop has the ultimate “yuck” factor. Can pig farmers turn “yuck” into something good for the environment? I [...] Read more
According to the Meriam-Webster Dictionary, the word sustainable is defined as “able to last or continue for a long time”. Pig farmers have been incorporating sustainable practices for decades. Why? To leave the land, resources, and family practice in a [...] Read more