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John and Connie Surber got their entire family involved in various agricultural enterprises.

Surber family farms with excellence, then shares it with others

In the social media world of today, those in agriculture are finding that not only is it important to do a great job producing high quality food in an environmentally responsible manner, they also have to tell everyone about it. Few have done more in terms of both production and promotion of Ohio’s hog industry [...]

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Amid growing supply, meat demand remains high

As the cattle herds expand across the U.S. and the poultry and pork markets recover from disease setbacks, the demand for animal protein continues to be strong domestically. Recently, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked about the outlook for the meat sector with Will Sawyer from Rabo AgriFinance.

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Jarred Sutton with the National Pork Board

Ohio Pork Congress highlights

Exhibitors were overflowing the booth space and attendees crowded the hallways at the 2016 Ohio Pork Congress. Attendees got to hear from Jarred Sutton with the National Pork Board about the work going on at the national level to promote pork. “The production and expansion of our industry is hitting record numbers and we had [...]

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Are your farm’s defenses up for PEDv?

Although the number of new PEDv infections has greatly decreased in recent months, PEDv is still a threat to the U.S. pork industry, and cooler months raise the potential for new cases to emerge. “In 2013, PEDv was a severe epidemic on a large number of the country’s sow farms and in 2014, we saw [...]

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The connection between bacon and the crime rate

When I first read the headline on our website, “Prisons Pull Pork”, I thought that was a great way to keep the prisoners busy, by having them prepare pork in one of my favorite ways. Then, I realized that they weren’t actually pulling pork for a juicy barbecue sandwich, but getting rid of pork products [...]

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Smokin' Joe swept the pulled pork and ribs competition with his old school BBQ.

2015 Pork Rib-Off results

  Nine of Ohio’s finest barbecue teams, from backyard chefs to major restaurateurs, gathered in Columbus for the 19th annual Ohio Pork Rib-Off. This event invites teams to prepare both ribs and pulled pork that are evaluated by a judging panel for taste, tenderness and appearance.   This year’s contestants prepared their best pork for [...]

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Northeast Ohio Pork Producers serving up delicious food and information

The county fair — there are few better ways to bring people together and showcase the enthusiasm and talent of local community members. Visit the Wayne County Fair in Wooster and it becomes clear that some members of the community have developed a special enthusiasm for the pork industry. Their passion has earned the group’s [...]

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Dick Isler recently retired after nearly 42 years of working for the Ohio Pork Council.

Isler retires with more than 40 years of friends in Ohio’s pork industry

In 2010, Ohio agriculture shocked anyone who was paying attention by making an agreement with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). What initially seemed to be a deal forged with the devil ultimately took the wind out of the well-funded sails of HSUS in their quest to implement their agenda in Ohio. Among [...]

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