Global Pork Tremor Grows

Touch the Soil News #1300 (Feature photo – Confined Pig Operation – Public Domain) The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) announced that it was cancelling the World Pork Expo that was to be held at the Des Moines, Iowa fairgrounds. The three-day event would have brought in some 20,000 attendees from all over the world.…

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How Do We Measure Wealth?

Touch the Soil News #1298 (Feature photo – Mechanical Irrigation in Yuma, Arizona – Public Domain) The number one focus of most people is how they are going to translate their work ethic and skills into dollars. As such, it is not unreasonable that most of us measure wealth in terms of dollars. However, much…

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Are U.S. Waistlines Getting Bigger?

Touch the Soil News #1297 (Feature photo – Normal, Overweight and Obese Waistlines – Public Domain) Over the past 17 years – a relative short time for major changes in human stature, Americans have noticeably increased their waistlines. Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) explores new studies that show its time for more action on the part of…

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Worthy of Note

Touch the Soil News #1292 (Feature photo – Soybeans – Public Domain) The largest U.S. soybean customer is China. The trade wars constricted that trade to a point where U.S. soybean stockpiles began growing, prices declined and Midwest farm bankruptcies began rising. With recent trade tensions going down with China, soybean sales to China have…

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