Local

South Dakota Pork President Says Activists Don’t Understand Agriculture

South Dakota Pork President Says Activists Don’t Understand Agriculture

Mercy for Animals is carrying their message this week in South Dakota and Iowa in front of Walmart stores in an effort to get them to stop accepting pork that comes from sows housed in gestation crates.  South Dakota Pork Producers Council President Andrew Arhart says the problem with groups like Mercy for Animals and most activist groups is they don’t understand the pork industry, proper housing or best management practices.

Arhart says Walmart has not only been a good customer of the pork industry but has also stood out against other corporations who have given in to activist group’s rantings.

Corporations that have given in to activist demands include: Kroger, Safeway, Costco and McDonalds.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

Fresh
School Books

Three Nebraska high school seniors spent last week in Taiwan, touring farms, research facilities, and learning the local culture.

in National

Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

Fresh
drones

Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety.

in Local

Cold January Expected

Thermometer

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released the January weather outlook.

in Local

Johnson Closes South Dakota Offices

tim johnson

It is another good bye, as the state offices of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will officially close today.

in Agriculture

Wind Official Wants Long Term Policy Fix

Wind Turbine

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch who takes over as Finance Committee chairman early next year plans to take up and pass…