pork http://kbia.org en National Pork Month is on the horizon http://kbia.org/post/national-pork-month-horizon <p></p><p>October is National Pork Month, but Missouri has already begun its celebrations. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:15:12 +0000 Erica VandenHouten 21764 at http://kbia.org Low feed means more hogs sent to market http://kbia.org/post/low-feed-means-more-hogs-sent-market <p>The gravel road leading to Harrison Creek Farms is sandwiched between one field of withering corn, and one field of stunted soybeans. The drought has hurt farmers like Kenny Brinker who owns Brinker Farms and Harrison Creek Farms in Auxvasse, Mo.<br><br> “The hog farm we have here in Callaway County is what you call your standard feral to finish operation," he says. "We own the hogs ourselves."<br> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:31:46 +0000 Alexandra Olgin 21447 at http://kbia.org Low feed means more hogs sent to market Crate question looms over pork producers http://kbia.org/post/crate-question-looms-over-pork-producers <p>Craig Rowles grew up on an Iowa farm, and like a lot of farm kids, he&rsquo;s done his share of heavy lifting.</p><p>&ldquo;I know what that means to carry feed in 5-gallon buckets through the mud and through the snow and through the heat,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;And I understand what it takes to try to keep animals alive in those extreme kinds of temperatures.&rdquo; Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:11:21 +0000 Sarah McCammon 19067 at http://kbia.org Crate question looms over pork producers Hardee’s to end use of gestation crates http://kbia.org/post/hardee-s-end-use-gestation-crates <p>The fast food chain Hardee&rsquo;s says it will stop buying pork from suppliers who use gestation crates &ndash; the cramped metal cages where many industrial pork producers house pregnant sows for most of their adult lives. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 15:02:24 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 17223 at http://kbia.org Hardee’s to end use of gestation crates Talking Politics for April 10, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-april-10-2012 <p>This week on Talking Politics, KBIA and Harvest Public Media&#39;s Jessica Naudziunas reports on ongoing strife between hog farmers and animal rights activists--a battle which could be decided by state legislators.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:11:45 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 12154 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics for April 10, 2012