pork checkoff http://kbia.org en Pork checkoff funds research, can't please all producers (rebroadcast) http://kbia.org/post/pork-checkoff-funds-research-cant-please-all-producers-rebroadcast <p></p><p>On this week's show, we'll hear about a program that funds pork research, and hear about the opening of a new Ronald McDonald house.<br /><br />Every time a hog is sold, farmers contribute to the National Pork Check-off. The program each year raises tens of millions of dollars that goes to the National Pork Board, which is charged with improving the $20 billion dollar industry. Some of that money funds scientific research. But as Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer reports, though all producers contribute, they aren't all satisfied with the research.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 23:03:58 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 43135 at http://kbia.org Pork checkoff funds research, can't please all producers (rebroadcast) Pork checkoff funds research, can't please all producers http://kbia.org/post/pork-checkoff-funds-research-cant-please-all-producers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's show, we'll hear about a program that funds pork research, and revisit a story about food hubs.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:34:12 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 40248 at http://kbia.org Pork checkoff funds research, can't please all producers Is there a tilt in Pork Board-funded research? http://kbia.org/post/there-tilt-pork-board-funded-research <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">When a new disease —&nbsp;<a href="http://www.genesus.com/global-tech-report/pedv-quick-facts-tactics" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">known as PEDV</a>&nbsp;—turned up in the U.S. hog industry in May and threatened to kill whole litters of piglets, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pork.org/Home.aspx#.UieNKH_EoRQ" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">National Pork Board&nbsp;</a>quickly responded with $450,000 in research funding.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:15:53 +0000 Amy Mayer 40246 at http://kbia.org Is there a tilt in Pork Board-funded research?