Business Beat
5:13 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Niche market for hog farmers; financial tips from former US treasurer

Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

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The pork business certainly has its challenges. Hog farmers continually grapple with high feed prices, environmental hiccups and criticism from animal welfare groups. But some producers are creating a path to profitability by pursuing smaller, more specialized markets. From Iowa, Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer has the story of Eden Farms.

Last Tuesday a number of economists and financial experts including a former US treasurer came to the University of Missouri to share their knowledge and experience at the fifth annual Personal Finance symposium. KBIA’s Olga Khrustaleva attended and has a report.

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