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Web Resources for Pork Producers Announced

by 5m Editor
9 May 2008, at 11:46am

MINNESOTA - University of Minnesota Extension announced today a coordinated set of web resources to help pork producers with tough financial questions.

The web-based guide connects producers to researched-based information on production, economics, business management and legal questions to consider. The site also provides resources for managing family-related issues and personal stress.

The pork industry is currently experiencing a combination of high feed costs and below-cost hog prices that is stretching pork producer resources and making for very difficult times.

Minnesota ranks third nationally in pork production, a significant part of the local economy in many rural areas.

Producers who do not have access to the Internet may call Extension’s toll free Farm Information Line (800-232-9077) with questions. The phone line is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Questions at other times of the day and on weekends can be left on voice mail and will be returned during staffed hours.

The site can be accessed by clicking here. Upon entering the site, click on “Pork Producer Resources for Difficult Financial Times.“

5m Editor