Jennifer Shike

Articles By Jennifer Shike

Pork Week Logo for Web
Jun 01, 2020

Celebrate #PORKWeek with Farm Journal’s PORK

We’ll be celebrating the important role the pork industry plays in feeding the world all week with special programming across our website, social media, radio and TV platforms.

May 29, 2020

Friendships, Salsa and Social Distancing

Birthdays without your friends are like chips without salsa. It’s ok, but it’s far less rewarding to eat chips alone. I’ve been reminded of how friendships, like salsa, make life’s moments worth celebrating.

May 28, 2020

10 Realities Fairs Must Face Due to COVID-19

Regardless of a fair’s size, here are 10 factors fairs are facing when making the decision to move ahead or cancel in 2020.

Social Distance at Smithfield Foods packing plant
May 22, 2020

Community Gathers to Cheer Employees at Smithfield Pork Plant

Employees at the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., were greeted at work on Wednesday with thank-you signs, cheers and waves from about a dozen people from the community.

USDA logo, field and money
May 19, 2020

CFAP Aid Payment Rules: What Pork Producers Need to Know

President Donald Trump and USDA released the rules for direct payments under the Coronavirus Food Aid Program at the White House Tuesday. Enrollment will start May 26 with initial payments to follow the week after.

Virtual Pig Show Taping
May 19, 2020

Quarantine Lessons You Can Only Learn in the Barn

Even though life as we’ve known it has shut down, not much has changed in our barn. If anything, the learning opportunities have exploded.

breaking news
May 18, 2020

Axne Demands Investigation of Iowa OSHA After Plant Complaint

Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) issued a statement demanding immediate investigation of Iowa OSHA based on allegations that OSHA failed to thoroughly investigate a reported complaint at the Tyson Foods Perry, Iowa, plant.

Indian Flag
May 18, 2020

Officials Escalate Efforts to Stop African Swine Fever Spread in India

African swine fever continues to rage in India. Officials in India fear the disease is out of control as reports surface of the disease entering the wild pig population.

May 18, 2020

Meeting the Needs of the Two-Headed Consumer

A two-headed consumer strolls around the grocery store, confusing producers and retailers. One day they look for foods that are local, organic and welfare-friendly. The next, they choose food items that are affordable.