Grill Master Pushes Pork and Public Policy

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Terry Wolters As a Pipestone System shareholder you may be familiar with Terry Wolters as a man who has worn many hats within the System. A native of Washington state and an animal science graduate of Washington State University at

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MIT Gives Managers Staying Power

Pipestone System’s Management in Training (MIT) course prepares aspiring leaders for all aspects of barn management, according to human resources director Donna Hazelton. “It gets them ready for everything they will face on a day-to-day basis, from recognizing illness in

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What Good Can You Do With $50?

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Random Acts of Kindness 2012 is a formal opportunity for Pipestone System employees to give back to their communities. This third annual event ran from February 13 to April 16. Here’s what a few of our locations did with the

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U.S. Well-Positioned for Export Growth

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David Preisler, Executive Director, Minnesota Pork Producers Association Exports have driven demand for U.S. pork in recent months. “Foreign buyers look to the U.S. for a combination of food safety, food quality, and price,” says David Preisler, executive director of

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Oink Outings Tell Your Story

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By David Preisler, Executive Director, Minnesota Pork Producers Association We are entering our second season of Oink Outings, an exciting initiative that communicates your story and your long-term perspective to consumers whose preferences drive retail and food service companies’ pork

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The Housing Debate

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By David Preisler, Executive Director, Minnesota Pork Producers Association   What’s the best housing for sows—group pens or individual gestation stalls?  Fanned into flame by animal rights organizations, the answer to this question is a burning topic of discussion in

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System Aids Ownership Transfer

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Bringing their sons into the family business. That’s the near- and long-term objective of Greg and Paula Boerboom of Marshall, MN. Part of their strategy for reaching this objective involves a new feed mill (currently under construction) and access to

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