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Grain elevators and grain shippers must keep a vigilant watch out for moisture. With moisture comes mold and fungus, which can make the grain unusable, and worse, kill animals that eat it.

Agriculture media has a very niche audience, some speculate approximately less than 3 million people in the US. How is the ag media evolving and what are some of the trends being observed?

This yearly event brings the ag media world together to learn about issues in media, journalism, photography, and technology.

How will the demand for corn be managed in light of the current drought and economic tensions in biofuels?

China is a commanding pork market and they cannot just rely on pork imports to meet their consumer demands. Chinese pork production has been labeled as being in the 1950's and Chinese farmers are working to change this. What is happening and what should global pork production operations do?

John Blue

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Information on animal health, economics, weather, and handling media during a crisis are available via the Pork Checkoff supported presentation series.

What are some of the issues facing animal agriculture? Issues like improving animal identification and its systems, emergency management, emerging diseases, and global animal health are top of mind.

How do food and consumers come together? Why does the media zero in on agriculture issues? What does being authentic really mean? The 2012 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Real Farmers Real Food, provides insight and offers actions you need to take in order to reach those 98% of Americans not involved in agriculture.

Preparing the next generation for their role in the family business can be a constant challenge for the current leadership of the business.

Mark Jewell

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The outlook for agriculture employment is good. Several resources and tools can assist you in discovering agriculture job opportunities.

Agriculture extensions offer more than ag data and research. Starting a business? Looking for economic info? Need a second pair of eyes on a crop disease? Your extension can help.

Without global markets, there is a risk of food distribution being disrupted.

Dairy farms' reliance on fixed feed cost inputs and milk price outputs are long over. Dairy farming technology in genetics, nutrition, and milk production have come along way. Yet dairy revenues for many farms are flat on a per hour basis. What are some other revenue generating opportunities?

What happened at the 2012 Commodity Classic? Social media gives a glimpse.

Agriculture crosses many lines, boundaries, and groups of people. Anytime there are such lines there will be issues. People don't all agree and this creates conflict. Before taking on the issues, you have to learn about the issues and people behind them.

Can the use of corn as food co-exist with the idea of corn as fuel?

Looking for a career? Agriculture is not just about tractors, soil, and animals!

China needs resources to nutritionally sustain its population. What is China's agriculture history and its future direction?

Todd Rickets

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Agriculture software is starting to be developed for smartphones. These applications will enhance the productivity and save time for many agri-business people because they are portable and easily available.

Consumers are starting to take notice of the issues raised by research about the use of antibiotics in food animals. The discussions go beyond science and research, into the areas of consumer purchasing decisions and food marketing.

Get a group of talented group of people together to deconstruct the 2012 Farm Bill brings out new points of view and helps further conversations.  

The HSUS has a plan for how social media is to be used to create a true following for their issues campaigns. Learn what they do and how they approach people online.

There are several hundred food related recalls per year. The ability to find where food originated and how consumers received it is key to quick responses.