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John Blue

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The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference presentations provide an opportunity to stay tuned with the issues of key importance to pork producers.

Over 140 farmers, ranchers, and agriculture communication people gained insight and inspiration from the keynotes and their peers while in Austin, TX for the Cultivate & Connect conference.

What are uses of social and digital media in agriculture? What are some trends? Are there issues? These information points can help.

Jesse Schaffer

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Ever wonder what college students think about their food and what is offered in their dorms?

What is being done to address Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)?

How can consumers learn about the role of antibiotics and antimicrobials in animal agriculture? What are their concerns? What are people taking action on?

Data is everywhere. Are farmers and ranchers taking advantage of the opportunities?

John Blue

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Training on manure and lagoon management was a key set of sessions at the 2014 MO Pork Expo.

Ned Arthur

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What is the state of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)?

Ned Arthur

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PEDV was top of mind at the Minnesota Pork Congress, with a panel discussion plus update on US PEDV activity.

Forget global warming and climate change conversations. Real weather is happening and no matter the cause, business have to plan and change to meet the new patterns.

What are the antibiotic use views of academia, government researchers, the scientific community and stakeholders within animal agriculture, human medicine and the environment? This symposium offers several presentations from these perspectives.

Data is more available now than ever yet being able to sort through it all for decision making is difficult.

What are the concerns of people around the global on agriculture, food, and society? How are farmers, ranchers, and other approaching solutions to these concerns?

What are some of the issues in feeding sick pigs and what should swine barn staff consider? Also, is Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus testing the USA National Biosecurity processes and are people really ready?

In the USA the numbers of people directly involved in agriculture are a small percentage of the total population. But people are concerned about food based on reporting and coverage in the media. What are some of those consumer conversations and where are companies across the food ecosystem headed?

California farmers use 50,000 to 75,000 tons of plastic per year. Americans do less recycling and ship plastic trash to China. China wants better quality plastic and has setup a Green Fence policy. This will force the USA to upgrade facilities to handle plastic better so China will buy it.

Making predictions about the future is part of planning. But how is that working over time? And what do you look at?

The conversations about world food production and harvesting the world biosphere to support the population is gaining attention of influential people.

One of the National Pork Board’s responsibilities is for Checkoff-funded research. The Pork Checkoff page on SwineCast highlights recent Checkoff-funded research that producers may find valuable on their farm.

Do you have multiple things going on in the summer? Feel like time slips by? Learn about how to change habits around procrastination! Also, consumers want information about animal agriculture. What people are imagining what is happening inside animal sheds is way worse than what is actually happening. Share what actually does happen!

John Blue

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Economics, weather, and animal health were major conversations during the World Pork Expo. Many of the key presentations and press conferences are available to help your management and barn staff.

How will Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) be handled and what are some of the concerns of barn managers and swine vets?

Some people believe just stopping the use on food animal farms will stop issues. Others say that is not the case. And consumers are still wanting information.