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Boehringer Ingelheim hosted a seminar on Vertical Transmission, bringing together swine veterinarians from around the US to talk about… sick pigs. What is vertical transmission and how does that impact pork operations?

Yes, farmers and ranchers are using social media full force to share their experiences. What does the future look like and what are approaches agriculture needs to think about when sharing?

Companies are taking advantage of the improving economies and expanding business opportunities. With these efforts comes the need to find people to take on the work being created. If you are looking for a new job then use the information resources easily available to improve your chances of success.

Everyone eats. And many people go day to day without much thought about food other than getting to the grocery to pick up dinner or which restaurant to visit after work. But when you do think about food, who do you turn to? Farmers and ranchers want to help.

Working on the idea of dying is not something people "love" to do, but planning now helps alleviate the loss later.

The word subsidy lumps many forms of agriculture support into one word when it is really many types of support.

Yes, there are careers in agriculture. And it is not all about dirt. Plant sciences, animal sciences, and equipment design all are part of the agriculture ecosystem.

What are some of the issues with animal welfare? Who are the people speaking up?

Winter months for the many in agriculture are a time catchup on training and meet up with friends and colleagues. The pork industry is no exception. Coming up in January are several key events.

In a recent report, from the University of Michigan, agriculture was identified as one environmental stressors on the Great Lakes.

Is human antimicrobial resistance a result of animal agriculture's use of these important tools? How will current legislative initiatives affect our access and administration? Is there a track record in other countries to guide our decision-making?

What will your production agriculture business do differently in light of local and global changes in how food is perceived?

Are you looking for a refresher in organizing and telling your agriculture story?

What happens when the price of an ingredient for pizza is 50% cheaper just a few miles away? What happens when that few miles requires crossing international borders and covert action to get those ingredients to the pizza making shop?

Everyone eats food and has a high expectation that they will not get sick. September is National Food Safety Month, mainly reminding you what you should do all year long: wash hands and use thermometers when cooking meat.

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.

This is a special edition of At The Meeting that shares how to accurately diagnose mycoplasma (M. hyo) for effective control programs in growing pigs.

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?

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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.