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Economics

Shows related to economics. Like accounting, monetary issues, economics, cash management, futures, commodities, etc.

Becca Nepple, National Pork Board, and Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, provide highlights and details on the state of global trade. Two of the questions they address is "Why is the US Pork Market so Sensitive to Exports?" and "How long will the China opportunity last?"

Dr. Hayes closes with two key points: The long run opportunities for US pork are enormous, especially if we continue to implement trade agreements, and over-reliance on China brings enormous risks (South China Sea, Steel, Chicken, DDGS, Self Sufficiency, Trump).

Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services brought together actionable information to help their customers thrive.
2016 Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a key topic in the 2016 USA election. What is it, what is needed for it to pas, and what might happen if it does not pass?
Slide Image via U.S. Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative

There are always going to be views about food and agriculture consumers think is right but is factually wrong. What are people in agriculture doing about this?
Animal Agriculture Alliance

Supply Channel Insights: How Can Animal Agriculture Provide Solutions to Retail Challenges? - David Fikes, Vice President, Communications and Consumer/Community Affairs, Food Marketing Institute; Steve Potts, Campus General Manager, Levy Restaurant Group/Georgia World Congress Center.

The Immediate Future: What the 2016 Election Could Mean for Animal Agriculture - Tyson Redpath, Senior Vice President, The Russell Group.

Communicating About Food Myths with Consumers in the Social Media Age - Yvette D'Entremont, "The Sci Babe".

Yvette D'Entremont, "The Sci Babe", aims to help people really understand food and what information sources are more helpful than others. Ms. D'Entremont uses current issues like antibiotics in agriculture and food labeling to highlight how information is created and shared out. Key message for food producers: Know the facts, be connected and social, and don't afraid to be funny.

Mr. Gary Huddleston, Manager, Feed Manufacturing Safety & Environmental Affairs, American Feed Industry Association, helps explain the impacts of the Veterinary Feed Directive to the livestock feed businesses. Mr. Huddleston runs through the details on documentation and processes that must be put in place to be compliant with the regulations. Key message: work with all your service providers and suppliers to insure they are informed and prepared before January 1, 2017.

Dr. Glynn Tonsor, Associate Professor, Kansas State University, highlights how the thinking of economics of biosecurity plays out in swine producer decision making. Key message: lack of knowledge is likely NOT sole reason for partial implementation of recommended biosecurity measures. Many business look at trade-offs and incentives for action.

Insights from Swine Veterinarians From Their Annual Conference