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March 6, 2014

What are the issues from last fall's government shut down and how did it impact the economics of pork production?

Meat/Poultry Economic Update & Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, Inc., from the 2014 Missouri Pork Expo , February 11 - 12, 2014, Columbia, MO, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, Inc., provides context about how last fall's government shut down impacted the economics of pork production and what data was missing. Dr. Meyer also provided insights on what is on the horizon for meat supplies and their prices.

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2014-missouri-pork-expo

February 13, 2014

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

Heightened interest in animal health, specifically Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) continues to dominate seminar sessions at this winter's swine conferences. Dr. Butch Baker and Dr.

February 13, 2014

What are the the key drivers of pork producer profits?

Managing the Margin: Economic Outlook - Dr. Lee Schulz, Extension Livestock Economist, Iowa State University, from the 2014 Iowa Pork Congress, January 22-23, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Lee Schulz, Extension Livestock Economist, Iowa State University, talk about the key drivers of pork producer profits in 2014. Some of the uncertainties that have been introduced are swine diseases (PEDV), how consumer demand will change, and input costs.

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2014-iowa-pork-congress

January 29, 2014

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

There were many great conversations at the Minnesota Pork Congress. Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, shares topics which surfaced during a listening session at the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress [audio].

January 13, 2014

Consumers rely on media for a vast majority of their information and have constant confusion over what is right, healthy, cost effective, safe, or green. What can be done to reduce confusion?

Consumer & Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling Confidence - Mrs. Leann Saunders, Where Food Comes From, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

January 13, 2014

Consumers rely on media for a vast majority of their information and have constant confusion over what is right, healthy, cost effective, safe, or green. What can be done to reduce confusion?

Consumer & Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling Confidence - Mrs. Leann Saunders, Where Food Comes From, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

January 7, 2014

Corn and soybeans are not the only grains produced. What are some of the varieties of grain and what are farmers/ranchers doing with them?

AgChat on Alternative Grains and Grain OilsVariety of Grains What are the variety of grains that farmers and ranchers grow beyond corn and soybean? This AgChat conversation looks at what is beyond the transitional view of crops being grown.

January 6, 2014

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.

Weather is kicking off the New Year with extreme colds and snow across the USA. These weather fronts are impacting travel and in many areas, power. The conversation is shifting from global warming (true or not) to real weather is occurring and it is impacting farms and ranches.

December 8, 2013

Corn mazes and pumpkin patches connect people to farms via entertainment. What does this mean for farmers and ranchers?

AgChat on AgritourismStay For The Fun, Learn About the Farm Farms as designations are a away for consumers to connect with what agriculture is about. There is an entertainment bent but it also represents an opportunity for farms and ranchers to be in front of people with their story. This AgChat conversation looks at how farming and tourism merge.

November 27, 2013

How is the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine involved in understanding antimicrobial resistance?

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Activities Regarding Antimicrobial Resistance and Food-Producing Animals - Dr. Craig Lewis, Veterinary Medical Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

What are some of the efforts the USDA taking to understand antimicrobial drug use and resistance at livestock facilities?

USDA Initiatives: Antimicrobial Drug Use/Resistance on Livestock Facilities Data - Dr. David Dargatz, Epidemiologist, USDA: APHIS Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

What is the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and how does it protect human health.?

Meat/Poultry Antibiotic Residue Testing, Protecting Human Health - Dr. David Goldman, Chief Medical Officer, USPHS Office of Public Health Science, Food Safety and Inspection Service, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

How is Certified Angus Beef LLC working to become credible with consumers?

Seeking Credibility With Consumers in a Confusing Marketplace - Dr. John Stika, President, Certified Angus Beef LLC, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

How is Certified Angus Beef LLC working to become credible with consumers?

Seeking Credibility With Consumers in a Confusing Marketplace - Dr. John Stika, President, Certified Angus Beef LLC, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

What is the story behind livestock-associated staphylococcus aureus (livestock-associated MRSA)?

Livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus: Recent Trends - Dr. Paul Fey, Professor and Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, University of Nebraska Medical Center, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

What "public health" is and how it is important as part of understanding the issues and solutions for antibiotic resistance?

Evidence-Based Policy Development in Public Health - Dr. Paul Halverson, Founding Dean and Professor, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant, looks at the perceptions and realities of antibiotics used in animals raised for food. Dr. Raymond looks at several cases and studies, identifying some of the issues and concerns by consumers.

Antibiotics Used In Animals Raised for Food - Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant, looks at the perceptions and realities of antibiotics used in animals raised for food. Dr. Raymond looks at several cases and studies, identifying some of the issues and concerns by consumers.

More presentations at http://www.trufflemedia.com/agmedia/conference/2013-niaa-antibiotics-bri...

November 27, 2013

What are pediatricians' perspectives on antimicrobial resistance?

Antimicrobial Resistance: What Can We Do? - Dr. Terry Dwelle, State Health Officer, North Dakota Department of Health, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

Who is looking out for the consumer perspective and what are they doing?

Consumer Perceptions-Superbugs In Our Food Supply - Ms. Susan Vaughn Grooters, Food Safety Research & Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 26, 2013

What is the conference series about and how it can transform the conversations inside and outside of agriculture?

Welcome/Recap of Antibiotic Symposia in Chicago, IL 2011 and Columbus, OH 2012 - Dr. Leah Dorman, Senior Director of Animal and Food Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 26, 2013

What are some public health concerns about resistant foodborne infections?

Public Health Concerns About Resistant Foodborne Infections - Dr. Robert Tauxe, Deputy Director, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Infections, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 26, 2013

Have you read the CDC report "Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States"?

Public Health Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance - Dr. Steven Solomon, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Dr. Steven Solomon, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, summarizes the report "Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States" published in September 2013 by the US CDC. Dr. Solomon looks that the public health impact of antimicrobial resistance and how health professionals are looking to fight back against antibiotic resistance.

November 26, 2013

What do consumers believe about food and groceries?

Consumer and Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling Confidence - Mr. Tom Heinen, Heinen’s Fine Foods (17 stores throughout Ohio and Illinois), from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Mr. Tom Heinen, Co-President, Heinen’s Fine Foods in 17 stores throughout Ohio and Illinois, shares his retail view of consumer and food perceptions. He also expresses the realities that come from his interactions with consumers and what steps his company takes to instilling confidence.

November 12, 2013

When is it important to have two jobs when farmer? Are there a set of skills needed to handle this?

AgChat on Day Jobs vs Farm JobsIs there a need for two jobs when farming? Farming for some families means taking on more than one job. How are people handling multiple jobs and seasonal flux? This AgChat conversation looks at what farmers and ranchers are doing and what skills are needed.