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June 2, 2014

Are you trying to connect with the US Congress but can't seem to make heads or tails of the Institution? Congressional staffers are who you need to be connecting with.

It’s Not What You Know: Millennial Staffers on the HillIt’s Not What You Know: Millennial Staffers on the Hill - Panel: Joe Williamson, Legislative Director for Congressman Cory Gardner, CO; Alexandria Igleheart, Legislative Assistant for Congressman Mac Thornberry, TX; Grant Colvin, Policy Analyst for the Senate Committee on Agriculture; Moderated by Chandler Keys, Pres

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

February 13, 2014

Hyperbole occurs all around, from those in agriculture, activists, and consumer groups.

Food Safety & Antibiotics: Perceptions vs. Reality - Dr. Richard Raymond, Former Undersecretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture, from the 2014 Iowa Pork Congress, January 22-23, Des Moines, IA, USA.

February 13, 2014

Is Congress Dysfunctional? And what does that mean for 2014/2015 legislation plus the mid term elections?

Washington Update: Will Dysfunctional Washington Ever Function - Jim Wiesemeyer, Informa Economics, from the 2014 Iowa Pork Congress, January 22-23, Des Moines, IA, USA.

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].

May 10, 2013

How can veterinarians participate in the animal and human health discussions around antibiotics?

Legislative/Regulatory Update (Congress activities, regulatory activities, AVMA stance) - Dr. Christine Hoang, Assistant Director, Scientific Activities Division, American Veterinary Medical Association, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

March 5, 2013

Can we predict the future with weather, crops, and economics? No, but we can get a sense of direction.

Show Me the Money: Economic Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, President of Paragon Economics, from the 2013 Iowa Pork Congress, January 23-24, Des Moines, IA, USA.

January 7, 2013

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.

The Minnesota Pork Congress and the Iowa Pork Congress are in a few weeks. Both events offer an opportunity to meet up with friends and colleagues, learn about what the economics of 2013 might look like, and to learn some new information to help improve your farm operations.

May 14, 2012

"We can't wait a day or two. We've got to respond in minutes!" Greg Ferrara, VP of Public Affairs, National Grocers Association, offers this insight in today's social media world and consumer demands.

PoultryCast offers a great update on the Farm Bill discussion, with focus on legislation that impacts animal agriculture. Staffers expect possible floor debates on animal welfare concerns following the United Egg Producer - HSUS agreement [see Gene Gregory, President, United Egg Producers, presentation video].

February 22, 2012

What are the coming year's pork industry policy issues for 2012?

Your Investments at Work: National Organization Update, Part I Policy, Regulations, Trade - Neil Dierks, CEO, National Pork Producers Council, from the 2012 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 26, Des Moines, IA, USA.

January 17, 2012

Is the 2012 Farm Bill about farming, nutrition, or subsidies?

Susan Prolman, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, provides a walk through of the Farm Bill, its parts, and what 2012 may bring in terms of the bill's structure. From the TEDxHarvardLaw, October 21, 2011, Cambridge, MA, USA.

January 12, 2012

SwineCast will be joining you at the MN Pork Congress (St.

January 10, 2012

You can keep up with the latest legislative activity in Congress using GovTrack.us.

GovTrack.us is a tool by Civic Impulse, LLC to help the public research and track the activities in the U.S. Congress, promoting and innovating government transparency and civic education through novel uses of technology.