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July 9, 2014

What is "polar vortex" and how does that affect agriculture? Dr. Taylor helps explain the weather terms and their impacts to agriculture.

Weather Outlook 2014 - Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, explains how the term "polar vortex" has entered the popular lexicon. Dr. Taylor helps explain the term, what they are, and how they impact agriculture.

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July 9, 2014

What is the state of economics and how does it apply to pork production and the related ecosystem of inputs and outputs?

Markets, Economic Situation, and Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, brings out the state of economics and how it applies to pork production and the related ecosystem of inputs and outputs. Dr. Meyer's presentation contains depth for anyone needing the details, yet his presentation offers the highlights in usable chunks.

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July 9, 2014

What does it means to help consumers understand pork, raising pigs, and maintaining business viability over time?

Sustainability in Pork Production - Pigs, Planet, People - Jamie Burr, Tyson Fresh Meats, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Jamie Burr, Tyson Fresh Meats, shares ideas on what it means to help consumers understand pork, raising pigs, and maintaining business viability over time. Mr. Burr offers information on what sustainability means for pork producers and how to help people learn more.

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June 9, 2014

What has happened in porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) lab diagnostics?

PEDV - Lessons Learned - Dr. Harry Snelson, AASV, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Harry Snelson, American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), shares details on the many activities that have occurred with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Snelson shows the details on the laboratory and field work used to discover the virus, understand what happened, and how diagnostic labs have adjusted to better identify PEDv.

June 9, 2014

What is going on with PEDv research and what are plans for the future?

PEDV - Research Update - Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, provides a timely update on the PEDv research that is in progress plus plans for the future. Dr. Becton also outlines the history of the research and some of the lessons that have been learned and what they mean for understanding PEDv.

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June 9, 2014

Is the U.S. really ready for outbreaks like porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv)?

PEDV - Next Steps - Dr. Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council, provides a policy and political point of view on the resources needed for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) research, management, and eradication. Dr. Wagstrom details the dollars being requested from the US Congress to support the USDA, National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) & Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

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.

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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.

June 26, 2013

The difference between risk and uncertainty is that risk has numbers. Yes, we can manage anything with numbers. No numbers means it is uncertain and thus not manageable.

What The Weather Holds - Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, shares his view on what the weather will hold. The weather affects everyone, if they produce grain or are buying grain. These past years the weather has been widely varied: Snow a foot deep on one day to 101F° two days later is an example.

June 26, 2013

In 2012 Dr. Meyer said if it rains we have $4 corn and if it doesn't we have $8 corn - and that everyone heard the first part and nobody heard the second part. Where are we today?

Grains and Livestock Economic Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, says key issues in coming months will be input and production costs; demand; output levels for 2013 and 2014; and prices and margins.

He reminded people that in 2012 he said if it rains we have $4 corn and if it doesn't we have $8 corn - and that everyone heard the first part and nobody heard the second part. In summary Dr. Meyer says that corn belt rains have been good, now we need some warm dry days.

June 19, 2013

What would happen if there were a foreign animal disease outbreak in the US?

Secure Pork Supply - Dr. James Roth, Iowa State University, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. James Roth, Iowa State University, presents details on Secure Pork Supply plans and what would happen if there were a foreign animal disease outbreak. Dr. Roth details the economic factors in play plus strategies the Secure Pork Supply plan would activate if an outbreak occurred.

Key goals of the plan are to address questions from the public, animal transport, infected animal disposition, and economic considerations for packers.

June 19, 2013

If I have a better feed efficiency do I make more money?

Feed Price Update and Daily Feed Efficiency Drivers - Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University, shares research and practice around feed efficiency. He leads with the question he hears a lot "If I have a better feed efficiency do I make more money?".

June 19, 2013

What is Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) and how does it affect me?

Update on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV): What is it and how will it affect me? - Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, and Dr. Tom Burkgren, AASV, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, Dr. Tom Burkgren, AASV, present an update on the status of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) in the U.S. pork industry and what outreach efforts are being taken.

Dr. Becton and Dr. Burkgren also outline research efforts that are being funded and how the research is going to proceed.

June 19, 2013

How do you protect, prepare, and plan for the bad things that might happen?

Protect, Prepare and Prevent: Securing Your Farm and Your Reputation - Tom Conley, CPP, CISM, CMAS, President and CEO, The Conley Group, Inc., Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Tom Conley, CPP, CISM, CMAS, President and CEO, The Conley Group, Inc., Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board, present information on crisis planning and offer a tool kit to address the bad things that can happen to good people.

June 18, 2013

What is the infection chain concept and how do we use it?

Infection Chain Concept - Dr. Brian Payne, Swine Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Brian Payne, Swine Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, looks that the infection chain concept and updates people on the new information that has been assembled. Dr. Payne looks at the system level approach to understanding how disease progress and trying to identify the roots of the disease infection problems.

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June 18, 2013

Can the infection chain concept be applied to mycoplasma hyopneumonia?

Swine Production Infection Chain - Dr. David Baumert, Swine Practitioner, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

June 18, 2013

How do you follow mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection chains?

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Infection Chain - Dr. Eduardo Fano, Swine Technical Manager Americas, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Eduardo Fano, Swine Technical Manager Americas, Boehringer Ingelheim, details the mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection chain and what approaches to understanding it have been studied. Dr. Fano shares data from a series of correlation studies and looks at understanding the whole herd infection of the disease.

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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.

July 12, 2012

What is the economic impact of swine respiratory diseases? Dr. John Waddell, Professional Services Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., shares information on the economic outcomes of the diseases, and a 5 step process to discover, understand, and take action on handling these diseases based upon the farm's management goals.

Economic Impact of Respiratory Diseases on Production Farms - Dr. John Waddell, Professional Services Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., from the 2012 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

July 3, 2012

PRRSv costs US swine industry $664M. With this level of impact on the economics of pork production, much effort has gone into understanding the disease and how best to eliminate the virus. Bob Morrison, D.V.M., University of Minnesota, shares procedures for taking PRRS out of the breeding herd and presents data as to the effectiveness of these procedures.

PRRS regional elimination - procedures for taking PRRS out of the breeding herd - Bob Morrison, D.V.M., University of Minnesota, from the 2012 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

July 3, 2012

If Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) were to appear in the US, what would farmers, ranchers, and business do? This presentation reviews the Secure Pork Supply Plan, who is involved, what needs to be done, and how producers need to develop their biosecurity plans.

Secure Pork Supply Plan - Jim Roth, D.V.M., Ph.D., Iowa State University, from the 2012 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

July 3, 2012

What are some of the economic issues in grains and how are they playing out on the animal agriculture markets and in farm operations? Dr. Meyers doesn't hold back on his assessments of ethanol. His presentation offers details on China's corn import/exports compared to other major corp producing countries.

Economic Grain Situation and Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyers, Paragon Economics, from the 2012 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

June 26, 2012

High temperatures across the USA have been a departure from the 1981 2010 average. The persistent heat from the summer of 2011 had more than 70 days over 100 degrees in some spots across the USA and every state has had temps over 100 degrees. What are the impacts on agriculture going forward? What should we do?

Weather Outlook - Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Climatologist, Ag Meteorologist, Iowa State University, from the 2012 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.