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November 15, 2018

How did Canada develop a traceability standard and what were the hurdles?

Paul Laronde, Tag and Technology Manager, Canadian Cattle Identification Agency, highlights how Canada developed a traceability standard [video] to help improve on the trust of the food system. Mr. Laronde shares what the issues were and the actions needed to keep the standard sustainable for future use.

October 22, 2018

How is traceability important for distinguishing products in the global market?

Leann Saunders, IMI Global (A division of Where Food Comes From, Inc.), presents how traceability is important [video] for distinguishing products in the global market. She talks about how building confidence in the livestock traceability system is key to growth, and she shares what the future of traceability looks like. Yes, this is a beef focused presentation but the conversation also applies to pork.

September 22, 2018

African Swine Fever is not a China problem but one of concern in Asia, Russia, and the EU. If it gets into the USA there will be serious impacts to pork producers.

Dr. Chris Oura (Professor of Veterinary Virology, School of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago) explains what we know about the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, what the associated clinical signs are, and the various paths of transmission. From the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-18, 2018, St.

August 15, 2018

Vance Crowe, Director of Millennial Engagement at Monsanto, demonstrates how to think strategically about how you can make your network to be bigger, more resilient, and better able to compete with the networks built by those selling fear.

Vance Crowe, Director of Millennial Engagement at Monsanto, demonstrates how to think strategically about how you can make your network to be bigger, more resilient, and better able to compete with the networks built by those selling fear [audio].

May 11, 2018

This conference highlights the research and practical applications of crop science to be ready for the future of farming.

The 2018 Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference [all presentations] brings research and actionable information for midwest crop farming.


April 3, 2018

Genetically modified organism (GMO) conversations are always roiling around the internet. Managing public relations for any company involved in GMOs requires being calm, firm, organized, and well connected to the conversations.

Genetically modified organism (GMO) conversations are always roiling around the internet. Managing public relations for any company involved in GMOs requires being calm, firm, organized, and well connected to the conversations.


April 2, 2018

The growing zones are shifting and the impacts to agriculture will happen. Imagine states like Ohio, through 2095, having winters like North Carolina today and summers like Arkansas today.

Dr. Aaron Wilson, Ohio State University, shares that climate and weather are related but different. Dr. Wilson details the differences and their impact on growing crops. Dr. Wilson highlights data that shows how the growing zones are shifting and the impacts to agriculture. Dr. Wilson shares predictions that states like Ohio, through 2095, will move to having winters like North Carolina today and summers like Arkansas today [video].

February 27, 2018

What are some of the risks producers must keep in their eyesight when managing their operations?

Mr. Sterling Liddell and Ms. Christine McCracken, Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research, share data and summarize the economics of the protein markets. Mr. Liddell and Ms. McCracken also share detailed information on consumer trends plus highlight some of the risks producers must keep in their eyesight when managing their operations [video].

November 28, 2017

What are the issues of the coming population growth?

Dr. Douglas Southgate, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, reflects on the coming population growth, the concerns that will face governments and businesses, and the economics of this future [video].

November 15, 2017

Building a movement to modernize government for a digital age which has now spread, what does that look like?

This conversation between Jennifer Pahlka, founder and Executive Director of Code for America, and Stewart Brand, American writer and founder of the Long Now Foundation, is about a movement to modernize government for a digital age which has now spread from cities to counties to states, and now, most visibly, to the federal government.

October 1, 2017

What is McDonald's approach to beef sustainability?

Mr. Jeffrey Fitzpatrick-Stilwell, Sustainability Senior Manager, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada, shares a case study about McDonald's approach to beef sustainability.

September 10, 2017

What are the issues in beef production and why are consumers interested?

This discussion is a formal debate by representatives from various sectors on the topics of beef's role in the agri-eco system and beef's place in feeding a growing population [video].

May 10, 2017

What Do 10 Billion People Really Need?

More than Nine Billion to Feed in 2050 - Dr. Douglas Southgate, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, from the 2017 NIAA Annual Conference, U.S. Animal Agriculture's Future Role In World Food Production - Obstacles & Opportunities, April 4 - 6, Columbus, OH, USA.

More presentations at http://www.trufflemedia.com/agmedia/conference/2017_niaa_us_animal_ag_fu...

May 10, 2017

Refreshing assessment of China and the future of ag opportunities.

Dr. Lyons' assessment of China is a refreshing one because of his direct engagement of the culture, language, and the food.

Global Consumer Trends and the Opportunity for American Agriculture - Dr. Mark Lyons, Global Vice President & Head of Greater China, Alltech, from the 2017 NIAA Annual Conference, U.S. Animal Agriculture's Future Role In World Food Production - Obstacles & Opportunities, April 4 - 6, Columbus, OH, USA.

More presentations at http://www.trufflemedia.com/agmedia/conference/2017_niaa_us_animal_ag_fu...

May 10, 2017

Growing world food supplies are of concern to people in agriculture and governments as they look to the year 2050 and the expected population of 10 billion people. What is needed to help support that future state?

Growing world food supplies are of concern to people in agriculture and governments as they look to the year 2050 and the expected population of 10 billion people. The 2017 NIAA Annual Conference: U.S.

January 13, 2017

How has the Swine Health Information Center fared since its beginning?

This is a look back on the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) as it passes through its second year. In the next several months, Dr. Paul Sundberg, SHIC's Executive Director, will be sharing updates to producers and looking for feedback on how the center is working.

Below is a timeline of several key SHIC related presentations to help understand the background and the direction SHIC is currently taking.

January 13, 2017

What are the growing issues of antibiotic resistance and food?

Leadership and Responsibility for Antibiotic Stewardship - Kathy Talkington, Project Director, Antimicrobial Resistance, The Pew Charitable Trusts, from the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Working Together For Better Solutions, November 1 - 3, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA.

Kathy Talkington, Project Director, Antimicrobial Resistance, The Pew Charitable Trusts, shares data and information with the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium audience about the growing issues of antibiotic resistance.

November 10, 2016

Communication of science is not working between people in agriculture and those outside of agriculture. What can agriculturalists do? Dr. Van Eenennaam offers and approach.

The #Scicomm: Challenge Facing Animal Agriculture - Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Animal Biotechnology and Genomics, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA, from the 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 17-20, 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA, shares how communication of science is not working between people in agriculture and those outside of agriculture.

November 10, 2016

Conversations throughout the Allen D. Leman pre-conference on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the Monday and Tuesday conference programs, were centered on moving information from researchers to producers, and vice-versa. It’s one of the reasons this conference has such a widely regarded international presence.

Conversations throughout the Allen D. Leman pre-conference on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the Monday and Tuesday conference programs, were centered on moving information from researchers to producers, and vice-versa. It’s one of the reasons this conference has such a widely regarded international presence.

September 29, 2016

Learn more about some of the sessions you missed with SwineCast's coverage of the 2016 Power Of The Past, Force Of The Future Customer Appreciation event, August 16, 2016, hosted by Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services, Jasper Country Fairgrounds, IN, USA.

Learn more about some of the sessions you missed with SwineCast's coverage of the 2016 Power Of The Past, Force Of The Future Customer Appreciation event [conference page], August 16, 2016, hosted by Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services, Jasper Country Fairgrounds, IN, USA.

September 29, 2016

Highlights and details on the state of global trade for pork and other meat products. 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?"

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).

August 19, 2016

U.S. Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative, points out that global trade is moving with or without the U.S.

There are opportunities for U.S. pork in a global market. Will the TPP be one of those opportunities? Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative, points out that global trade is moving with or without the U.S.

Ambassador Vetter shares metrics from the American Farm Bureau that says $5.8 Billion in cash receipts will be lost by just the livestock industry if Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not passed and implemented.

July 5, 2016

What are the approaches to better consumer awareness and engagement on the topics of food and agriculture?

This Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit event brought together a great mix of people to help connect, educate, and protect agriculture, farming, and food.

July 5, 2016

What is the consumer perspective on the food side of the agriculture equation?

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.