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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.

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

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 being done to address Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)?

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) is a coronavirus that kills newborn pigs within a short number of days. PEDv is not a risk for people; it is not zoonotic, so therefore it poses no risk to other animals or humans. Also, it poses no risk to food safety. But the price of pork will be affected by PEDv. More piglets are dying, reducing the flow of pigs into the meat market. Supply and demand will come into play and the meat markets will adjust.

June 3, 2014

Welcome to Cracking The Millennial Code!

welcomeWelcome Comments - Emily Meredith, Director of Communications, Animal Agriculture Alliance, from the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder Summit Titled Cracking the Millennial Code Stakeholder Summit, May 8 - 9, 2014, Crystal City, VA, USA.

More presentations at http://www.trufflemedia.com/agmedia/conference/2014-cracking-the-millenn...

June 3, 2014

Do you know what sustainability means, in terms of action?

Defining Environmental SustainabilityDefining Environmental Sustainability - Panel: Roger Cady, Elanco Animal Health; Dr. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, World Wildlife Fund; Aidan Connolly, Vice President of Corporate Accounts for Alltech; Dr.

June 3, 2014

Is the consumer conversation about antibiotics: good or bad? Or is it really about what consumers want in the taste and what is good for them?

Whats the Antibiotics EndgameWhat’s the Antibiotics Endgame - Panel: Joe Forsthoffer, Director of Corporate Communications for Perdue Farms, Inc.; Dan Kish, Head Chef and VP of Food for Panera Bread Company; John Stika, President of Certified Angus Beef, from the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder Summit Titled Cracking the Millennial Code Stakeholder Summit, May 8 - 9, 2014, Crystal City, VA,

June 2, 2014

What are college students thinking about food, sustainability, and its future? This student panel, plus the resulting Q&A, offers valuable insight for those wanting to connect with young consumers.

College Cafeteria Confidential: Millennials in the Lunch LineCollege Cafeteria Confidential: Millennials in the Lunch Line - Panel: Jesse Schaffer, Senior, The George Washington University; Miles Milliken, Senior, The George Washington University; Eric Estroff, Sophomore, The George Washington University; Jennifer Weinberg, Freshman, The George Washington Univers

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

June 2, 2014

What do you know about food and college students today?

College Cafeteria “Confidential” - Rob Morasco, Senior Director of Offer Development, Sodexo USA, from the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder Summit Titled Cracking the Millennial Code Stakeholder Summit, May 8 - 9, 2014, Crystal City, VA, USA.

Rob Morasco, Senior Director of Offer Development, Sodexo USA, shows what college students today are asking of food providers today. Students are key drivers of change in college and university food systems. They are in tune with issues about health and wellness, animal welfare, and organic/sustainability.

May 28, 2014

How do you plan for an industry to function if there is a major animal disease outbreak like foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)?

Crisis Preparedness and Management - Ms. Cindy Cunningham, Assistant Vice President of Communications, National Pork Board, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

May 1, 2014

How do farms handle bad weather and being safe? This AgChat conversation looks at what happens and what tools people use.

April 29th, 2014 – AgChat on Severe WeatherAre You Ready For Severe Weather? Weather is a fact of life for agriculture. At times the weather is helpful (water is required at times) but severe weather complicates the business of running a farm: protect you, family, the animals, and the business all comes into play. What do you do to live through and then work through bad weather? This AgChat conversation covers the issues and approaches.

April 14, 2014

Does California faces serious funding gaps in water management?, says Ellen Hanak, senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). She describes issues, obstacles, and potential solutions in the first of four videos from the PPIC event Paying for Water in California.

Overview of the PPIC Water Finance Study - Ellen Hanak, from the Public Policy Institute of California Presentations & discussion held April 10, 2014, Sacramento, CA, USA.

California faces serious funding gaps in five key areas of water management, says Ellen Hanak, senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). She describes issues, obstacles, and potential solutions in the first of four videos from the PPIC event Paying for Water in California.

More info at http://agtoday.us/ppic-pay4water-info-page

April 14, 2014

Is there a role of the state government in managing water?

Beyond Bonds: How Else Can the State Help Fill the Gap? - Panel. From the Public Policy Institute of California Presentations & discussion held April 10, 2014, Sacramento, CA, USA.

April 14, 2014

What is pushing California water agencies to be more transparent to consumers?

Time to Talk Constitutional Reforms for Water Finance? - Panel. From the Public Policy Institute of California Presentations & discussion held April 10, 2014, Sacramento, CA, USA.

April 14, 2014

How California handles its water issues will set the tone for the rest of the United States. Where will water flow, who is in charge, what life style changes are needed?

Water in California is past a crisis yet action seem limited. The Public Policy Institute of California brought together several panels to talk about the issues, concerns, possible solutions, and actions that all involved need to consider. Presentations & discussion held April 10, 2014, Sacramento, CA, USA.

More info at http://agtoday.us/ppic-pay4water-info-page

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Introduction by Ellen Hanak with an Overview of the PPIC Water Finance Study

March 21, 2014

What do farmers need to know to gain value out of their data?

Farming Big Data Farmers should take every opportunity to gain value from the data they generate. This Big Data discussion panel during the 2014 Livestock Forage and Grain Forum  (agenda http://agtoday.us/inagforum14-agenda ) offered thoughts on the issues of data collection, data privacy, data ownership, and the value of data for farmers and ranchers. 

Big Data: What it Means for Agriculture - Panel Discussion and QA session moderated by Sarah Wyant, president of Agri-Pulse Communications. Panelists included:

March 21, 2014

Data is everywhere. Are farmers and ranchers taking advantage of the opportunities?

Agriculture relies on data turned into information turned into decisions. Weather, commodity markets, animal health records, and customer buying data all are part of running an agriculture operation.

The technology and the business environment today now allows for greater collection of base data and the tools to transform it into valuable information. Working with partners and customers to grow businesses, improve processes, and increase profits, big data represent a new revenue vien.

March 12, 2014

Approaches to growing crops vary. How are no till and cover crops helping improve farming?

AgChat on No Till and Cover CropsWhat are No Till and Cover Crops? With #AgChat guest from Indiana’s Conservation Cropping Systems INitiative, this conversation shared how cover crops work and described what no till does for crops.

March 6, 2014

Training on manure and lagoon management was a key set of sessions at the 2014 MO Pork Expo.

While PEDV is still a top concern among pork producers, other topics are in need of refreshed info. Included in this year's Missouri Pork Expo were several sessions on manure and lagoon management [panel, tips]. Dr.

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.