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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

Do people buy what they say they will buy? Are there clues to what millennial's want through what they actually purchase?

What Millennials Want vs. What They BuyWhat Millennials Want vs.

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

Is there such a thing as Big Ag and what does that really mean? This panel and its Q&A challenges the notion of labels use about agriculture.

Does Big = Bad?Does Big = Bad?

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

April 25, 2014

Dr. David Edwards says the public is focused on the imagined (negative) possibilities that will potentially kill any innovation.

Animal Biotechnology: Innovation Stifled by Inaction - David Edwards, PhD Director, Biotechnology Industry Organization, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

April 25, 2014

What is the potential pathways for exotic viral pathogens to come into the USA? And what would happen if one did?

Pathways Analysis Project - Lisa Ferguson, DVM, National Director, Policy Permitting and Regulatory Services, APHIS, VS, National Import Export Services, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

April 25, 2014

Dr. Mark Walton challenges the audience to fight against the prejudicious that exist against modern livestock production practices that masquerade as caution, or, says Dr. Walton, be forced to use production practices used by our grandfathers.

The Precautionary Principle - Turning Prejudice into Policy - Mark Walton, PhD, Chief Marketing Officer, Recombinetics, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

Dr. Mark Walton, Chief Marketing Officer, Recombinetics, challenges the audience to fight against the prejudicious that exist against modern livestock production practices that masquerade as caution, or, says Dr. Walton, be forced to use production practices used by our grandfathers.

April 25, 2014

What will happen when 3 billion people come to dinner in the next 40 years? Are we changing our collective approach to sustaining those new mouths to feed?

Science-Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture - Marty D. Matlock, PhD, PE, BCEE, Executive Director, Office for Sustainability, Area Director, Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

April 25, 2014

Dr. Stotish reiterates "The problem with the Precautionary Principle is not that it leads in the wrong direction, but that – if taken for all it is worth – it leads in no direction at all."

When Precaution Becomes Paralysis - Ronald L. Stotish, PhD President and Chief Executive Officer of AquaBounty Technologies, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive', March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

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

Why is California failing in key areas of water management?

Fiscal Orphans: Floods, Small Systems, Stormwater, and Watersheds - 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 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

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].

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 7, 2014

Do you think school lunches are best for your kids? What are you doing about it?

FoodChat on School LunchGood School Lunches: Oxymoron? Does the phrase School Lunch give you visions of the lunch lady, mashed potatoes, and the blobby bag of chocolate milk? pop into you head? This FoodChat conversation takes on the idea that school lunches are not bad and can be great for kids' health and daily diet.