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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.