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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.

September 10, 2013

Are your farms prepared? Do you have a plan when safety becomes an issue?

Farm SafetyFarm Safety, Farm Readiness Farms use heavy equipment, large buildings, and moving parts. The weather can shift and people sometimes are not alert. Farm safety must be on every farmer's and rancher's mind. Being prepared is a must.

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.

May 24, 2012

Being prepared to handle Foot and Mouth disease is a must for milk producers. What is the status of that preparation?

Foot and Mouth Disease presents special problems for the dairy industry which are reason for special planning, like the Secure Milk Supply Project. Dr. Pam Hullinger, University of California-Davis, shares this update with attendees at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture annual meeting. Dr. Hullinger's full presentation along with many others from this important industry meeting are available online at TruffleMedia.com.

May 23, 2012

How do you find crop insurance providers and and figure out the process? These resource links will offer assistance.

Crop insuranceGrowing food is a risky business because there are many random things outside of the farm manager's control, weather being top of the list. Crop insurance offers farmers and ranchers the tools to help reduce the sting of losses without going seriously bankrupt.