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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.

January 15, 2013

How are pork free trade agreements working and what are the opportunities for pork producers?

Trade Policy for a Dynamic Pork Industry - Laurie Hueneke, Director, International Trade Policy, Sanitary and Technical Affairs, National Pork Producers Council, from the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, August 9 - 11, 2012, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA.

September 26, 2012

What happens when the price of an ingredient for pizza is 50% cheaper just a few miles away? What happens when that few miles requires crossing international borders and covert action to get those ingredients to the pizza making shop?

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. smuggled spirits across the Canadian–American border into the USA and pharmaceuticals from Canada looked to be a real business for awhile. Now the track is reversed with US made mozzarella being smuggled into Canada.

September 7, 2012

Global trade agreements are continuing to be developed and the drought is continuing to impact feed through possible toxins in the grain.

A new conversations on SwineCast.com includes an excellent update by Kansas State's Dr. Mike Tokach looking at the impact of this year's feed costs on market weights. His research suggests you may want to be moving those finishers a couple of weeks early [audio].

February 29, 2012

What will the world need to support nine billion people? Do we have it and if not, where do we get it?

Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Center for Strategic & International Studies; VP, Strategic Planning; Director, CSIS Global Food Security Project, presents "Seven Revolutions and the World in 2030" at the Food and Agricultural Communications Symposium.

February 13, 2012

What are the trends animal agriculture needs to stay on top of?

How will the pork industry fare in 2012? Dr. Steve Meyer says 2012 has five key issues to keep an eye on: exports, U.S. Demand, feed prices, hog/pork supplies, and packing capacity. Steve also highlights the relationships between crops and costs.

Total feed supply is going down. This means we either get more efficient or we get smaller.

January 16, 2012

How big a market is China for food and agricultural products?

There are 1.34 billion people in China and they need to eat every day. The resources needed to sustain them are enormous and dwarf many other world markets. China needs the resources of other countries and companies to help their growth. Business opportunities are available to the sharp company keeping an eye out.

January 16, 2012

How big a market is China for food and agricultural products?

There are 1.34 billion people in China and they need to eat every day. The resources needed to sustain them are enormous and dwarf many other world markets. China needs the resources of other countries and companies to help their growth. Business opportunities are available to the sharp company keeping an eye out.