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August 8, 2013

The conversations about world food production and harvesting the world biosphere to support the population is gaining attention of influential people.

"Where's the Beef" took on a new meaning when a petri dish of beef, grown from bovine stem cells, was grilled and served up during an internationally televised event [blog]. This media sensation does have some interesting angles for those in agriculture. The metrics on meat production from the World Health Organization (WHO) and statements from the U.N.

April 30, 2013

Who is responsible for food safety and what should be happening by each segment of the industry?

Getting to a Comprehensive Food Safety System - Dr. John Ruby, Technical Services, JBS USA, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

February 25, 2013

How you prepared to learn about how consumers feel about animal agriculture and meat sales?

Messages that Resonate With Consumers - Jarrod Sutton, National Pork Board Assistant Vice President, Foodservice, Retail and Channel Marketing, from the 2013 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 16-17, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

April 19, 2012

It seems like there is a lot of opportunity for 'mischief' in Washington right now. We share a conversation with producer Bill Luckey on his congressional testimony about HR 3798. A.K.A.the Egg Bill, is the bill which was the outcome of a United Egg Producers/Humane Society of the United States agreement.

It seems like there is a lot of opportunity for 'mischief' in Washington right now. We share a conversation with producer Bill Luckey on his congressional testimony about HR 3798. A.K.A. Egg Bill, is the bill which was the outcome of a United Egg Producers/Humane Society of the United States agreement.

April 15, 2012

Mr. Clayton shares the U.S. Meat Export Federation view on traceability, impacts of traceability to global trade, and what several of the large multi national companies must comply with re: global food animal trade.

Traceability Impacts on Future Trade Opportunities - Paul Clayton, Senior Vice President of Export Services, U.S. Meat Export Federation, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

February 23, 2012

Update on how HSUS and McDonald's are working to change sow housing systems.

We're packing for the Pork Industry Forum in Denver next week where the recent request by McDonald's to review supplier sow housing systems and alternatives will be top hall-talk topic. Our conversation with NPPC's Dallas Hockman outlines the issues many haven't thought of.

February 8, 2012

Using social media to help market agricultural products is becoming more mainstream.

Veal

Audio via DairyCast
February 7, 2012

How are beef cuts graded and labeled?

Dr. Gretchen Hilton, Oklahoma State University, presents details on how beef cuts are graded and classified for markets and pricing.

January 25, 2012

How will the meat and poultry markets fare in 2012?

Jan 2012 Meyer Swine Economics

Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, provided an update on the state of the meat and poultry markets. His main take away is that the demand continued to struggle late 2011.

The bad news is that these "annual" numbers for 2011 have been getting worse and worse as the year has progressed.

Steve reminds us that the indexes only describe how demand is changing, not why a change is occurring. He believes consumer incomes and spending was the major negative force in the domestic market in 2011.

Charts below from Paragon Economics, using USDA data.