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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.

June 4, 2013

How do ag-gag laws change how people perceive agriculture and farmers?

Ag-Gag LawsAg-Gag: Good or Bad? Many states are aiming to put in place "ag-gag" laws to stop undercover filming on farms and ranches. What is an "Ag Gag" law and how does it impact farmers, ranchers, and the public? This AgChat conversation looks at the issues. Are you in a state with Ag-Gag laws?

May 7, 2013

What questions fo you have for farmers and ranchers? These are some starter ones!

AgChat on Farm and Ranch SmorgasbordSmorgasbord of Questions #AgChat this week looked a range of questions from policy issues to social media. Dive in!

May 7, 2013

Regulations are needed in many areas but when do they need to be changed?

AgChat on Regulations in Agriculture?Regulations? Help or Hinder? Regulations are a part of farm and ranch life. Many regulations are put in place to help save lives and protect consumers. Some of them cost farmers and rancher money to stay compliant. Some regulations become cumbersome because their original intent is no longer valid but one must still comply. This #AgChat conversation looks into how regulations affect farms and ranches and offers one thoughts on changes.

February 18, 2013

The word subsidy lumps many forms of agriculture support into one word when it is really many types of support.

Subsidies are a component of agriculture monetary flows in pretty much all developed countries around the world. The reasons for having a subsidy varies, though many types of subsidies are in place to help guarantee some form of payment for an agricultural crop in the event of a disaster, poor market prices, or foreign competition.

In the United States, subsidies tend to be lumped into a single term but there are actually several different kinds of subsidies.

June 14, 2012

If you find the conversation frustrating when your guests use subjective, emotional arguments, the most recent post at PoultryCast.com could offer insight. Shawn Lawrence Otto, author, filmmaker, political strategist, speaker, science advocate, and screenwriter and co-producer of the movie House of Sand and Fog, shares thoughts on the dissonance between consumer perception and science reality.

If you find the conversation frustrating when your guests use subjective, emotional arguments, the most recent post at PoultryCast could offer insight. Shawn Lawrence Otto is an author, filmmaker, political strategist, speaker, science advocate, and screenwriter and co-producer of the movie House of Sand and Fog.

June 4, 2012

What are some of the issues facing animal agriculture? Issues like improving animal identification and its systems, emergency management, emerging diseases, and global animal health are top of mind.

The 2012 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting offered many opportunities to learn more about the issues within animal agriculture and what solutions are being pursued. Core to the conversations was the topic of living in a world of decreasing resources & increasing regulation.

Held March 26 - 29, 2012, in Denver, CO, USA, people from many parts of the country representing multiple species learn about the efforts to improve animal identification and its systems, emergency management, emerging diseases, and global animal health.

May 18, 2012

Dr. André Williamson, Agralytica Senior Consultant, shares information on impacts to US consumers of the regulations that negatively impact US animal production, and potentially shift production overseas. This shift will mean increased food coasts, reduced demand, and potentially increase food safety incidents.

The Cost of Increased Regulation to Producers and Consumers - Dr. André Williamson, Agralytica Senior Consultant, from the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Real Farmers Real Food, Celebrating Tradition and Technology, May 2-3, Arlington, VA, USA.

May 11, 2012

Modern animal ag has become a math problem: reduced land use, more people, more food consumption, less water, and transit costs changing. Add in the need to be global and the need to understand animal welfare and the idea of raising livestock become more complex.


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April 27, 2012

Is there a movement for antimicrobial clawback? How about animal welfare warfare?

Is there a movement for antimicrobial clawback? How about animal welfare warfare? How do you track the legislation/regulation environment when on the one hand we're losing access to products that help maintain a safe food supply and healthy animals, and on the other hand we see our ability to manage animal housing being usurped by Washington?

April 15, 2012

Dr. Anderson slices and dices regulations and offers his view on what the costs of excess regulation do to the agriculture supply chain.

Supply Chain and Economic Effects of Regulations - Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M University, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

April 15, 2012

Dr. Bigelow provides a history, update, and next steps on the USDA's proposals for equine infectious anemia (EIA).

USDA Proposed Rule on Equine Infectious Anemia - Dr. Troy Bigelow, USDA/APHIS/VS, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

April 12, 2012

Dr. Gingerich details many of the requirements that a producer must consider when implementing the FDA Rule for salmonella enteritidis monitoring.

Industry Perspective of the FDA Rule for Salmonella enteritidis (SE) Monitoring - Dr. Eric Gingerich, Poultry Technical Services Specialist, Diamond V, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

April 2, 2012

What are some of the economics of regulation to animal agriculture?

Cost of Increased Regulations on Animal Welfare to Producers and Consumers - Dr. André Williamson, Vice President & Senior Consultant, Agralytica, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

April 2, 2012

Dr. Frank suggests farmers and ranchers need to avoid the trap question "Do you want safe food or affordable food?" and that the real answer is to provide both and turn back to the dialog within the middle ground.

Regulating Animal Agriculture: Impacts on Producers and Animal Health Professionals - Dr. Anthony Frank, DVM, President, Colorado State University, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

February 29, 2012

Learn about BLT marketing and discover how the HSUS uses social media to their advantage; you should too.

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February 22, 2012

What are the coming year's pork industry policy issues for 2012?

Your Investments at Work: National Organization Update, Part I Policy, Regulations, Trade - Neil Dierks, CEO, National Pork Producers Council, from the 2012 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 26, Des Moines, IA, USA.

February 21, 2012

Ken Cook offers a personal view on agriculture and thoughts on farmers telling their story.

Ken Cook, Executive Director, Environmental Working Group, speaks at Food and Agricultural Communications Symposium as part of the Food and Ag, Colliding Beliefs and Common Ground Panel.

February 9, 2012

What are some of the economic issues in the swine industry?

The series of presentations now online at SwineCast.com/ConferenceConnection will be of value for your organization.