DairyCast update for April 20, 2010, What Is The Raw Milk Controversy in Wisconsin?

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The Raw Milk Controversy in Wisconsin

MP3 fileDavid Ward, Director of Government Relations in Dairy, Cooperative Network, WI, looks into the raw milk controversy in the state of Wisconsin and the potential impact on the dairy business climate. David recently presented at the NIAA's One Health: Implications for Animal Agriculture, March 15 - 17, 2010, Kansas City, MO, USA. His slides are available here.

Will Washington Atmosphere Prove Toxic For Agriculture?

MP3 fileSara Wyant, Agri-Pulse publisher, shares thoughts on agriculture and its relationship with Washington DC.

Making a Difference by Telling Your Story

MP3 fileStan Erwine, vice president of producer relations for Dairy Management, Inc., has developed a great solution to the growing educational gap between consumers and the dairy.

Agriculture Telling its Story

Raw Milk Conversations and Sentiment

Raw Milk has recently received more media coverage due to illnesses. Now the consumer press and conversations are occurring. To stay on top of these conversations, review the Raw Milk Debate Information Page.

Truth, Lies and Videotape: Is Activism Jeopardizing Our Food Security?

Animal Agriculture Alliance's 9th Annual Stakeholder Summit is April 28-29 2010 at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The main topic is "Truth, Lies and Videotape: Is Activism Jeopardizing Our Food Security?" This event will feature a keynote by Dr. Elizabeth Parker, Chairman, Animal Agriculture Alliance and Chief Veterinarian, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Topics being covered include: an animal agriculture legislative update, terrorism against the food industry, and proactive animal well-being initiatives. See program for details.

Careers in Agriculture

Discussion on Ag Careers: What is the future of the job market for those in agriculture? What should those in agriculture do to advance their career? Learn more from this AgChat discussion, it contains resource links, news, and videos on ag careers.

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Dr. Terry Etherton

Link to blogFood Security for a Billion Poor Dr. Etherton shares thoughts from an Uma Lele article published in Science 26 March 2010: "There are at least 1 billion poor people living with chronic undernourishment, and the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goal of substantially reducing the world’s hungry by 2015 will not be met. The developing world’s poor are experiencing the effects of higher commodity prices, and declining agricultural productivity growth is exacerbating the problem."

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Fresh presentations from the 2010 NIAA One Health: Implications for Animal Agriculture

Video fileVideo: A Dairy Producer's Concerns About Human Tuberculosis Steve Maddox, California Dairyman.

Video fileVideo: Ballot Initiatives: The Ohio experience Mike Bumgarner, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

Additional presentations available for the Opening Session, Animal Care, Animal Identification, Emerging Diseases, Cattle, and International Trade.

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