PoultryCast update for January 15, 2009, Conversations on future farm income looking good

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Update for January 19th, 2009

International Poultry Expo and Science Seminar just around the corner. As the industry pulls together with several of the support organizations including the International Feed Expo and the lead-off Poultry Scientific Program, maximizing efficiencies will be key focus. This program looks at research on all aspects of the poultry industry and a hearty discussion centered on paper presentations is generally heard in the poster rooms.

Just back from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention in Texas. That organization walking the tightrope between grain and livestock production, but pulls together on many of the key issues facing agriculture. What they've got right is the Young Farmer and Rancher group which is a connection point for young singles and couples looking to make their way in farming. And they're using this group to speak out on behalf of good management and husbandry practices in all livestock production. A lot of other organizations would do well to spend as much time with the up and comers as Farm Bureau.
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  • MP3 fileAudio: PoultryCast 0134, Informa Economics Dave Reimann says future farm income looks good. How will it translate across feed grain prices? Producers just looking for less volatility.
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  • Link to blogBlog: 2009 and Beyond: The New Strategic Environment, Part 1, By Dennis DiPietre. "Sometimes its hard to tell if recent events, like the generalized global economic meltdown, cast a shadow that is a vapor and will burn off as the sun comes out again, or whether they are a harbinger of a more persistent, new strategic environment in the global market and political system." Read more.
  • Link to blogBlog: 2009 and Beyond: The New Strategic Environment, Part 2, By Dennis DiPietre. "Worldwide demand for natural resouces, value-added food items and consumer goods is down sharply as a dramatic slowdown of the world's largest economies continues. The contraction phase of this worldwide recession is still underway at the beginning of 2009 and will likely continue well into at least the first quarter. " Read more.

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