PoultryCast update for July 2, 2009, Bordetella Hinzii Shows It's True Identity

Update for July 2, 2009

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Couple of interesting stories this week as a bacteria which was thought to be relatively harmless shows itself to be otherwise and the impact of Proposition 2-like legislation in Ohio will be considerable.

Clark Griswold
Interesting, the home of Prop 2, California, besides being without a budget and issuing IOU’s to employees and vendors (How would that play in your Christmas stocking, Clark Griswold?) is also working to pass legislation requiring all products imported into the state to be raised under similar conditions as required by Prop 2, thereby pricing eggs beyond the reach of much of their population.

At least the rum didn’t spoil, back in the days of prohibition. ("But why is the rum gone?" JS)

It’s a challenging time as my brother and I were discussing this week. I’m sure your family is having the same conversation.

PoultryCast® Conversations
  • MP3 fileAudio: PoultryCast 0176, Climate Change Legislation May Burn Agriculture.
  • MP3 fileAudio: PoultryCast 0175, Bordetella Hinzii Shows It's True Identity.
  • MP3 fileAudio: PoultryCast 0174, Economist Looks at Impact of Prop 2 Like Legislation in Ohio.
PoultryCast® Headliners
  • Link to blogBlog: Tastes and Preferences, By Dennis DiPietre. "We usually think about demand in the two dimensional way that we are restricted to visualizing it in with a graph. That is, the amount demanded is a function of price. In actuality there are several other factors which determine demand that are embedded in those graphs but not visualized." Read more.
  • Link to blogBlog: When Tough Times Take an Emotional Toll. By Don Tyler. Read more.
  • Link to newsNews From the Wall Street Journal: "At Chicken Plant, a Recession Battle" - "This [Douglas, Georgia] small town was devastated in February when its largest employer, Pilgrim's Pride Corp., (NYSE: PPC) said it would close a chicken-processing plant as part of the company's bankruptcy filing. Since then, city and county officials have been working to find a buyer who could save the plant's nearly 1,000 jobs and $300,000 in annual county tax revenues. But there's a problem: Pilgrim's Pride isn't eager to sell. The standoff shows how two important imperatives in a recession -- creating jobs and cutting excess capacity -- can collide." Read more.
PoultryCast® Conference Connection
  • Most viewed video presentation from The National Institute for Animal Agriculture's The Changing Face of Animal Agriculture conference held March 31 - April 1, 2009, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
    • MP3 fileVideo: Bill Medley - How Wall Street is Impacting Credit to Farmers.
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