PoultryCast update for May 8, 2009, Going Green - Organic Component of Ag Census - Carbon Credit Guidelines

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Update for May 8, 2009

When protein producers are painted with a broad brush, such as what’s occurred in the last two weeks via the H1N1 flu panic, export market doors frequently slam shut. All major meat organizations are working to re-open the trade pathways as the controversy begins to wane.

The USDA is expanding their research into organic production and we have a conversation with Carol House of the USDA about the census data focusing on organics coming soon.

Post-Prop 2 California returns to front pagedom with legislation to limit animal agriculture antibiotic use. We have the answer to their question on a recent edition of PoultryCast.com.

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PoultryCast® Conversations
  • MP3 fileAudio: PoultryCast 0160, Going Green - Organic Component of Ag Census - Carbon Credit Guidelines
PoultryCast® Headliners
  • Link to blogBlog: More Meddling in Markets or "The Problem of Too Many Balls in the Air" Revisited, By Dennis DiPietre. "We have in the US energy policy regarding ethanol an illustration of the classic problem in economics which I like to call "too many balls in the air". When it comes to economic thinking and analysis, individuals or groups with "skin in the game" tend to focus tightly on the single variable they want to improve (like the corn price in the case of ethanol) and fail to understand that markets are complex interactions of sometimes hundreds of linked transactions and markets all of which can and usually are affected by extra-market interventions to move the target variable. " Read more.
  • Link to blogBlog: Great Opportunity in Professional Custom Application, By Mark Jewell . Mark provides career thoughts for the agriculture industry. Read more.
  • Link to blogBlog: H1N1 and Your Employees as Messengers, By Don Tyler . Don Tyler is an agriculture Management Coach and Advisor. Read more.
PoultryCast® Conference Connection
  • Continuing series 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: Jerry Roell - Equipping Animal Agriculture in a Changing World.
    • MP3 fileVideo: Bill Medley - How Wall Street is Impacting Credit to Farmers.

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