PoultryCast update for September 28, 2010, USDA May Be Ready to Tackle 'Other' E. Coli Strains, And GIPSA Debate Continues.

Poultry operation and management

  • Audio: Legislative and Regulatory Attacks On Animal Health - Dr. Liz Wagstrom, associate professor in infectious disease and public health at the Univ of MN presented her view of action in Washington on both legislative and regulatory fronts dealing with animal agriculture's use of antibiotics, public perception and potential industry change.
  • Audio: GIPSA Debate? What debate? - Conversation with attorney Jacob Bylund of Faegre & Benson in Des Moines on key issues in the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) debate. The comment period is still open, take action!
  • Video: Antibiotic Issues In The Legislature - Dr. Jeff Harker - Swine Health Services, provides a view on Washington, D.C. with respect to many legislative activities occuring. From the 2010 Midwest Pork Conference, September 15, 2010, Danville, IN, USA.
  • Video: Food Safety Issues for Salmonella in Eggs and Egg Products - Dr. Patricia Curtis, Auburn University, from NIAA's One Health: Implications for Animal Agriculture, presents information on how contamination can occur.
  • China to Levy Anti-Dumping Duty on U.S. Poultry, Ministry of Commerce Says - China will impose an anti-dumping duty as high as 105.4 percent on U.S. broiler chicken products, effective tomorrow, the Ministry of Commerce said today. Via Bloomberg.com
  • What the public sees: USDA May Be Ready to Tackle 'Other' E. Coli Strains - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has, in the past, ignored burgeoning proof that several unregulated strains of E. coli contaminate America's meat supply. "There is no indication that these strains are a health problem for anyone," a spokesman for the USDA. But a different message was conveyed in a second-story office in the Ag building overlooking the National Mall last week. Via AOL News.

Agriculture Telling its Story

  • Video: The Baler Rolls - a song about baling hay - "The Singing Dairyman" strikes again, this time with an off-key melody about baling hay. Will Gilmer, Gilmer Dairy Farm, shares his penchant for singing while working.
  • Connecting Food, Nutrition, and Farms - Learn more about what dietitians and nutritionists think about food, how they write about it, and where they connect with farms.
  • Food Safety News - Food safety is again in the media and is of increasing concern to consumers. Food Safety News is an important resource to understand food safety issues, legal points of view, and details on recalls.
  • Translating Science Behind Food and Ag to Non-Farmers - How can scientists change their communication to help non-farmers understand their science? What's the best method to convey science to producers? This AgChat discussion shares thoughts from farmers, ranchers, scientists, and consumers.
  • Audio: How Can Those In Agriculture Share Their Story? - The Agvocacy 2.0 Training conference convened 60 people in agriculture who also are focused on telling their agriculture story to a broad non-farm audience. This wrap-up provides insight and perspective from the event. Also, the conference saw the video release of the Evolution of Online Agvocacy.


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