SwineCast Update for April 15, 2010, What Is The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act?

SwineCast has recently increased its industry stake with sponsorships of significant meetings through our parent, Truffle Media Networks. The event sponsorships resulted in exclusive SwineCast coverage of the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting: “One Health: Implications For Animal Agriculture.”

Also, we are proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Conference in Alexandria, Virginia; “Truth, Lies and Videotape: Is Activism Jeopardizing Our Food Security?” You can still register for this important program April 28 and 29 at http://www.animalagalliance.org/register/.

SwineCast and Truffle Media Networks are working to keep our industry up to date and informed on critical issues in Washington while providing valuable information on industry issues, such as this recent conversation with AgriPulse editor Sara Wyant on the current Washington political climate impact on agriculture.

Your input helps us stay on top of the concerns of highest importance. Again, thank you for your time and participation! If you have any additional thoughts you would like to share, please feel free to contact us.
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Tracking The Canadian Herd Buyout

MP3 fileJurgen Preugschas, president of the Canadian Pork Council, provides perspective on the outcomes of recent programs the Canadian government has extended to the industry.

Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

MP3 fileDr. Jen Greiner, the National Pork Producers Council, shares thoughts on The Union of Concerned Scientists and their PAMTA support in Washington, DC.

Price Reporting Analysis

MP3 fileTed Schroeder, discusses a recent research release of the nation's wholesale voluntary pork price reporting system and whether improvements could be made.

Agriculture Telling its Story

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 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.

NPPC Hires New Top Lobbyist Chris Wall starts as the assistant vice president for government relations. “Chris has great leadership skills and an extensive background in agriculture,” said Audrey Adamson, vice president of domestic policy issues. “He will be a valuable asset to pork producers in fighting for reasonable legislation and regulations.”

SwineCast® Conference Connection

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

Video fileVideo: The Future of Traceability in USDA's Animal Health Programs Edward M. Avalos, Under Secretary, USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs and Veterinary Services and Dr. John Clifford, Chief Veterinarian, USDA.

Video fileVideo: Welfare: The Husbandry-Health Link: The swine perspective Dr. James McKean, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostics and Production Animal Management, from NIAA's One Health: Implications for Animal Agriculture, March 15 - 17, 2010, Kansas City, MO, USA.

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

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