SwineCast update for July 22, 2010, Who Will Take Charge Of Livestock Health? Veterinarians Or Regulators?

I keep hearing it's too early to be this hot. Weights are down in combination of high heat/humidity levels and poor quality corn. Feed grain growers are urged to carefully monitor grain as we use up the last of the 2009 crop. Winter warm spots on the sides of bins and the hurry to get damp corn stored could be causing another mold bloom behind closed doors. Dr. Bob Thaler of North Dakota State addressed this issue at the World Pork Expo.

Don't forget the opportunities summer grilling may provide in keeping the neighbors on your good side. Indiana Pork Producers are taking such neighborly steps with the "Year of Pigs" at the Indiana State Fair. We're at the stage in our industry where every consumer impression must be a good one. Take time to reach out with community events and activities now!

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Agriculture Telling its Story

  • Agriculture Sustainability - What does it mean to be 'sustainable' in agriculture? How do biodiversity and water issues play a part in ag sustainability? This Agchat discussion provides information, resource links, and discussion on agriculture sustainability.
  • Moving The Farm Bill 2012 Forward - The design and development of the USA Farm Bill 2012 has already started. What is needed to get from here to there? How will the issues of Cap and Trade affect the process? Will agricultural subsidy policy and implementation be changed? This Farm Bill 2012 resource page will keep you updated on developments and conversations.
  • What Are Consumer Attitudes Toward Food, Health, and Nutrition? - The International Food Information Council Foundation’s 2010 Food & Health Survey was the conversation starter for a Foodchat discussion.
  • Looking For A Job In Agriculture? - The outlook for agriculture employment is good. Several resources and tools can assist you in discovering agriculture job and career opportunities.

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