SwineCast update for June 25, 2009, Economist Looks at Impact of Prop 2 Like Legislation in Ohio + Torque Teno Virus (TTV)

Update for June 25, 2009
In what may be an issue of the age for agriculture (as heavy users of petroleum based inputs) there are serious concerns with the ongoing discussion on the climate bill. The NPPC said on Thursday “With U.S. pork producers suffering record losses, the National Pork Producers Council cannot support climate change legislation even with the compromise language agreed to late Wednesday. Many pork producers now are at risk of being put out of business, and passage of this climate change bill would only make that risk greater and put more producers in jeopardy.”

“While the compromise language would allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture rather than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to design and implement the agricultural greenhouse gas offset credits program and to develop any climate change regulations affecting livestock producers – a provision supported by NPPC – the organization doesn’t believe that revenues from the sale of offset credits for the majority of pork producers would counterbalance the energy and input cost increases associated with bill.”

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  • 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.
  • BlogBlog: From NPPC: Statement On Compromise Climate Change Legislation. Read more.
  • Link to blogBlog: When Tough Times Take an Emotional Toll, By Don Tyler. "Having an optimistic nature is a requirement for a person to even consider agriculture as a profession. The ups and downs of agriculture that are regularly served up courtesy of the weather, the markets, equipment breakdowns, and the occasional "stuff happens" are what we grow to accept as a part of the business." Read more.
  • BlogBlog: Mark Greenwood June Hog Update. Read more.
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  • 2009 World Pork Expo Educational Seminar, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., June 4, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
    • MP3 fileVideo: John Kolb - Vaccine safety and control of Salmonella typhimurium infections.
    • MP3 fileVideo: J.P. Cano - Impact of modified-live vaccine intervention.
    • MP3 fileVideo: John Waddell - Experiences with the subclinical control of PCV2.

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