DairyCast Update for March 25, 2011, Are Air Emissions A Concern?

It's muddy boots time as spring hits full swing.  If your boots aren't muddy, you must be in Texas where drought is threatening to break a decades long record of dryness. 

We're thinking Washington this week as farm bill discussions continue.  ProFarmer's Jim Wiesemeyer shares his outlook on macro factors affecting agriculture.  Also some exciting news in nanoparticle technology as it relates to air quality in livestock operations.

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Agriculture Telling its Story

  • Audio: Failed Attempt To Bring Back Small Farms - NPR details the New Farm Family project run by Iowa State University and how the project's noble goals did not turn out as expected.
  • Opinion: Have you had any "Natural" Food Lately? - From Dr. Terry Etherton: Is your preference to shop for and purchase “natural” foods?  Based on some of my observations in a few trips recently to the West Coast and Texas, there are some segments of the restaurant and grocery store industries where the usage of this phrase has gotten completely out-of-hand.  Every time I hear “natural foods”, I always wonder what isn’t “natural”?
  • Audio: What Trends Are In Ag Ed Enrollment? - Drs. Marchant & Hamm provide an update on what the Food, and Agricultural Education Information System does and how to utilize its services.

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