SwineCast Update for April 28, 2011, Does Your Customer Trust You?

Japan remains a key export partner for U.S. swine producers, but what impact will the recent triple disasters (earthquake, tsunami, nuclear) have on this important market?  U.S. Meat Export Federation President Phil Seng is just back from an extended stay in Japan with a situation update for the market as well as how the agricultural production areas have been affected.

SwineCast® Conversations

  • Audio: How Were Japanese Livestock Resources Affected By Earthquake-Tsunami? - U.S. Meat Export Federation President Phil Seng just returned from an extended stay in Japan and discusses the areas impacted by the recent natural disasters and the resulting impact on Japan's consumers and imports of U.S. agricultural products.
  • Audio: Does Your Customer Trust You? - Charlie Arnot previews his address to the National Institute of Animal Agriculture annual conference on the consumer's perceptions and role in understanding current and future production practices.
  • Audio: Growing World Population Will Depend On You - Dr. Douglas Southgate, Jr., Professor of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics, The Ohio State University, looks at both world population and changing demographics, from the recent National Institute of Animal Agriculture annual conference.

Agriculture Telling its Story

  • Audio: Animal Ag Alliance, What Is Coming Up? - The Animal Ag Alliance brings tools and resources to agri-professionals to help agvocate agriculture to many Americans not involved in raising food.
  • Video: What Is The Pork Industry Carbon Footprint? - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Information & Research, National Pork Board, provides an update on the sustainability and environmental improvements the pork industry is focused on. From the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.
  • Video: What Are Food Plate Tectonics and What Must Agri-Professionals Know? - In the USA, the lowest income quintile, $13,000 yearly income, spends 28% of their disposable income on food. Yet, also in the USA, the top quintile, $130,000 yearly income,spends 7% of disposable income on food purchases. Matt Sutton-Vermeulen, Unison Resource Company, walks through the ideas of environmental, social, and economic issues for sustainable food, and the contrasts the USA population faces today. From the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

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