PoultryCast Update for August 25, 2011, Ag Must Open Windows To Consumers

Temple Grandin's presentation to agri-professionals highlights that the agriculture industry needs to communicate with the public directly and openly. She believes the ag industry is too much in a defensive mode and needs to be communicating with the public, the normal public; more often and directly.

Information To Help Your Operations

  • Audio: Open Windows To Consumers - Well-known animal handling and welfare proponent Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University, says we need more internet streaming of production system videos and oversight of our handlers to ensure policy compliance.
  • Salmonella Infections Linked to Chicks and Ducks Salmonella outbreaks continue to be in the news. A recent event ties the outbreaks to chicks and ducklings from single mail-order hatchery in Ohio.
  • What is Agvocacy? - How can people broaden agvocacy beyond the ag 'choir'? What do you feel are some of the best ways for youth (FFA, 4H) to partake in agvocacy? AgVocacy was the topic of AgChat right on the close of the Agvocacy 2.0 conference in Nashville, TN.
  • Audio: Pew Environmental Group Unaware Of Real Poultry Environmental Progress - The National Chicken Council's Richard Lobb shares their response to The Pew Environmental Group's report Big Chicken: Pollution and Industrial Poultry Productions in America.

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