PoultryCast Update for September 9, 2011, Export Markets Uncertainty?


Information To Help Your Operations

  • Audio: Uncertainty In Export Markets? - Dr. Chris Hurt, Purdue economist, looks at what is pushing feed grain prices and discusses the impact of recent economic uncertainty on U.S. ag exports.
  • Can Poultry Measure Its Carbon Footprint? Independent of the belief in global warming, climate change, or carbon footprints, one of the tangible effects is that consumers and the general public are aware of carbon footprints. Consumers can and do influence purchasing decisions and how food products are marketed. In response to these types of consumer questions, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released a carbon footprint estimation toolkit for the poultry and egg industries.
  • Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose - The National Institute for Animal Agriculture is hosting a symposium on the use of antibiotics in feed animals in Chicago, IL, Oct 26 - 27, 2011. The agenda covers topics from "Human Health Implications Relative to Antibiotic Use" to "Antibiotics in Food Animal Production"
  • When did agriculture become a dirty word? - The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has setup a Food Dialogue Town Hall September 22, 2011. The Food Dialogues, a distributed Town Hall event, will feature a series of panels in key locations around the U.S. and online on the topic of food issues Americans say they have the most questions about.
  • Can We Have Real Dialog on GMOs? - BioFortified highlights the need for dialog around genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as it relates to food and food production.

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