DairyCast update for December 17, 2010, Hoof Trimmers Helping Hands This Holiday

To help us better connect with your interests, we would greatly appreciate your advice on what information and data you desire to help you become more productive, effective, and profitable.

Your responses will help to improve DairyCast. And, by completing the survey, you can be entered to win a $100 Target gift card.

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Dairy Tools To Help You

  • Audio: Hoof Trimmers Helping Hands This Holiday - A group of hoof trimmers are making a difference, one cow at a time.  Would you be interested in joining the outreach effort?  Progressive Dairyman Editor Walt Cooley talks with trimmer Eric Moyer about the project.
  • Audio: How Can WiFi Be Extended? - Ayrstone Productivity creates extended local wifi internet solutions which may solve distance or connection issues on your operation.
  • Audio: What is Farm Credit's View on Agriculture's Finances? - Doug Stark, President and CEO of FarmCredit Services of America, sees long term strength in agriculture and increased importance in maintaining a strong balance sheet in light of increased volatility.

Agriculture Telling its Story

  • Is Media's View of GMOs Fair? - Via Dr. Terry Etherton, PSU Department of Dairy and Animal Science: science in the media can be very hard to explain. In the case of GMOs, some media outlets cater to the confusion and aim to be sensational.
  • Audio: Fueling Ethanol - Matt Hartwig, The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), shares thoughts on legislation supporting the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (aka VEETC) and possible changes in 2011.
  • Global Food Prices Expected To Increase In 2011 - According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), food prices in 2011 are expected to increase.
  • Top Entry Level Ag Jobs? - Getting ready to graduate in an agricultural related field? Iowa State University Agriculture and Life Sciences Careers Services offers actionable survey information on ag jobs, average salaries, and who has been hiring?

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