One of the best-attended sessions at the 2013 Midwest Pork Conference featured Dr. Ron Hanson of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in a discussion around transitioning your farm business to the next generation... while maintaining good relationships within the family. A good conversation and well worth your consideration to set aside a bit of time this Holiday Season to discuss with your family.
The National Institute for Animal Agriculture has moved to the forefront in creating opportunities to look factually at the development of antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture and human health. This year's conference, "Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health," November 12-14 in Kansas City, marks a further effort at bringing both sides of the conversation to one venue. Dr. Richard Raymond, former undersecretary for food safety at the USDA and former chief medical officer for the state of Nebraska, discusses the program.
With the USDA data flow stopped by the current government shut-down, Dr. Steve Meyer discusses the immediate industry impact and how the full pricing picture during this period of uncertainty may never be known.
Conversation with Belstra Milling's Jon Hoek reviewing the first couple of months at Fair Oaks Pig Adventure. Turns out FOPA not only offers transparency about modern swine production but dispels myths circulated by those desiring to harm the industry.