SwineCast 1052, Trends in Weather and Climate and How It Impacts Crops

SwineCast 1052 Show Notes:

Dr. Steve Meyer - Meat/Poultry Economic Update & Outlook

Meat/Poultry Economic Update & Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, Inc., from the 2014 Missouri Pork Expo , February 11 - 12, 2014, Columbia, MO, USA.

Is There an Up for Pork Economics?

Show Me the Money: Economic OutlookShow Me the Money! The fiscal year 2012 rode the roller coaster as a tremendous planting season was overshadowed by drought through the summer months. Producers saw profits dwindle away as corn and soybean meal prices skyrocketed and hog prices hovered with discussions of plentiful pork supply. Dr. Meyer shares his insight of what 2013 may hold in store for pork industry economics.

It's What China Doesn't Do

China Growth Slowing of China's Economy Impacts to Pork China's export based economy is trying to make the transition to a Chinese consumer based economy. Impacting China is the drought and their need to import corn and soybean to feed their 400 million pigs. This NPR episode shares some insight on the Chinese economy and what pork and crop producers in the US should consider [audio].

China's economic boom has altered the global economy but its growth is slowing down. Steve Inskeep talks to Beijing-based economist Patrick Chovanec about China's economic troubles, and how that affects the U.S. economy.

SwineCast 0720, Is There a Future for U.S. Grains, Biofuels, Livestock and Poultry Feeding?

SwineCast 0720 Show Notes:

Greenhouses Rule

Greenhouses RuleGlass All Around This photo (larger image) from Google Earth is significant as to the indications of how China has mobilized and intensified food production. The large areas of gray seen in the top part of the photo is enlarged in the bottom part of the image. Greenhouses are producing every food plant you can imagine. A farmer told us he has two green houses and makes $15,000-$30,000 US a year growing cucumbers. The area of gray in the top part of image covers about 100 square miles. This Google Maps link can be used to zoom in/out to see the size/scope of greenhouses.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Economic Grain Situation and Outlook

Economic Grain Situation and Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, from the 2012 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Dr. Elwynn Taylor - Weather Outlook

Weather Outlook - Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Climatologist, Ag Meteorologist, Iowa State University, from the 2012 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

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