Economics

Looking into USDA Dietary Guidelines

USDA Dietary Guidelines: Why aren't they telling us to eat like pigs?USDA Dietary Guidelines: Why aren't they telling us to eat like pigs? Dr. Eric Berg, North Dakota State University, talks about the USDA human dietary guidelines, and how they are created. Dr. Berg provides background on the state of American diets today and the current impacts to health. Dr. Berg also shares the results of a study that used swine as a model for humans, feeding them what humans would eat, replacing the sugar in a modern, average American diet with cooked ground beef: Would this change alter body composition and risk factors for obesity-related metabolic disorders [video]?

What Can We Learn From The Chesapeake Bay: A Producer Perspective

What Can We Learn From The Chesapeake Bay: A Producer PerspectiveThe Chesapeake Bay Producer Perspective Ms. Jennifer Debnam, Maryland Pork Producers Association, highlights more about agriculture in the state of Maryland. Ms. Debnam shares the experiences of phosphorus risk assessment and management in Maryland, highlighting how the relationships between farmers, legislature, Federal government, and environmental groups adversely impacted agriculture. Ms. Debnam closes with observations on how farmers need to be diligent in their relationships with environmental researchers and groups, and understand how environmental science evolves [video].

Can Republicans Govern in the Age of Trump?

Washington in the Age of Trump: Can Republicans Govern?Washington in the Age of Trump: Can Republicans Govern? Jim Wiesemeyer of ProFarmer, shares his take on the politics behind the actions taken in Washington. Mr. Wiesemeyer runs through the various political players and their personalities, who is or is not advising the President, and addresses questions on the global economy [video].

2018 Iowa Pork Congress

2018 Iowa Pork Congress2018 Iowa Pork Congress Key information to note from the Iowa Pork Congress is the presentation on "Utilizing Livestock Manure in a Cover Crop Program" by Dr. Dan Andersen and Dr. Matt Helmers, Iowa State University [video], and the environmental regulations presentation "Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update" by Mr. Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm [video]. Held January 24 - 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update

Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case UpdateIowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update Mr. Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm, details the environmental cases on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, and the regulations governing CAFOs. Mr. McAfee closes with a series of agriculture nuisance cases and their status [video].

What Should You Know About Foreign Animal Disease Prep?

 What Should You Know?Foreign Animal Disease Prep: What Should You Know? Dr. Judith LaBounty, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and Dr. Jim Roth, Iowa State University, review foreign animal diseases as it effects the business of pork, most notably Foot and Mouth Disease. Dr. Roth reviews the Secure Pork Supply plan and how it works, using several scenario examples to help understand what farm operations would do. Dr. LaBounty outlines the plans and steps the State of Iowa has in place to be ready to a foreign animal disease. [video].

Mr. Jim Wiesemeyer - Washington in the Age of Trump: Can Republicans Govern?


Washington in the Age of Trump: Can Republicans Govern? - Mr. Jim Wiesemeyer, Pro Farmer, from the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Mr. Eldon McAfee - Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update


Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update - Mr. Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm, from the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Prices and Profitability: Economic Outlook


Prices and Profitability: Economic Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Kerns and Associates, from the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

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