economics

Are Pork Producers Productive?

Pork Industry Productivity AnalysisData Helps Inform on Productivity Dr. Ken Stalder, Iowa State University, provides updates to this year's summary on pork production productivity. Utilizing anonymous data from 2008 to 2013, Dr. Stalder shares benchmark data points to help producers better understand the pork business and seek to improve their own operations.

Words On Weather

Weather Outlook 2014Weather Today & Tomorrow Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, explains how the term "polar vortex" has entered the popular lexicon. Dr. Taylor helps explain the term, what they are, and how they impact agriculture.

Dr. Elwynn Taylor - Weather Outlook 2014


Weather Outlook 2014 - Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Markets, Economic Situation, and Outlook


Markets, Economic Situation, and Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Dermot Hayes - World Market Economics and the Importance of Trade


World Market Economics and the Importance of Trade - Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Jamie Burr - Sustainability in Pork Production - Pigs, Planet, People


Sustainability in Pork Production - Pigs, Planet, People - Jamie Burr, Tyson Fresh Meats, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 0824, WPX - Ag Secretary Vilsack Discusses Mandatory PEDv Reporting and Research Funding

SwineCast 0824 Show Notes:
  • Standing Room Only crowd for U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack's comments at World Pork Expo.  Listen here... it's like you were there!

SwineCast 0822, Pork Academy Preview For World Pork Expo

SwineCast 0822 Show Notes:

  • Pork Academy dishes up the latest in information and production research at World Pork Expo each year.  National Pork Board's Cindy Cunningham shares the agenda.
  • Pork Academy program

Linda Eatherton - USFRA Antibiotics Messaging and Antibiotics Working Group


USFRA Antibiotics Messaging and Antibiotics Working Group - Linda Eatherton, Partner/Director, Global, Food & Nutrition Practice, Ketchum, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

Science-Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in AgricultureReady For 3 Billion? Marty Matlock, PhD, Executive Director, The Office for Sustainability and Sustainability Academic Programs, University of Arkansas, says he is preaching to the choir, he also states that the choir needs practice because the choir is out of tune and must have a cohesive language to talk about sustainable agriculture. With 3 billion people coming to dinner in the next 40 years, there has to be a conversation about how the people on Earth will continue.
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