Economics

SwineCast 1020, WPX - USDA Greg Ibach Updates World Pork Expo On USDA Mission and Focus

SwineCast 1020 Show Notes:
  • USDA Undersecretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach, addresses a lunch time audience at the 2018 World Pork Expo.
  • Key points from Greg: trade conversations, the focus of the USDA to look after US agriculture, and the importance of being vigilant on biosecurity.

SwineCast 1019, WPX - NPPC Addresses Trade, Production, and Producer Stress Level Questions

SwineCast 1019 Show Notes:
  • During during the 2018 World Pork Expo, the National Pork Producers Council board members and staff address questions from the media about trade, NAFTA, production increases, and producer stress due to the current policy environment.

SwineCast 1018, WPX - NPPC Update From Jim Heimerl on NPPC actions for remainder of 2018

SwineCast 1018 Show Notes:
  • Jim Heimerl, National Pork Producers Council Board president, provides opening remarks on the start of the World Pork Expo and what the NPPC will be working on through the reminder of the year: trade & tariffs, swine slaughter inspection rule, FMD vaccine bank, and trucker hours of service rule.

Protect Your Roots

From the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders SummitFrom the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit The 2018 Stakeholders Summit - themed "Protect Your Roots" - inspired attendees representing all facets of animal agriculture to be proud of their past and current roles in the industry, and challenged them to be forward-thinking about how we can continue to grow into the future. Even if communication is not part of their job description, Summit attendees left with new perspectives on key issues and ready to engage with influencers to secure the future of animal agriculture [play list].

Dr. Randall Singer - "No Antibiotics Ever" Animal Production: Potential Impacts on Animal Welfare


"No Antibiotics Ever" Animal Production: Potential Impacts on Animal Welfare - Dr. Randall Singer, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, from the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Protect Your Roots, May 3 - 4, 2018, Arlington, VA, USA.

Ted McKinney - Agriculture’s Roots in Washington


Agriculture’s Roots in Washington - Ted McKinney, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, USDA, from the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Protect Your Roots, May 3 - 4, 2018, Arlington, VA, USA.

Dr. Jayson Lusk - The Future of Consumer Choice


The Future of Consumer Choice - Dr. Jayson Lusk, Professor and Department head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, from the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Protect Your Roots, May 3 - 4, 2018, Arlington, VA, USA.

Mark Gale - Consumer Perspectives on Food Labels: Additives, Allergies and Alternative Proteins


Consumer Perspectives on Food Labels: Additives, Allergies and Alternative Proteins - Mark Gale, CEO and Partner, Charleston|Orwig, from the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Protect Your Roots, May 3 - 4, 2018, Arlington, VA, USA.

SwineCast 1016, Postmodern Animal Ag Begins Now

SwineCast 1016 Show Notes:

Industry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field

Industry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics FieldIndustry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field Dr. Tom Rathje, DNA Genetics, shares thoughts on the future of the swine industry and animal genetics. Dr. Rathje mentions that problems being faced are complex. Geneticists, and the suppliers they work for, need help to be successful and are limited by current technology and knowledge.

Dr. Rathje concludes with an outline of what students today need: Application of statistics and experimental design to non-breeding data sets, Know how to run a genetic analysis, know how to get data into and out of databases, and use tools like R to build tools to analyze data in those databases [video].

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