Water and Science, What Data Shows

21st Century Water Security and Implications for Animal AgricultureCalifornia Is Loosing Freshwater Dr. Jay Famiglietti, Associate Professor at University of California, Irvine and Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shares data and analysis of the issues of water, with a focus on the current water problems in California. Key message: groundwater storage over the last 40 years has been seriously declining, with future projections looking bad for those needing water. Dr. Famiglietti's message to workers in agriculture "Take ownership [of water conversations], clearly articulate the issues, and become industry leaders and stewards".

2015 Iowa Pork Congress

2015 Iowa Pork Congress2015 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28-29, Des Moines, IA, USA.

2014 World Pork Expo

2014 World Pork Expo2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA, provided updates on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), economics & global trade, plus management and production tools for operation staff to use.

2014 NIAA The Precautionary Principle

2014 NIAA The Precautionary Principle2014 NIAA The Precautionary Principle, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA. The precautionary principle---sometimes thought of as the most innovative, pervasive, and significant new environmental concept in the last 25 years. Is it Better Safe Than Sorry or a politically charged over-simplification blocking innovation? How will animal agriculture balance the future and feed a population of 9.1 billion by 2050?

2013 World Pork Expo

2013 World Pork Expo Presentations2013 World Pork Expo Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) was just a major conversation, with two Pork Academy sessions, a press briefing, and a panel discussion. Another well attended session was Dr. Elwynn Taylor's "What The Weather Holds". Additional sessions were held June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

National Pork Board Research

Pork Checkoff Research National Pork Board Research One of the National Pork Board’s responsibilities is for Checkoff-funded research. The Pork Checkoff page of SwineCast highlights recent Checkoff-funded research that producers may find valuable on their farm. For additional information, please visit or call 800-456-7675.

2013 Missouri Pork Expo

Missouri Pork Expo2013 Missouri Pork Expo, February 13 - 14, 2013, Columbia, MO, USA, had a good turnout. Producers were especially interested in managing risks and mitigating the unexpected on-farm disaster. Do you know who to call when: 1) manure ends up in a ditch [video], 2) you lose power for six hours and the deads outnumber the lives [video], 3) neighbors are in a litigating mood [video]. And more importantly, do your people in the barns know?

2013 Iowa Pork Congress

2013 Iowa Pork Congress2013 Iowa Pork Congress January 23-24, Des Moines, IA, USA, provided an in depth look into the regulatory landscape encompassing FDA oversight of animal antibiotics (Dr. Jim McKean), plus offered updates on policies at the federal level (Dallas Hockman). Additionally, there was a special panel on Sow Housing Options that shares an overview of where the industry is today, in both research and production arenas.

Dr. Mike Brumm - Swine Production Benchmarks

Swine Production Benchmarks - Dr. Mike Brumm, Brumm Swine Consultancy, North Mankato, Minn., from the 2013 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 16-17, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

2013 Minnesota Pork Congress

2013 Minnesota Pork Congress2013 Minnesota Pork Congress Attendees at the 2013 Minnesota Pork Congress were seeking information on health and efficiency as never before. Feed prices pushed higher following last year’s drought and ongoing PRRS challenges prompted many speaker questions during the seminar sessions.
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