Bill Northey, Dr. John Lawrence & Matt Lechtenberg - Strengthening Agriculture's Commitment to Water Quality

Strengthening Agriculture's Commitment to Water Quality: The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy - The Honorable Bill Northey, Dr. John Lawrence & Matt Lechtenberg, from the 2014 Iowa Pork Congress, January 22-23, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Pig Parts In Bullets?

How Pig Parts Make The World TurnPig Parts In Bullets? Christien Meindertsma, author of "Pig 05049", follows the many parts of a pig to see how they are used. Of the 185 products she discovered, she shares several surprising examples. Her goal? To create an awareness of the products so that we, society, can "take better care of what's behind our products". She says the first step is to know that they [the products] are there.

What Is Pork's Carbon Footprint?


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The National Pork Board continues to develop tools to help producers understand the environmental impacts of their pork operations. Since 2008 the National Pork Board has been working on a specific plan to assess and better understand the pork industry’s carbon footprint. The new "Pork Carbon Footprint Calculator" was released at the at World Pork Expo.  Producers say it's also a good 'What If' tool for energy use in your operation.

What is the Carbon Footprint of Pork?

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Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Information & Research, National Pork Board, provides an update on the sustainability and environmental improvements the pork industry is focused on. From the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

SwineCast update for March 31, 2011, What Is The Swine Sustainability Story?

It's muddy boots time as spring hits full swing.  If your boots aren't muddy, you must be in Texas where drought is threatening to break a decades long record of dryness.  A look at Farm Bill Thinking in Washington this week as pre-committee work posturing continues.  ProFarmer's Jim Wiesemeyer shares his outlook on macro factors affecting agriculture. 

This year's green buzzword is 'sustainability' and we are sharing producer Randy Spronk's comments to delegates at the National Pork Industry Forum.  Modern agriculture has a great story to tell here so listen and share!

Eldon McAfee - Environmental Regulations & Nuisance Case Update

Environmental Regulations & Nuisance Case Update - Eldon McAfee, Beving Swanson & Forrest, from the 2011 Iowa Pork Congress, January 26-27, 2011, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Reducing Livestock Emissions

The Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference (GGAA), held October 3 to 8, 2010 in Banff, Alberta, Canada, produced some usable information to help operations tackle livestock emissions. From NationalHogFarmer.com, here are Ten Steps Toward Tackling Livestock Emissions:

SwineCast 0611, Anaerobic Digester Technology Continues To Push Forward

Download mp3SwineCast 0611 Show Notes:
  • Correspondent Bruce Cochrane hooks up with the president of DGH Engineering, Dennis Hodgkinson to discuss the company's new digester technology.

SwineCast 0556, Industry Update - Environmental Regulations And The Impact On Your Operation

mp3SwineCast 0556 Show Notes:
  • Environmental Counsel for the National Pork Producers Council, Michael Formica, logs in with this update on environmental issues in Washington and elsewhere.  There are some elements to this information which can dramatically change how you do what you do.  Stay close to what's happening here!

SwineCast 0555, Serving The Industry - Ron Prestage Comments As Member Of National Pork Producers Council Board Of Directors

mp3SwineCast 0555 Show Notes:
  • New Board Member Dr. Ron Prestage discusses his perspective on working with other meat groups, market competition and working with the current administration in this conversation from World Pork Expo.
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