environmental issues

SwineCast 1153, At The Meeting - Climate Neutral Pig Production

SwineCast 1153 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison brings insight on livestock and the environment. Animal agriculture is often labeled as part of the climate change problem. Understanding the differences between greenhouse gasses like CO2, methane and nitrous oxide is key to reframing animal agriculture as part of a climate change solution.
  • The ATM hosts (Dr. Montserrat Torremorell - College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Dr. Gordon Spronk - Pipestone Veterinary Services, and Dr. Tom Wetzell - Swine Veterinary Consultant), along with guest Dr. Frank Mitloehner, with UC Davis, discuss how pork operations can be a part of the solution to global warming.
  • 'At the Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. In each episode, veterinarians and other swine experts join the podcast to discuss the most recent topics in swine health and production.

Coffee Chat with Eldon - A Nuisance Case Discussion

Coffee Chat with Eldon - A Nuisance Case DiscussionCoffee Chat with Eldon - A Nuisance Case Discussion Eldon McAfee gave a brief presentation updating you on nuisance cases in Iowa and the Midwest followed by a Q & A session moderated by Iowa Pork's Policy Director Drew Mogler [video].

What Is The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Permitting Process?

Navigating the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Permitting ProcessNavigating the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Permitting Process George Schwint Jr. and Chuck Peterson, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, outline details on how to connect with the Minnesota permitting process when it comes to expanding or changing your farm operations [video].

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 1012, Pork Forum - NPPC Environmental Committee Reports Good Movement

SwineCast 1012 Show Notes:

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].

Be Safe When Working The Pits

Pit pumping ventilation safetyPit pumping ventilation safety Dr. Brett Ramirez, College of Engineering, Iowa State University, walks through the issues of poor ventilation during manure pit pumping. There are dangerous gases generated from manure pits, which can cause serious health issues if not planned for during manure pit maintenance. Dr. Ramirez outlines safety procedures to be implemented when handling manure pits. Key message: the procedures will changed depending on the weather [video].

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].

Dr. Brett Ramirez - Pit pumping ventilation safety


Pit pumping ventilation safety - Dr. Brett Ramirez, College of Engineering, Iowa State University, from the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

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