The Codex Alimentarius Commission – established by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and its World Health Organization to promote food safety and fair practices in trade – has approved an international standard for ractopamine. We talk with NPPC's Laurie Hueneke, Director of International Trade Policy, Sanitary & Technical Issues, from the meeting in Rome, Italy.
What are the USDA Food And Nutrition Programs?To many, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is just about agriculture. But it offers much more than that. The USDA offers services and support to many families that utilize the output of agriculture: food. In this FoodChat, USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon, Food, Nutrition & Consumer Services, shares more about what is offered.
While the U.S. livestock traceability effort struggles to connect the dots, Jeff Clark, manager of PigTrace Canada, tells Bruce Cochrane the traceability program north of the border hopes to garner international market share while providing additional animal health benefits.
While ethanol production has turned corn stocks into fuel, the growth curve should begin to flatten in coming years according to Purdue Ag Economist Chris Hurt. He spoke to producers at the 2011 Boehringer-Ingelheim Carolina Swine Health Seminar.
Dr. Steve Meyers of Paragon Economics shares his industry outlook with the media pool at World Pork Expo. He notes a wide variation in producer profitability based on use of good risk management practices.
Korea's Ambassador to the U.S. travels to Des Moines to meet with U.S. pork producers. Comments from his presentation at World Pork Expo today with a reminder of the importance of talking with your representatives to keep the FTA's moving forward.
U.S. Meat Export Federation President Phil Seng just returned from an extended stay in Japan and discusses the areas impacted by the recent natural disasters and the resulting impact on Japan's consumers and imports of U.S. agricultural products.