Farm Bill

SwineCast 1014, Pork Forum - Competitive Markets and Farm Bill Committee Reports

SwineCast 1014 Show Notes:
  • From the 2018 Pork Industry Forum, newly elected president Jim Heimerl, of Johnstown, Ohio, offered committee reports on the Competitive Marketing and the Farm Bill Taskforce.

SwineCast 0985, WPX - NPPC Discusses Farm Bill Action And Immigration Reform

SwineCast 0985 Show Notes:
  • Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council's Deputy Director for Economics & Domestic Production, stopped in to talk immigration and farm bill priorities with Dave Russell at World Pork Expo. The NPPC has developed a farm bill task force from producers across the country to help identify the top priorities as Congress moves into reauthorizing the Farm Bill. One key ask is the establishment and the enhancement of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank.

SwineCast 0979, WPX - Foot And Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank Development

SwineCast 0979 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Liz Wagstrom, Chief Veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council discusses why livestock organizations are asking for Farm Bill funding to support development and storage of significant quantities of Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine in this conversation with Dave Russell.

SwineCast 0705, What Livestock Programs Are In The New Farm Bill?

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  • The Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholder Summit in Arlington, VA marked the organization's 25th year of raising awareness of the value of animal agriculture to legislators and media. Several presentations will be coming online in the next few days, however this breakdown of the current status of livestock provisions in the Farm Bill discussion is specially pertinent. Anne Hazlett, chief counsel to the Senate Ag Committee, and Pete Thomson, senior professional staffer with the House Ag Committee, provide the highlights.

SwineCast 0700, Farm Bill From Capitol Hill - Do You Know Where Your Legislation Is?

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  • At the recent National Pork Producers Council Legislative Action Conference, House Ag Committee Chair Congressman Frank Lucas spent some time walking through the current climate in Washington, D.C. and gave his thoughts on the next Farm Bill, where it stands and what might happen. Please pass this one to others in your organization. Rates high on the 'good stuff-o-meter'.

SwineCast 0696, What Are Top Priorities At The Legislative Action Conference?

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  • National Pork Producers Council Legislative Action Conference gets underway in Washington, D.C. this week.  Over a hundred producers are expected to make the trip and travel up Capitol Hill to discuss topics such as feed availability and the farm bill with their legislators.  NPPC's Vic-President for Domestic Policy Audrey Adamson notes the timeliness and importance of the topics to be shared.

SwineCast 0676, Food Prices Climbing - Will We Pay The Price In Farm Bill Discussions?

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  • Are higher food prices affecting consumers?  And what does it mean for U.S. agriculture and agricultural policy?  Let's ask American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist Bob Young. 

SwineCast 0323 for July 22 2008

SwineCast 0323 Show Notes:

  • Californian's for SAFE food lobby against gestation crate legislation
  • Animal welfare debate has many stakeholders
  • Transportation biosecurity conversation with Newsham Genetics' Dr David Baum. Shared responsibility and isolation key to success
  • Looking at the new Livestock Title in 2008 Farm Bill. What impact on producers?

SwineCast 0322 for July 17 2008

SwineCast 0322 Show Notes:

  • Special review of two new provisions of the Farm Bill... ACRE and SURE programs 
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