free trade

Trade in Pigs and Pork

Trade in Pigs and Pork: Challenges for an Exporting NationChallenges for an Exporting Nation Becca Martin, Cargill, shares how agricultural trade transforms products like pork, coffee, and peanut butter into opportunity to raise a high quality product for growing international markets. And it brings the opportunity for those products to be purchased in regions of the world where those products can't efficiently be produced [video].

SwineCast 1043, ATM - International Trade Conversations With The NPPC

SwineCast 1043 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At the Meeting honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, the conversation focuses on international trade and commerce with guest Nick Giordano, Vice President and Counsel for Global Governmental Affairs for the National Pork Producers Council.
  • Show hosts Dr. Gordon Spronk, Dr. Montse Torremorell, and Dr. Tom Wetzell chat with Nick about the current state of international trade and commerce, and what the future might look like on upcoming trade negotiations in 2019.

SwineCast 1042, US & China Trade Future Insights with Brett Stuart of Global AgriTrends

SwineCast 1042 Show Notes:
  • From the 2018 Midwest Pork Conference comes timely insight on the US & China trade future with Brett Stuart of Global AgriTrends. Brett highlights the current state of the ag economy with insights on trade politics and market positions.
  • Brett suggests to watch for if (and when) a pork gap emerges. He also states 2019 pork exports would need to increase 20% to keep per capita supplies steady with 2018, which are record high.

SwineCast 1020, WPX - USDA Greg Ibach Updates World Pork Expo On USDA Mission and Focus

SwineCast 1020 Show Notes:
  • USDA Undersecretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach, addresses a lunch time audience at the 2018 World Pork Expo.
  • Key points from Greg: trade conversations, the focus of the USDA to look after US agriculture, and the importance of being vigilant on biosecurity.

Rabobank’s 2018 Pork/Animal Protein Outlook

Production Growth Ahead; Competition Heats Up - Rabobank’s 2018 Pork/Animal Protein OutlookProduction Growth Ahead; Competition Heats Up - Rabobank’s 2018 Pork/Animal Protein Outlook Mr. Sterling Liddell and Ms. Christine McCracken, Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research, share data and summarize the economics of the protein markets. Mr. Liddell and Ms. McCracken also share detailed information on consumer trends plus highlight some of the risks producers must keep in their eyesight when managing their operations [video].

Mr. Sterling Liddell and Ms. Christine McCracken - Production Growth Ahead - Rabobank’s 2018 Pork/Animal Protein Outlook


Production Growth Ahead; Competition Heats Up - Rabobank’s 2018 Pork/Animal Protein Outlook - Mr. Sterling Liddell and Ms. Christine McCracken, Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research, from the 2018 Missouri Pork Expo, February 6-7, 2018, Columbia, MO, USA.

What Is The Global Pork Export Outlook?

Pork Export OutlookPork Export Outlook Dr. Dermot J. Hayes, Professor of Economics, Iowa State University, provides global insight on the imports and exports of pork. He highlights the major players and where China is getting their pork besides the USA. On the subject of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Dr. Hayes said pulling out of this agreement would be disastrous for US pork producers [video].

Dr. Dermot J. Hayes - Pork Export Outlook


Pork Export Outlook - Dr. Dermot J. Hayes, Professor of Economics, Iowa State University, from the 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 16 - 17, 2018, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

SwineCast 0982, WPX - Economic Outlook With Steve Meyer

SwineCast 0982 Show Notes:

Have Virus, Will Travel?

Modeling the Survival of Foreign Animal Diseases in Feed Ingredients From China to the USModeling the Survival of Foreign Animal Diseases in Feed Ingredients From China to the US Dr. Scott Dee at Pipestone Veterinary Services is tracking feed components as possible disease vectors. He shares some thoughts on this with, highlighting several of the experiments run to prove viruses can survive container shipping from over seas. Dr. Dee suggests that all the touch points along the feed ecosystem pathway need attention so producers and feed mill operators can evaluate and respond to the risks [video].
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