Ned Arthur

Ned Arthur is the host of SwineCast, connecting you to the experts in the swine industry.
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SwineCast 0809, BBQ Bytes - Now THAT'S An Attention Getting Title!

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SwineCast 0808, Producer Takes Exception To Public Perception

SwineCast 0808 Show Notes:
  • IL producer Chad Leman (yes, the name should sound familiar) recently sat on a panel at Bayer's Ag Issues Forum in San Antonio to discuss "How Today's Farmer CEOs are Reshaping Modern Agriculture".  He spoke with Truffle Media's John Blue shortly after.

SwineCast 0807, Futurist Catlett Says Picture For Agriculture Is Bright

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SwineCast 0806, Commodity Classic Visit - How Goes The Future Of Grain Prices? - DTN

SwineCast 0806 Show Notes:
  • Visiting Commodity Classic in San Antonio on the way to AASV in Dallas (it's a long layover) and listened to DTN's Senior Commodity Analyst Darin Newsom share with producers how his view of ag markets and the international grain trade have shifted over the past year.

SwineCast 0805, 'Farmland' Meets Hollywood

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SwineCast 0804, Monsanto Hopes To Move Acceptance Needle Through Consumer Engagement

SwineCast 0804 Show Notes:
  • Truffle Media's John Blue connects with Monsanto's VP of Corporate Engagement, Jesus Madrazo at the recent Agribusiness Council of Indiana Conference and Expo in Indianapolis.  The discussion centered on helping consumers understand the value of agricultural technologies.

SwineCast 0802, North American PRRS Conference Presentations Now Online - Lisa Becton

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Swinecast 0801, Serving Up Facts In A Tasty Stew - Trent Loos

SwineCast 0801 Show Notes:
  • Trent Loos shares the story of animal agriculture with consumers in an entertaining but educational fashion.  This clip from his presentation at the 2014 Iowa Pork Congress illustrates one way of getting the message across that you might consider adding to your 'elevator speech'.
  • Link to 2014 Iowa Pork Congress presentations

SwineCast 0800, NPPC Report on Listening Session At MN Pork Congress

SwineCast 0800 Show Notes:
  • What are producers greatest concerns? Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, shares topics which surfaced during a listening session at the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress.  
  • BTW - Not surprisingly, our information shows animal health concerns have replaced feed costs as the hottest topic. And we have the latest updates on PRRS and PEDv from both MN and IA events.  Watch your emails for links to those presentations.