Ned Arthur

Ned Arthur is the host of SwineCast, connecting you to the experts in the swine industry.
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SwineCast 0481, What's Up In Washington From The Ag Secretary In Kansas City

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  • USDA Secretary Vilsack visited with Farm Broadcasters at the recent NAFB convention in Kansas City, MO. Sit in on the conference.

SwineCast 0480, Are You Ready For The Next Question?

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SwineCast 0479, Leadership Comments from Tony Haywood, CEO of BP

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  • Tony Hayward, CEO of BP (formerly British Petroleum, NYSE: BP), discusses his leadership style and the importance of bringing 'who you are' to the workplace.

SwineCast 0478, Ag Lending Issues - Something Your Management Team Definitely Needs To Hear

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  • Special presentation from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange looking at Ag Lending issues. Not what you want to hear but what you need to know! Share with your management team by forwarding this show link.

SwineCast 0477, Research Update from the Prairie Swine Centre

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  • Conversation with Prairie Swine Centre President Lee Whittington as we look at research projects, producer attitudes and new areas of interest for the industry.

SwineCast 0476, Climate Change Legislation Is Still Moving in Washington - What You Need To Know

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  • The climate for Climate Change Legislation in Washington is still stormy, its just hiding behind the health care debate clouds. American Farm Bureau Federation's Senior Director for Congressional Relations Rick Krause provides this update on an important topic.

SwineCast 0475, National FFA Convention Conversations

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  • The National FFA Convention recently brought thousands of 'Blue Jackets' to Indianapolis for four days of presentations, programs and eye-opening experiences. Truffle Media's John Blue connected with exhibitors of all sorts. Thanks to AgReliant Genetics, Bayer CropScience, and Carhartt.

SwineCast 0474, National Pork Producers to Congress: Extend Pork Purchase Programs and Open Markets Abroad

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  • National Pork Producers Council President Don Butler returned to Washington to plead the producer's case before a congressional Ag Subcommittee.
  • Major topics:
    • Urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make more purchases of pork for various federal food assistance programs.
    • Pressure U.S. trading partners, particularly China and Russia, to eliminate their barriers to U.S.

SwineCast 0473, Pork Board Studies Industry's Carbon Footprint

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  • National Pork Board's Director of Environmental Programs Allan Stokes shares work underway to identify our industry's carbon footprint. Stokes noted the importance of answering consumer questions and providing producers information for use in their own operations. The National Pork Board has a information post titled An Introduction to Carbon Footprints, that provides information on the significant importance of carbon and carbon markets to the pork industry and its customers.

SwineCast 0472, When and how will the Chinese Chicken Connection impact the U.S. China pork trade?

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  • National Pork Producers Council's Nick Giordano looks at the issues surrounding the Chinese chicken inspection funding delays and potential impact on the U.S. China pork trade.