Ned Arthur

Ned Arthur is the host of SwineCast, connecting you to the experts in the swine industry.
Learn more from the SwineCast episodes. Email: narthur@trufflemedia.com

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.

SwineCast 0471, Who will prevail in the Canadian vs U.S. WTO MCOOL dispute?

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SwineCast 0470, Why is there a Canadian herd buyout?

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  • Farmscape.ca's Bruce Cochrane provides a pair of conversations to bring you up to date on the Canadian Herd Buyout. Here are the what's, why's and where's from north of the border.

SwineCast 0469, Leman - Raising Entire Boars

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SwineCast 0468, Leman - What Consumers Want to Hear

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