2011 NIAA Consumer's Stake in Today's Food Production April 11 - 14, 2011, San Antonio, TX, USA. There has never been a time in which consumers were more interested in the origin of their food supply. Agriculture in the U.S. has proudly developed the most productive, safest, readily available source of wholesome nutrition in the world’s history. And consumers today expect no less. This conference brings new perspectives and calls to action on agriculture engaging consumers.
Population growth and increased per-capita consumption are driving global changes to how food is produced and distributed.
In particular, higher incomes have caused per-capita consumption of livestock products (and feed grains) to increase. However, these trends, like population growth, will not continue indefinitely.
Dr. Douglas Southgate, Jr. Professor of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics, The Ohio State University, highlights several of the issues that will cause stress in the system of food production to support a slowing growing population. From the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.
It's muddy boots time as spring hits full swing. If your boots aren't muddy, you must be in Texas where drought is threatening to break a decades long record of dryness. A look at Farm Bill Thinking in Washington this week as pre-committee work posturing continues. ProFarmer's Jim Wiesemeyer shares his outlook on macro factors affecting agriculture.
This year's green buzzword is 'sustainability' and we are sharing producer Randy Spronk's comments to delegates at the National Pork Industry Forum. Modern agriculture has a great story to tell here so listen and share!