SwineCast 0305 for May 23 2008

SwineCast 0305 Show Notes:

  • Replacing Plum Island Animal Disease Center
  • Looking at the economics of biofuels with Dr Matt Roberts of THE Ohio State University
  • Talking with VP for International Trade at AMI, John Reddington, at the Pork Management Conference
  • Action in the Senate on immigration... an update with Chris GalenĀ 

SwineCast 0303 for May 16 2008

SwineCast 0303 Show Notes:

  • Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund notifies USDA of intent to sue to stop NAIS
  • 2008 Farm Bill a win for producers according to NPPC. Kansas State economist Troy Dumler looks at the details
  • Livestock Mandatory Reporting Law back on the books
  • Special conversation from the outside at the Pork Manager's Conference with Christine McCracken of Cleveland Research looking at the state of the industry... some suggestions to take under advisement

SwineCast 0301 for May 9 2008

SwineCast 0301 Show Notes:

  • Economist Steve Meyers discusses Pork Management presentation and the next year's industry outlook
  • SwineCast blogger Mark Greenwood steps up to look at management steps to make sure you and your lender continue the big dance
  • Food inflation will be hitting the U.S. consumer in a big way... and they'll think you're responsible. Get traction on answering the questions you'll be asked.

SwineCast 0300 for May 7 2008

SwineCast 0300 Show Notes:

  • It's the 300th episode of SwineCast, featuring special conversations from the National Pork Board's Pork Manager's Conference in Destin, FL
  • Informa Economics Jim Wiesemeyer looks at the upcoming elections and possible impact on U.S. agriculture
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