Policy

Being Prepared With Your Business Continuity Plan

Secure Pork SupplySecure Pork Supply Dr. Pam Zaabel, Iowa State University, reviews the Secure Pork Supply Plan and its key aspects. Dr. Zaabel also covers the status of several core initiatives and projects around vaccine stocks, surveillance, and the Secure Pork Supply website. Key message: "there's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the worst." [video].

Understand and Manage Weather Risk

2018 Weather Outlook2018 Weather Outlook Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, reviews the weather forecast tools and metrics for the coming year. Core take away messages: 1) Climate RISK in Agriculture is likely to be greater during the next 20 years (including Florida), 2) Management of Risk is of increasing importance [video].

Dr. Dermot Hayes and Dr. Craig Morris - International Marketing Update


International Marketing Update - Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, and Dr. Craig Morris, National Pork Board, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer and Joe Kerns - Market & Grain Outlook


Market & Grain Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer and Joe Kerns, Kerns & Associates, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Elwynn Taylor - 2018 Weather Outlook


2018 Weather Outlook - Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Pam Zaabel - Secure Pork Supply


Secure Pork Supply - Dr. Pam Zaabel, Iowa State University, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 1021, WPX - NPPC Neil Dierks Shares Highlights and Conversations From The World Pork Expo

SwineCast 1021 Show Notes:
  • Neil Dierks, National Pork Producers Council CEO, shares thoughts on the World Pork Expo, current policy and trade conversations, trade show offerings, and animal health improvements.

SwineCast 1020, WPX - USDA Greg Ibach Updates World Pork Expo On USDA Mission and Focus

SwineCast 1020 Show Notes:
  • USDA Undersecretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach, addresses a lunch time audience at the 2018 World Pork Expo.
  • Key points from Greg: trade conversations, the focus of the USDA to look after US agriculture, and the importance of being vigilant on biosecurity.

SwineCast 1019, WPX - NPPC Addresses Trade, Production, and Producer Stress Level Questions

SwineCast 1019 Show Notes:
  • During during the 2018 World Pork Expo, the National Pork Producers Council board members and staff address questions from the media about trade, NAFTA, production increases, and producer stress due to the current policy environment.

SwineCast 1018, WPX - NPPC Update From Jim Heimerl on NPPC actions for remainder of 2018

SwineCast 1018 Show Notes:
  • Jim Heimerl, National Pork Producers Council Board president, provides opening remarks on the start of the World Pork Expo and what the NPPC will be working on through the reminder of the year: trade & tariffs, swine slaughter inspection rule, FMD vaccine bank, and trucker hours of service rule.
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