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Do You Support Ag-Gag Laws?

Ag-Gag LawsAg-Gag: Good or Bad? Many states are aiming to put in place "ag-gag" laws to stop undercover filming on farms and ranches. What is an "Ag Gag" law and how does it impact farmers, ranchers, and the public? This AgChat conversation looks at the issues. Are you in a state with Ag-Gag laws?

National Pork Board Research

Pork Checkoff Research National Pork Board Research One of the National Pork Board’s responsibilities is for Checkoff-funded research. The Pork Checkoff page of SwineCast highlights recent Checkoff-funded research that producers may find valuable on their farm. For additional information, please visit pork.org or call 800-456-7675.

Drs. Webb and Heath - Closing remarks on the 2013 NIAA Foot and Mouth Disease sessions.


Closing remarks on the 2013 NIAA Foot and Mouth Disease sessions. - Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Programs – National Pork Board, Dr. Sebastian Heath VetMB PhD, Branch Chief for Program Development - FEMA, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

How are Technology and Agriculture Working Together?

National Institute for Animal AgricultureAgriculture Technology Helping Food Safety This year's National Institute for Animal Agriculture conference provided a cross-section of the livestock industry unlike any other event. Of note is the session track focused on Foot and Mouth Disease preparedness. The working session was especially valuable given the range of industries represented.

Animal Welfare During a Disease Outbreak

Animal Welfare During a Disease OutbreakWhat Happens If a Disease Outbreak Occurs? Dr. Patrick Webb, Director - Swine Health Programs, National Pork Board, points out the choke points in the process of an animal disease outbreak occurring. Dr. Webb goes through specifics of how an outbreak is monitored and managed over time. He recommends that farms provide accurate information, have secure supply plans, and that industry continue to provide duration and resources.

Dr. Barb Masters - Emergency Preparedness and Response


Emergency Preparedness and Response - Dr. Barb Masters, Senior Policy Advisor, OFW Law, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

What is the Role of Animal Science?

Grand Societal Challenges and the Role of Animal ScienceGrand Societal Challenges Mr. Lowell Randel digs into the challenges facing agriculture and how animal sciences can play an important role to funding, research, and policy. Issues to tackle? Water use, understanding pathogens, and growing food in a changing climate.

Animal Agriculture and Financial Impact of Tomorrow

Ag Financial Impact of TomorrowAg's Financial Impact of Tomorrow Ms. Deborah Perkins presents a three part session to cover: 1) key drivers behind technology developments; 2) factors affecting uptake of technology; and 3) implications from a financier’s perspective. Take away: "Technologies with a positive impact on profitability will be attractive to players all along the chain."

2013 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting

2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA., highlighted that the world’s population is projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050. This presents a challenge of feeding a growing global population, with U.S. animal agriculture expected to play a significant role in meeting this challenge.

Can Regulations Be Updated for Pseudorabies and Swine Brucellosis?

A New Approach to Pseudorabies and Swine BrucellosisA New Approach to Pseudorabies and Swine Brucellosis: A Concept Dr. Troy Bigelow overviews the paper "A New Approach to PRV and SB: A Concept" and the proposal for changing the regulations of pseudorabies and swine brucellosis. Dr. Bigelow points out that the regulations currently in place from 1970's and the effort to change them is a must so that the public are protected.

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