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Lisa Katic - Food and Nutrition Policy: Are they getting the right message?

Food and Nutrition Policy: Are they getting the right message?

Lisa Katic, R.D., President, KConsulting.

NIAA 2009 Annual Meeting The Changing Face of Agriculture, March 31 - April 1, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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Phil Seng - The World's Changing Views of U.S. Livestock Agriculture

The World's Changing Views of U.S. Livestock Agriculture.

Jon Caspers (Chairman of the Board, United States Meat Export Federation) speaking on behalf of Phil Seng, United States Meat Export Federation Service.

NIAA 2009 Annual Meeting The Changing Face of Agriculture, March 31 - April 1, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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SwineCast 0405, FAPRI Report On Feedgrain Prices

SwineCast 0405 Show Notes:

  • FAPRI's Dr Patrick Westhoff goes in-depth on their recently released report on the factors behind the drop in grain prices and the outlook for this year and next

Cooperatives - A Great Career Opportunity in Agriculture

Recently, many people have been asking my advice on where the greatest opportunity for jobs in the agriculture industry is. Over the next several weeks, I will attempt to break down several areas of the industry that are working hard to recruit top talent. In this economy, you might find it hard to believe that certain sectors of the industry are in high need, but believe it or not, its true. As we face many baby-boomers coming up for retirement, almost all sectors of agriculture will experience a shortage of well qualified workers. This week we’ll take a snap shot of the Cooperative system - where job openings seem to abound these days, and we’ll examine why.

2009 The Changing Face of Agriculture Presentations

NIAA 2009 Annual Meeting The Changing Face of Agriculture, March 31 - April 1, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

SwineCast 0400, Environmental Issues - Removing Solids from Manures - NPPC Environmental Issues

SwineCast 0400 Show Notes:

  • Bruce Cochrane shares Canadian research on removing solids from manures to lower phosphorus loads in local areas
  • NPPC Chief Environmental Council Michael Formica hooks up to share front burner issues at both state and national levels for producers

SwineCast 0397, Futurist Lowell Catlett shares thoughts on future consumer trends

SwineCast 0397 Show Notes:

  • University of New Mexico futurist Lowell Catlett talks with Trent Fredenburg about keeping today's economic events in perspective and future consumer trends that will change the way we do business

SwineCast 0396, Air Emissions Ruling Review - Liquid Feeding

SwineCast 0396 Show Notes:

  • Iowa State's Roger McEowen reviews a recent court ruling on air emissions that many in agriculture may misunderstand
  • Liquid feeding proponent shares his best learnings and biggest mistake

The End of Obesity is Just Around the Corner

If you imagine in your mind, the irrigated agriculture of California you probably can see a large valve sticking out of the ground with a wheel on top situated in the middle of a massive field with deep furrows.  As the valve is turned, water gushes out into the furrows, flooding them to provide water for the crops.  Alternatively, you might see large water guns irrigating the fields with booming sprays similar to a lawn sprinkler on steriods.  The way of the future will require a much more efficient approach if water use to produce crops in California is to be sustained.  Intensive approaches to irrigation have been developed for use in very dry climates where evaporation is heavy and represents a large waste of what little available water is there.  In these methods, drip irrigation delivers water right to the root zone in buried or partially buried plastic pipes with small holes to meter out the water.  This almost eliminates evaporation waste and the delivery of water to

SwineCast 0395, NAIS - NPPC Stumps For Mandatory System - NAIS QMS at IPIC

SwineCast 0395 Show Notes:

  • National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) to Capitol Hill to ask legislators consider making NAIS mandatory. 
  • Iowa Pork Industry Center's (IPIC) Quality Management System (QMS) Director hooks up to discuss the big picture on pig ID.  More information in Premises ID QMS document (PDF format).
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