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Looking into USDA Dietary Guidelines

USDA Dietary Guidelines: Why aren't they telling us to eat like pigs?USDA Dietary Guidelines: Why aren't they telling us to eat like pigs? Dr. Eric Berg, North Dakota State University, talks about the USDA human dietary guidelines, and how they are created. Dr. Berg provides background on the state of American diets today and the current impacts to health. Dr. Berg also shares the results of a study that used swine as a model for humans, feeding them what humans would eat, replacing the sugar in a modern, average American diet with cooked ground beef: Would this change alter body composition and risk factors for obesity-related metabolic disorders [video]?

What Can We Learn From The Chesapeake Bay: A Producer Perspective

What Can We Learn From The Chesapeake Bay: A Producer PerspectiveThe Chesapeake Bay Producer Perspective Ms. Jennifer Debnam, Maryland Pork Producers Association, highlights more about agriculture in the state of Maryland. Ms. Debnam shares the experiences of phosphorus risk assessment and management in Maryland, highlighting how the relationships between farmers, legislature, Federal government, and environmental groups adversely impacted agriculture. Ms. Debnam closes with observations on how farmers need to be diligent in their relationships with environmental researchers and groups, and understand how environmental science evolves [video].

Be Safe When Working The Pits

Pit pumping ventilation safetyPit pumping ventilation safety Dr. Brett Ramirez, College of Engineering, Iowa State University, walks through the issues of poor ventilation during manure pit pumping. There are dangerous gases generated from manure pits, which can cause serious health issues if not planned for during manure pit maintenance. Dr. Ramirez outlines safety procedures to be implemented when handling manure pits. Key message: the procedures will changed depending on the weather [video].

2018 Iowa Pork Congress

2018 Iowa Pork Congress2018 Iowa Pork Congress Key information to note from the Iowa Pork Congress is the presentation on "Utilizing Livestock Manure in a Cover Crop Program" by Dr. Dan Andersen and Dr. Matt Helmers, Iowa State University [video], and the environmental regulations presentation "Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update" by Mr. Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm [video]. Held January 24 - 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

What Should You Know About Foreign Animal Disease Prep?

 What Should You Know?Foreign Animal Disease Prep: What Should You Know? Dr. Judith LaBounty, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and Dr. Jim Roth, Iowa State University, review foreign animal diseases as it effects the business of pork, most notably Foot and Mouth Disease. Dr. Roth reviews the Secure Pork Supply plan and how it works, using several scenario examples to help understand what farm operations would do. Dr. LaBounty outlines the plans and steps the State of Iowa has in place to be ready to a foreign animal disease. [video].

Dr. Brett Ramirez - Pit pumping ventilation safety


Pit pumping ventilation safety - Dr. Brett Ramirez, College of Engineering, Iowa State University, from the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Dan Andersen; Dr. Matt Helmers - Utilizing Livestock Manure in a Cover Crop Program


Utilizing Livestock Manure in a Cover Crop Program - Dr. Dan Andersen, Iowa State University; Dr. Matt Helmers, Iowa State University, from the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Judith LaBounty; Dr. Jim Roth - Foreign Animal Disease Prep: What Should You Know?


Foreign Animal Disease Prep: What Should You Know? - Dr. Judith LaBounty, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship; Dr. Jim Roth, Iowa State University, from the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Mr. Jeff Prier - Electronic Filing of Manure Management Plans


Electronic Filing of Manure Management Plans - Mr. Jeff Prier, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, from the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Eric Berg - USDA Dietary Guidelines: Why aren't they telling us to eat like pigs?


USDA Dietary Guidelines: Why aren't they telling us to eat like pigs? - Dr. Eric Berg, North Dakota State University, from the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

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