SwineCast Industry

What Is The Pork Economic Outlook?

Prices and Profitability: Economic OutlookPrices and Profitability: Economic Outlook Dr. Steve Meyer, Kerns and Associates, provides a refresh on the current economics for the pork business. Dr. Meyer reminds the audience of the risks of foreign animal disease, trade policy and politics uncertainly, and prices if all the processing plants get full in 2019 [video].

Doing Manure Management Plans Online

Electronic Filing of Manure Management PlansElectronic Filing of Manure Management Plans Mr. Jeff Prier, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, share details on the electronic filing of manure management plans (eMMPs) in Iowa. Mr. Prier walks through the current system's functionality and outlines what additions will occur in the future [video].

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].
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